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Books

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. Get help with downloadable books or ask a librarian or parent for help.



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Fiction Books

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Nonfiction Books

Did You Know?

The Centerville and Woodbourne Libraries carry a coding magazine called Beanz: Kids, Code and Computer Science. According to the publisher, "beans" are reusable bits of code you put together to create applications.

Activities

Maker Kits About Coding
The Library offers several Maker Kits that can help you learn about coding. Click on the image below to see them, then click on any kit to place a hold! Note: Maker kits for kids are available at the Children's Service Desk and must be checked out by an adult, using their library card and driver’s license. (Bonus: there’s also a kit that lets you build a computer!)



Computer Science Fundamentals
These courses from Code.org, a nonprofit educational organization, will help you learn to code. Course #2 is an introduction to coding for kids who are comfortable readers. Younger kids, or those still building reading skills, might consider starting with Course #1. For more advanced coders, use Course #3, then Course #4.

Code Monster
Start learning JavaScript in easy steps.

FIRST
(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) - FIRST is a non-profit organization founded to inspire kids’ interest in science and technology. They sponsor FIRST LEGO League (grades 4-8) clubs, in which kids design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® . Scroll down the page to see the links to the leagues.

Scratch
Scratch is a computer program that allows you to create animation, stories and games, and even share them! Start here on the Tips page and try a Tutorial to get started. This one is more challenging than Code Monster.

Magazines

Beanz: Kids, Code and Computer Science
A Library magazine for kids about coding. According to the publisher, "beans" are reusable bits of code you put together to create applications.

Web Links

Beanz Magazine
This is the website that goes with the magazine, which you can borrow from the Library!

Code.org Projects
See stories and games (even some Minecraft!) created by students, and take a look at the code used to create the project. Click on any project to see and/or play it, then view the code by clicking on “How It Works.” If that doesn’t appear on the page, click on "built on CodeStudio," then on "How It Works."

Code with Anna & Elsa
A fun explanation of some basic coding of video games, with the familiar Disney characters. Note: It’s about an hour long, so allow plenty of time, or watch it in parts.