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  • An Infographic Guide to Football

    By Kevin Pettman
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    Kevin Pettman
    Football is the most popular sport in the world, and this infographic guide is the perfect way to take children's love of the sport beyond the pitch. Whether they want to know who the referee is who has given the most red cards, the name of the most successful international goal scorer, or more about the father of modern football, then it's all here! Opening with the history of the game and the major European leagues, including Serie A, Bundesliga and the FA Cup, then moving on to the larger competitions, from the Africa Cup of Nations, Copa América and Champions League, to the ultimate decider - the World Cup, this book has it all! Then take a closer look at the stadiums, players, money, fans, technology and emerging game in Asia to round off your knowledge of all aspects of the sport. Using vivid colours, graphic visuals and bold designs, this guide brings football to life on the page with a modern and engaging approach to information.
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  • Ancient to Modern

    By Joe Fullman
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    Joe Fullman
    The Olympics Ancient to Modern is a fascinating look at the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from the first events in Ancient Greece right the way up to London 2012 and Sochi 2014. It focusses on when and where each Games has been held, and some key stats, such as how much it cost, how many athletes competed, and how many spectators came to watch. The book explains how all the Games - Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics and Paralympics - came into being, and how the Olympic Games were revived in Paris at the end of the 19th century. It compares the ancient and modern Games, looking at the sports and athletes involved then and now, and at how the modern Games are continuosly evolving. It also looks at key moments in the Games' history, and at some of the tragedies and controversies that have rocked it - from doping scandals, boycotts and cheating to the Berlin Olympics of 1936, and the Munich Massacre. The book celebrates the achievements of star Olympians, and gives the lowdown on the most popular and exciting Olympic sports, from cycling and rowing to skiing and wheelchair basketball. Fun, fact-filled text and a bright, engaging design make this the perfect Olympic title for children of 9+.If you've enjoyed finding out about the history of the Olympics, why not try learning all about key Olympic sports in Going for Gold: A Guide to the Summer Olympics, another title in the series.
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  • Amir Khan

    By Clive Gifford
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    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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  • Alex Ferguson

    By Sarah Eason
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    Sarah Eason
    Find out all about football's most famous coach! Alex Ferguson, has had an amazing career in the beautiful game. He is famed for his dedication to Manchester United, his passion for football and his determination to win. Today, he is widely credited as the most successful coach in English football history. Until his retirement in 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson was the most famous football manager in the world. During his time at Manchester United, the club won the Premier League 13 times and the FA Cup five times, as well as numerous other titles and trophies. No other football manager has come close to equalling Fergie's record. This book gives you the story behind this incredible man - from his upbringing in a tough part of Glasgow, through his career as a football player in Scotland, to his 26 years in charge of one of the most famous and successful football clubs in the world. It focuses on his management techniques and his star players, from David Beckham to Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, and explains how he transformed Man Utd into a global phenomenon - the club every footballer wanted to play for. Biographical information, quotes from the man himself, support the narrative.Discover how Alex began his career as a professional footballer, why he decided to become a coach, how he turned Manchester United into one of the world's greatest football teams and why Fergie was the most respected manager in football! A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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  • Art

    Let children aged 9+ discover what art means to them, how it can be made, and what it has meant for people throughout history. This book is packed with top tips to spark kids' creative imaginations. It shows them how to find inspiration and introduces the idea that art can be powerful way to communicate. It explains some key art movements and artistic techniques, from pencil drawing and papier mache to watercolour, oil and acrylic painting, giving kids the confidence to express themselves through art!A great introduction to the history of art for children at KS2.
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  • Andy Murray

    By Clive Gifford
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    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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  • Art on the Street: Graffiti Culture

    By Liz Gogerly
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    Liz Gogerly
    Graffiti art is making an impact on our urban landscape - make sure it's on your radar! Look inside to find out which artists are at the cutting edge of graffiti culture, learn about the different methods of creating urban art and read a star story of a famous graffiti artist! Are you on the radar?
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  • Art on the Street: Body Decoration

    By Adam Sutherland
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    Adam Sutherland
    Find out all about body decoration from around the world, today and back in history! Discover where tattooing and piercing came from, how people have used make up since the ancient times, and learn how to create your own intricate nail art designs or make a pair of earrings. Look inside to find a 5-minute Interview and a Star Story with a famous TV tattoo artist, have a debate on the pros and cons of body art, and then read all about some amazing body decoration record breakers!
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  • Art on the Street: Cool Brands

    By Liz Gogerly
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    Liz Gogerly
    Learn about cool brands throughout the ages, from the historic Coca Cola brand to today's Apple Inc. Find out all about Brand Beckham, read an interview with a brand designer and discover how to design a cool brand logo, step by step! Learn all about what makes a cool brand and enter our big debate on whether brands equal cool culture or plain greed!
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  • Athletics

    By Clive Gifford
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    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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  • Art on the Street: Graffiti Culture

    By Liz Gogerly
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly
    Graffiti art is making an impact on our urban landscape - make sure it's on your radar! Look inside to find out which artists are at the cutting edge of graffiti culture, learn about the different methods of creating urban art and read a star story of a famous graffiti artist! Are you on the radar?
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