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Clive Gifford

  • 5 stars across 307 books
    Clive Gifford is a highly experienced journalist and author who has more than 70 books in print for both adults and children. Among his children's titles are Spies (Kingfisher), Refugees (Belitha), and The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia. He has written a number of highly acclaimed titles on the subject of robotics, including How to Be a Robot (OUP) and Inside Guides: Robots (DK).
    2nd January 2014

    The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

    A heart-warming classic full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every ... More

    (33 reviews)
    1st September 2018

    How Airports Work

    Where does luggage go after check in? What happens in the control tower? How do planes actually fly? This interactive,... More

    (13 reviews)
    1st October 2019

    How Trains Work

    All aboard! From the fastest to the longest, the oldest to the newest, through tunnels, across bridges and up mountain... More

    (13 reviews)
    3rd July 2009

    Animal Pants

    From long johns to bloomers, Y-fronts to boxers - this book is quite simply packed with pants! There's a cat who b... More

    (9 reviews)
    4th February 2016

    iRobot: Discover Extraordinary Robot Technology

    Children can interact with robots in their own homes thanks to the digital magic of Augmented Reality. Activities incl... More

    (5 reviews)
    7th April 2016

    UEFA Euro 2016 France Fact file

    This is the official licensed product of UEFA Euro 2016 Trademark. This in-depth guide for younger readers contains ever... More

    (4 reviews)
    1st February 2012

    Know Your Sport: Track Athletics

    Comprehensive photographic guides to playing and enjoying the world's top sports. Whether you are taking part or just wa... More

    (3 reviews)
    28th July 2016

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

    Travel back in time to the Big Bang, and learn about the formation of the universe. Explore the baffling world of bla... More

    (2 reviews)
    18th March 2021

    Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero

    This environmentally positive book contains everything children need to become guardians of the planet. Kids can lea... More

    (2 reviews)
    1st February 2010

    How the World Works

    How do the ocean currents move? What is a carbon footprint? Why does it rain? This fun, engaging book introduces the Ear... More

    (1 review)
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