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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
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, and is ideal for young readers studying KS2 Computing in school.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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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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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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Global Cricket

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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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
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Great Games

Clive Gifford
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Clive Gifford
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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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The Solar System, Meteors and Comets

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Explore our stunning solar system and learn about its eight planets, from mini Mercury to giant Jupiter. Find out about marvellous moons and mighty meteorites, and discover curious comets and eccentric exoplanets. Get the answers to questions such as:* How old is the Earth?* Which probe took a space selfie?* Why is Jupiter stripy?* What is a hairy star?* Where might it rain glass? Perfect for the new curriculum, this fascinating title is packed full of astounding information and number-based jaw-dropping facts and figures for all aspiring astronaughts and science whizz kids.

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Stars, Galaxies and the Milky Way

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Discover the sparkling world of stars, from their beautiful births to their dramatic deaths. Learn about our very own star, the Sun, as well as best-friend binary star pairs and dense neutron stars. Gaze at gorgeous galaxies and marvel at the Milky Way. Find out the answers to questions such as:* What's inside the Sun?* Where are the Pillars of Creation?* Why do stars twinkle?* How fast does a pulsar spin?* Which galaxy is a cannibal? * How long would it take to travel across the Milky Way? Perfect for the new curriculum, this fascinating title is packed full of astounding information and number-based jaw-dropping facts and figures to inspire future astronauts and space scientists.

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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
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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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Astronomy, Astronauts and Space Exploration

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Uncover the amazing story of astronomy, from terrific telescopes to outstanding observatories. Find out aboutthe latest space probes, and learn how rockets lift off. Discover the remarkable astronauts who have set off onstupefying 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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France

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

This beautifully designed title offers kids an engaging insight into a fascinating country that is France: its major cities, culture, way of life, food, language, and history - all presented in an engaging writing style. Alongside this core information, readers will find out about fashion, music, popular culture and sport, as well as quirky facts and bite-sized information on French customs and everyday life.

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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?