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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!
As well as featuring cool illustrations, the book comes packed with extras including stickers, a poster, and 3D model robots to press out and construct. If you're learning to code for the first time, then this book is the perfect way to get started. - The Week Junior *Book of the Week* A well-designed and well-written introduction to coding which could inspire primary-aged children to study computer science in later years, and it will provide a good support to school studies of computing. - Blog My Wiki This book is totally rammed full of creative activities and problems to be solved. With extras at the back of the book including a game, a pull-out poster, stickers, and even a robot model to press out and make, this book is a must for anyone who wants to become a coder! - Fun Kids Radio A fun, appealing and stimulating approach to one of the key skills of the 21st century. - LoveReading4Kids The must-have book for any future junior coders. - Parents in Touch A fantastic activity book for tech-loving kids. - Tech Age Kids May even plant the seed for a lifetime passion for - or even a career in - the exciting world of computer coding. - How It Works Magazine Enrol in Coder Academy and undertake a series of imaginative and challenging activities! From creating a character and animating it in code, to writing a tune play on your computer, to designing a game and website, this book is jam-packed full of creative activities and problems to be solved. Get creative with code and learn to write in Scratch and HTML and have fun while learning a valuable skill for the future. With extras at the back of the book including a game, a pull-out poster, stickers, and even a robot model to press out and make, this is the must-have book for any future junior coders!
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
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