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Coding Basics

Loops & Sorting, ed. , v.
Loops & Sorting, ed. , v.

Loops & Sorting, ed. , v.

This title introduces the concepts of loops and sorting in coding by using relatable real-world examples. Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text aid comprehension for early readers. Features include a table of contents, an infographic, fun facts, Making Connections questions, a glossary, and an index. QR Codes in the book give readers access to book-specific resources to further their learning. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

If This / Then That, ed. , v.
If This / Then That, ed. , v.

If This / Then That, ed. , v.

This title introduces the concept of 'if this, then that' in coding by using relatable real-world examples. Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text aid comprehension for early readers. Features include a table of contents, an infographic, fun facts, Making Connections questions, a glossary, and an index. QR Codes in the book give readers access to book-specific resources to further their learning. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Functions & Variables, ed. , v.
Debugging & Problem Solving, ed. , v.
Debugging & Problem Solving, ed. , v.

Debugging & Problem Solving, ed. , v.

This title introduces the concepts of debugging and problem solving in coding by using relatable real-world examples. Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text aid comprehension for early readers. Features include a table of contents, an infographic, fun facts, Making Connections questions, a glossary, and an index. QR Codes in the book give readers access to book-specific resources to further their learning. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Algorithms & Sequencing, ed. , v.
Algorithms & Sequencing, ed. , v.

Algorithms & Sequencing, ed. , v.

This title introduces the concepts of algorithms and sequencing in coding by using relatable real-world examples. Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text aid comprehension for early readers. Features a table of contents, an infographic, fun facts, Making Connections questions, a glossary, and an index. QR Codes in the book give readers access to book-specific resources to further their learning. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

What Is Coding?, ed. , v.
What Is Coding?, ed. , v.

What Is Coding?, ed. , v.

This title introduces the basics of coding by using relatable real-world examples. Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text aid comprehension for early readers. Features include a table of contents, an infographic, fun facts, Making Connections questions, a glossary, and an index. QR Codes in the book give readers access to book-specific resources to further their learning. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Cryptology

Secrets of Steganography, ed. , v.
Secrets of Steganography, ed. , v.

Secrets of Steganography, ed. , v.

This book discusses steganography, the practice of concealing messages right under others’ noses. It covers how it links with cryptology, the science of secret communication, and how the two have been used in some of history’s biggest moments. Also discusses invisible inks, the Cardano Grille, the use of microdots in WWI, and the butterfly maps of Lord Baden-Powell. Includes a hands-on activity and stories of hidden files and cybercrime.

Secrets of Navajo Code Talkers, ed. , v.
Secrets of Navajo Code Talkers, ed. , v.

Secrets of Navajo Code Talkers, ed. , v.

In wartime, unbreakable codes help armies win battles, and the advanced Navajo language was key to the success of the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. This book discusses how Navajo Marines risked their lives to translate secret messages during World War II, and what makes the Navajo language ideal for encoding messages and the special vocabulary the code talkers used in battle. It also includes an exercise to practice translating messages.

Professional Cryptologists, ed. , v.
Professional Cryptologists, ed. , v.

Professional Cryptologists, ed. , v.

People called cryptologists have been making—and breaking—codes almost as long as humans have written things down. This book discusses the historical code makers and breakers who protected their countries by coding and decoding messages for their governments, and the modern cryptologists who keep emails, texts, and online purchases secure.

Digital Cryptology, ed. , v.
Digital Cryptology, ed. , v.

Digital Cryptology, ed. , v.

Computers and the internet forever changed how we communicate messages and other information. They also created new challenges for how we keep that communication private. That is where digital cryptology, the study of secret digital communication, comes in. This book explains how professional cryptologists work to outsmart hackers and cyberterrorists trying to access private information, and includes a hands-on digital cryptology activity.

Classic Codes and Ciphers, ed. , v.
Classic Codes and Ciphers, ed. , v.

Classic Codes and Ciphers, ed. , v.

Cryptology is the art and science of secret communication, and its purpose is to protect precious information and keep people safe. Learn about its building blocks: ciphers, codes, and keys. This book explains how history’s coolest codes and ciphers have progressed from belts and sticks to rotating disks and supercomputers. It shows how to use cryptology skills to design a secret cipher and describes the smart people who built and broke the strongest secret systems.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, ed. , v.
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, ed. , v.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, ed. , v.

Blockchain is the powerful technology behind popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. This book shows how blockchain helped create these digital currencies that are not controlled by banks or governments. It covers other creative uses of blockchain and the role cryptology, the science of secret communication, plays in the system, and includes a hands-on activity to test cryptology skills.

Let’s Code with ScratchJr!

Speech and Sounds with ScratchJr, ed. , v.
Speech and Sounds with ScratchJr, ed. , v.

Speech and Sounds with ScratchJr, ed. , v.

The step-by-step activities presented in this book were designed to grab the interest of young readers while preparing them for more complex programming languages and coding projects.

Making Games with ScratchJr, ed. , v.
Making Games with ScratchJr, ed. , v.

Making Games with ScratchJr, ed. , v.

This guide to making games with the free app ScratchJr is sure to help young readers become coders, a big step on the way to achieving their dreams. Clear, colorful activities with detailed instructions will get readers making simple games in no time.

Art and Photos with ScratchJr, ed. , v.
Art and Photos with ScratchJr, ed. , v.

Art and Photos with ScratchJr, ed. , v.

Easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects guide young coders through the basic tools and utilities included with the program. The fun projects prepare readers for more complex coding languages and design projects.

Animation and Stories with ScratchJr, ed. , v.
Animation and Stories with ScratchJr, ed. , v.

Animation and Stories with ScratchJr, ed. , v.

This book provides easy-to-follow visual projects to help young learners come to grips with coding basics and prepare them for more complex coding languages. The simple projects help children create walking, talking animations and interactive stories using multiple pages.

Unplugged Activities for Future Coders

Build Your UX and UI Design Skills, ed. , v.
Build Your UX and UI Design Skills, ed. , v.

Build Your UX and UI Design Skills, ed. , v.

This book teaches the importance of UX and UI designers and introduces the practices of good software design, all while stimulating readers with unique, engaging activities.

Build Your Debugging Skills, ed. , v.
Build Your Debugging Skills, ed. , v.

Build Your Debugging Skills, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers to the process for dealing with and fixing errors in computer code: debugging. Activities that help readers develop their logic skills and an eagle eye for spotting errors, both of which are indispensible in coding and helpful in many other areas as well, are also included.

Build Your Computer Security Skills, ed. , v.
Build Your Computer Security Skills, ed. , v.

Build Your Computer Security Skills, ed. , v.

This book emphasizes the importance of computer security and delves into the steps that both coders and ordinary users of technology can take to improve their computer security. Individual activities explore topics such as encryption, coming up with secure passwords, two-step verification, phishing, and fingerprint identification.

Build Your Computational Thinking Skills, ed. , v.
Build Your Computational Thinking Skills, ed. , v.

Build Your Computational Thinking Skills, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers to the concept of computer languages by commenting on codes, number systems, and the importance of binary in coding. Activities that help readers become masters at computational thinking, illustrations and informative sidebars, a glossary, and a further reading section are also included.

Build Your Algorithm Skills, ed. , v.
Build Your Algorithm Skills, ed. , v.

Build Your Algorithm Skills, ed. , v.

Through a series of thoughtful activities, readers will learn what algorithms are, what they are used for, and how to make their own algorithms using pseudocode and flowcharts. Interactive, game-like projects that provide an accessible path to understanding algorithms are also included.

Super Simple Makerspace STEAM Challenge

Invent a Game! and More Coding & Strategy Challenges, ed. , v.
Invent a Game! and More Coding & Strategy Challenges, ed. , v.

Invent a Game! and More Coding & Strategy Challenges, ed. , v.

This book teaches young readers how to collaborate with others as they take on four coding and strategy challenges, including creating their own secret code and designing a board game. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. A glossary is also included.