This is Not a Science Book by Clive Gifford
  

This is Not a Science Book

Written by Clive Gifford
Illustrated by Charlotte Milner

9+ readers   Fascinating Facts   11+ readers   

RRP £9.99

Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

There’s a lot more to science than lab coats, test tubes and text books as this stimulating interactive activity book demonstrates. All you need is a pen or pencil to try out the more than 30 different projects contained within its bright pages and children will learn about all sorts of things, from plant reproduction to scientific phenomena such as light and mirrors. There are lots of really fascinating brain-bending puzzles to attempt too – science doesn’t get much cooler! ~ Andrea Reece

Win a set of Cool Books!!

The Cool Series is a collection of books which cover subjects from the core curriculum in an exciting and fun way - all written by experts in their field.
To mark the start of the new academic year we are giving away a set of TEN Cool Books including Cool Coding, Cool Physics, Cool Art and Cool Mythology!

To have a chance of winning this cool prize click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 5 October 2017. The winners will be notified by 19 October 2017.

Good luck!


Enter prize draw Draw closes: 05/10/2017

Synopsis

This is Not a Science Book by Clive Gifford

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

About the Author

Clive Gifford

Clive Gifford is a highly experienced journalist and author with over 70 books in print and more than 800 features and stories written for adults and children.

Clive is an unusual author who likes to work in both fiction and non-fiction. Perhaps this reflects his unusual life which, so far, has seen him travel through 47 countries, be held hostage in Colombia, go parachuting, coach several sports and run a computer games company.

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of more than 150 books for children and adults. His book, Eye Benders, published by Ivy Kids, won the 2014 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize. This is Not a Science Book is the follow-up to the best-selling This is Not a Maths Book, also published by Ivy Kids, which won the Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Education Award at the British Book Design and Production Awards 2015.

Is your new book This is Not a Science Book a science book or what?

Ahhh, that would be telling! I can tell you what it is not and that’s a stuffy school science textbook. It is an entertaining activities book with lots of drawing, investigating, colouring-in, project making and puzzling to be done but it does show how all around you, science is constantly happening.

The book is packed with surprising facts and phenomena and activities to scramble your brain with visual illusions and tricks. Why not have a look yourselves, then you can tell me whether the book is out science or about fun or, a lot of both.

Where do you live?

I live in a large three-storey tumbledown house on the very edge of Manchester. It's pretty old - I think it was built in 1906 - and there always seems to be bits of it falling off! It overlooks the Mersey Valley and I can cycle through countryside and canal paths to get to the centre of Manchester.

What do you carry with you when you travel for your writing?

I always carry a notebook and several pens (I am constantly losing pens) to jot down any ideas that spring to mind. I also carry a digital camera or my smartphone to snap pictures and a tiny MP3 player to record interviews. There’s always a pack of Post-It notes in one of my pockets to mark pages of books with useful information to return to, as well.

What is your favourite children's book ever?

That is a toughie! I can give you several favourites if that is okay, starting with the ‘Golden Compass/Northern Lights’ trilogy by Phillip Pullman which I think were truly magical examples of storytelling and David Almond’s ‘Skellig’ which is a truly beautiful story.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Books. No question. Every project I work on needs lots of books to research the subject and gives me the excuse to go to the bookshop and spend, spend, spend! I haven’t counted them but I reckon I’ve got over 7,000 books all littered round my house!

Do you still buy books at shops or do you get all your facts off the internet?

The Internet is, of course, very useful especially for checking and getting the most up to date statistic or snippet but the information on there often only tells a tiny part of the whole story. For a complete picture of how or why something works or more detail, I still think books and magazines are extremely important. I visit bookshops and use libraries all the time. The libraries in my area, Trafford, are excellent and we have an amazing old bookshop over in Sharston which has more than half a million old books!

What would you like to be if you weren't a writer?

Really good question! I really would have liked to have been a rock star but was lousy at playing the guitar. The other job I would have liked was to be a documentary film-maker.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

Clive Gifford
More books by Clive Gifford

Author's Website

www.clivegifford.co.uk/inde...

Publisher

The Ivy Press

Publication date

1st September 2016

ISBN

9781782403975

Categories


It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools