Computer Science

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New! DK Computer Coding

  1. Help Your Kids with Computer Coding,  2nd Edition
    Help Your Kids with Computer Coding, 2nd Edition
    DK / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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  2. DK Workbooks: Coding with Scratch  Workbook
    DK Workbooks: Coding with Scratch Workbook
    DK Children / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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  3. DK Workbooks: Coding in Scratch:  Projects Workbook
    DK Workbooks: Coding in Scratch: Projects Workbook
    John Woodcock, Steve Steford
    DK Children / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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  4. DK Workbooks: Computer Coding
    DK Workbooks: Computer Coding
    DK Children / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $4.79 Retail: $5.99 Save 20% ($1.20)
  5. DK Workbooks: Coding in Scratch:  Games Workbook
    DK Workbooks: Coding in Scratch: Games Workbook
    John Woodcock, Steve Steford
    DK Children / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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  6. DK Workbooks: Computer Coding with  JavaScript Workbook
    DK Workbooks: Computer Coding with JavaScript Workbook
    DK
    DK Children / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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  7. DK Workbooks: Coding Projects in  Scratch: Projects Workbook
    DK Workbooks: Coding Projects in Scratch: Projects Workbook
    John Woodcock, Steve Steford
    DK Children / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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  8. DK Readers L2: Story of Coding
    DK Readers L2: Story of Coding
    James Floyd Kelly
    DK Children / 2017 / Hardcover
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  9. DK findout! Coding
    DK findout! Coding
    DK Children / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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  10. Star Wars Coding Projects
    Star Wars Coding Projects
    Jon Woodcock & Kiki Prottsman
    DK Children / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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  11. Coding Games in Python
    Coding Games in Python
    DK Children / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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  12. Get Coding!: Learn HTML, CSS &  JavaScript & Build a Website, App & Game
    Get Coding!: Learn HTML, CSS & JavaScript & Build a Website, App & Game
    Young Rewired State
    Candlewick Press / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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  13. My First Coding Book: Packed with  Flaps and Lots More to Help You Code Without a Computer!
    My First Coding Book: Packed with Flaps and Lots More to Help You Code Without a Computer!
    Kiki Prottsman
    DK Children / 2017 / Hardcover
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  14. Coding Games in Scratch: A  Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games
    Coding Games in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games
    Jon Woodcock
    DK Children / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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  15. Coding Projects in Python: A  Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Creating Your Own Python Projects
    Coding Projects in Python: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Creating Your Own Python Projects
    DK Children / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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  16. Help Your Kids with Computer Coding
    Help Your Kids with Computer Coding
    DK / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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  17. How to Code a Sandcastle
    How to Code a Sandcastle
    Josh Funk
    Viking Books for Young Readers / 2018 / Hardcover
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    Stock No: WW291980

No Starch Press Books

  1. 10 LED Projects for Geeks: LightUp  Costumes, SciFi Gadgets, and Other Clever Inventions
    10 LED Projects for Geeks: LightUp Costumes, SciFi Gadgets, and Other Clever Inventions
    John Baichtal
    No Starch Press / 2018 / Trade Paperback
    $16.99 Retail: $24.95 Save 32% ($7.96)
  2. Make Your Own Pixel Art: Create  Graphics for Games, Animations, and More!
    Make Your Own Pixel Art: Create Graphics for Games, Animations, and More!
    Jennifer Dawe
    No Starch Press / 2018 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $19.95 Save 35% ($6.96)
  3. C in Pictures: A Visual Introduction  to Programming in C
    C in Pictures: A Visual Introduction to Programming in C
    Ank Co. Ltd.
    No Starch Press / 2019 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $19.95 Save 35% ($6.96)
  4. TCP/IP in Pictures: A Visual  Introduction to Internet Protocols
    TCP/IP in Pictures: A Visual Introduction to Internet Protocols
    Ank Co. Ltd.
    No Starch Press / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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Computer Bible Games

Usborne Coding Books

  1. Coding for Beginners using Scratch
    Coding for Beginners using Scratch
    Rosie Dickins
    Usborne / 2017 / Spiral Bound
    $14.24 Retail: $14.99 Save 5% ($0.75)

Encourage your child's S.T.E.M. learning with the Coding for Beginners Using Scratch book. This beginner's guide to coding uses the Scratch computer language and offers step-by-step instructions for getting started, creating games, animations and more. Includes helpful Scratch menu guides and a glossary of terms. A great way to foster their interest in computers and coding.

  1. Coding for Beginners using Python
    Coding for Beginners using Python
    Rosie Dickins
    Usborne / 2017 / Spiral Bound
    $14.24 Retail: $14.99 Save 5% ($0.75)
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Encourage your child's S.T.E.M. learning with the Coding for Beginners Using Python book. This beginner's guide to coding uses the Python computer language and offers step-by-step instructions for getting started, creating games, drawings and more. Includes helpful guides and a glossary of terms. A great way to foster their interest in computers and coding.

  1. Code It! Create It!: Ideas & Inspiration for Coding
    Code It! Create It!: Ideas & Inspiration for Coding
    Sarah Hutt
    Penguin Young Readers / 2017 / Hardcover
    $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)

Come up with the perfect coding-powered project in this informative, interactive journal! Think being creative has nothing to do with computer coding? Think again! Coding is all about creativity. The video games you play, the photo-sharing apps you love, the animated movies you watch---they're all made with code. And the coolest part? YOU can make anything with code, too! The possibilities for coding projects are limitless, so use these pages to get inspired, jot down ideas, doodle, play coding games, and more. Let your imagination run wild---you just might come up with the most awesome coding project ever. Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.

Coding "Dummies Junior" Series

  1. Writing Computer Code: Learn the Language of Computers!
    Writing Computer Code: Learn the Language of Computers!
    Chris Minnick, Eva Holland
    For Dummies / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)
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    Stock No: WW177302

Writing Computer Code: Learn the Language of Computers! is an excellent guide to help kids start learning to write in code! Kids follow simple steps as they work with real code to build their own web robots and complete other exercises. Readers will:

  • Create an animated robot app by writing code that builds the robot's body and structure, gives your bot some style through customization of the robot's color and shape, and get your robot moving with code that teaches it how to dance

  • Create Cool Games
  • Make a Web Page
  • And Learn real JavaScript by creating a madlibs-style game, an adventure game, calculator app, lemonade stand app, and more!

System Requirements:

Hardware - PC or tablet with Internet connection running Windows 7 or higher or Mac with Internet connection running Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Software - Web browser to access JSFiddle.net: Google ChromeT, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9.0 or higher

Ages 7-11 / Grades 2-6.128 pages, softcover. Dummies Junior Series.

  1. Building a Mobile App: Design and Program Your Own App!
    Building a Mobile App: Design and Program Your Own App!
    Sarah Guthals
    For Dummies / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $8.49 Retail: $9.99 Save 15% ($1.50)
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    Stock No: WW376422

Building a Mobile App: Design and Program Your Own App is an excellent guide to help kids build their own Android app and games. Kids will:

  • Learn app building basics such as creating buttons, sizing for different screens, and programming simple interactions
  • Build a photo-editing app
  • Create a fun, interactive game

Each project has plenty of screenshots and easy-to-follow instructions to keep kids on track.

System Requirements:

  • Hardware: PC with internet connection running Windows 7 or higher or Mac with Internet connection running Mac OS X 10.7 or higher or Android based table/smartphone.
  • Software: AppInventor (free app)

Ages 7-11 / Grades 2-6. 124 pages, softcover. Dummies Junior Series.

  1. Creating a Web Site: Design and Build Your First Site!
    Creating a Web Site: Design and Build Your First Site!
    Greg Rickaby
    For Dummies / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
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Creating a Web Site: Design and Build Your First Site! is an excellent guide to help kids start learning to basic HTML to create a web site. After choosing a topic and looking at other websites for inspiration kids will:

  • Create a site map
  • Create a wireframe
  • Create a style guide
  • Code a home page
  • and more!

Each project has plenty of screenshots and easy-to-follow instructions with highlighted text to keep kids on track.

System Requirements:

  • Hardware - PC or tablet with Internet connection running Windows 7 or higher or Mac with Internet connection running Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
  • Software - Google Apps and Frontify.com (available for free)

Ages 7-11 / Grades 2-6. 123 pages, softcover. Dummies Junior Series.

Games & Activity Sets

  1. Let's Go Code! Activity Set, 50 Pieces
    Let's Go Code! Activity Set, 50 Pieces
    Learning Resources Inc / 2017 / Gift
    $29.99 Retail: $34.99 Save 14% ($5.00)
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A fun, non-digital way to introduce children to early coding and programming concepts. Team-based play has children hopping, stepping, and turning, so they build gross motor skills and directional sense. Includes 20 foam maze mats, 20 double-sided coding cards, and the following die-cut pieces: 2 robots, 2 gears, 2 springs, 2 arrows, and 2 Xs. Full-color guide includes coding overview and sample mazes. Mats measure 9.5"L x 9.5"H. Recommended for ages 5 years and older.

  1. Code Gamer Kit
    Code Gamer Kit
    Thames & Kosmos / 2016 / Gift
    $99.99 Retail: $169.95 Save 41% ($69.96)
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Learn to code through gaming with the Code Gamer kit from Thames & Kosmos. Designed for ages 10 years and older, this kit introduces you to programming in a fun, step-by-step way. An Arduino-compatible gamepad connects wirelessly to your tablet; using the gamepad and four interchangeable sensor modules, you play through a video game app on your tablet. In each level of the game you learn a piece of the Arduino programming language and how to use it to solve puzzles and challenges to move forward in the game. Includes a 64-page, full-color experiment manual, and 20 pieces.

  1. STEM, Robot Mouse Coding Activity Set
    STEM, Robot Mouse Coding Activity Set
    Learning Resources Inc / 2016 / Gift
    $35.99 Retail: $59.99 Save 40% ($24.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW028317

Build your maze, and then use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path for the Programmable Robot Mouse. Program the sequence of steps, and then watch the mouse race to find the cheese! This deluxe set includes 30 double-sided coding cards, 10 double-sided Activity Cards, cheese wedge, and Activity Guide to provide the perfect hands-on introduction to coding concepts. Create endless maze path possibilities with 16 maze grids, 22 maze walls, and 3 tunnels. Mouse lights up, makes sounds, and features 2 speeds. Mouse measures 4"L and requires 3 AAA batteries (not included). Ages 5+

  1. Code Master
    Code Master
    Thinkfun / 2016 / Gift
    $19.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW019502
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Introduce your kids to coding with the Code Master Board Game from Thinkfun. Kids will play while they learn about computer programming. In the game, your avatar travels to an exotic world in search of power crystals, along the way you use programming logic to navigate the map. In each level, only one specific sequence will learn to success. Encourages logic and problem solving skills. For 1 player; designed for ages 8 years and older. Includes avatar, portal, 6 crystals, 10 maps with 60 levels, 12 guide scrolls, 12 action tokens, 8 conditional tokens, and instructions with solutions.

  1. Future Coders, Robot Race
    Future Coders, Robot Race
    Alex Toys / 2017 / Gift
    $19.99 Retail: $25.00 Save 20% ($5.01)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 11/17/18.
    Stock No: WW880107

Encourage your kids to learn early coding skills with the Robot Race set from Alex Toys. Designed for ages 4 years and older, this active game teaches early coding logic by asking kids to map their path from point A to point B. A digital timer adds to the frenetic fun. Kids will become the robot as they race to solve each challenge. Includes a 5' x 5' non-woven floor mat, direction cards, robot crown with googly eyes, challenge cards, sticker sheet, digital timer, and instructions. Package measures 12" x 2.5" x 11".

  1. Future Coders, Bunny Trails
    Future Coders, Bunny Trails
    Alex Toys / 2017 / Gift
    $25.49 Retail: $40.00 Save 36% ($14.51)
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Encourage your kids to learn early coding skills with the Bunny Bot kit from Alex Toys. Designed for ages 4 years and older, build bunny's world with crafty elements then have fun solving each challenge. Kids will learn how to "program" bunny's trail to the carrot patch as they solve each challenge card. Robotic bunny follows the path that is created with tiles, open the gate, dodge the badger, go through the tunnel and more! Includes Bunny Bot Robot, game board with plastic grid, cardboard tiles, plastic interactive pieces, sticker sheet, puzzle cards, craft elements, and instructions. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included); package measures 15" x 2.5" x 11".

  1. Future Coders, Poppin Pixels
    Future Coders, Poppin Pixels
    Alex Toys / 2017 / Gift
    $19.99 Retail: $25.00 Save 20% ($5.01)
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    Stock No: WW880130

Encourage your kids to learn early coding skills with the Poppin Pixels set from Alex Toys. Designed for ages 4 years and older, make 20 coded creations or have fun designing your own! Use the suction cup tool to grab tiles and pop them onto the grid. Follow the sequence on the challenge cards to make cool pixel pics. Includes plastic robot base, suction cup stylus, tiles, puzzle cards, and easy instructions. Package measures 12" x 3" x 11".

  1. Future Coders, Cube Stackers
    Future Coders, Cube Stackers
    Alex Toys / 2017 / Gift
    $14.99 Retail: $17.00 Save 12% ($2.01)
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    Stock No: WW880116

Encourage your kids to learn early coding skills with the Cube Stackers set from Alex Toys. Designed for ages 4 years and older, make 15 robotic creatures by stacking cubes. Challenge cards mimic computer programs with algorithms for buildings. Follow the sequence of arrows to build animals with cardboard cubes, then check the back of the card to see if you got it right. Includes 8 cubes, game board, puzzle cards, pipe cleaners, colorful punchouts, and easy instructions. Package measures 12" x 2.5" x 11".

Motherboard Books

  1. Computer Science Pure and Simple Book 2 for Homeschoolers, 2nd Edition
    Computer Science Pure and Simple Book 2 for Homeschoolers, 2nd Edition
    Phyllis Wheeler, Don Sleeth
    Motherboard Books / Other
    $21.99 Retail: $32.99 Save 33% ($11.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW965332

Computer Science Pure and Simple Book 2 builds upon the concepts taught in Computer Science Pure and Simple Book 1. Using MicroWorlds to practice computer command skills, students will learn how to create five more advanced games using procedure inputs/outputs, create a two-to-four page website, learn DOS, basic HTML, and more. Safe surfing instructions are also covered, helping parents to instill computer safety, as well as computer programming, in their children. Computer Science Pure and Simple Book 2 provides extensive instruction in intermediate programming, plus a very small amount of instruction using MS Office 2007 and earlier. Grades 7 & up.

Please note! In order to use this curriculum, software must be downloaded; this is not free software, but instructions for downloading, along with a code for a significant discount, are included.

A small amount of instruction using MS Office 2007 and earlier is included; newer versions won't match instructions.

    1. Computer Science Pure & Simple Combined Edition, Grades 7-12
      Computer Science Pure & Simple Combined Edition, Grades 7-12
      Phyllis Wheeler, Don Sleeth
      Motherboard Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback
      $42.18 Retail: $44.99 Save 6% ($2.81)
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW431627

    Computer Science: Pure and Simple, Combined Edition includes all the programming instruction provided in both Computer Science Pure & Simple Book 1 and Computer Science Pure & Simple Book 2.

    Computer skills are becoming necessary for almost every facet in life, but teaching it can often be left by the wayside. Written for novice teachers who want their children to learn computer science using the Logo programming language "pure and simple" chapters use start with simple programming concepts and move up to more complext ones within a school year. This edition contains no other instruction besides Logo programming.

    The second part of the book teaches students how to create five more-advanced games using variables, simple animations, procedure inputs/outputs, looping, if-then structures,and other programming basics.

    34 lessons are included; the suggested schedule is one lesson per week at 3 hours per lesson.

    Please note! In order to use this curriculum, software must be downloaded; this is not free software, but instructions for downloading, along with a code for a significant discount are included.

    204 pages, softcover. Answer key included (which should be removed by the parent). Grades 7-12.

    System Requirements: PC: Windows 2000 and up / Mac: OSX 10.3.9 and higher.

    1. Logo Adventures Terrapin Edition, Programming for Kids  10 and Up, 2nd Edition
      Logo Adventures Terrapin Edition, Programming for Kids 10 and Up, 2nd Edition
      Phyllis Wheeler
      Motherboard Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback
      $34.68 Retail: $36.99 Save 6% ($2.31)
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW424384
    1. Switched-On Schoolhouse Business  Computer Information  Systems on a USB Drive
      Switched-On Schoolhouse Business Computer Information Systems on a USB Drive
      Alpha Omega Publications / 2018 / Other
      $89.96 Retail: $99.95 Save 10% ($9.99)
    2. Switched-On Schoolhouse Fundamentals  of Programming Software  Development on a USB Drive
      Switched-On Schoolhouse Fundamentals of Programming Software Development on a USB Drive
      Alpha Omega Publications / 2018 / Other
      $51.26 Retail: $56.95 Save 10% ($5.69)
    3. Switched-On Schoolhouse Fundamentals  of Computer Systems on  a USB Drive
      Switched-On Schoolhouse Fundamentals of Computer Systems on a USB Drive
      Alpha Omega Publications / 2018 / Other
      $51.26 Retail: $56.95 Save 10% ($5.69)
    4. Switched-On Schoolhouse Fundamentals  of Digital Media on a  USB Drive
      Switched-On Schoolhouse Fundamentals of Digital Media on a USB Drive
      Alpha Omega Publications / 2018 / Other
      $51.26 Retail: $56.95 Save 10% ($5.69)

    Barcharts

    1. SQL Chart
      SQL Chart
      Barcharts Inc / 2005 / Other
      $4.46 Retail: $4.95 Save 10% ($0.49)
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW229160

    Pull out this handy Barchart when you need a refresher on SQL! Laminated and three-hole-punched, this chart includes information on the overview of SQL, databases, delimiters/operators, order of operations, DDL, DML, and more. 4-pages (2 double-sided panels).

    1. C++ Language, QuickStudy ® Chart
      C++ Language, QuickStudy ® Chart
      Homeschool
      Barcharts Inc / Other
      $4.46 Retail: $4.95 Save 10% ($0.49)
      Availability: Expected to ship on or about 11/17/18.
      Stock No: WW223014

    Pull out this handy Barchart when you need a refresher on C++ Language! Laminated and three- hole-punched, this chart includes on numbers and characters, operators, if/else commands, arrays, switch statements, loops, functions, sharing variables, advanced functions, and more. 4-pages (2 double-sided panels).

      Monarch

      1. Monarch Fundamentals of Programming and Software Development
        Monarch Fundamentals of Programming and Software Development
        Alpha Omega Publications / 2014 / Other, N/A
        $44.96 Retail: $49.95 Save 10% ($4.99)
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW0MON151
        Video

      Practice basic software development procedures, techniques, and trends, write original Java programs, and study career opportunities with Monarch Fundamentals of Programming and Software Development. Interactive multimedia elements like animations and learning games help students in grades 9-12 learn material throughout each of the six units. Purchase of this individual Monarch course grants access to one child for 18 months beginning on the date of activation.

      Students learn details about core concepts in programming using Java, including writing and debugging code, proper syntax, flow of control, order of operations, comparison operators, and program logic tools and models.

      This Bible-based course also explores the function of key program techniques, including if statements, looping, and arrays, as well as web development using HTML and drag-and-drop development of user interfaces in an Integrated Development environment. Additional topics include the Software Development Life Cycle, programming languages and paradigms, careers in the software industry, the education and skills required to work in the industry, and related career resources.

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