Clive Gifford - Author

About the Author

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author who has written hundreds of articles and over 80 non-fiction books. For Kingfisher, Clive's titles include Football - The ultimate guide to the beautiful gameFootball SkillsOlympics10 Explorers Who Changed the WorldHow the World Works and Think Again! He has received commendations from the Smithsonian Museum in the US and received a Times Educational Supplement Information Book of the Year award. A life-long supporter of the London team Queens Park Rangers, he has also been a football coach and contributed to various football fanzines. Clive lives in Manchester.

Featured books by Clive Gifford

Teenage Kicks: 101 things to do before you're 16

Teenage Kicks: 101 things to do before you're 16

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2008

An absolute must for every early teenager.  Fun, interesting and useful the author has compiled a great list of things to be sure to do before those early care free days – the childish wonder of innocence – are over and before your entire attention span becomes taken up with worrying about the opposite sex.

So You Think You Know the World Cup?

So You Think You Know the World Cup?

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback (b Format) Release Date: 20/04/2006

Are you well prepared for the kick off. Do you think you know it all? Through the 1000 plus questions you can test yourself and find out if you really do have all the answers at your finger tips. After a few easy questions just as a bit if a warm up, there are literary hundreds of medium and difficult questions to tax your brain and test your knowledge. Fun for all and useful for turning anyone and everyone into an instant expert.

Other books by Clive Gifford

Champions League Fact File

Champions League Fact File

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Get the lowdown on the most exciting annual football tournament on the planet - the UEFA Champions League. This action-packed book is 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 tournament's legendary players, from Antoine Griezmann to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Explorers: Things That Go

Explorers: Things That Go

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/09/2016

Explorers are designed to appeal to all readers who are just starting to read alone and more confident readers who are beginning to exercise wider reading and cross-referencing skills. Lively, dramatic artwork scenes draw children into a subject, and each scene is followed by a photographic information spread that gives a wealth of extra detail. As a fun extra element, the reader can follow themed links to access information on related topics. Things That Go is an exciting ride through all types of transport, from trucks and tractors to a city network of trains, trams and buses, to fast cars and aeroplanes and record-breaking vehicles.

This is Not a Science Book

This is Not a Science Book

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A smart art activity book Discover the art of science with this innnovative and ingenious activity book, packed with creative projects and fun drawing challenges. This is Not a Science Book develops science knowledge by stealth, through drawing, sketching, making, and colouring. From mapping out bones in the body, building amazing spinning rotocopters, and brilliant brain puzzles, to monitoring the movements of the moon, taking a close-up look at creepy-crawlies, plus incredible optical illusions you can make yourself, the stimulating activities will get brains ticking and pens scribbling. Charming text, plus fascinating illustrations, makes the subject accessible and fun, ensuring that this book will enthrall and entertain curious children for hours. Remember: this is NOT a science book... or is it? Follow-up to the bestselling title, This is Not a Maths Book Templates for fun off-the-page activities are included Award-winning kids' author Clive Gifford brings a new approach to scientific investigation

Watch This Space: The Universe, Black Holes and the Big Bang

Watch This Space: The Universe, Black Holes and the Big Bang

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2016

Travel back in time to the Big Bang, and learn about the formation of the universe. Explore the baffling world of black holes, and find out how scientists are searching for alien life. Discover the strangest sights of the universe, from quirky quasars to clouds that smell like raspberries. Get answers to questions such as: * What happened after the Big Bang? * How is the universe like a chocolate chip cookie? * Why can't we see black holes? * What is dark matter? * How might the universe end? This book is jam packed with NASA photography, key terms explained simply and fascinating, number-based space facts and figures for all aspiring astronaughts and science whizz kids.

Romans

Romans

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2016

Romans is an engaging non-fiction reader that will help make learning to read fun and interesting. Journey back in time and find out about the ancient Romans - from their rough and tough army to their schools, homes and feasts. The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features favourite topics, well-loved authors and classic characters so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging books independently. * Varied sentences * Detailed illustrations to enjoy * Contains a glossary and index * More technical language * A rich range of vocabulary * Higher word count All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band level: Gold More level 3 non-fiction reading ladder books to collect: A day in the life of Triceratops, A day in the life of T. rex and Senses.

iRobot

iRobot

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Children can interact with robots in their own homes thanks to the digital magic of Augmented Reality. Activities include building their own robot and programming it to move, seeing their own arm become bionic, flying a search and rescue drone and battling with bots, all on the kitchen table! Place your tablet or smartphone near the visual trigger on the page then hold it up to see the AR in action. iRobot is packed with fascinating information about these marvellous machines - how they work, how they are used and what the future holds.

iScience

iScience

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Thanks to the digital magic of Augmented Reality, you can trigger and explode or create chemical chaos in your own room without ruining a single thing. Download the free APP, place your tablet or smartphone near the visual trigger on the page, then hold it up to see metal explode in water or split an atom in the palm of your hand. iScience is packed with educational facts on basic scientific principles. From elements and atoms to sound waves and gravity, read up on the fascinating natural world and discover the wonders of science.

So You Think You Know: Enid Blyton's Famous Five

So You Think You Know: Enid Blyton's Famous Five

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

What is the name of the first book in the Famous Five series? Who is NOT a member of the Five: Julian, Nora or Anne? What does George's father do for a living? So you've read the books, maybe more than once, but how much do you really know about the adventures of the Famous Five? Revisit their best moments and meet all your favourite characters again in this brilliant quiz book.

The Empire Windrush

The Empire Windrush

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2014

In 1948 the Empire Windrush sailed from Jamaica to Britain with over 300 passengers on board. Learn about their fascinating stories and the realities of life in post-war Britain in this captivating information book by Clive Gifford. Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. Text type: An information book Curriculum links:

Think Again!

Think Again!

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/07/2013

THINK AGAIN! is a title that will take readers on a wild ride through history, science, the natural world and the human body in search of... the TRUTH! Conspiracy theories, popular trivia, old wives' tales, common misconceptions, misinterpretations and other regular falsehoods will be explored to find out why they are wrong, and exactly how and why they may have been adopted as fact. Unlike other information books, aimed at adults and lacking a background context and explanation, this big compendium of curriculum-led subjects will be firmly targeted at today's internet-savvy children by fully detailing the myth or error, plus its historical or scientific background, and then debunking it with a full, clear explanation of the true facts. This is all done in a thoroughly entertaining fashion, using fun typography, fast-paced text, light and fascinating side-stories, and lively, photo-montaged illustrations. Each main entry varies in length based on its importance, complexity and level of interest.

The Olympics

The Olympics

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2011

So you think you all about the Olympics? Have a go at these: Which country's population was granted a day's holiday when its men's football team won gold at the 2000 Olympics? At the 2012 games, only two stadiums used for the football events are Premier League grounds. Can you name both? Name one of the three sports that George Eyser, a man with a wooden leg, won at the 1904 Olympics. Whether you want to test your knowledge or are keen to learn more about the biggest sporting event EVER, here are over 1000 Olympic teasers that cover everything from the history of the games and sports knowledge to weird and wonderful trivia that will put even gold medallists to the test and will make sure that you're ready for this summer's olympics!

Out of this World

Out of this World

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2011

Out Of This World is jam-packed with everything children need to know about space - from facts and statistics to real-life adventures. Boys and girls can find their way around the solar system, learn if aliens really could exist and discover the origins of the universe. Entertaining and educational, this learning companion would make the perfect addition to any school child's bookshelf. Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2012!

Fantastic Football

Fantastic Football

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2010

A reference book with universal appeal that brings the exciting world of football alive. Young readers can learn all about the drama and thrill of this much loved sport and the passion it invokes. A wealth of information is included on the heroes we adore and the players we love to hate; the up-coming young stars and the well-known 'old-timers'; the amazing goals and the near-misses; the all-important competitions and the off-pitch dramas.

World War II

World War II

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2009

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.

Outstanding Olympics

Outstanding Olympics

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2008

The Olympics is with us at all times, with its build up, with vast coverage given to the competitors in over 30 different winter and summer sports looking to make the Olympic team and qualify, and with significant and substantial media time given to Olympians and the Games throughout all years of the four year cycle. BL The mere announcement of the winners of the hosting of the 2012 Olympics drew globally, the 10th largest TV audience of 2005 in the world - an estimated 900 million.

Golden Compass: World of the Golden Compass

Golden Compass: World of the Golden Compass

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2007

This is a guide to the fictional world of the movie, focusing on the richness of the people, creatures, daemons and inventions that populate its startling landscape. It includes an insert featuring an array of artworked press-out characters and a sticker sheet of photo images from the movie.

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