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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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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

Franklin Watts

Tennis

Clive Gifford
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Clive Gifford
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Great Games

Clive Gifford
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Clive Gifford
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Natural Wonders

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Discover the greatest wonders of nature the world has to offer, from the Grand Canyon to Uluru and from the Serengeti Migration to the Aurora Borealis. Get up close to their unique features and marvel at their breathtaking dimensions. What threats and challenges to these special phenomena face, and what is being done to ensure their survival for future generations to enjoy? Perfect for readers 9 and up.

Franklin Watts

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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Poland

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Explore the people, music, art, sport, food, landscapes and wildlife using this awesome children's travel guide to one of the world's most exciting countries.Discover:· Poland's grand parks and palaces, and the history behind its fabulous festivals!· Delicious Polish food - from pretzels and pierogi, to poppy-seed cakes and pizza with sauce on the side!· The beautiful lakes, forests and mountains that make Poland such a fascinating tourist destination.Everything you need is packed in this travel guide. So unpack the magic of Poland and let's go!

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Cricket

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

With informative but accessible text, cricket is brought to life. An indepth look at the sport, from its history and beginnings to the modern game, how it's played, who plays it and the rules that govern it. Packed with facts, stats and full-colour photographs, this is the essential guide to cricket.

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Ancient Greece

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

These books contain recipes from Ancient Greece using ingredients that children can replicate today. The recipes are complimented by information on farming, mealtimes, cooking methods, diet, festival food, imported food and the use of food in medicines. Each recipe has simple step-by-step instructions illustrated with original colour artwork. Photographs from the period show food and farming practices.

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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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Trucks

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Find out all about trucks, from car transporters and dumper trucks to the latest monster trucks. Zoom in, see them up close and discover what makes them work. Then try the quiz to see how much you've learned!

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World War I

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Covering major periods in world history, The Who's Who of... introduces key players who significantly influenced the outcome of global conflicts and crucial economic developments. Each title covers biographies of political and military leaders alongside figures from resistance movements, inventors, industrialists, spies, code-breakers and rebels.

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Tractors

Clive Gifford
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Clive Gifford
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Bradley Wiggins

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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World War II

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Covering this major period in world history, The Who's Who of World War II introduces key players who significantly influenced the outcome of this global conflict. Included are biographies of such figures as Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan, one of the first female British spies to work in mainland Europe, and Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who managed to save 100,000 Hungarian Jews from being killed by the Nazis.

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Industrial Revolution

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford
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Motorsports

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

With informative but accessible text, the sport is brought to life. An indepth look at the sport, from its history and beginnings to the modern game, how it's played, who plays it and the rules that govern it. Packed with facts, stats and full-colour photographs, this is the essential guide.

Franklin Watts

Rugby

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

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!

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Golf

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

With informative but accessible text, the sport is brought to life. An indepth look at the sport, from its history and beginnings to the modern game, how it`s played, who plays it and the rules that govern it. Packed with facts, stats and full-colour photographs, this is the essential guide.