Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

SECOND DAD SUMMER

My theme this week has been middle graders dealing with the life changing situation when their single parent is dating. On Monday I featured The Field Guide for Getting Lost, the story of two very different kids brought together under … Continue reading

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MMGM for July 13, 2020

                   Throughout the summer months, I’m lending the top spot to one of our frequent contributors. Today the honor goes to Karen Yingling at Ms. Yingling Reads. This super human librarian and blogger posts reviews every day. Last week … Continue reading

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A FIELD GUIDE TO GETTING LOST

A sweet tale with two endearing characters. On the left is Sutton. She loves science, especially working on her mini-bot project. Sutton’s parents are divorced, and although Mom still lives in the same apartment building, her job pulls her away … Continue reading

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ICK!

You’ll be saying that over and over as you read this new title from National Geographic Kids. Disgusting, Gross, or Repulsive would also work. Don’t worry if you have to look away because the intended audience of kids 8-12 will … Continue reading

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MMGM for July 6, 2020

                   Throughout the summer months, I’m lending the top spot to one of our frequent contributors. Today the honor goes to Rosi Hollinbeck. Her blog, admired by many faithful readers, features reviews and giveaways, links to other sites with … Continue reading

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Mañanaland

After reading so many MG books recently with a 300-400 page length, it was nice to finally come across one with a more traditional page count. Yes, many kids read anything and devour books like candy. Then there are the … Continue reading

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MIDDLE GRADE IN THE NEWS: July 3, 2020

Are you looking for a site where you can view all your favorite blog posts in one location? Feedspot does that and much more. I get  daily emails from them with the current lineup of blog posts in children’s literature. … Continue reading

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MMGM for June 29, 2020

                     Happy 4th of July week! Throughout the summer months, I’m lending the top spot to one of our frequent contributors. Today the honor goes to Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal. Her blog’s theme is discovering books that … Continue reading

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CASEY GRIMES—THE MOSTLY INVISIBLE BOY

This new fantasy adventure series centers around a boy who is invisible at school but very visible at home. The reason for his disappearing act is never explained, but I’m sure it will be explored further as the series progresses. … Continue reading

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COOL MATH

A student hovers over a page of math problems from a book or worksheet. They’d rather be anywhere else. Math is boring. Math is useless. Math is a waste of time. But wait, how can we turn around this young … Continue reading

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