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Hello Scratch!

Hello Scratch!

Key Features: * Introduction to Scratch* Easy to follow examples* Step-by-step guide This book is for kids and their parents who want to learn to program while creating games. No programming experience needed!

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ISBN 9781617294259
Barcode 9781617294259
Published 31 October 2017 by Manning Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ford, Melissa
By Ford, Sadie
By Ford, Gabriel
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ISBN-13 9781617294259
ISBN-10 161729425X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Manning Publications
Imprint Manning Publications
Publication Date 31 October 2017
International Publication Date 7 December 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ford, Melissa
By Ford, Sadie
By Ford, Gabriel
Category General Theory of Computing
Computer Programming
Computer Programming Languages
Computer Software Packages
Computer Games
Applications of Computing
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 196mm
Height: 237mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 780g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Computer Games: Programming
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 756628

Description of this Book

In the future, there are going to be millions of jobs with no one to fill them if more kids don't learn how to code. So why aren't more kids learning to program? Some think it's too hard, and others don't have parents who can help them because they don't know programming themselves. Learning to code with a tool like Scratch, an open source programming platform maintained by MIT, and having fun goals, like writing games, just might make a difference. That's where this book comes in. Hello, Scratch! is a how-to book that helps parents and kids work together to learn programming skills by creating new versions of old retro-style arcade games with Scratch. By building games, readers not only create fun finished products, but they'll learn important programming skills along the way. By the time readers are done, they'll be able to create their own games and understand the basics of computer programming and game design. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Gabriel Ford is a 12 year old coder. His favorite game, PartiBlu, was featured by the Scratch team on the front page in Winter 2015. Melissa Ford is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including Writing Interactive Fiction with Twine (Pearson, Spring 2016). She is the Blogging and Social Media editor at BlogHer, a contributor at GeekDad, and the interactive fiction mentor at her local computer club. Sadie Ford is a 12 year old coder. Her favorite game is Astrosmash. She enjoys drawing and reading as well as coding with her twin brother Gabriel.

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