Thematic Reading List: 8 Books to Learn Coding
Coders are one of the most highly sought after employees not only in computer-related companies but in many industries. Teaching children coding skills in elementary school can help them grasp coding language early and may promote a love of the language and possibly a future vocation. These eight books, recommended for readers under the age of 12, present coding skills in simple, easy-to-understand language.
|Build a Website (Rookie Get Ready to Code)
By: Marcie Atkins
Discusses types of websites, parts of a website, building a website, and writing code.
|Coding 1, 2, 3
By: Janet Slingerland
How does a computer know what to do? It’s code! Learn what code is and all about coders. Includes a Code an Escape maker activity and further reading.
|Designing a Game (A True Book: Get Ready to Code)
By: Jennifer Hackett
A brief explanation of how video games are made, how to develop code, how virtual reality works with games, and ways to fix simple computer glitches. Includes activity pages for readers to use for practicing how to make up a game.
By: Young Rewired State
|Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding
By: Linda Liukas
Ruby is a feisty, little redhead who bounces, runs, and crawls across the pages, teaching children the secret language of computer coding.
|How to Code a Sandcastle
By: Josh Funk
Illustrated by: Sara Palacios
Pearl and her trusty rust-proof robot, Pascal, need to build a sandcastle before summer vacation is over, and they’re going to do it using code.
|Rox’s Secret Code
By: Mara Lecocq and Nathan Archambault
Illustrated by: Jessika von Innerebner
Rox does not want to clean up her room, so by using code, she creates a robot to do her chores for her, but Chorebot gets out of control. Includes hands-on activity through a companion app.
|Think Like a Computer (A True Book series)
By: Jacob Batchelor
Learn to write simple computer language. Includes binary coding and ways to fix computer glitches.