Coding Games in Scratch (Paperback)

A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games (Computer Coding for Kids)

By Jon Woodcock

DK Children, 9781465477330, 224pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (12/1/2015)

List Price: 19.99*
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Description

A step-by-step visual guide to building your own computer games using Scratch 3.0

Scratch 3.0 has landed, so stay ahead of the curve with this fully updated guide for beginner coders. Kids will love the step-by-step, visual approach that makes even the most difficult coding concepts fun and easy to understand. Coding Games in Scratch, 2nd Edition, blends coding theory with the practical task of creating exciting games. Children learn the fundamentals of computer programming by seeing how to build their own games.
Coding theory is taught through practical tasks, so young programmers don't just learn how computer code works; they learn why it's done that way. Jumpy Monkey shows them how to simulate gravity in their games, or they can give Dog's Dinner a try to learn about collision detection. Once they've zoomed through the book, the possibilities are endless!


About the Author

Carol Vorderman, MBE, is one of Britain's best-loved TV hosts and is renowned for her math skills. She has hosted numerous TV shows on science and technology from Tomorrow's World to How 2, and was co-host of Channel' 4's Countdown for 26 years. A Cambridge University engineering graduate, she has a passion for communication science and technology and a strong interest in coding.

Dr. John Woodcock has a degree in physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in computational astrophysics from the University of London. He started coding at the age of eight and has programmed all kinds of computers, from single-chip microcontrollers to world-class supercomputers. His many projects include giant space simulations, research in high-tech companies, and intelligent robots made from junk. Jon has a passion for science and technology education, giving talks on space and running computer programming clubs in schools. He has worked on many science and technology books.

Craig Steele is a specialist in Computing Science education. He is a Project Manager for CoderDojo Scotland, which runs free coding clubs for young people. Craig has previously worked for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Glasgow Science Centre, and the BBC micro:bit project. Craig's first computer was a ZX Spectrum.


Praise For Coding Games in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games (Computer Coding for Kids)

"An absolutely wonderful introduction to programming games." — Kirkus Reviews

"…clear instructions and plenty of images that make coding just about foolproof." — Booklist

"A great resource that pushes Scratch to the limits of its use and entertainment." — School Library Journal