Coding Books for Grades K-2

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Looking for books to support learning in science, technology, engineering and math? Check out the books below to explore robotics and coding or ask your librarian for other suggestions.

Go, Otto, Go!

Otto the robot builds a spaceship to take him home.

Kids Get Coding: Coding in the Real World

With simple text, graphics, and hands-on activities, this book teaches readers about the ways coding is used in the complex inner workings of common items such as traffic lights and smoke detectors.

The Most Magnificent Thing

A little girl has a wonderful idea. With the help of her canine assistant, she is going to make the most magnificent thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. But making the most magnificent thing turns out to be harder than she thinks.

My First Coding Book

Presents computer coding concepts on board pages that feature flaps, pull tabs, sliders and wheels, asking readers to build a robot, escape from a jungle and hunt for bugs.





A young inventor accidentally creates a group of tiny robots that employ their unique abilities and teamwork to become incredibly useful–and maybe even change the world. Includes author’s note on the science and uses of nano-robotics.

The Official Scratch Jr. Book: Help Your Kids Learn to Code!

An introduction to coding for parents and kids. Includes 18 hands-on activities using ScratchJr, a programming language designed for young children (ages 5-7). Teaches computational thinking, literacy, and math skills through animated collages, interactive stories, and playable games.


A special sauce turns a boy into a robot, and he then transforms everyone and everything into robots, including the book.

Robot Universe

Explores the capabilities of robots and the computers that control them.