Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

MMGM for March 18, 2019

                Spring begins on Wednesday, but Spring is already in the air at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE! I have a review of  THE ASTONISHING MAYBE by Shaunta Grimes. Click the bright colored bird to reach my post and do the … Continue reading

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THE ASTONISHING MAYBE

Gideon is not happy. His familiar life in New Jersey with loving parents and a little sister has taken a rotten turn. The family is on their way to a small desert town in Nevada for his Dad’s new job. … Continue reading

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BOY BITES BUG

This one has been in my future reading stack for six months. I chased down a copy not from a publisher request, but because of several other factors: I enjoyed Rebecca Petruck’s previous book, STEERING TOWARD NORMAL, and looked forward … Continue reading

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MAKE THIS!

As a youngster I was always picking up items off counters and tables, curious as to how they worked. My mom even gave me a nickname—The Fiddler. This new title from National Geographic Kids and Ella Schwartz would have kept … Continue reading

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MMGM for March 11, 2019

                      Every six years the calendar aligns and I can shout: I’m celebrating my birthday on a Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! I stepped away from the party long enough to write a review of HOW I BECAME A SPY by … Continue reading

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HOW I BECAME A SPY

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Having just finished several non-fiction books on various aspects of World War II, I welcomed the chance to read this historical fiction story set in 1944 London. It turned out to be time … Continue reading

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PIRATE BLUNDERBEARD—WORST. PIRATE. EVER.

Blunderbeard is a boy pirate in a family of pirates. He’s more of an inventor than a reckless scoundrel of the seas and loves cupcakes. A Pirate of the Year competition is the worst possible place for him to show … Continue reading

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