Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

MMGM for 7/2/18

A small party for this week’s July fourth celebration… Click on the exploding fireworks to read each blogger’s post. I have a review of THE TRIALS OF APOLLO-THE BURNING MAZE. Read all about this third book in the series via … Continue reading

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THE TRIALS OF APOLLO-THE BURNING MAZE

This series by mega-author Rick Riordan continues with book three. The appeal of the story goes way beyond middle grade as young and old adults will find something to like. It might be the mythology filled with godly powers, a … Continue reading

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DRAGON RIDER

The title alone sounds like a grand adventure and it’s exactly what you get. First published in Germany way back in 1997, by 2004 the words had been translated for UK and North American audiences. This new edition is a … Continue reading

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MMGM for 6/25/18

Click on a red dot to read each blogger’s post. I have a review of AL CAPONE THROWS ME A CURVE. Read all about this fourth book in the series via the red dot. Author June McCrary Jacobs has an … Continue reading

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AL CAPONE THROWS ME A CURVE

IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Moose Flanagan is back and his fans are cheering. Moose first showed up in Al CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS (2004), then AL CAPONE SHINES MY SHOES (2009), and finally AL CAPONE DOES MY HOMEWORK … Continue reading

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Randal the Elephant

I don’t normally share picture books at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. They’re for the under six crowd, right? Well, here’s my little confession: I love picture books and have read them out loud in the middle grade classroom and at … Continue reading

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MIDDLE GRADE in the NEWS 6/21/18

Here are a few news and special feature articles I’ve enjoyed the past week (If you missed any of the previous posts click here to see them all): This touching tribute to a librarian demonstrates how important they still are … Continue reading

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