Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

THE STORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is happening all around us and kids of all ages are curious as to what it means. A great place to start is with THE STORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE: A first book about how we can help save … Continue reading

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BOTS AND BODS

This illustrated guide explores humans and robots in a variety of ways. We’re both alike and different and we often work together to make life easier and solve problems. Four chapters organize the comparison: BODY BASICS GET MOVING SEEING AND … Continue reading

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MMGM for March 22, 2021

                   Click on a flower pot to reach a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m  reviewing a unique story: BLOOM by Nicola Skinner. June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic has a S.T.E.A.M. gardening … Continue reading

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BLOOM

This import from England is perfect for those looking for something different. A strange malady has hit the town of Little Cherrybliss. Readers are warned they’re already infected just by opening the pages. I pushed on to find out what … Continue reading

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CASEY GRIMES at Trickery School

Against all odds, Casey Grimes is beginning his studies at Trickery School, one of America’s premier monster-control academies. But classes like Extreme Climbing and Land Creature Defense are the least of his worries. He realizes a mysterious enemy is after … Continue reading

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PLANES

I remember the day clearly. It was a Saturday and I ventured out to a little league ball park to watch my 8-year-old nephew play in his first game. He took his position out in left field and sure enough … Continue reading

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MMGM for March 15, 2021

                               Click on a lucky owl to reach a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m  reviewing THE SMARTEST KID IN THE UNIVERSE by Chris Grabenstein. Natalie Aguirre at Literary … Continue reading

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THE SMARTEST KID IN THE UNIVERSE

THE OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: 12 year old Jake’s middle school is about to be shut down. Jake and his friends know their school’s worth saving-if they could only figure out how! When Jake spies a bowl of jellybeans at the hotel … Continue reading

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THE DREADED CLIFF

Flora the packrat doesn’t understand why she’s supposed to avoid the cliff. An adventure leads her to the truth. Along the way surprises abound while encountering other animals: A kangaroo rat, porcupine. cottontail rabbit, great horned owl, and an intimidating … Continue reading

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It’s A Numbers Game! Baseball BOOK BLAST

To celebrate the release of It’s A Numbers Game! Baseball by James Buckley, Jr., and foreword by Cincinnati Reds’ Pitcher Sean Doolittle on February 2nd, as well as Pi Day on 3/14 and the start of Baseball season, blogs across … Continue reading

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