Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

ResQ Takes on the Takhi

There are several cool inventions sure to capture the attention of young readers as will learning about the Takhi, a Mongolian wild horse. The story moves along at a steady pace and I especially enjoyed Stowe’s journal entries that occur … Continue reading

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MMGM for AUGUST 31, 2020

                 Goodbye August! Click on the to reach a blogger’s site. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of TORO by Andrew Avner. Sue Heavenrich at Archimedes Notebook features Darwin’s Rival: Alfred Russel Wallace and the Search … Continue reading

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TORO

This unique story centers around Alicía. Her brown eyes widen whenever there is talk of Pamplona, Spain—a place she longs to visit during the yearly Festival of the Bull. Alicía doesn’t just want to attend but also participate in the … Continue reading

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ALL FISH FACES

Tropical fish are beautiful creatures, some showing off more than others. Author Tam Warner Minton has spent her life photographing what lies beneath the ocean. In this book she shares her collection of truly “in your face” photos of the … Continue reading

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MMGM for August 24, 2020

                   Click on a blogger’s to reach their site. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THE PLACES WE SLEEP by Caroline Brooks DuBois. Matt Sweeney at Woodpecker Books shares his thoughts on a hilarious story, … Continue reading

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THE PLACES WE SLEEP

I don’t read many novels in verse, preferring instead to stay with stories told the more traditional way. For me to break away from my comfort zone takes either a character or time period I’d like to spend time with—and … Continue reading

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KENSY AND MAX—BREAKING NEWS

This new series comes to North America from Australian author Jacqueline Harvey. The main characters are an interesting twin duo, full names Kensington Méribel Grey and Maxim Val d’Isère Grey. They’re not your typical twins, always traveling the world with … Continue reading

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MMGM for AUGUST 17, 2020

                We’re back to virtual learning in my district for at least a month and then we’ll see what’s next. Stay safe wherever you are and keep learning! Click on the  to reach a … Continue reading

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STEALING MT. RUSHMORE

If there was an award for worst parents in an MG book, the two in STEALING MT. RUSHMORE would win hands down. When things don’t go right Dad escapes from the world to his bedroom, while Mom has already taken … Continue reading

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ANTS DON’T TALK, DO THEY?

Written before the pandemic hit earlier this year, nine-year-old Chet is quarantined in his room for several months due to an illness. With the short length (76 pages), the story is closer to a chapter book than a full-blown MG … Continue reading

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