Coding Games in Scratch, 2nd Edition

Category: Book
By (author): Woodcock, Jon
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Activity Books
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Computers / Entertainment & Games
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Computers / Programming
Publisher: DK
Published: August 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 9.18in x 7.68in
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From The Publisher*A step-by-step visual guide to building your own computer games using Scratch 3.0

Scratch 3.0 has landed, so stay ahead of the curve with this fully updated guide for beginner coders. Kids will love the step-by-step, visual approach that makes even the most difficult coding concepts fun and easy to understand. Coding Games in Scratch, 2nd Edition blends coding theory with the practical task of creating exciting games. Children will learn the fundamentals of computer programming by showing them how to build their own games.
Coding theory is taught through practical tasks, so young programmers don't just learn how computer code works, but also why it's done that way. Jumpy Monkey will show them how to simulate gravity in their games, or give Dog's Dinner a go to learn about collision detection. Once they've whizzed through the book, the possibilities are endless!
Biographical NoteCarol Vorderman MBE is one of Britain's best-loved TV hosts and is renowned for her math 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 strong interest in coding.Dr. John Woodcock has a degree in physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in computational astrophysics from the University of London. He started coding at the age of eight and has programmed all kinds of computers, from single-chip microcontrollers to world-class supercomputers. His many projects include giant space simulations, research in high-tech companies, and intelligent robots made from junk. Jon has a passion for science and technology education , giving talks on space and running computer programming clubs in schools. He has worked on many science and technology books.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.