Coding Books for School Age Kids

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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. Paired with free curriculum from resources like Scratch, Code.org, Tinkercad or Khan Academy kids AND grown-ups can start learning coding basics. Learn about the women of Hidden Figures or have a laugh with robotic troubleshooting in Robo-Sauce. There are coding books for all kinds of learners to get inspired and start dreaming up the world’s next innovative inventions!

A Beginner's Guide to Coding

Presents an introduction to coding for young computer users that focuses on the programming languages Scratch and Python. Includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions for a variety of coding projects.

Coding Games in Scratch

Written for children with little to no coding experience, Coding Games with Scratch guides children through building platform games, puzzles, racers, and 3-D action games. You can also check out this title as an eBook on Overdrive/Libby.

Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding

Meet Ruby a small girl with a huge imagination. In Ruby’s world, anything is possible if you set your mind to it. As Ruby embarks on her adventure, kids will be introduced through storytelling to the basic concepts of coding. With activities included in every chapter, future kid coders will be able to put their own imaginations to work.

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.

 

 

 

Programming Games and Animation

Colorful graphics and simple text work together in this book to encourage readers to create their own computer games. From story to code to animation, readers will discover the creativity and technology that goes into their favorite games. You can also check out this title as an eBook on Hoopla.

Robo-Sauce

A special sauce turns a boy into a robot, and he then transforms everyone and everything into robots, including the book. You can also check out this title as an eBook on Overdrive/Libby.

Robots

Explores how robots function and are made, looking at their computing components and how engineers design them with specific capabilities. You can also check out this title as an eBook on Overdrive/Libby.