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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

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Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety

Clive Gifford
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Clive Gifford
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Web Page Design

Clive Gifford
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Clive Gifford
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Global Cricket

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Cricket is a game steeped in history and tradition. But it is also one of the most exciting, and rapidly changing, sports in the world. New, fast-paced, forms of the game such as the IPL have attracted a younger fan base, and sponsorship deals and increased media coverage mean that top cricket players are some of the best-known, highly paid, sports stars on the planet. Generation Cricket celebrates the rejuvenation of the game, giving readers a sense of the drama, action and skill involved in playing the game.Generation Cricket: Global Cricket looks at the game in all its many forms, from T20 and test matches to One Day Internationals, Kwik Cricket and even beach cricket. The book explains how cricket has evolved from a game for the elite to one that is played by millions of people, in many different ways, all over the world. It also focuses on some of the most famous competitions in cricket, from the IPL and Twenty20 World Cup to the Ashes and the ICC World Cup and Women's World Cup. All of the ten current Test Nations are detailed, along with their rivalries and some of their most impressive recent performances.Star Player features provide information about the men and women at the top of the sport both now and in the past, including Sachin Tendulkar, Ellyse Perry, Kieron Pollard, Virat Kohli, Kumar Sangakkara and Sir Donald Bradman. A comprehensive guide to the many competitions, leagues and teams in the world of cricket, Generation Cricket: Global Cricket is ideal for cricket lovers aged 9 and above, either for project work or simply as a great leisure read.

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Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

If you enjoy reading about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, especially about the grim and gory aspects of each era, this is the book for you! What sort of work could job-hunters in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times expect to find? An Anglo-Saxon might become a monk, painstakingly copying out manuscripts by hand and fending off attacks from ferocious Viking invaders, or a nettle collector, pounding stinging nettles to release their flax-like fibres and boiling them to make a medicinal tea. What were the pay and conditions like for a cook or a charm-maker in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times? Which were the most dangerous jobs and which the most high status? The book is illustrated throughout with photos of artefacts from the period from the Art Archive and complemented by quirky and humorous but historically accurate drawings by Alex Paterson.

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Computing and Coding in the Real World

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Computing and Coding in the Real World looks at applied coding and the computation hidden in the world that surrounds us. Readers will learn how things work, from scanners at supermarket checkouts and distance sensors on cars to 3D printers. Features give practical activities for readers to try. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. Real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for coders today.Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs; Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding; Great Games and Amazing Animation; Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety; The Science of Computers; Web Page Design

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Great Games

Clive Gifford
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Clive Gifford
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The International Space Station

Clive Gifford, Dan Schlitzkus
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Clive Gifford, Dan Schlitzkus

What is the space station and how did it get into space? How do astronauts get there and what do they do once they're there? How do astronauts eat, sleep, or even breathe, in space? This book answers all of these questions and more. Find out what it takes to become an astronaut and about the essential science experiments that are being carried out there. What effect does living in space have on the human body, from making you taller to losing your muscles because of zero gravity. If everything floats, then how can you go to the toilet and where does your wee and poo go? There's no bath or shower on the space station, so astronauts clean themselves with towels made damp by adding a little soapy water from a sealed pouch or by using special wet wipes each sealed in foil and containing disinfectant. Uncover all of these fascinating facts in this beautifully illustrated and fun book for children.

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A Robot World

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

In today's wired world, robots are everywhere, from movies, in space, computer games - maybe even walking among us. This is a look at the rise of robots: how they've developed over time, from early sketches to terrifying battlebots and factory operatives, to the latest AIs running free from their workshops. Presented chronologically, this robot history will focus on landmark robots that have captured the imagination, including creations from popular culture.

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Ground Control to Major Tim

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Aimed at children inspired by Major Tim Peake's adventures in space, this 32-page book looks at the history-making career of the man who, in 2016, became the first British astronaut to live and work on the International Space Station. During his time on board the ISS, Tim Peake carried out experiments, performed a crucial spacewalk and took some awesome photographs. He also found time to run a marathon, present an award to Adele and read a bedtime story to children listening 400km below him on Earth. Packed with amazing photographs, this book reveals how Major Tim's fascination with flight and science began and how his career as an astronaut developed, documenting his inspirational journey into space.

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Amir Khan

Clive Gifford
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Clive Gifford
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The Solar System, Meteors and Comets

Clive Gifford
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Clive Gifford
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Stars, Galaxies and the Milky Way

Clive Gifford
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Clive Gifford
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Astronomy, Astronauts and Space Exploration

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Uncover the amazing story of astronomy, from terrific telescopes to outstanding observatories. Find out about the latest space probes, and learn how rockets lift off. Discover the remarkable astronauts who have set off on stupefying space walks, and take a look at life in space. Find the answer to questions such as:* Which space probe is the farthest from Earth?* How do you go to the toilet in space?* Which probe took a piggy-back ride on an asteroid?* What's a vomit comet?* How much do you grow in space?Perfect for the new curriculum, this fascinating title is packed full of information, number-based awe-inpiring facts and figures.

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The Science of Computers

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Find out how information technology and digital devices have developed from early machines the size of basketball courts, to the tiny silicon chips being produced today. The Science of Computers takes an overall look at information technology, exploring how computers operate and the amazing devices that are used in homes, schools and businesses today. This practical learning guide lays the groundwork for further exploration of computational thinking. 'Stretch Yourself' features give practical activities to help readers explore and test key principles. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. 'True Story' features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. 'Computer Hero' features look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for scientists today. A practical and much-needed resource for the KS1-2 computing curriculum exploring all aspects of computational thinking. The series breaks down this new curriculum subject into four titles covering key topics: computer science, algorithms & coding, applications & programs, and computer networks. Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Awesome Algorithms & Creative CodingAmazing Applications & Perfect ProgramsComputer Networks

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Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding

Clive Gifford
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Clive Gifford
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Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs

Clive Gifford
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Clive Gifford
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Players and Skills

Clive Gifford
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Clive Gifford
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Italy

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Unpack the history and culture of Italy - one of the world's most beautiful and interesting countries - with Unpacked: Italy. The book takes you on a journey through this incredible country, from its food to fashion and its art to sport. The bright, fun scrapbook design will engage children's attention and capture their interest - this is the perfect children's travel guide to Italy Explore Italy's rich history, from the Romans right up to the present day, and see some of the marvellous things Italians have invented along the way, from the barometer to the space hopper! Meet some of Italy's greatest artists, see Michelangelo's incredible Sistine Chapel, and discover the mad museums scattered around the country - from the olive oil museum in Torgiano, to the accordion museum in Castelfidardo! Discover the Italian passion for all things football, find out why their national team is called the Azzuri, and meet some of the most expensive players in the world. See the sights of Italy's most famous and beautiful cities, from the Trevi Fountain in Rome to the Duomo in Florence via some Venetian gondolas! Explore Italy's diverse and interesting landscape, see vineyards and solar farms, mountains and volcanoes. Read all about delicious Italian food, from pizza and pasta to ice cream and anti pasti - dangerous if you're feeling hungry! Learn why the Italian fashion industry isn't just about looking good - it's also a vital part of the economy - so clothes shopping is encouraged! Discover the glamour of Italian transport, from speedy scooters to sleek Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Ferraris, and find out which Italian car factory has a race track on its roof! Unpacked: Italy is packed full of fun, quirky facts and interesting information, perfect for children aged 9 and above. Whether you're planning a trip, or just interested in the country, this is the guide for you! Italy is just one of the world's most fascinating countries. Why not unpack Australia, Brazil, France, India, Portugal, South Africa or Spain in other titles in the series?

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Andy Murray

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality and their impact on popular culture, as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success. Andy Murray is a history-making tennis champion, who, in 2013, became the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon men's singles final. The previous year, he won an Olympic gold medal at the London Games. He uses his high profile to raise money for charities and to encourage children to take up sport.

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Bugs

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Perfect for capturing a young general reader's or an older reluctant reader's interest, this hi-lo title features gripping, minimal, fact-based text, dramatic and impactful pictures, and an edgy design to reveal the longest, loudest and most deadly bugs!