Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

BRAIN CANDY 2

In 2019 I featured the first BRAIN CANDY book for kids. I’m a kid at heart because this big adult also enjoyed the fun format filled with facts. I was happy to see a second book in the series released … Continue reading

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MMGM for January 18, 2021

                  NOTE: The winner of AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS is Natalie Aguirre. She’s the inspiration behind Literary Rambles where you’ll find great posts every week. Congratulations! Click   to reach a blogger’s site At ALWAYS in … Continue reading

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MY NAME IS LAYLA

This new contemporary story explores all that is not going right for Layla. She’s dealing with reading difficulties, a single parent home where Mom works nights and sleeps in the daytime, and learning about friendships—both new and old. At less … Continue reading

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SPACE ENCYCLOPEDIA

Space Encyclopedia, 2nd Ed  Written and illustrated by internationally recognized astronomer and former Director of Science Information and Public Outreach at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics David A. Aguilar, this is THE authoritative book about our universe, jam packed with everything kids … Continue reading

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MMGM for January 11, 2021

                  Click  a  snowflake to reach a blogger’s site At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS by B.B. Alston plus a GIVEAWAY! Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles interviews debut … Continue reading

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AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS (+ A GIVEAWAY!)

Middle grade fantasy has many beloved characters and series. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and Artemis Fowl come to mind. But now there’s a new strong-willed protagonist and her name is Amari Peters. She’s a character that can proudly take her … Continue reading

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NERDlet: ANIMALS

New series alert! Sometimes big nerdiness comes in a small package–and this little book is an animal nerd’s dream!In this little animal “Nerdlet” you’ll learn about the weirdest, coolest, most amazing creatures in the animal kingdom–and what makes them so complex. … Continue reading

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MMGM for January 4, 2021

                                                  Click any HAPPY NEW YEAR! to reach a post: For my first ALWAYS in the MIDDLE review of 2021 I have OTTO P. … Continue reading

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OTTO P. NUDD

Otto P. Nudd: The BEST bird in Ida Valley (at least according to him). While his buddies waste their days at the dump cracking jokes, Otto invents things with his human neighbor Old Man Bartleby in their workshop. Marla: The … Continue reading

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MMGM for December 28, 2020

                          Good bye 2020!! Click on a red book to reach a blogger’s site At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have my annual GOLDEN CUP AWARDS with favorite moments in MG this past … Continue reading

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