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Code This!: Puzzles, Games, Challenges, and Computer Coding Concepts for the Problem Solver in You

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Programming concepts come to life in this kid-friendly intro to the basics of computer science and coding, with puzzles, games, and quirky characters. Welcome to the Coder Crew, where you're on a mission. You'll write algorithms to find hidden treasures, decode ciphers to read secret messages, create loops to program an expedition, and more. Along the way, you'll learn the Programming concepts come to life in this kid-friendly intro to the basics of computer science and coding, with puzzles, games, and quirky characters. Welcome to the Coder Crew, where you're on a mission. You'll write algorithms to find hidden treasures, decode ciphers to read secret messages, create loops to program an expedition, and more. Along the way, you'll learn the art of figuring out how to do things in general. That's called computer science. You'll also learn the art of explaining something in particular. That's called programming, or coding. Then you can put your skills to the test to help Cody the Robot. Whenever the Code This! Explorers need a hand, Cody is there to help. Unfortunately, this robot is very particular about the details. It can't simply collect a rare type of bacteria from a volcano. It needs step-by-step instructions on where to go, how to collect the bacteria, what bacteria to collect, and how to get back to the Explorers. Even more unfortunately, the Explorers are superbusy folks with a lot of cool stuff on their minds. That means they rarely give Cody the instructions it needs, which makes it want to totally short-circuit. That's where YOU come in to help Cody succeed at some of the trickiest, most awesome missions on Earth.


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Programming concepts come to life in this kid-friendly intro to the basics of computer science and coding, with puzzles, games, and quirky characters. Welcome to the Coder Crew, where you're on a mission. You'll write algorithms to find hidden treasures, decode ciphers to read secret messages, create loops to program an expedition, and more. Along the way, you'll learn the Programming concepts come to life in this kid-friendly intro to the basics of computer science and coding, with puzzles, games, and quirky characters. Welcome to the Coder Crew, where you're on a mission. You'll write algorithms to find hidden treasures, decode ciphers to read secret messages, create loops to program an expedition, and more. Along the way, you'll learn the art of figuring out how to do things in general. That's called computer science. You'll also learn the art of explaining something in particular. That's called programming, or coding. Then you can put your skills to the test to help Cody the Robot. Whenever the Code This! Explorers need a hand, Cody is there to help. Unfortunately, this robot is very particular about the details. It can't simply collect a rare type of bacteria from a volcano. It needs step-by-step instructions on where to go, how to collect the bacteria, what bacteria to collect, and how to get back to the Explorers. Even more unfortunately, the Explorers are superbusy folks with a lot of cool stuff on their minds. That means they rarely give Cody the instructions it needs, which makes it want to totally short-circuit. That's where YOU come in to help Cody succeed at some of the trickiest, most awesome missions on Earth.

30 review for Code This!: Puzzles, Games, Challenges, and Computer Coding Concepts for the Problem Solver in You

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kristi Bernard

    National Geographic Kids Code This is for young learners who will experience the art of figuring out how to do things and even how to explain them. Kids will have fun learning how to code. Coding is becoming very popular for students in schools and even when they study on their own. With this guide readers will learn the basics of coding, how to do it, and the logic behind what commands are needed. If readers need help the Coder Crew can be found within these pages showing readers how coding is d National Geographic Kids Code This is for young learners who will experience the art of figuring out how to do things and even how to explain them. Kids will have fun learning how to code. Coding is becoming very popular for students in schools and even when they study on their own. With this guide readers will learn the basics of coding, how to do it, and the logic behind what commands are needed. If readers need help the Coder Crew can be found within these pages showing readers how coding is done. There are photos and colorful illustrations to show readers cause and effect when working the Challenge activities. Readers will also learn about Algorithms which is a big word for writing directions. Parents and teachers can use this handy interactive guide to teach computer science skills with regards to coding. The back pages offer more resources for learning. Kids can become coding experts in a fun and basic way.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kailey (Luminous Libro)

    This fascinating book teaches children the concepts and ideas behind computer programming, and provides simple coding problems to be solved. The challenges include activities, games, and crafts that can be completed to solve the puzzles, as the reader learns computer coding approaches like binary code, directions, algorithms, loops of code, debugging when there is a problem, and optimizing the commands given to the program. Using logic and simple commands, the reader learns to understand the bas This fascinating book teaches children the concepts and ideas behind computer programming, and provides simple coding problems to be solved. The challenges include activities, games, and crafts that can be completed to solve the puzzles, as the reader learns computer coding approaches like binary code, directions, algorithms, loops of code, debugging when there is a problem, and optimizing the commands given to the program. Using logic and simple commands, the reader learns to understand the basic structure of a computer program. The puzzles are a lot of fun, and the narrative includes some cute robot characters. The reader has to help the robot characters to complete tasks by giving them commands in code. The robots explore caves and take photos of ancient artifacts, explore the ocean floor with a robot submarine, and repair a satellite in space. The reader has to give the right commands, so that the robot will navigate around obstacles in their path. The artwork is colorful and really grabs your attention. The text is easy to read, and organized in small sections that are perfect for kids with small attention spans. There are some silly little jokes peppered throughout the chapters that keep the writing fresh and fun! I was so interested in all these computer programming ideas! Not that the reader would actually know how to create a computer program after reading this, but it does give some good information of the basic concepts behind codes and programming that are age-appropriate for children. This would be sure to inspire some kids to research computer programming even further! Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Vera Godley

    Computer programming or coding is a complex science and/or language (or languages) that take highly skilled people to write. It is also the basis for everything technological that we use, enjoy, and rely upon on a daily basis. So a book for kids ages 8 to 12 titled "Code This!" certainly compels. But does it actually enable kids to write computer code? No. Simply no. It does, however, engage the readers in concepts that enable understanding the complexity of writing code and the necessity for orde Computer programming or coding is a complex science and/or language (or languages) that take highly skilled people to write. It is also the basis for everything technological that we use, enjoy, and rely upon on a daily basis. So a book for kids ages 8 to 12 titled "Code This!" certainly compels. But does it actually enable kids to write computer code? No. Simply no. It does, however, engage the readers in concepts that enable understanding the complexity of writing code and the necessity for order of execution. Activities are included where the young reader writes down the step-by-step, turn-by-turn movements or actions that are involved in executing an activity. It is likened to following the recipe or instructions for cooking. Only with coding you actually are instructing when to pick up the spoon, insert the spoon into the ingredient, lift the spoon, etc. The details of coding are minute in order to execute rightfully. Or simply stated, the use of sequencing logic is paramount to coding. The games in "Code This!" include writing code such as word ciphers. Sure this isn't computer coding, but it is a puzzle and the mental exercise prepares for more advanced coding. All-in-all the book can be a lot of fun and can certainly enable the readers to think in a highly detailed method to execute the variety of activities. Back material is provided which is interesting. Also, pictures of three types of computer languages used in coding are shown. And, of course, the answers are tucked away in the back of the book. A fun, educational book. DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Stacie

    Coding has become super popular among middle-grade kids. Writing codes to create their own games, apps, or make robots move are something I see kids in our school district doing all the time. Schools are making it part of their technology time and kids are loving it. Coding is figuring out how to do things and then how to explain how to do something. Even though it seems mostly all about science, or computer science to be more specific, it also takes a lot of creativity to write code. Codes are e Coding has become super popular among middle-grade kids. Writing codes to create their own games, apps, or make robots move are something I see kids in our school district doing all the time. Schools are making it part of their technology time and kids are loving it. Coding is figuring out how to do things and then how to explain how to do something. Even though it seems mostly all about science, or computer science to be more specific, it also takes a lot of creativity to write code. Codes are everywhere these days, in our car’s computer, in our home’s smart systems, in our clinics and hospitals’ surgery units, and code is even used to produce the music we listen to. In CODE THIS!, kids will learn about algorithms, cryptology, debugging, binary code, binary search, pixels, optimization, making shapes, and so much more! Step by step instructions about the basics of coding gets kids started and they are reminded of the importance of covering every step of the process, in the right order, much like following a recipe. There are simple instructions with hands-on experiments for kids to do including pictures of every step of the process. Kids can try cracking codes and puzzles in the book using cryptology. I have to admit, this book sat on my review shelf for several months because I was intimidated by it. I thought it would be too hard for me to read and understand since I am pretty clueless about coding. But, I found this book to be so fun to read and I marked a few experiments to keep in my back pocket for when I’m subbing and need a time-filler or for when I have my nieces and nephews here. If your child loves the Maker Space at school, loves puzzles, or is interested in coding, get them this book for Christmas. All the activities will keep them busy over the holiday break and they won’t even realize they are learning because the experiments are so much fun. The end of the book includes solutions to all the puzzles in the book in case your child gets stuck. There are also challenges to push kids further by trying more-advanced programming. A glossary is included so kids can be sure to understand all the terminology used when coding. Step-by-step instructions, photographs of each part of the process, and fun ideas make this a win for middle-grade kids that want to try their brains and hands at coding.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Reid

    I have a wanna-be computer coder on my hands and this book was perfect for him! Read my full review here: https://agoodreid.blogspot.com/2019/0... I have a wanna-be computer coder on my hands and this book was perfect for him! Read my full review here: https://agoodreid.blogspot.com/2019/0...

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    Kimberly Wright Oelkers

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  11. 4 out of 5

    Liling

  12. 4 out of 5

    Scott County Library System

  13. 4 out of 5

    West Hempstead Public Library Children's Room

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kim

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mohamed

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    Jenny Rufener Sies

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Lalchhuanawmi

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    Kadiri Saliu

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    Chukson

  21. 4 out of 5

    Hiền Anh

  22. 4 out of 5

    Elliot Davis

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