Computer Coding for Kids: A unique step-by-step visual guide, from binary code to building games


Main Details

Title Computer Coding for Kids: A unique step-by-step visual guide, from binary code to building games
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Carol Vorderman
Physical Properties
Dimensions(mm): Height 238,Width 200
CategoriesComputer programming and software development
Games development and programming
Science and technology - general interest
Computer game guides
IT and computing
ISBN 9780241317730
Children / Juvenile
Tertiary Education (US: College)
Professional & Vocational

Publishing Details

Publisher Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Imprint DK Children
Publication Date 1 August 2019
NZ Release Date 1 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom


Kids can take their first steps towards 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 onto the more complex Python programming language to delve even deeper into the technology that surrounds us every day. Computer Coding for Kids 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, Computer Coding for Kids makes even the most difficult aspects of coding fun and easy to understand.

Author Biography

Carol Vorderman MBE is one of Britain's best-loved TV presenters and is renowned for her mathematical 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 has a keen interest in coding.