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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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A World of Computers and Coding

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

In this exciiting, photo-packed book, discover the world's most amazing computers, from the first mechanical calculators to the latest groundbreaking designs. Step back in time to explore the history of computer gaming - from the first simple pong game to the latest high-tech console. Meet the pioneers of computer programming and gain an insight into how computers work. You can even become a coder yourself - follow step-by-step instructions to program your very own computer game!

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Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

The World Wide Web has changed the way we communicate and socialise with our friends. Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety investigates how social media sites work and how to stay safe in the online world. Want to type a tweet or write a blog? Upload your photos and videos? Share your news on a social media site? Find out how here!Uncover the code behind the social media networks that connect people around the world. Learn how the networks are built and think about how to participate in them safely and responsibly. '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 will provide 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; The Science of Computers; Web Page Design

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Webpage Design

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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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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Ancient Rome

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

What sort of work could job-hunters in Ancient Rome expect to find? They might become a soldier in the most disciplined army in the known world, or a fuller, cleaning other people's dirty laundry by trampling it in vats of urine. What were the pay and conditions like for a doctor or a cook in Ancient Rome? 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 illustrations.Other titles in the Best and Worst Jobs series include: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times

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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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Great Games

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Great Games and Amazing Animation encourages readers to imagine and design their own computer games, including mazes, Pong and Space Invaders! It will take them through all of the creative steps involved, from initial idea to designing characters and learning the types of code that are used to bring these games to life. 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 animators and games developers 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; Computing and Coding in the Real World; Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety; The Science of Computers; Web Page Design

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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. Aimed at readers aged 7 to 11, 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
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Amir Khan is a world champion boxer, who, in 2004 at the age of just 17, won a silver medal at the Athens Olympics. He is involved in several charitable projects, in Britain and around the world. Let his amazing story inspire you! Top tips give advice on how you can succeed in sport. Inspiration panels show who and what motivated Amir to reach his goals. A Day in the Life feature gives an insight into how Amir might spend his time.Discover more about key figures in the public eye with the Inspirational Lives series. These fascinating biographies focus on influential people, important for their achievements and contribution to their time and industry.Other titles in the series: Andy Murray, David Attenborough, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking, Tim Berners-Lee and many more.

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Ancient Egypt

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

What sort of work could job-hunters in Ancient Egypt expect to find? What might their colleagues be like? Ancient Egyptians might become law officers, using sniffer dogs to track down criminals, or professional mourners, paid to throw dust over themselves at funerals. What were the pay and conditions like for a farmer or a scribe in Ancient Egypt? Which were the most dangerous jobs and which the most high status? Throughout the book, job adverts give an idea of the qualities and skills needed for each role and there's a verdict at the end to evaluate whether it was one of the best or worst jobs available. Photographs of artefacts from the period are married with humorous artwork to bring the workers of the era to life.

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Stars, Galaxies and the Milky Way

Clive Gifford
Authors:
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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Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Learn about operating systems, computer programs, sorting and storing files, databases, and the programs that allow users to have fun with words, pictures and sounds. The computers that are used in schools, homes and businesses around the world rely on computer programs. Discover the amazing variety of these programs today and how they can be used from everything from the most complicated finances to simple word processing. Exercises teach key skills such as word processing, creating documents and using databases. 'Stretch Yourself' 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. '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. This title explores the world of information technology from the inside out, breaks down this new curriculum subject computing 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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The Science of Computers

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Discover how computers work and learn about computer coding languages. The bright and engaging book guides readers through clear explanations of binary code, simple algorithms and computer language. With real-life examples, readers learn about the development of coding using simple decision-making processes. Looks at programming languages that readers can use themselves, including Scratch and LOGO. '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 series: The Science of Computers, Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs, and Computer Networks.

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France

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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Italy

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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Rugby

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Comprehensive photographic guides to playing and enjoying the world's top sports. Whether you are taking part or just watching, rugby is an exciting and dramatic sport. Discover all you need to know about it, from training to playing, while profiles and stats tell you more about the world's greatest players.

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Athletics

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Have you been inspired by the 2012 Olympics? Sporting Skills: Athletics is a step by step guide to your favourite athletic disciplines, from sprinting, running and jumping to throwing the javelin, shot put, discus and other events. Take your game to the next level!