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Sean McManus is a UK-based author and journalist, specializing in coding and technology. Sean's coding books for adults and children include Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps (2016), Scratch Programming in Easy Steps (2013), Web Design in Easy Steps (2014), and Raspberry Pi For Dummies (co-authored, 2014).
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month This well-designed, interactive workbook provides a really good introduction to coding for children. It breaks it down into fun, step by step exercises and each bright, visually attractive page sets children tasks to do, with sticker rewards when they get the answers right. The different exercises clearly and logically explain the different elements of coding, turning them into manageable chunks. Topics covered include understanding computer languages such as Scratch; writing simple commands for a computer to follow; designing computer art for games and programs; building web pages using HTML. As the author himself has said, coding is highly creative, and even without the press out robots on the end pages, this is a fun, appealing and stimulating approach to one of the key skills of the 21st century. ~ Andrea Reece Download the Coder Academy Activity Book which accompanies the book!
So, you want to learn how to code, but you don't know where to start? From writing simple coding instructions using Scratch software, to learning the coding skills to create your own computer game, and even design your own website, this book leads the way. By breaking this daunting subject down into the 10 'super skills' needed, young readers can to get to grips with computer coding, and build on their skills as they progress through the book. Starting off with a short introduction that poses the question what is coding? , the super skills of coding include using Scratch coding software to give coding instructions, write simple code and use loops; learning how to debug and fix code; and using your coding knowledge to create a simple computer game and create a webpage using simple HTML. QED are publishing this title in two different formats: Super Skills: How to Code in 10 Easy Lessons (Concealed spiral): 978-1-78493-365-4 Super Skills: How to Code in 10 Easy Lessons (Library bound): 978-1-78493-364-7