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Coding for kids

This collection of books introduces our younger readers to the amazing world of coding. Have a try from these and see what you can create!

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A beginner's guide to coding

Marc Scott

Ever wondered how to make your computer do what you want it to? If so, then it is time to get coding! This easy-to-follow guide to the basics of coding uses the free programming languages of Scratch and Python.

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How coding works

Ben Hubbard

Consider the workings of our digital planet! From computer programmes and WiFi to hardware and hard drives, this series will take you inside your computer and the online world that you use every day.

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Hello Ruby

Linda Liukas

Meet Ruby - a small girl with a huge imagination, and the determination to solve any puzzle. As Ruby stomps around her world making new friends, kids will be introduced to the fundamentals of computational thinking.

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Get coding!

David Whitney

Learn how to write code and then build your own website, app and game using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. In bite-size chunks learn important real-life coding skills and become a technology star of the future.

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So, you want to be a coder?

J. M. (Jane M.) Bedell

Covering everything from navigating computer languages to writing code for games and artificial intelligence, this book debugs the secrets behind this diverse industry. It also includes inspiring stories from kids who are writing code now!

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Coding in the real world

Heather (Heather K.) Lyons

This book will help budding young programmers discover the technology in the world around them. Learn how computers play a big part in our everyday lives, then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get coding!

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Kids get coding

Heather (Heather K.) Lyons

This book will help budding young programmers to design their own games and animation sequences. Learn how to plot out a game, design animated characters and check the code for bugs. Hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website.

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Star Wars coding projects

Jon Woodcock

This book is an easy visual guide to designing and coding in Scratch. The setting is as big as your imagination. Your favourite Star Wars characters will guide you through fun projects, animations, and games as you learn how to create and code.

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Code your own adventure

Max Wainewright

Major Kate, Pirate Pierre and their friends need your help! With easy instructions illustrated in a graphic novel style, this is the perfect introduction to key coding concepts. This adventure book makes learning to code fun and accessible!

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How to think like a coder

Jim Christian

This accessible, fun book goes right back to the very basics, teaching central concepts such as loops, data types, pseudo code and calculations - without having to learn a single line of code!

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Girls who code

Reshma Saujani

This book is bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA. It shows the huge role computer science plays in our lives.

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Cool coding

Rob Hansen

A fun, accessible guide to computers and coding for older children and curious adults. This fun and quirky book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of computer coding, organized into handy bite-sized chunks.

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