Our top 10 coding books for kids
Publication date: April 24, 2023
In today’s technology-driven world, coding is a crucial skill to learn for all ages, including children. With the rise of STEM education, more and more resources are becoming available to teach children how to code. Books are an excellent way to introduce children to the world of coding and programming. Here are our top 10 coding books for children that can help them get started:
HTML for Babies by Sterling Children’s Group
HTML is the backbone of the internet, and this book is an excellent way to introduce children to the basics of web development. The book uses simple language and colorful illustrations to teach children the basics of HTML.
Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding by Linda Liukas
This book is perfect for younger children who are just starting with coding. It teaches coding through a storybook format and includes interactive activities that teach children coding concepts such as loops and algorithms.
25 Scratch 3 Games for Kids: A Playful Guide to Coding by Max Wainewright
Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy for children to learn how to code. This book includes 25 step-by-step projects that teach children how to create their own games using Scratch.
Lift-the-Flap Computers and Coding by Rosie Dickins
This book is an excellent introduction to computers and coding for younger children. The book includes interactive flaps that reveal the inner workings of computers and explains coding concepts in a fun and interactive way.
Coding Games in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games by Jon Woodcock
This book teaches children how to create their own computer games using Scratch. The book includes clear instructions and fun illustrations that make it easy for children to follow along.
Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World by Reshma Saujani
This book is an excellent resource for girls who are interested in coding. It includes real-life stories of women in tech and teaches coding concepts through interactive projects.
Getting Started with Coding: Get Creative with Code! by Camille McCue
This book is an excellent resource for children who are just starting with coding. It includes fun projects that teach coding concepts such as loops, conditionals, and variables.
Get Coding 2! by David Whitney and Duncan Beedie
This book is an excellent introduction to coding for children. It includes fun projects that teach coding concepts such as sequences, loops, and conditionals.
Creative Coding in Python: 30+ Programming Projects in Art, Games, and More by Sheena Vaidyanathan
This book is an excellent resource for children who want to learn Python. It includes step-by-step projects that teach children how to create their own art, games, and more using Python.
Coding is an essential skill for children to learn in today’s world and books are a great way to learn. There are plenty more great coding books out there, in addition to the ones listed above. By the way, did you know that 23 April is International Book Day? What better day celebrate than to read a coding book, to get kids and students of coding started. We can recommend the ten books listed above to the EU Code Week community as excellent resources that teach coding concepts in a fun and interactive way, making it easy for children to learn and develop their coding skills.