Yang, Gene Luen and Holmes, Mike Secret Coders (Book#1) 91 pgs. First Second, 2015. $9.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G GRAPHIC NOVEL
Hopper isn’t thrilled to
attend a new school, especially a creepy one. Together with a new friend Eni,
the pair discover that the birds on the campus aren’t quite right and that
numbers and perhaps binary code are related to how the birds behave. A bigger
mystery emerges when they are able to get inside the Janitors locked shed.
Features basic black and white and bright green simple graphic novel style
Well, at my school we are
very much into coding and participate yearly in the Hour of Code. Its one of my
favorite events. I will be adding this book to my library immediately and
following the series closely. I even learned some binary and laughed out loud
during this read! Its full of little puzzles to solve that remind me a ton of
the activities for Hour of Code. Top notch author, a fun intriguing story that
features coding, a graphic novel..what more can a librarian ask for! Perfect for 3-6 grade readers.
EL(K-3), EL -ESSENTIAL
Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.