Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

CYBILS MG Fiction Winners: A Look Back

The big announcement comes tomorrow with the crowning of the 13th Cybils MG Fiction winner (along with all the other categories). I’ve been involved in the judging the past four years. I couldn’t name all the previous winners so I … Continue reading

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MMGM for February 11, 2019

                    Happy early Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air for this week’s Marvelous Middle Grade Monday. I have a review of COGHEART by Peter Bunzl. Click on the heart to reach my post and do the same for each … Continue reading

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COGHEART

A book recommendation question I received from a parent went something like this: “What middle grade books have a 13-year-old main character? My 12-year-old reads every book but is not ready for YA. Still though, they like to read about … Continue reading

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And the winner is???

Well, I can’t say just yet. The past month I’ve been a part of a five-member panel of judges critiquing the seven finalists for the CYBILS 2018 Middle Grade Fiction award. Here’s the wonderful lineup we were presented with: Stay … Continue reading

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THE WEB PAIGE CHRONICLES

I’ve known a few knowledgeable, tech obsessed kids but none like Web Paige. She can troubleshoot your computer or cell phone problem and fix it for you. There’s no charge— just do a favor for someone else in the future … Continue reading

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MMGM for February 4, 2019

                        Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of  RUBY IN THE SKY by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo. Click on the colored circle to reach my post and do the same for each of the features and reviews … Continue reading

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RUBY IN THE SKY

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! The legend of astronaut Michael Collins lives on in middle grade books. Collins was the one who stayed back in the Apollo command module as fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made … Continue reading

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