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Coding Games in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games (Computer Coding for Kids, Revised and Updated)
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Coding Games in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games (Computer Coding for Kids, Revised and Updated)
Woodcock, Jon
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If you like playing computer games, why not create your own? This book has all you need to build amazing Scratch 3.0 games, including thrilling racing challenges, zany platform games, and fiendish puzzles.Follow the simple steps to become an expert coder using the latest version of the popular programming language Scratch 3.0.Improve your coding skills and create your own games before remixing and customizing them.Share your games online and challenge friends and family to beat each other's scores.


Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World
Saujani, Reshma
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Join tens of thousands of girls across America, who've already become part of the original movement to have a voice in tech. With artwork on every page and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this book will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to change the world!


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Coding Projects in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Coding Your Own Animations, Games, Simulations, a (Computer Coding for Kids)
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Coding Projects in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Coding Your Own Animations, Games, Simulations, a (Computer Coding for Kids)
DK Publishing
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Create mind-bending illusions, crazy animations, and interactive artwork with this amazing collection of Scratch projects. Suitable for beginners and experts alike, Coding Projects in Scratch 3.0 has everything you need to learn how to code.Follow the simple steps to become an expert coder using the latest version of the popular programming language Scratch 3.0 in this new edition.Improve your coding skills and learn to create and customize your own projects.Share your games online and challenge friends and family to beat each other's scores.


Code This Game!: Make Your Game Using Python, Then Break Your Game to Create a New One!
Ray, Meg
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Make it! Code it! Break it! Mod it!Meg Ray's Code This Game! is a nonfiction visual guide, illustrated by Keith Zoo, that teaches young readers, 10-14, how to program and create their very own video game. Each chapter introduces key coding concepts as kids build an action strategy game in Python, an open-source programming language. The book features an innovative stand-up format that allows kids to read, program, and play their game simultaneously.With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, Code This Game! teaches kids to build a strategy action game called “Attack of the Vampire Pizzas!” The book also teaches how to modify the game and follow one's imagination by incorporating downloadable art assets. By the time kids finish the book, they'll have mastered basic coding concepts and created a personalized game.


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Code This! (National Geographic Kids)
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Code This! (National Geographic Kids)
National Geographic
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How to Be a Coder: Learn to Think like a Coder with Fun Activities, then Code in Scratch 3.0 Online (Careers for Kids)
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How to Be a Coder: Learn to Think like a Coder with Fun Activities, then Code in Scratch 3.0 Online (Careers for Kids)
Prottsman, Kiki
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Discover the skills it takes to become a coder!You don't just need computer skills to be a coder. You need logic, creativity, and a lot of persistence. It's all about looking at problems and figuring out how to solve them.How t Be a Coder is packed with activities and coding projects for Scratch 3.0 that will get you thinking like a coder and writing your own programs in no time.


Can You Crack the Code?: A Fascinating History of Ciphers and Cryptography
Schwartz, Ella
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Codes can carry big secrets! Throughout history, lots of good guys and lots of bad guys have used codes to keep their messages under wraps. This fun and flippable nonfiction features stories of hidden treasures, war-time maneuverings, and contemporary hacking as well as explaining the mechanics behind the codes in accessible and kid friendly forms. Sidebars call out activities that invite the reader to try their own hand at cracking and crafting their own secret messages. This is the launch of an exciting new series that invites readers into a STEM topic through compelling historical anecdotes, scientific backup, and DIY projects.


Code Your Own Website (Coding with Basher)
The Coder School
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Written by the founders of The Coder School. Code Your Own Website shows children how to code their own website using the three web languages of HTML, CSS, and Javascript. The book is a fun, engaging, and easy to use approach to creating a website with the help of today's most popular coding teaching tool, Scratch, used in over 150 countries and available in more than 40 languages.


The Unofficial Encyclopedia of Ultimate Challenges for Minecrafters
Miller, Megan
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Attention all boys and girls who love Minecraft! Here is a full-color book of activities inspired from your favorite game.The Minecraft universe is limitless. You can explore as far as you like, build never-ending castles, and battle hordes of monsters. But once you have your base, farms, weapons, and armor, what’s next?When you're tired of the same old moves and you're hungry for new gameplay, The Unofficial Encyclopedia of Ultimate Challenges for Minecrafters will keep you busy with advanced maneuvers, thrilling new adventures, and extreme dares. You're not a true champion Minecrafter until you've . . .• Collected every mob in your own zoo• Played the game King of the Ladder• Completed every in-game advancement• Defeated the Ender Dragon in hardcore mode• Survived Survival Island• Bested Ultra Hardcore PVE/PVP competitions• And more!With hundreds of screenshots for easy visual reference and definitions of every term that might trip a player up, this exciting book covers the A to Z of exploring the infinite possibilities of Minecraft gameplay.


Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World
Saujani, Reshma
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Part how-to, part girl-empowerment, and all fun, from the leader of the movement championed by Sheryl Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai, and John Legend.Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 40,000 girls across America. Now its founder, and author Brave Not Perfect, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest—sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice—coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether you’re a girl who’s never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-color and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.


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Game On! Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More
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Game On! Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More
Hansen, Dustin
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Find out about the fast and furious growth and evolution of video games (including how they are quickly taking over the world!) by looking at some of the most popular, innovative, and influential games ever, from Pong, the very first arcade game ever, to modern hits like Uncharted. Learn about the creators and inspiration (Mario was named after Nintendo's landlord after he barged into a staff meeting demanding rent), discover historical trivia and Easter eggs (The developers of Halo 2 drank over 24,000 gallons of soda while making the game), and explore the innovations that make each game special (The ghosts in Pac-Man are the first example of AI in a video game). Whether you consider yourself a hard-core gamer or are just curious to see what everyone is talking about,Game On! is the book for you!


Crack the Code!: Activities, Games, and Puzzles That Reveal the World of Coding
Hutt, Sarah
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You might not realize it, but coding is everywhere--not just in our computers and phones. The video games you play, the animated films you watch, and the digital stopwatch you use--they're all powered with code! This action-packed book with a two-color interior is full of word games, mazes, quizzes, and more--it's your key to understanding how coding is used in robotics, arts & animation, sports, music & performance, and for social causes. You might even find inspiration for your next coding project!


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Hacks for Minecrafters: Command Blocks (Unofficial Minecrafters Guides Completely Revised and Updated)
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Hacks for Minecrafters: Command Blocks (Unofficial Minecrafters Guides Completely Revised and Updated)
Miller, Megan
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If you want to be the best at Minecraft, you’ve got to read up on the latest tricks. This book is packed with full-color screenshots showing the newest, coolest ways to use one of Minecraft’s coolest features. With Hacks for Minecrafters: Command Blocks, kids will learn everything they need to know about manipulating and programming command blocks within Minecraft. As well as clearly explaining the commands and how to use them, this book has tons of fun tricks and projects for making your own custom maps and mini-games. Other tips cover:• Giving and getting loot• Putting any enchantment on a weapon• Customizing villagers• Supercharging mobs with data tags• Creating a massive fireworks display• Combining command blocks to make programsPacked with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on command blocks, including a reference to commands, and block, item, and entity IDs, and exactly how you use them, and with over one hundred screenshots, Hacks for Minecrafters: Command Blocks shows exactly how the experts wield command blocks and make fun modifications to the Minecraft world.


Kids' Scratch Coding Book (The Everything)
Rukman, Jason
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Teach kids the concepts of coding in easy-to-understand language and help them develop games of their own with The Everything Kids’ Scratch Coding Book!Understanding computer science is becoming a necessity in the modern age. As our world shifts towards becoming increasingly more technical and automated, the ability to code and understand computers has become one of the most valuable skills any child can have on the road to a successful life. More and more schools are recognizing this importance and have started to implement computer science and coding as core elements in their curriculums, right alongside math and history.The Everything Kids’ Scratch Coding Book helps children get a head start on this new essential skill, with Scratch coding - a language designed by MIT specifically to help a younger audience learn to code. In no time, children will learn basic coding concepts, build fun games, and get a competitive edge on their classmates. This book encourages children to think analytically and problem-solve, while helping them develop an essential skill that will last them a lifetime.


Coding with Scratch (Coding with Basher)
The Coder School
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Written by the founders of The Coder School. Coding with Scratch shows children how to think like coders, and will help them develop the skills necessary to build their own website and get it online. The book is a fun, engaging, and easy to use approach to basic coding. It shows how to work with today's most popular coding teaching tool, Scratch, used in over 150 countries and available in more than 40 languages.


Code It! Create It!: Ideas & Inspiration for Coding (Girls Who Code)
Hutt, Sarah
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Come up with the perfect coding-powered project in this informative, interactive journal.Think being creative has nothing to do with computer coding? Think again! Coding is all about creativity.The video games you play, the photo-sharing apps you love, the animated movies you watch - they’re all made with code. And the coolest part? YOU can make anything with code, too! The possibilities for coding projects are limitless, so use these pages to get inspired, jot down ideas, doodle, play coding games, and more. Let your imagination run wild - you just might come up with the most awesome coding project ever.


A Beginner's Guide to Coding
Scott, Marc
(Spiral)

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Want to make a computer follow your instructions? Then it's time for you to get coding!Learn to use the free programming languages Scratch and Python to create talking characters, animate photographs, draw digital pictures, and even build your own spaceship game.This step-by-step, illustrated instruction guide is packed with projects that show you just how easy and fun computer coding can be.


Hacks for Minecrafters: Master Builder (Unofficial Minecrafter's Guide, Completely Revised and Updated)
Miller, Megan
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With hundreds of millions of players, Minecraft has taken control of gamers all over the world. With Hacks for Minecrafters: Master Builder, you'll be able to take back that control! Now you can craft your world exactly how you want it to look, all while discovering the hidden gems of the game.Updated to add new function and crafting systems, illusioners, parrots, and building materials like glazed terracotta and concrete, Hacks for Minecrafters: Master Builder, explains how to build the coolest stuff, including an underwater house, a pirate ship, and a fortified castle! Other tips will help gamers:• Find the best locations• Choose their favorite style• Learn how to get started with foundations and walls• Become landscaping experts• Learn how to decorate their living room• And much more!Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on planning all types of buildings and with more than one hundred screenshots, Hacks for Minecrafters: Master Builder shows exactly how the experts bring their amazing structures to life, from designing realistic roofs and exteriors to planning crenellated castle battlements. Detailed step-by-step illustrated guides will let every kid follow along to build their very own awesome castles, bridges, and farms and add the decor and landscaping details that bring their creations to life.


Create with Code: Build Your Own Website (CoderDojo Nano)
Hatter, Clyde
(Softcover)

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CoderDojo is the coding club that lets you hang out with other coders, learn new stuff and generally have fun with computers. This amazing CoderDojo book tells you everything you need to know to build your own website. Start by getting your very own Dojo Nano club up and running. All you need is one or more friends, a computer, and this book! Then join the Nanonauts who are learning how to make a website for their band. They'll be sharing their tips on HTML, CSS, and Javascript. With their help you'll soon be able to create a website on any subject you can think of. Starting with the basics, you will quickly progress to the fun parts that make everyone want to visit your website: from adding photos to embedding Youtube videos and Google maps, to making your menu page something to marvel at. It's all at your fingertips. This is the best book on coding for kids aged 9 and up. There is no better place to start your coding adventure.


Fortnite Battle Royale Hacks: Building Strategies (Hacks for Fortniters)
Rich, Jason R.
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For boys and girls, who love Fortnite, here is a full color guide with hundreds of tips and tricks for surviving and winning!Fortnite Battle Royale Hacks: Building Strategies will demonstrate how to build a variety of customized structures, as well as offer fortress design ideas utilized by pro players. Step-by-step building instructions, along with full-color screenshots and strategies for choosing the right building materials and building locations, are provided within this invaluable resource.In addition to these building strategies, this full-color, unofficial guide will also provide hundreds of tips and tricks for surviving and winning each match. To survive, a player must simultaneously handle several key tasks, including:• Exploration of the Island• Finding, Collecting, and Using Weapons• Finding, Collecting, and Using Loot Items• Gathering and Using Resources• Engage in Combat Against Enemy • Soldiers• Avoid the Deadly Storm• Building Structures and FortressesTargeted to readers age 8 and up, this unofficial guide will provide a comprehensive overview of the Fortnite Battle Royale game, regardless of which gaming platform the reader is using. An emphasis, however, will be placed on teaching expert building strategies that can be used throughout each match. An entire section of the book will include End Game fortress building strategies that will appeal to beginner and expert players alike.


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Coding with Scratch: A Step-By-Step Guide to Coding Through 20 Apps (Coading with Basher)
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Coding with Scratch: A Step-By-Step Guide to Coding Through 20 Apps (Coading with Basher)
Kingfisher
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Coding with Scratch, a new books in the Basher series Coding with Basher, combines Basher's trademark quirky and humorous illustration style with the very latest teachings on coding with the Scratch 3.0 program.Written by the founders of The Coder School. Coding with Scratch shows children how to think like coders, and will help them develop the skills necessary to build their own website and get it online. The book is a fun, engaging, and easy to use approach to basic coding. It shows how to work with today's most popular coding teaching tool, Scratch, used in over 150 countries and available in more than 40 languages.


How to Think Like a Coder (Without Even Trying!)
Christian, Jim
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So you want to think like a coder? Surprise - you probably already do. You don’t need experience to learn how to code; you just need a little common sense. This accessible, fun book provides puzzles and exercises, suitable for all ages, to help you think logically, work within constants, and deconstruct problems. It turns everyday situations into opportunities to develop coding skills and become comfortable with the basics - from learning the language and different types of data to algorithms, loops, conditional statements, functions, variables, and debugging. And you won’t even have to turn on the computer!


Hacks for Minecrafters - Mods: The Unofficial Guide to Tips and Tricks That Other Guides Won't Teach You (Unofficial Minecrafters Hacks)
Miller, Megan
(Hardcover)

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Minecraft was originally designed to let other people modify it. Unlike the other successful gaming guides already on the market, this one is the first unofficial “hacker’s” guide specifically for adding mods (modifications) to your Minecraft game. Its hacks for Minecrafters are designed for players ages 7-12, but Minecrafters of every age will enjoy it and find it useful. This adventuring series is ideal for fans of the classic good vs. evil fight, magical schools like Hogwarts, and games like Pokemon GO, Minecraft, and Terraria. With adding mods, Minecrafters can make their own adventures within Minecraft. Mods add content to the game that can change gameplay. This gives the players more options for how they play in the world of Minecraft. This Minecraft mods book can guide readers to adding new mechanics, mobs, and quests to their games as well as entirely new dimensions to play in. The rules of your gaming world can be changed with each and every mod you add! This book is a great gift for any Minecraft lover in your life. It is one of several Megan Miller Minecraft books. Anyone interested in Minecraft mods will use this hacks for Minecrafters book.


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Virtual Reality
Challoner, Jack
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A new book by the author of Smithsonian Maker Lab that explores the realities of virtual reality, explaining what VR is and how it works. Includes an app download for five exclusive VR experiences and a cardboard viewer with stickers to make it your own.Learn about the history of VR, from how it was invented to how it is used in the world today—beyond smart phone apps—and how VR headsets play with your senses of sight, sound, and touch to fool you into thinking you are somewhere else. Then use the included VR viewer and smartphone app download to come face-to-face with a T. rex, look inside a volcano, explore the Roman Colosseum, hop aboard the International Space Station, and peek under the surface of a pond.Created in association with an educational VR company, this groundbreaking book from DK explains everything you need to know. Are you ready to be transported?


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