Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

MMGM for 12/30/19

     IT’S THE FINAL MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY in 2019! In less than 48 hours  we can say HAPPY NEW DECADE. Click on a blogger’s 2020 to read their post. Today at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m celebrating my second … Continue reading

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AN MMGM THANK YOU!

I’m wrapping up my second year as your Marvelous Middle Grade Monday host. It would be impossible to carry on this tradition, born out of the wishes of author Shannon Messenger, without the support of those who participated in 2019. … Continue reading

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MMGM for 12/23/19

         IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! HAPPY HANUKKHA and MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I present my GOLDEN CUP AWARDS at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. They’re the memorable moments I’ve had reading MG Literature the past year in 14 categories. Maria Antonia … Continue reading

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The 2019 Golden Cup Awards

I’ve wrapped up my reading for the year and that means it’s time to reveal my favorite moments in Middle Grade literature. The big name award groups recognize their favorite books, but my Golden Cup Awards look within the stories … Continue reading

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BRAIN CANDY

This is it! My final holiday MG non-fiction recommendation. Do you know a kid who doesn’t like to read? Hand them this book and they’ll be reading these fun facts right back to you. Hundreds are included along with colorful … Continue reading

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THE BIG BOOK OF BLING

Have some sparkle and shine with my fourth of five recommendations for MG holiday non-fiction shopping: Bling isn’t just the shiny ring on your finger or the fancy extras at a party. It’s everything that shines and amazes. Keep your … Continue reading

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Treasury of Bible Stories

You don’t have to be faithful to enjoy this collection of re-tellings from the ancient Bible, my third of five recommendations for MG holiday non-fiction shopping. The text has a gentle, lyrical quality making for an easy read. Here’s the … Continue reading

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