Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

MMGM for December 21, 2020

              Winter begins today!! Click on any Christmas tree to reach a blogger’s site At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of SUMMER OF L.U.C.K. by Laura Stegman. June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic has … Continue reading

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SUMMER OF L.U.C.K.

Winter has only just begun, but SUMMER OF L.U.C.K. will warm you right up with a fantasy filled summer camp tale. Here’s the synopsis from Intense Publications: Stuttering Darby is never perfect enough for her mother. Justin’s been silent since … Continue reading

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STRONGMAN

STRONGMAN is a much different kind of history book than I ever had in school. Best for sixth grade and up, it’s a compelling and honest look at how one person can gain the admiration of their people, even while … Continue reading

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MMGM for DECEMBER 14, 2020

                Winners! I have three of them from last week’s anniversary giveaway. Congratulations to Danielle Hammelef, Rosi Hollinbeck, and June Jacobs. 2021 will bring many more giveaways, but for now… Click on a gold star to reach a … Continue reading

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RED FOX ROAD

Survival stories are often sad and gut wrenching. RED FOX ROAD takes you on a journey full of those elements. You’ll want to curl up in a warm spot with plenty of nourishment to make it through the pages. Here’s … Continue reading

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CHALLENGE EVERYTHING

Climate change. The words have different meaning depending on your background and age. Thankfully, there has been a increased focus getting everyone on the same page to understand the important of taking action now. In Challenge Everything 18-year-old author, Blue … Continue reading

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MMGM for December 7, 2020

           Welcome to our first MMGM of December It’s also a special one. Three years ago, author Shannon Messenger contacted me. LODESTAR, Book 6 in her wildly popular KEEPER OF THE LOST CITY series had just been released  and … Continue reading

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NEVER AFTER

Here’s the official scoop from Macmillan’s Roaring Brook Press imprint: Nothing ever happens in Filomena Jefferson-Cho’s sleepy little suburban town of North Pasadena. The sun shines every day, the grass is always a perfect green, and while her progressive school … Continue reading

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IZZY NEWTON AND THE S.M.A.R.T. SQUAD

National Geographic KIDS is back with a book full of smart girl power. All the girls share the last name of a famous scientist/inventor: Izzy Newton, Allie Einstein, Charlie Darwin, Marie Curie, and Gina Carver. It’s the beginning of sixth … Continue reading

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MMGM for November 30, 2020

             No leftovers here… just more fresh reviews and features. Click  on a  to reach a blogger’s site At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m reviewing Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini by Betsy Uhrig. Sue Heavenrich at Sally’s Bookshelf gives … Continue reading

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