Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

MMGM for June 6, 2022

Welcome to a new month of MMGM Click on each blogger’s book to get started. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of SISTERS OF LUNA ISLAND by Stacy Hackney. Carol Baldwin shares the next step in her … Continue reading

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THE SISTERS OF LUNA ISLAND

Twelve-year-old Marigold Lafleur is the last of a long line of aromages: witches who blend scents into practical charms using aromagic. But ever since a terrible accident injured her father and damaged Luna Island, Marigold and her sisters, Birdie and … Continue reading

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ZEUS THE MIGHTY — The Epic Escape From the Underworld

Ancient Greece comes to life once again with the release of this fun series’s fourth book. Each one can be read on its own in any order. The informative two beginning pages have details about the seven main animal characters. … Continue reading

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MMGM for May 30, 2022

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!! Click on a star to view a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves by L.M. Elliott. Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles is enjoying … Continue reading

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Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves

If you like historical novels, especially those centered around WWII, then this unique title will be just the ticket you need. Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves is set in Virginia where the vast waters it borders have … Continue reading

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JUST JOKING SCIENCE

This new JUST JOKING title centers around the world of science. The often corny one liners are perfect time fillers for ages 7-10. WHY DID T-REX CROSS THE ROAD? (Because the chicken didn’t exist yet.) WHAT DID THE BOTANIST GET … Continue reading

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MMGM for May 23, 2022

You’ll never hear those words in the upcoming summer months after choosing a few titles from this week’s selection of reviews and features!! Click on to view a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of … Continue reading

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THE TITANIC TUNNEL

The historical fiction tag first peaked my interest for this title. Other than a certain popular movie and an ample supply of non-fiction accounts of the unfortunate tragedy, I’d come across very few fictional stories for middle graders about Titanic’s … Continue reading

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Weird But True Know-it-All: Rocks and Minerals

The Weird But True series packs another winning title. Previous selections have focused on a wide variety of interests like animals, the ocean, food, and the human body. Now we get a in depth look at Rocks and Minerals. A … Continue reading

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MMGM for MAY 16, 2022

It’s the third Monday of May and time to plan your summer reading with these great MG reviews and features. Click on each blogger’s book to get started. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of Jennifer Chan … Continue reading

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