Big Bash League 5: Academy Smash
The Big Bash League book series is back - better and BIGGER than ever!Billy loves to bowl - fast! He's also a massive Melbourne Stars fan, but has never really had the chance to play cricket properly. That is, until his friend Wen-Lee lets him know about a two-day cricket academy camp, run by none other than the Melbourne stars!Billy and Wen-Lee are desperate to go, even if Wen-Lee does barrack for the Brisbane Heat. Trouble is, the applications are about to close and Billy needs to find a way to raise money for the entry fee. Perhaps a speed-bowling competition is in order!Will the duo make it to the camp and have their chance at playing in a curtain-raiser at the MCG?
Inspired by his passion for sport and desire to get reluctant readers engaged in books, primary and middle school teacher Michael Panckridge put his mind to finding out what kids want to read. Some years later he finds himself the author of over 35 books - his work ranging from the bestselling Legends and Anniversary Legends series, the Toby Jones series with cricket star Brett Lee, The League of Legends series with rugby league great Laurie Daley, through to his latest novels including The Cursed, The Vanishings and The Immortal. These latter novels are intriguing and sinister adventure books with elements of mystery and suspense that keep the reader guessing - not to be read at night! Michael has drawn on his experience in the school environment for his latest book called Be Bully Free. Co-authored with Cathie Thornton, it is a practical hands-on guide for individuals, families and schools.