Boomerang Blog – Legends Review

Ford Street Publishing has recently revised and re-issued ‘The Legend Series’ by Michael Panckridge. I remember how appealing it was for primary age children when I read it in 2003 and so was keen to re-read it.  The Legends sports competition is held over the course of the year, beginning with surfing in February. The…

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Reading Times Review

The premise for this series is the Legend of Sport Competition at a sports-based school, Sandhurst. Each book focuses on a different sport, presumably with some sort of showdown in the final book and points accumulated by the characters across the series. Book 1, Chasing the Break, focuses on surfing and Book 2, Against the…

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Another Chasing The Break review!

The Legends series by Michael Panckridge Ford St, 2016. (Age: 10+) Highly recommended. Sports. School. With the upper primary reading group such a hard batch to satisfy with good books, it is great to see the republishing of Michael Panckridge’s exciting series, The Legends. This is most welcome, with the series repackaged with an up…

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Review for Chasing The Break

Chasing the Break by Michael Panckridge Published by Ford Street Publishing Chasing the break by Michael Panckridge is a gripping and exciting book. Mitchell Grady has moved to a new school, Sandhurst. He soon finds out about the Legends Competition, a series of competitive sports that are played to find the Sandhurst Legend of Sports…

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Be Bully Free is going to London!

Be Bully Free has been picked up by a publishing firm in London called Jessica Kingsley Publishing. Cathie and I are pretty excited about this. We’ll be making a few small changes  to the book and including a couple of new sections too. The revised book will be hitting stores worldwide in early 2017.

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Big Bash Books Arrive!

I’m excited to announce the arrival on my doorstep of the 4 Big Bash League cricket books. The footy season is over so it’s time to strap on the cricket pads, adjust the helmet and get ready for some super exciting cricket action – both within the pages and out on the field!

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A visit to SPW

For the past couple of years I’ve been fortunate enough to be invited to St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School in Glenelg, Adelaide to work with the amazing Year 6 students and teachers. Big rooms, dedicated and committed teachers and a whole bunch of enthusiastic, motivated students who are all willing to roll up the their sleeves…

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Big Bash League Cricket

The cricket season is just around the corner and that means Big Bash League cricket is back. So exciting. And arriving soon to bookstores around the country are 4 exciting Big Bash League cricket books. Like a Big Bash League match, this junior fiction series is explosive, entertaining and action-packed!         The…

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The Legends have arrived!

Chasing the Break and Against the Spin, the first two books in the Legends series have arrived. They are available to purchase from book stores or from the website here. The next books in the series – Down the Line and Clearing the Pack will be released early in 2017. Send me an email if…

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