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  • Item #: 000379
    ISBN: 9781465426857
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    A much more general intro to coding than other programming books, the aim of this book is to teach children how each specific aspect of how coding works through step-by-step lessons. Instead of creating a large project, or even working through multiple small projects to learn coding, children are given short exercises to work through. Each new concept (variables, drawing with the “Turtle” program, etc.) provides coded examples of easy tasks, and then asks the student to solve a slightly more difficult task. These include navigating a robot through a maze, creating and modifying multiple variables, or solving mathematics with programming. All programming is done in the popular Python 3.0 language which emphasizes simplicity and readability—children won’t have to struggle to figure out how their programs work, but they’ll still learn plenty of real-world coding. Quizzes at the end of each section reinforce learned topics. It is worth noting that while most kids should have little trouble understanding the book, it may be beneficial to have an adult accompany them along the early steps. Requires a desktop or laptop and an Internet connection to download Python 3. 40 pages. Paperback.

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  • Item #: 071431
    ISBN: 9781454925675
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  • Item #: 070482
    ISBN: 9780794539504
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    Some children may have a difficult time applying themselves to books that cover technical programming concepts (such as "looping," "variables," etc.) or even books that lead directly into those ideas. The focus of these books is instead on short, unstructured lessons exclusively covering simple projects and games. The abbreviated lessons start out quite easy (such as making characters move around the screen in Scratch, or creating a very basic text adventure in Python) and end with making fully-fledged games.

    Throughout these lessons the emphasis is placed on the game they are creating, not on programming concepts. Picture this as coming at programming from another angle - instead of learning about what a variable is and then putting a variable named "score" in the game, they are shown how to keep a "score" within their game and then learn why a "score" is a variable and what that entails. To help kids out even more, all instructions and concepts come with full-color illustrations (and cute cartoon characters) which show exactly how to do the projects in a fun, cute way. If your child is interested in programming, but may be more excited about making games as a focus, this is for them! 94 pages. Spiral-bound.

    Uses the programming language Python as a base. Focuses more on the textual elements of programming - students begin with core programming concepts by incorporating numbers, variables, and simple logic into their games before branching into drawing and game creation. 

  • Item #: 067842
    ISBN: 9781454921776
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    At its heart, coding is simple, especially with the help of robots! Utilizing three coding languages, this book strives to give young kids a simple activity-based introduction to programming. The first chapter begins with some basic computers and logic info before diving into some “pen and paper” programming challenges (such as getting a friend to draw by instructing them to move the pen in different directions). These simple activities lay the groundwork for learning to program increasingly complicated functions in Scratch, Logo, and Python. Finally, the last chapter gives students the opportunity to create their very own websites using Python and Javascript! With the help of an engaging cast of colored robots and pages that look like they come straight from a robot factory, learning to program is a snap. 128 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 067746
    ISBN: 9781465462428
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  • Item #: 066376
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     Learn Morse Code by building a basic telegraph device. Kit includes battery holder, telegraph key, light bulb, 3 connector wires, assembly instructions, and Morse Code alphabet characters. Requires D-cell battery (not included). -Logan

  • Item #: 064568
    ISBN: 9781619303256
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  • Item #: 064214
    ISBN: 9781629794259
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  • Item #: 064191
    ISBN: 9780794536879
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    Some children may have a difficult time applying themselves to books that cover technical programming concepts (such as looping, variables, etc.) or even books that lead directly into those ideas. The focus of this book is instead on short, unstructured lessons exclusively covering Scratch or Scratch games. Instead of having concept-based lessons to follow, as in How to Code in 10 Easy Lessons, kids will work on creating short, simple games using Scratch. These short lessons start out simple (such as making characters move around the screen) and end with making pattern games and virtual pets. Once kids understand how to make basic games, they move on to four fully-fledged game projects. Throughout these lessons the emphasis is placed on the game they are creating, not on programming concepts. Picture this as coming at programming from another angle; instead of learning about what a variable is and then putting a variable named score in the game, they are shown how to keep a score within their game and then learn why a score is a variable and what that entails. To help kids out even more, all instructions and concepts come with full-color illustrations (and cute cartoon characters) which show exactly how to do the projects in a fun, cute way. If your child is interested in programming, but may be more excited about making games as a focus, this is for them. 94 pages. Spiral-bound.

    Uses the programming language Scratch as a base. Focuses on the visual elements of programming - kids begin by making things move around the screen, drawing & painting characters, and creating a virtual pet. Ends with 4 games projects.

  • Item #: 048830
    ISBN: 9780545060486
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    Amy and Dan believed they were the good guys. Now they've discovered new information about their parents that shatters everything. Now Amy and Dan are going their separate ways.
  • Item #: 048100
    ISBN: 9781601597489
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    This book contains an amazing variety of games, crosswords, word searches, math problems, hidden pictures, mazes, logic problems, codes, and other activities to keep children entertained and informed. The folks from School Zone made sure that the 300+ full-color pages included lots of learning about animals, states, and a variety of other subjects. This would make a fun book for car rides, waiting rooms, or any time a kid might need to stay busy. Solutions included. - Laura

  • Item #: 045462
    ISBN: 9781465443922
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    More of a general introduction to coding, this book emphasizes programming logic and functions. Projects focus on how code functions rather than how to create a cohesive game or activity. Consider purchasing this first to give students better insight into the other Scratch Workbooks, or waiting on this if your students are looking for more excitement.

  • Item #: 042537
    ISBN: 9781465469373
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    An introduction to Javascript’s extensive capabilities through 4 projects. Incorporates art, games, and the all-important Web page.

  • Item #: 041405
    ISBN: 9780763629724
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    Paul Janeczko wrote this book that shares tons of information about all kinds of codes: how to make them, how to break them, and the place they have in history. First the book gives a general history of codes and shows how and why they were developed. It points out "codes" that people see everyday like zip codes and street signs. Then the book details all sorts of codes, ciphers, and secret writing. While each type of code is described, the book also tells you how to make your own codes in that format, how to break codes in that format, and gives interesting facts about how that type of code has been used in history. A few of the many codes and ciphers covered include Pig Latin, Turkish Irish, Caesar Cipher, Morse Code, Greek Square Cipher, Rail Fence Cipher, and Route Transposition Cipher. Concealment techniques are also included like the Null Cipher, Word Grille, Dot Cipher, and invisible inks. Sometimes while describing different kinds of codes, the book will have an example code that readers have to try to break. The answers to all these code puzzles are included in the back of the book. With easy to read and understand explanations of a large variety of codes and ciphers, this book not only shows readers how to become masters of making and breaking codes, it also shows them the great impact codes have had on the history of the world. 136 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

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    ISBN: 9780838878019
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    ISBN: 9780838878064
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