A visit to Chilwell Primary School

It’s always such a pleasure visiting and chatting with the students at Chilwell Primary School. Talking to the beautifully mannered Year 4s was a blast. Am fired up to finally tell the truth – the WHOLE TRUTH – about my life as a Year 1 kid, many, many years ago… it’s a frightening, shocking tale……

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YABBA 2018

A great trip today out to Mernda Central College for the 2018 YABBA awards. What a fantastic school with very helpful year 6 students guiding and helping all the authors. We were very well looked after and it was exciting to be among lots of famous and friendly authors. Here are the shortlists for the…

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Ballarat Library visit

Had a super day at the Ballarat library chatting with kids from around Ballarat about all things books and writing! Kids ask good questions in Ballarat! Really good – got me thinking for sure! (What would you do if you won a million dollars?) Kind of random and got me thinking a bit!! The library…

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The Cursed is arriving…

The Cursed – revamped and redone and ready to go. Big thanks to the talented Marita Seaton (cover) and Sylvie Blair (production/ design etc) and soon to be available…. My next book(s) are definitely going to be original… am working on another spooky thriller called 44 hours and a funny (hilarious??) book too… kids keep…

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A visit to Melton!

Such a fun day in and around Melton on Friday visiting three local schools and giving reading / writing and books a good old plug! Thanks so much to Libby from the amazing Melton library for providing the transport and sorting out all the orders. Really looking forward to returning in a week’s time. Melton…

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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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