Candlewick Get Coding! 205 pgs. Candlewick Press, 2017. $12.99 NON-FICTION
I LOVED this book! A student coder can learn to create a fun website from this easy to read and easy to use book. The missions are awesome and add a ton of interest as the reader feels like they are part of a story, making the creation process easier to understand! A teacher could use this book and use each mission to take a class on computers through the entire web creation process. I thought it would be too overwhelming to throw in three types of computer language but the book does an excellent of explaining the necessity of all three in the process and seamlessly pulls them all together in a manageable way. This has been my favorite coding book so far, I can’t wait until it comes out in August 2017. Best for upper elementary and middle school.
EL, MS –ESSENTIAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.