Coding Games in Scratch by Vorderman, Carol

Coding Games in Scratch

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If you like playing computer games, why not make your own? This book has all you need to build amazing games, including thrilling racing challenges, zany platform games, and fiendish puzzles.

Computer Coding Games for Kids is the ideal guide for children ages 9-12 who want to learn more about computer programming using scratch. It can also be used by parents who want to help their children learn to code.

Follow the simple steps to become an expert coder, using the popular programming language Scratch(TM) 3.0. This updated edition is the first to be tablet-computer friendly, making it even easier to get coding.

With this coding book for kids, you can:

- Improve your coding skills and create your own games, before remixing and customizing them.
- Pick up the fundamentals of computer programming in steps that make even the most difficult coding concepts fun and easy to understand.
- Share your games online and challenge friends and family to beat each other's scores.

Fun games engage children and help teach them to learn code. Jumpy Monkey will show you how to simulate gravity in your games, or give Dog's Dinner a go to learn about collision detection. With this book, children won't just learn how computer code works - they will understand why it's done that way. Once they have whizzed through the book, the possibilities are endless!

Author: Carol Vorderman
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Published: 06/25/2024
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.50lbs
ISBN: 9780593841860
Audience: Ages 9-12

About the Author
Carol Vorderman MBE is one of Britain's best-loved TV hosts and is renowned for her mathematical skills. She has hosted numerous TV shows on science and technology from Tomorrow's World to How 2 and was co-host of Channel' 4's Countdown for 26 years. A Cambridge University engineering graduate, she has a passion for communication science and technology and has a keen interest in coding.

Craig Steele is a specialist in Computing Science education. He is a Project Manager for CoderDojo Scotland, which runs free coding clubs for young people. Craig has previously worked for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Glasgow Science Centre, and the BBC micro: bit project. Craig's first computer was a ZX Spectrum.