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How many of the following are you familiar with?
From board books to rhyming verse, these picture books will appeal to those who like being read to and those who are learning to read or reading to learn!
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists
Addy-Matic and the Toasteriffic!
Everything Robotics (National Geographic Kids)
Grace Hopper, Queen of Computer Code
Hello Ruby, Adventures in Coding
Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects
Robots (National Geographic Kids)
Rube Goldberg, Simple Normal Humdrum School Day
What Do You Do with a Problem?
Have children ready for longer stories? Introduce them to these select chapter chapters of all reading levels. Many are part of a series focused on lovable characters like Ada Lace and Secret Coders; like one, read them all!
Ada Lace, Take Me to Your Leader
Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission
Code It! Create It!: Ideas & Inspiration for Coding
Crack the Code!: Activities, Games and Puzzles that Reveal the World of Coding
Goldie Blox and the Three Dares
Here’s Hank: Robot on the Loose
Hidden Figures Young Readers’ Edition
House of Robots: Robots Go Wild!
House of Robots: Robot Revolution
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)
Lauren Ipsum: A Story about Computer Science and Other Impossible Things
Lights, Music, Code! #3 (Girls Who Code)
Lucy’s Lab: Nuts About Science
Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Person and the Game That Changed Everything
NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson
Secret Coders: Paths and Portals
Secret Coders: Potions & Parameters
Secret Coders: Robots & Repeats
Secret Coders: Secrets & Sequences
Selfie Sam’s Coder Club: Adventures in Scratch
Space Engineer and Scientist Margaret Hamilton
Team BFF: Race to the Finish! #2
The Friendship Code #1 (Girls Who Code)
Need some titles for yourself? Here is a list that runs the gamete from childhood development to computer science.
Code in Every Class: How All Educators Can Teach Programming
Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student
Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World
Help Your Kids with Computer Coding
Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects
Maker Lab Outdoors: 25 Super Cool Projects
No Fear Coding: Computational Thinking Across the K-5 Curriculum
STEAM Kids: 50+ STEAM Hands-On Projects for Kids
The Big Book of Maker Space Projects