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Books by Clive Gifford

  • Around-the-World Colouring Book

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: ATDJE
    Paperback
    A fabulous tour of the world's most wonderful cities, natural wonders and landmarks, with this intriguing and intricate colouring book. Gaze up in awe at the skyscrapers of New York; explore nature at work in the Amazon rainforest and go back in time to the cheering crowds of the Colosseum in ancient Rome. As you colour in the busy scenes, watch out for curious things to spot, hidden travel souvenirs and historical and geographical misfits on your captivating puzzle trail.
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  • My First Football Handbook

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BMKGB
    Paperback 5 years +
    Warm-up, kick-off! This colourful, action-packed and practical handbook is a fantastic introduction to football. Clear, accessible text covers everything a young football enthusiast needs to know: basic skills, tactics and techniques, rules and referees, world players and tournaments - and so much more. Great step-by-step photography and top tips make this a perfect guide book to take home and to football practice.
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  • Guardians of the Planet

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BZBWX
    Hardback
    This environmentally positive book contains everything children need to become guardians of the planet. Kids can learn how to become keepers of the coasts, friends of the forests, home heroes and much more through a mix of compelling facts, creative activities and proactive tips. Key environmental topics are clearly explained, and the easy-to-follow projects and suggestions help to put the issues in an everyday context. From reusing clothes and composting food to reducing water waste and giving wildlife a helping hand, this book will encourage children to engage with environmental problems and inspire them to take care of our wonderful planet. The book includes an introduction by ClientEarth, an organization that uses environmental law to protect oceans, forests and other habitats, as well as all people, and a foreword by Brian Eno. Printed using environmentally friendly waterless ink method on FSC paper.
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  • Ground Control to Major Tim

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BIV2
    Hardback 9 years +
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    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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  • What's Above?

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: CUQ2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    What's Above? is the perfect non-fiction pop-up book for children as they embark on a journey of discovery and learn loads of fun facts about our diverse and fascinating world.

    Raise your eyes to discover eagles swooping to catch their prey in a rainforest, black bears prowling in a mountain kingdom and a comet shooting across the sky. What other wonders are waiting to be uncovered?

    There are stunning illustrations of intricate scenes that unfold with the turn of each page. Compelling facts are told by the expert author and contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica and winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, Clive Gifford.
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  • The Colours of History

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BQDRD
    Paperback 9 years +
    Why did Roman emperors wear purple? Which colour is made from crushed beetles? What green pigment might be used to build super-fast computers of the future? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this vibrant exploration of the stories behind different colours, and the roles they've played throughout history. From black to white, and all the colours in between, every shade has a story to tell. Each colour group is introduced with a stunning and interpretive double-page spread illustration, followed by illustrated entries exploring the `colourful' history of particular shades. With vivid, thought-provoking illustrations and engaging bite-sized text, this book is a feast for the eyes and the mind, ready to enthral budding artists and historians alike.

    Winner of the Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Book Award 2018
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  • Ultimate Cars

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BQILD
    Paperback
    Following on from the success of Futureworld, the latest title in Carlton's lavish World series is a high-octane, visually stunning introduction to the world's most iconic and thrilling cars - essential reading for every young petrolhead. This comprehensive book gives the lowdown on the basics of car science before focusing on the standout models within each key car group: high-end performance cars, classic cars, crazy cars, racing cars and envelope-pushing future cars. High-impact features, delivering need-to-know information about individual models, are balanced by in-depth spreads that will satisfy every fact-hungry car fan.
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  • Rugby

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: AZBLL
    Paperback
    A must-read for all football fans, Great Sporting Events: Rugby looks at the top rugby competitions in the world and describes the history behind them, notable events and the personalities that helped to shape the sport. Each title in the Great Sporting Events series gives a fascinating insight into the sporting events that thrill sports stars and fans alike. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Formula 1

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: APWXF
    Paperback 7 years +
    The 'Motorsports' series takes you to the centre of the action at the fastest, toughest, most exciting motor races in the world. This book looks at Formula 1, the most famous of car races of all.
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  • Rugby

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BGUCO
    Paperback 9 years +
    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. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
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  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Kids' Handbook

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BWHCU
    Paperback
    As excitement builds in the run-up to the Cricket World Cup 2019, the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Kids' Handbook provides the perfect tournament companion for one-day cricket fans aged 7+. The book is bursting with information about the hosts, England and Wales, plus the grounds, teams profiles, superstar players, Cricket World Cup facts, stats and record breakers, as well as loads of games, quizzes and puzzles.
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  • In Focus: Tropical Lands

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: EGQ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Learn everything you ever wanted to know about tropical lands with this magazine-style book. It's packed with top 10 lists, fast facts, quickfire quizzes and beautiful photographs.
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  • Football Record Breakers

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: CBQDY
    Paperback
    From the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championships to the record-breakers of Serie A, the Bundesliga and the Premier League, football's record-breaking stars are here. This book is packed with thousands of eye-popping stats about incredible trophy-winning teams and legendary goalscorers from around the globe, and contains all the need-to-know facts and figures from the 2018-19 season and the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals.
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  • The Ancient World in 100 Words

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: CBHGR
    Hardback
    How do you sum up the ancient world in 100 words? This book takes on the challenge! With 100 carefully chosen words, each explained in just 100 words, this book provides a quick and fun insight into the characters, events and inventions of the ancient world. Covering the Egyptians, the Greeks and the Romans, this book is an easy way to gain a rounded knowledge of the subject area. What were pyramids used for? How did the Romans fight battles? Which Greek inventions are still used today? Each word is brought to life with engaging illustrations and absorbing text, sure to inspire the imagination of budding historians.
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  • A World of Computers and Coding

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BYIUA
    Hardback
    In this exciting, 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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  • Rugby World Cup 2019 TM Kids' Handbook

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BYIRJ
    Paperback
    The only official children's companion to Rugby World Cup 2019 (TM), which kicks off on 20 September, 2019. As excitement builds in the run-up to RWC 2019, the official Rugby World Cup 2019TM Kids' Handbook provides the perfect tournament companion for younger rugby fans. It's bursting with information about the host country, Japan, plus the stadiums, top teams, superstar players, Rugby World Cup facts and stats, as well as loads of games, quizzes and puzzles.
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  • Get Ahead in Computing: Webpage Design

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BXWSA
    Paperback
    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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  • Get Ahead in Computing: Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BXWRY
    Paperback
    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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  • The Race to Space

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BXGQY
    Hardback
    You know that man has walked on the Moon, but do you know the story of how he got there? With the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing on 20th July 2019, this book celebrates the Space Race rivalry between the US and the Soviet Union. Readers will learn about the neck-and-neck race between the two superpowers, through an illustrated story of the rivalry that gripped the world. From Russia's first satellite, Sputnik, to Neil Armstrong planting a US a flag on the moon, discover the events that unfolded through amazing nostalgic illustrations and engaging text. Explore, too, how these two space agencies now work together, and how the monumental achievements of the space race have created world-changing technology that we all use and benefit from today.
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  • The Book of Comparisons

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BWUZK
    Hardback
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    **SAINSBURY'S CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2018 WINNER - LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY** "A lavishly illustrated, 90-page compendium of the sort of jaw-dropping statistics which children love to outdo each other." - Daily Telegraph "Did you know that you can fit two football teams on the tongue of a blue whale? Did you know that the Samoan moss spider is as small as a grain of salt? Find out about these - and lots, lots more amazing information - in The Book of Comparisons. Perfect for fact fans!" - The Week Junior ""The Book of Comparisons is so compelling. Gifford finds some brilliant stats to compare and in the process simplifies science." - How it Works magazine "This lovely book, with great illustrations by Paul Boston, is packed full of the sort of facts children love. The large pages are stuffed with extraordinary details, comparing everything from animals, to space to machines. Aimed at 7+, this seems like a book that could last for years, as it is so full of interesting little tit bits." - Reading Zone "The Book of Comparisons is a crazy good fact nugget tomb!" - WRD Magazine "Definitely a book to dip in and out of, with lots of engrossing information to captivate young and old. The facts are astonishing." - Parents in Touch Did you know that a cheetah and a Porsche can both accelerate from 0 to 70 mph/112 kph in just three seconds? That the moon is only slightly narrower than the width of Australia? That the tallest tree in the world, the giant sequoia, is the same height as a 26-story building? Or that length of a blue whale is the same as 19 humans swimming one behind the other? This exciting picture book for curious kids measures and compares a huge variety of different subjects: the strongest animals, the biggest poopers and eaters, the amount of water in the oceans, the most deadly creatures and disasters, extreme journeys, altitudes and depths, the power of natural forces, dimensions of manmade structures, speeds of the fastest vehicles, and the capabilities of super machines. Absorbing, entertaining, and surprising, you'll never look at the world in the same way again once you've read this book!
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  • The Ultimate Guide to Surviving in the Wild

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BUPWT
    Paperback
    An absorbing, fast-paced and comprehensive guide to surviving in the wild, with a particular focus on the animals you might encounter - and want to avoid! - while you're there. Whether you're lost in the mountains, stranded in the desert, or adrift at sea, if you've read this book, you might just have a fighting chance at staying alive. Vivid photos, maps and other colourful graphics provide plenty to inspire armchair explorers. Chapters cover survival at sea, on a Pacific island, in the Outback, the Sahara Desert, the Amazon Rainforest, Polar wilderness and the Rocky Mountains. Readers are provided with information on what to do first, the key rules for survival, the animals in each habitat and how to signal for help. Feature pages highlight real-life survivors who escaped these harsh environments to inspire young explorers.
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  • A Robot World

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BUPHC
    Paperback
    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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  • The International Space Station

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BSOIQ
    Paperback 7 years +
    What is the space station and how did it get into space? How do astronauts get there and what do they do once they're there? How do astronauts eat, sleep, or even breathe, in space? This book answers all of these questions and more. Find out what it takes to become an astronaut and about the essential science experiments that are being carried out there. What effect does living in space have on the human body, from making you taller to losing your muscles because of zero gravity. If everything floats, then how can you go to the toilet and where does your wee and poo go? There's no bath or shower on the space station, so astronauts clean themselves with towels made damp by adding a little soapy water from a sealed pouch or by using special wet wipes each sealed in foil and containing disinfectant. Uncover all of these fascinating facts in this beautifully illustrated and fun book for children. Written to inspire a new generation of astronauts, Clive's detailed and fact-filled text will make you think you've visited the space station yourself. Fully illustrated by self-confessed space geek illustrator, Dan Schlitzkus, the illustrations are technically accurate and provide true representations of the mechanics, modules and equipment on board the ISS.
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  • The Ultimate Champions League Fan Guide

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BRZCP
    Hardback
    Get the lowdown on the most exciting annual football tournament on the planet. The Ultimate Champions League Fan Guide is an action-packed book bursting with eye-popping stats about the greatest teams and players in world football. Read all about the early years of the European Cup, discover what it takes to progress through the rounds to the final, then get all the need-to-know facts and figures about the Champions League's legendary players, from Antoine Griezmann to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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