Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

THE LEGEND OF GREG

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! No, this isn’t my new autobiography. Instead what I’ve been carrying around for a month is a new book by Chris Rylander. I previously laughed my way through his contemporary THE FOURTH STALL. … Continue reading

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THE NEBULA SECRET

There’s something unusual about the newest title from National Geographic. It’s still loaded with science, history, and technology topics we’ve come to expect—ones I’ve championed many times the past few years at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. What makes THE NEBULA … Continue reading

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MIDDLE GRADE in the NEWS 9/6/18

The winners of my recent Anniversary Giveaway are DANIELLE HAMMELEF, THE BOOK OWL, and ANTOINETTE TRUGLIO MARTIN. They each are receiving a first edition of 24 HOURS IN NOWHERE and a $25 Amazon gift card. Congratulations! Here are a few … Continue reading

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MMGM for 9/3/18

Leading the MMGM parade on Labor Day is Joanne Fritz at My Brain on Books. She’s an author and a survivor (read more about her here). You’ll find book recommendations and reviews going back to 2009. But that’s not all! … Continue reading

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THE MISCALCULATIONS OF LIGHTNING GIRL

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! For several years I taught  in a special program for intellectually gifted students. These were 28 sixth graders who had a variety of strengths in writing, math, and the sciences. They were all … Continue reading

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COUNTDOWN—2979 Days to the Moon

The moon is a fascinating companion to Earth. It’s been nearly 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped on its surface. For middle grade kids today, reading this fascinating new look at the Apollo years is worth … Continue reading

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MMGM for 8/27/18

IT’S A CELEBRATION! This past weekend marked my six year blogging anniversary at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE! Don’t worry. You didn’t miss it. The party is today! First off I have a review of 24 HOURS IN NOWHERE by Dusti … Continue reading

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