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This friendly book covers the basics of Scratch coding, with step-by-step instructions showing children how to use code to create games and animations, from racing cars to virtual pets. Scratch is one of the most popular programs used in UK primary schools on the National Curriculum, and this book covers sprites, sounds, debugging and more.

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Key Stage
ISBN: 9781409599357
Extent: 96 pages
Dimensions: 240 x 188mm
Rosie Dickins, Louie Stowell, Jonathan Melmoth
Shaw Nielsen

Press reviews

“An accessible introduction, walking children through the basics before getting them started on some fun projects to stretch their skills.”
“An excellently written and presented book that is crammed with fun and useful material to teach your child all they need to know to become a Scratch (and all-round programming) fan!”
“Coding is made easy with this step-by-step book... just as helpful for parents!”
“This detailed but accessible guide covers all the basics and will have your child writing simple scripts and games in a matter of minutes.”
“This guide is perfect for those who have little or no coding knowledge, helping them to meet the National Curriculum”
“An ideal introduction to what will be a very important subject for the kids of today.”
“The clear explanations make every project easily achievable and will really give children confidence to tackle coding for themselves; the end results are great fun and very satisfying, giving children a strong sense of achievement.”
“Start from Scratch, literally, and build up your coding skills with the help of this step-by-step guide to one of the most popular coding languages for children.”
“An introduction to the computer language especially suited to beginners.”
“An introduction to coding for complete beginners, this friendly and accessible book will teach children the basics of Scratch.”
“Helps demystify this aspect of computing for practitioners who would like to know more about what lies ahead for their children.”
“A super guide to coding for beginners... Written so clearly and simply that even a non-coding adult could understand it.”
“Does an excellent job of making it a fun and accessible journey for even the youngest readers ... It is both a great starter lesson for moving on to more advanced software and a book to give you a new hobby with which to impress friends.”


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