Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER

I was looking for something fun and different to begin my review year and THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER came through in super hero ways. The cover alone is enough to make one curious. Logan is a twelve-years-old orphan who narrates … Continue reading

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An MMGM Thank You

I’m taking a pause in the MMGM weekly post to enjoy the holidays. It’s been the most viewed year ever and a big thanks go to all the visitors and especially the bloggers who keep the interest in MG books … Continue reading

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MMGM for 12/20/2021

It’s the Final MMGM for 2021. We’ll be back on January 3rd for another great year of features and reviews from the middle grade blogging community. Click on any ornament to read a post: At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I … Continue reading

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THE WAY I SAY IT

I’ve been featuring many books the past few months with boy protagonists. It’s not by chance as last September a parent in my neighborhood said ” I can’t find many realistic, modern day middle grade books with boy narrators. Not … Continue reading

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EARTH WILL SURVIVE*

*but we may not The title alone will grab your attention. As Middle School science teacher, Katie Coppens, says in this well researched discussion: “We’re in this together.” Yes we are. The book is intended for an upper middle grade … Continue reading

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STUCK

I reviewed Jennifer Swender’s previous MG title, SOLVING FOR M, two years ago. I was happy to see her with a new title worthy of my time. STUCK is one I enjoyed. Austin is changing schools again. This time it’s … Continue reading

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WEIRD BUT TRUE! NEW YORK CITY

The always popular WEIRD BUT TRUE! series is out with another great selection. This time it’s a look at one of my favorite cities to visit—The Big Apple, otherwise known as New York City. You can see all the previous … Continue reading

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MMGM for 12/6/2021

Click any SNOWMAN below to unlock some great Middle Grade reviews and features! (NOTE: If you are planning ahead there will be just two more MMGM’s this month on December 13, & 20.) **************** At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I … Continue reading

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THE BOY WHO MADE EVERYONE LAUGH

The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense. This opens the first of 32 chapters and they all start with one of Billy Plimpton’s one liners. He’s an 11-year-old soon to be 12 and … Continue reading

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THE SECRET OF THE MAGIC PEARL

This wonderful tale from Italy has been translated into English. Colorful illustrations appear throughout. They are nothing short of fantastic. Along with the pictures is a story about 8-year-old Hector and his love for the ocean and diving. Young readers … Continue reading

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