Problem Solving. Literacy. Maths. Coding. They're all here in the latest and greatest coding story books. From graphic novels to traditional picture stories, these engaging books get children really thinking about problem solving and how this relates to coding. These coding story books are available from ages 4 through to 12 and are lots of fun too.

Secret Coders (Gene Luen Yang)

Suitable for ages 9-13 and written by a high school computer programming teacher, Secret Coders is one of a series of coding story books that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot!

Hopper, an enthusiastic 12-year-old girl has just started school at the creepy Stately Academy. After getting in a fight with Eni, Hopper and Eni become friends while unraveling the secrets of the school. Robotic birds, family troubles, and sinister, child-hating school administrators lead to a story both emotionally rich and rife with learning opportunities. Readers will feel themselves thinking in a new way as they watch Hopper and Eni transform into coders on this exciting mission.

Detective Dot (Sophie Deen and John Thornton)

Adventure stories about Detective Dot, a 9-year-old coder and agent for the top-secret Children’s Intelligence Agency. Stuffed full of danger, gadgets and toilet humour, Dot helps kids aged 8+ get to grips with computer science.

Nine-year-old tech whizz Detective Dot has a dangerous new mission from the Children's Intelligence Agency - investigate teenage trillionaire Shelly Belly. Why are all her inventions so cheap, and where does she make them? Dot's going to have to use all her coding skills, cunning and gadgets to crack the case.

If you buy this book directly from the seller you also have the option of buying CIA Membership. Here kids receive a personal invite to join the Children's Intelligence Agency with their Detective Dot book, with special tech-based missions and other goodies.

Hello Ruby (Ayesha)

Suitable for children aged 4 upwards, this book has 4 stories, each focusing on a specific concept. Json, Jazz & Ruby the robot are 3 curious pals who live in Codezilla town. They solve challenges using their coding ability. They code dance moves to help Ruby win the dance competition , they hire Mr.SHA the spray painting password lock to secure their treasure. Sometimes their coding experimentation leaves a kitchen full of overflowing soup , but no worries - they know how to get things right.

This book explains computer science concepts, such as Loops, Fonts, IF statements and passwords, through fun filled stories that kids will love.

Computational Fairy Tales (Jeremy Kubica)

Suitable for ages 8-12 Computational Fairy Tales introduces principles of computational thinking, illustrating high-level computer science concepts, the motivation behind them, and their application in a non-computer—fairy tale—domain. The goal of this book is not to provide comprehensive coverage of each topic, but rather to provide a high level overview of the breadth and excitement of computer science

This is a quest that will take the reader from learning the basics of programming in a blacksmith’s forge to fighting curses with recursion. Fifteen seers delivered the same prophecy, without so much as a single minstrel to lighten the mood: an unknown darkness threatens the kingdom. Suddenly, Princess Ann finds herself sent forth alone to save the kingdom. Leaving behind her home, family, and pet turtle Fido, Princess Ann must face goblin attacks, magical curses, arrogant scholars, an unpleasant oracle, and rude Boolean waiters. Along the way she must build a war chest of computational knowledge to survive the coming challenge.


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