Michael Panckridge (born 1962) is an Australian author who writes fictional sport novels for children. He is also a secondary school teacher.
He has written over 35 novels and is famous for his Legends and Toby Jones series. His novels feature the likes of cricket, football, soccer, tennis, basketball and swimming. Other books he has written include the Clued Up Series - a collection of 6 books co-authored with Pam Harvey and the 3 League of Legends books - a rugby league series with input from ex-Australian captain, Laurie Daley. He has also written three equally popular thriller books The Vanishings, The Cursed and The Immortal. His most recent series is called Gabrielle. The first two books of this series are due for release in April, 2011. Michael Panckridge is an ambassador for the Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge.