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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Sporty Summer Reviews

  Big Bash League series by Michael Panckridge Panckridge’s cricket orientated BBL WWBL T20 themed series is as easy to read as spending a summer’s day at the cricket. Exciting, action driven, and gripping, these stories centre on true grit, determination and the thrill of competition sport. Perfect summer reading. Penguin Random House Australia October 2017 The Legend…

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The Vanishings Returns!

Thanks so much to Sylvie and everyone at BookPod. The latest, updated and new and improved Vanishings has arrived. Thanks so much to all those patient people who ordered and were waiting its arrival. It’s here. Same creepy story… and same advice from the author… not to be read at night! Thanks also to the…

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Big Bash League 2 – Coming Soon!

The next series of BBL books have arrived! 4 new books featuring the 8 BBL teams and just in time for another bumper action-packed summer of cricket.   Academy Smash 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…

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South Australia Visit

Just back from a really fun trip to South Australia… a couple of days in Mount Gambier; firstly at their amazing library chatting and working with local students and then at beautiful Tenison Woods College. I was a bit nervous about working with a group of Year 8/9s but the kids were fantastic – warm,…

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Be Bully Free Review

Bullying is NOT ok! “Sometimes people think that bullying is just harmless teasing, but it’s not…bullying can affect people’s self-esteem, confidence, education and ultimately their lives.” This book is not just for children or teens but for anyone that has been or is a victim of bullying, and what makes this book so unique is…

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