Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Birthday Month Giveaway on May 15, 2017 - How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding

The other day I received a delivery of a book as my husband and I were headed out to pick up my grandsons from school. When my eight-year old grandson got in the car, I held up the book for him to see. His eyes got very big, he smiled an enormous smile as he said; “Coding!!!” He happily accepted the book and spent the rest of the ride to our house (and most of the evening – until I told him it was time to put the book down and go to sleep at 10:39) reading this new book on coding.

The next morning, the first thing he wanted to do was to use my computer to put into practice what he had been reading. He set about writing two, yes two web pages for himself!

The book – sent to me for review from Sterling Children’s Books was; “How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding" and it absolutely has all-star reviews from my grandsons – and from me as well! I’m very happy to let you know about it today, recommend it enthusiastically and announce a giveaway as well!
Author – Max Waineright
Publisher – Sterling Children’s Books
Ages – 6-11

Favorite Features –
      ·         Actually gives children what they need to know so they are able to start coding!
·         Easy to understand explanations.
·         Each chapter has activities for children to try to put into practice what they learned.
·         Activities use free, easy to download programs.
·         Step-by-step instructions and fun robot illustrations make this book extremely child-friendly.
Sterling Children’s Books says; “Become a master coder, with these step-by-step instructions and robot helpers too! How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding teaches you all the basic concepts, including Loops, Variables, and Selection, and then develops your skills further until you can create your own website . . . and more! Learn how to use Logo, build games in Scratch, program projects in Python, experiment with HTML, and make interactive web pages with JavaScript.

Image may contain: people sitting, screen and indoorMy grandson says How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding is a book children will love if they want to learn to code! He says it is easy to understand and gives you what you need to know to actually be able to code. This grandma says How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding is a great book to help children today learn a skill which will benefit them throughout their lives – no matter what career they eventually pursue. I can not even begin to say how impressed I was with my grandson when he sat down and wrote two web pages for himself – not something I know how to do and he made two of them! I absolutely enthusiastically recommend this book!

Not only did Sterling Children’s Books send me one copy of How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter this drawing for How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding - which will be on May 15, 2017, please comment below to tell me who you would give this book to if you win it – clearly my oldest grandson has been reading and enjoying the one I have . . . or should say “had” as it went home with him after the sleep-over!

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  1. I would give this book to my 8 year old son. I follow on Facebook gfc email and google +

  2. I would give it to my 7 year old son. His 16 year old sister would probably be somewhat interested in it, too, since she is into this at school!
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  6. My 8 year old son would LOVE this book