David Warner pens children’s books

The Australian cricketers seem to take up writing as a part-time job or hobby. After Glenn Maxwell released four books for children, opener David Warner has penned children’s book series called “Kaboom Kid”.


Featuring the exploits of a “cricket-mad” schoolboy named Davey Warner. The four books in “The Kaboom Kid” series are “The Big Switch”, “Playing Up”, “Keep It Down” and “Hit For Six”. Warner has written the books with JS Black for kids aged in between seven to 12. The illustrations are by Jules Faber.


According to the publishers Simon and Schuster, the books series are for fun, and focuses on cricket as a positive team sport for both boys and girls and from all backgrounds and cultures, and for fun and fitness.


The message it also sends across is anti-bullying and anti-sledging and these are cheeky stories about what kids get up to outside the world of adults.




Earlier, Maxwell came out with a similar series, where he was tutoring a young batting whiz and captain of a local cricket team, Will Albright.


The first two books of the Glenn Maxwell series, Glenn Maxwell 1: Lucky Break and Glenn Maxwell 2: Academy All-Stars were written by Patrick Loughlin, a high school English teache. The other two books of the four-part series, Glenn Maxwell 3: State Showdown and Glenn Maxwell 4: World Domination is slated to be launched in February 2015.