DK findout! Coding

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Increase your computer-coding knowledge with this children's book full of photographs and illustrations, fascinating facts, and engaging challenges--from the creators of, DK's free online resource for kids.

Did you know that more than 11 million Raspberry Pis have been sold since 2012? Or that the first computer virus created outside of a lab was written by a 15-year-old? Find out why!

Perfect for young coders and gamers who want a highly visual STEM book to increase their programming know-how, DK findout! Coding is a reference book that's sure to inspire. Inside, author James Floyd Kelly breaks down what coding is and why it's so important.

With this DK findout! book, you will:

- Explore the codes that are all around us, from traffic lights and vending machines to calculators and cars
- Read about key coders in history, such as Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, and Steve Jobs
- Discover the Enigma code and how Alan Turing worked to break it during World War II
- See how coders create apps, games, and computer programs using different coding languages, such as Python and Scratch
- Hear from real-life experts Jeff Atwood and Kiki Prottsman what it's like to be a computer scientist today
- Fold out the cover for a coding quiz and timeline
- and find out much, much more!

The DK findout! series of kids books helps children become experts on their favorite nonfiction subjects, from dinosaurs and ancient civilizations to space, coding, and cutting-edge technology. Learn more about coding--and everything else--at, the award-winning free educational website.

Publication Date: 
July 4, 2017