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Supporting STEM-based learning, this fun, fact-filled book for kids ages 6-9 explores the programming that makes our world work, in everyday objects from traffic lights to vending machines. Educating young readers through a combination of close-up images, quirky trivia facts, quiz questions, and fascinating tidbits, it's the perfect book for any reader who can't get enough ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published July 4th 2017 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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This is a great illustrated book for young and older generations. Very helpful for beginners or those who need a refresher course in Coding.
A primary reader for teaching young children some styles of coding, the history of coding, computer languages, and a glossary. There was only one thing that hit a sour note with me and that was a two-paged spread in the middle of the book that talked about how slow "mailed" letters were versus email. For one thing, email would be a delight these days. I received a well thought out one the other day and it was the same luxury as receiving a letter in the mail. People need to write more letters. I ...more
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love all books DK! The graphics and photos are always outstanding. They capture attention and there are always so many things to read about.
Not ideal for a read-aloud, but you could do a quick read on a certain topic or page to spark interest in the book.
There's a fun quiz tucked in the front cover that my whole family enjoyed trying to answer. It was fun to hear who knew what. (different ages/generations)
A coding timeline is also tucked within the cover; spanning from 1679-2014.
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Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book is a history of coding and an explanation of what coding is, how it works, and many examples. We learn about the evolution of coding and that people have been creating code long before the invention of the computer.

Although I got this book for the youngsters, I read it first and really enjoyed it. The presentation was fun and engaging with lots of color, diagrams, photos, drawings, and illustrations.
Kylie Young
Very basic. Perhaps more to do with the origins of code ie Morse Code, other historically coded languages such as hieroglyphs. Also concentrated mainly on the origins of computers. While this helps to understand HOW computers send and receive information, it didn’t touch enough on coding itself.
It more-so gave extra resources to go away and discover independently.
Oct 23, 2018 rated it liked it
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Simple and easy to understand. This has great pictures and broken-down terms. Makes it easy for the youngsters and newbies to get. Good for reading anytime and a faster way to understand the basics of coding. A little history thrown in and some of the machines that have been around for ages that we don't even think about now. Have fun!
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For children, a good intro to coding.

An excellent book to introduce the basic concepts of coding to children. The book is clear, succinct, and well illustrated. It does not teach a specific coding language, just introductory ideas.
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm very pleased with the amount of information in these DK Findout! books.
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Informative overall intro to coding and computing for children.
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Dorling Kindersley (DK) is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 62 languages. It is part of Penguin Random House, a consumer publishing company jointly owned by Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA and Pearson PLC. Bertelsmann owns 53% of the company and Pearson owns 47%.

Established in 1974, DK publishes a range of titles in genres

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