Help Your Kids with Computer Coding (Paperback)

A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide, from Binary Code to Building Games

By DK

DK, 9781465477323, 224pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/3/2018)
Paperback (5/19/2014)

List Price: 19.99*
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Description

Kids can take their first steps toward becoming expert computer programmers with this fully updated guide to coding for beginners.

They'll master Scratch 3.0, the brand-new version of the world's most popular coding language for beginners. This will let them discover what makes a computer work while learning how to build their own computer programs and games.

Once they're Scratch experts, it's on to the more complex Python programming language to delve even more deeply into the technology that surrounds us every day. Help Your Kids with Computer Coding uses a simple, visual layout to guide budding programmers step by step through the ins and outs of computer code, from algorithms to variables, even showing them how to find and fix bugs in their code. Before you know it, they'll be creating their own programs from scratch.
It doesn't stop there, though. If Scratch and Python have got them hooked, there's a peek at binary and JavaScript to show them where their coding career could be heading next. This book also lifts the lid on computers and shows young readers the chips and processors that make technology come to life. Fully illustrated with funny and informative graphics, Help Your Kids with Computer Coding makes even the most difficult aspects of coding fun and easy to understand.


About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.

DK's aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.

Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting. 

DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.

DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series.

https://www.dk.com/


Praise For Help Your Kids with Computer Coding: A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide, from Binary Code to Building Games

A TECH/prep by Facebook recommended resource.

"[T]he instruction is so well thought out and presented that, even without parents watching over their shoulders, kids should be able to teach themselves both of the languages without much trouble." — GeekDad.com

"Help Your Kids With Computer Coding was just the thing I needed to give my daughter a jump start on programming a game." — GeekDad.com

"…[T]his is not your typical, boring programming text. The book is colorful, playful and engaging, using a combination of words and pictures to explain complex programming topics." — SheKnows.com

"I highly recommend this book for introducing the world of computer science to adults and students in grade 5 and higher." — EdSurge.com