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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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  • 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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    An Infographic Guide to Football

    Football is the most popular sport in the world, and this infographic guide is the perfect way to take your love of the sport beyond the pitch. Whether you're fascinated by goal stats, intrigued by the history or want to know more about some lesser-known competitions worldwide, its all within this one packed book. Using vivid colours, graphic visuals and bold designs, this guide brings football's facts, history and teams to life 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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  • Andy Murray

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    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

    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 a 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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  • Art on the Street: Cool Brands

    By Liz Gogerly
    Authors:
    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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  • 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: 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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  • Athletics

    By 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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  • Baking

    By Katie Marshall
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    Katie Marshall
    Learn how to bake from scratch and make delicious meals, snacks and treats! Simple step-by-step instructions and illustrations show you how to complete ten tasty bakes, from simple cupcakes to flapjacks and even pizza twists! Each recipe introduces a new technique for you to practise and includes a variation to try once you've mastered the skill. The bakes include some gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free recipes, plus there are tips at the back of the book for how to make allergen substitutions.The Get Into series is designed to get kids excited about being creative. Fun, easy to follow and with colourful illustrations and photography, each book is a comprehensive introduction to a popular hobby. Other titles available: Sewing, Gardening, Knitting, Drawing, Photography.
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  • Basketball

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Learn how to perfect the skills, tactics and theory of basketball - from beginner-basic techniques to professional rules.
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  • The Beckhams

    By Liz Gogerly
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly
    The Beckhams are arguably the most famous couple in the media today. David is a hugely talented football player and recently one of the most prominent faces of the London 2012 Olympics. Victoria, one of the Spice Girls, has written books, had a solo music career and created her own fashion label. Together, they are devoted to their family and have given huge support to charities around the world.
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  • Behind the Scenes at the Olympics

    By Nick Hunter
    Authors:
    Nick Hunter
    From the winning bid to the Olympic village and stadiums, this book looks beyond the sports and into all aspects, such as the costs involved, the media and where events will take place around the country.
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  • Being a YouTuber

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    Learn all about becoming a successful YouTuber! From setting up your account to creating a viral video, find out how to master this popular platform and have your creative output seen around the globe!Be inspired the stories of YouTubers who have built their own channel and following from nothing. Find out the tips, tricks and secrets to gaining thousands of subscribers, millions of views, and much, much more.
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  • Boxing

    By 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.
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  • Bradley Wiggins

    By 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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  • British Olympians

    By Debbie Foy
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    Debbie Foy
    21st Century Lives is a fresh and lively approach to the achievements of the most successful British Olympians. Find out about these talented men and women; the British Olympians featured include: Rebecca Adlington, Chris Hoy, Ben Ainslie and Rebecca Romero.
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  • Building a Website

    By Chris Martin
    Authors:
    Chris Martin
    This series offers a shortcut to instant expertise! Quick Expert's Guides are aimed at teens and 'tweens who are keen to know more about a popular topic but who may be put off the idea of having to read wordy or technical guides. Each title includes features that break down technical/scientific/complex aspects of the subject, inspirational case studies, activities and a final project to test the reader's new skills. Chapter round-ups also offer tips on key words and phrases as well as boosting self esteem and confidence, in order to walk the walk and talk the talk of a true expert.
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