Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

MIDDLE GRADE IN THE NEWS: MARCH 12, 2020

Enjoy these recent articles with a middle grade focus: A brief but interesting discussion about parents being the watch dogs for objectionable books for children from WORLD MAGAZINE. Any other writers/educators out there? Here are 7 best selling authors who … Continue reading

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MMGM for MARCH 9, 2020

                   Make sure those clocks are changed then Spring Ahead to these middle grade reviews and features. Click on a sun to reach each post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have POP FLIES, ROBO-PETS, and OTHER DISASTERS by Suzanne Kamata. … Continue reading

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Pop Flies, Robo-Pets, and Other Disasters

Batter up! It’s another Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! I’ve read at least a dozen books the past ten years about the new kid at school. The story usually begins after the family has moved to a new state and community. … Continue reading

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Let’s Play Baseball

Snow is still on the ground where I live, but March is urging Spring to take over so we can hear those magic words: Play Ball!  Little league sing-ups are well under way and our major league teams are in … Continue reading

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MMGM for March 2, 2020

               The winner of my giveaway of WE COULD BE HEROES is Danielle Hammelef. Congratulations! It’s new month for MMGM. Time to March right in for a look at some great reviews and features. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I … Continue reading

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THE BEST AT IT

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MONTH OF MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAYS! I’m starting off with a great contemporary story that has been on my reading pile for way too long. I couldn’t even recall how it got there. Then I did a … Continue reading

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TURN IT UP!

Turn it Up!: A Pitch-Perfect History of Music that Rocked the World  The high notes and biggest moments in music history are covered in this fun compendium, from Bach to the Beatles to Beyonce — and beyond. Many major music genres are … Continue reading

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