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My first computer coding book using ScratchJr

Series: Coding books for kids
By Rosie Dickins


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A fun, friendly guide to coding on a tablet computer using the free ScratchJR app. Discover how computers work and how to tell them what to do using code, then follow simple, step-by-step instructions to code stories and games including a fairy garden, a pet monster and a space game. Links to websites and helpful notes for grown-ups included!

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Key Stage
ISBN: 9781474943604
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 188 x 240mm
Shaw Nielsen

Author information

Rosie Dickins

Rosie Dickins grew up in England and Hong Kong. An avid reader, she always loved making up her own stories. After studying literature at Oxford University, art in Paris and plenty of travelling, she settled in London, where she now works for Usborne Publishing. She has written over a hundred children's books, including award-winning non-fiction.


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  • Why everyone should learn to code
    Rosie Dickins explains how she rediscovered her childhood love of coding to become Usborne's chief coding books writer – and why it is such an important skill for children.