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.
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!
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.
Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA’s African American women mathematicians to America’s space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes timeline and glossary. You can also check out this title as an eBook on Overdrive/Libby or as an eBook on Hoopla.
Introduces young children to computer languages and explains programs and how to write them.
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.
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. You can also check out this title as an eBook on Overdrive/Libby.
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.