Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

Surprising Stories Behind Everyday Stuff

This new series from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS is the perfect size (6.5 inches by 6.5 inches) to be enjoyed on the road, school, or at home. It’s a fun reveal for many things we take for granted. Here’s the official … Continue reading

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DON’T READ THIS BOOK BEFORE DINNER

GROSS SICKENING REPUGNANT NAUSEATING Need I say more? Why yes, middle graders are going to love this new title from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS. Here’s the vile and disgusting background straight from the source: ********************** From wretched rodents and beastly bugs … Continue reading

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MMGM for 11-25-19

                   IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK! Click on the tasty dessert to round out your holiday reading. Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m reviewing OGRE ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine. June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, … Continue reading

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OGRE ENCHANTED

It’s never a good day to be an ogre—just ask Evie who has been turned into one because she refused to marry her best friend. The change was the work of an awful fairy, Lucinda. Here’s the full background from … Continue reading

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EPOCA—THE TREE OF ECROF

New from Granity Stuidos is their third middle grade fantasy novel with an emphasis on sports. Each stands on its own with a different author for each story. Basketball was the focus in the first book, The Wizenard Series; Tennis … Continue reading

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The Book of Queens & The Book of Kings

You’ll find royalty here and not just the kind wearing a crown. Famous leaders from history, scientists, entertainers, and many more are included in two separate colorful hardbacks. First up is THE BOOK OF QUEENS. Here’s the official proclamation from … Continue reading

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MMGM for 11-18-19

                     IT’S ANOTHER  MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Click the to reach a blogger’s post Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m reviewing CRUSHING THE RED FLOWERS by Jennifer Voigt Kaplan. Joanne Fritz at My Brain on Books has a post … Continue reading

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