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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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Living on the Veg

Clive Gifford, Jacqueline Meldrum
Authors:
Clive Gifford, Jacqueline Meldrum

Are you thinking about giving up meat, but don't know how to go about it? This book outlines why people give up meat and how you can change your diet and still live a healthy life. It examines the different terms: vegetarian/pescatarian/vegan etc, how to tackle questions from family and friends and how to read and understand food labels, among many other topics.The book takes you through the costs and benefits of this change in lifestyle. It includes a section on food groups and information about how you can adapt your diet to get all the right nutrients (such as iron). The book goes on to give tasty and easy-to-follow recipes for the whole family, specially created by vegetarian blogger Jacqueline Meldrum of www.tinnedtomatoes.com. The recipes include dairy but not fish or meat.

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Players and Skills

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: Players and Skills looks at everything involved in playing cricket, from batting, fielding and bowling to scoring, equipment and the pitch. The rules of the game, including the ever-complex LBW law, are explained, along with how runs are made, and the numerous ways a player can be 'out'. The book also looks at some of the key people involved in a cricket match, including the umpire, wicket keeper and captain. Different bowling and batting techniques, from seam, swing and spin bowling to cover drives and hook shots, are also explained. 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, Ashton Agar, Charlotte Edwards, Kevin Pietersen and Muttiah Muralitheran. A comprehensive guide to the players, skills and tactics involved in a game of cricket, Generation Cricket: Players and Skills is ideal for cricket lovers aged 9 and above, either for project work or simply as a great leisure read.

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Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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Webpage Design

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

The World Wide Web is the world's biggest source of knowledge and entertainment, but how does all that information get there? Webpage Design looks at how people plan, design and code all types of webpages, from social media to shopping sites. Investigate all the options available and see how website designers choose fonts, colours and images, then code it all to create the coolest webpages. Learn the code, pick your pictures and have a go at creating your very own webpage! 'Try at home' examples encourage you to get practical with computing and are NOT linked to specific software or operating systems. Real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology will inspire a new generation of digital technology scientists.This series provides support to many teachers who are not subject specialists in this area and who can use this book for ideas, inspiration and materials. The book doesn't rely on a particular software/OS.Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs; Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding; Computing and Coding in the Real World; Great Games and Amazing Animation; Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety; The Science of Computers

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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.Provides support to many teachers who are not subject specialists in this area and who can use this book for ideas, inspiration and materials. The book doesn't rely on a particular software/OS.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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Tennis

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important tennis skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about tennis stars of the past and present. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.

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Great Games

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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The International Space Station

Clive Gifford, Dan Schlitzkus
Contributors:
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. Written to inspire a new generation of astronauts, Clive's detailed and fact-filled text will make you think you've visited the space station yourself. Fully illustrated by self-confessed space geek illustrator, Dan Schlitzkus, the illustrations are technically accurate and provide true representations of the mechanics, modules and equipment on board the ISS.

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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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Rugby

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Whether you are taking part or just watching, rugby is an exciting and dramatic sport. Discover everything you need to know about it from training to playing. Brilliant step-by-step photography will help you perfect your technique, while profiles and stats tell you more about the world's greatest players.

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Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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Ancient Rome

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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Global Cricket

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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Ancient Greece

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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World War One

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

The book contains nine short stories dealing with different aspects of life during World War I.World War I includes the stories of flying aces such as the 'Red Baron', the story of Lawrence of Arabia and the stories of brave doctors and nurses such as Edith Cavell in German occupied Belgium.Complete with glossary, further reading section and index.

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World War I

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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Bradley Wiggins

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

This book looks at the background, life and achievements of Bradley Wiggins. It examines his impact as a champion cyclist, with his triumphs in the Tour de France and the London 2012 Olympics, as well as detailing the everyday facets of his job and how he gained such success. The book is part of a series that focuses on the people who inspire children today.

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Industrial Revolution

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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Karting

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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Athletics

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford