Legends – Book 5-6 Review!

Over the Wall (Book 5) & On the Buzzer (Book 6) of the Legend Series Michael Panckridge Ford Street Publishing, 2018 pbk., 138p., RRP $14.95 i s e Ns 97 81 92527 2925 & 97 81 92527 2932 Reviewed by Bernadette Nye Our young readers are not always adverse to books because they find reading…

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A Legendary Review

The Legends series by Michael Panckridge reviewed by Lucy McGinley You can tell Michael Panckridge, the author of The Legend Series, enjoys sport. He has packed these books with action, sporting challenges and quizzes galore. Right from the start, when you flick past the updated covers, you feel like you are one of the competitors. There…

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GO KIDS!

Here’s a little something… four seriously (not!) talented footballers get together at the North Melbourne footy ground to celebrate the recent arrival of Speccy-tacular… clink on the link here and check it out…   Speccy-tacular promo  

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Speccy-tacular!

Well, we’re a month into the footy season but that’s all good… here’s a little something for footy fans old and young… okay, young… a gathering of awesome, aussie, authoring talent – haha…   Lace up your boots, pull on your guernsey and get ready to hit the field running with these Brownlow-worthy AFL short…

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On the Buzzer Review

Legends – on the buzzer The legends series. Ford Street Publishing, 2018. ISBN 9781925272932 (Ages 9-12) Recommended. Themes: Basketball, Team competitions, Sportsmanship. Michael Panckridge was inspired to write fast-paced sporting books for reluctant readers. His popular The Legends series has been republished with updated covers, ready to be enjoyed by a new group of per-adolescent readers. Each book…

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Waurn Ponds Author Visit

Meet Big Bash League author Michael Panckridge Date: Saturday 3 February 2018 Time: 2:00pm Venue: Dymocks Waurn Ponds, Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre, Shop T901, 173-199 Pioneer Road, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216 Cost: Free Enquiries: 0352438720 or waurnponds@dymocks.com.au Worried that you are going to miss the Big Bash League after the BBL Grand Final? Keep the feeling alive with this series…

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Legends 5 and 6

The next two Legends titles are out. Book 5 is Over the Wall (soccer) and Book 6 is On the Buzzer (basketball). To celebrate their release all Legends books are available at the following prices.   Individual copies (1)               $7 plus postage Set of 4 books (4)     …

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Winning the Reading Game

An article by Shane Green that appears in The Parents’ Website…   Michael Panckridge found himself sitting in the old commentary box at Victoria Park, spiritual home of the Collingwood Football Club. It was 2001, and Michael, then a primary school teacher, had wandered across during the lunch break from a nearby seminar on how…

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Academy Smash Review

Random House Australia, 2017. ISBN: 9780143782278 (Age: 7+) “Billy loves to bowl – fast! He’s also a massive Melbourne Stars fan and when his friend Wen-Lee lets him know about a cricket academy camp, run by none other than the Stars, Billy is desperate to go! So is Wen-Lee, even if she does barrack for…

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Oz Lit Review – the BBL 2 Series

Just in time for the new cricket season come four additions to this popular series which focuses on the Big Bash League, the professional  Twenty-20 domestic cricket competition in Australia. With the Australian women’s team retaining The Ashes, this will be a competition eagerly followed by both boys and girls and, so, to have new episodes in…

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