Computer Games, Software & Programming for Kids

  • MSCC 7 years +
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    Children can use the core STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) concepts to build incredible Minecraft cities by following the hints, tips and advice in this essential and unofficial book.

    It offers step-by-step instructions for designing and constructing a city in the sandbox game, covering everything from calculating the area when building your foundations to using lighting effectively and learning about the importance of symmetry in architecture.

    It teaches children all about how science works in the real world and they can then use this knowledge while playing the game - learning the difference between reality and the Minecraft world in the process.

    By the end of the book, aspiring architects will have built a city complete with skyscrapers, shops, a stadium, roads and houses!
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  • MSTP 7 years +
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    Children can use the core STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) concepts to build an incredible Minecraft theme park by following the hints, tips and advice in this essential and unofficial book.

    This book covers how the STEM concepts can be applied in both the real and virtual Minecraft world. It takes you through the process of designing and constructing a Minecraft theme park - all the way from calculating when building rides to understanding the different properties of materials and how friction and gravity affect the speed of a roller coaster.

    By the end of the book, your aspiring architect will have made a marvellous theme park complete with rides, attractions, ticket booths and lighting.
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  • RBLO 9 years +
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    Millions of people visit Roblox every month to imagine, create and play together and this book covers all the best games including Heroes of Robloxia and Apocalypse Rising.

    It includes interviews with creators and tips to help children take their skills to the next level. It also gives your children the inside scoop on all the critically acclaimed adventure games children can play on Roblox, alongside tips and tricks.
  • Code Play Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781474776790
    CODP 5 years +
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    Adi and Gabi love finding ways in which their love of coding can be applied to everyday life - whether at home, work or play. These four books prove that thinking like a kid and like a programmer are not actually that different.

    These books compare basic coding concepts to everyday scenarios children can relate to and are presented in an exciting narrative format.
  • TYDR 7 years +
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    Hiccup and Toothless will be swooping back on to the big screen for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - the final film in the popular series inspired by Cressida Cowell's bestselling adventure stories.

    This companion to the new film gives children (and you!) the chance to bring amazing 3D dragons to life using augmented reality on smartphones or tablets. Young fans of the books and films will love taking photos of dragons flying around their bedroom!

    You also have the chance to train Stormfly; meet Barf and Belch; and take control of the fiery Hookfang. This book provides hours of red-hot fun for anyone who dreams of visiting the Hidden World!
    This product will work with the following devices: Apple devices running iOS8 and above: iPhone 5s and above, iPod Touch 6th Gen or above. Android devices with both forward- and backward-facing cameras using Android 4.0 and above and ARMv7 NEON processors. INTEL ATOM based devices are not officially supported.
  • CCE2 5 years +
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    Everyone's favourite expert on just about everything, Carol Vorderman offers a hands-on introduction to working with computer code for children aged 5 and up in her new book Computer Coding Made Easy.

    Covering all of the basics little ones aged 5 and above need to know about Python programming, from copying and writing code to problem solving and abstract thinking, this curriculum-based guide uses diagrams and step-by-step instructions to teach computer programming in a fun, engaging and entertaining way - and most importantly, make it stick!

    One of the nation's best loved television personalities, there is no one better to help develop the essential skills needed to work with computer code than Carol Vorderman!
  • UFEG 11 years +
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    This easy-to-follow user guide teaches you everything you need to know about Fortnite - from gameplay basics to must-know building techniques and advanced hints and tricks.

    It also includes safety tips and a parents' guide.
  • Pixel Planet - Paperback - 9781784455538 - Assorted
    PIXE 5 years +
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    If your children can't get enough of Minecraft, than they'll love to sit back and relax as they fill in the pixellated patterns featured in this colouring book, Pixel Planet.

    Coming in a bumper size, this book brings back memories of 1980s computer games and encourages children to colour the designs in, square by square.

    From cute animals to awesome dinosaurs and many other crazy characters including aliens, this is a cool book for anyone who loves colouring in and computer games.
  • BGJJO 5 years +
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    Silver award winner in the MadeForMums Awards 2017 children's books series category.DKfindout! Coding explains coding clearly for children with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. The DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more!DKfindout! Coding is packed with up-to-date information and fun quizzes, while key curriculum text tells children why we use code, how computers use code and covers the history of coding from early computer programming languages to Python and Scratch. Learn about coding pioneers Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing and how codes have been used throughout history.DKfindout! Coding will surprise and delight young readers.
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    This is a simple visual guide to get kids computer coding in no time. Computer coding is firmly back on the agenda as a key skill for children to start learning. Computer Coding for Kids is a unique step-by-step guide, perfect for kids interested in computer programming and how computers work. Avoiding computer jargon, this book guides children through creating computer programs starting with the very basics. Computer Coding for Kids is the only programming book that teaches both Scratch and Python programming languages, with illustrated, simple, step-by-step explanations that make the complex art of computer programming clear for the complete beginner. Starting with simple explanations of programming basics, it progresses to more advanced projects where children can build their own games. Computer Coding for Kids is ideal for kids looking to take your first steps into programming or those that are already interested and hungry to learn more.
  • AURHQ
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    This book will help budding young developers explore the fundamental elements of computer code: programming languages, algorithms, loops, variables, co-ordinates ...and what to do when things go wrong! You can then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Once you've got to grips with coding, it's important to understand the world of computers - how pixels make pictures, how sound works in videos, and how to store files so you can find them later. Finally, you can't be a brilliant coder unless you know how to stay safe online. Learn about the Internet, how to keep your information private and how to surf the web safely. Kids Get Coding is a fantastic resource for children looking to get started with coding. The book contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders throughout is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips! Kids Get Coding is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology.
  • AMARP
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    The world of Minecraft is made entirely of blocks. Some help you build, some help you stay alive. Every block you discover opens up new possibilities and exciting adventures. The Minecraft Blockopedia is fully illustrated and packed with essential information about each block and its uses. From basic plants and ores to enchantment tables and End stone, you'll find every single block in here. Blockopedia contains everything you need to know to make the most of the blocks that make up your world - it's a comprehensive reference tool for beginners and more experienced players alike. This hexagonal hardback book is presented in a stylish gift box.
  • ALTHR 7 years +
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    An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own creative work. Written by a teacher and leading advocate of coding education, Coding For Kids For Dummies explains to kids in plain English how to apply the math and logic skills they already have to the subject of coding. In no time, they'll be grasping basic coding concepts, completing their very own technical feats, and arming themselves with the computer science experience and know-how to prepare for a future working with technology. Lay-flat binding allows for easy access as students work on projects Full-color, large-print design make the information more approachable to kids Kids interested in computer science get a competitive edge The author has dedicated her career to enhancing coding and other STEM education in schools If you're a student who wants to learn coding, a parent who wants to help your kid pursue an interest in coding, or a teacher who is in need of a supplemental course book for your computer science class, Coding For Kids For Dummies has you covered.
  • APPAC 7 years +
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    An introduction to coding for complete beginners, this friendly and accessible book will teach children the basics of Scratch (a free, online programme developed by MIT which is widely used in primary schools), allowing them to get inside the code of their computer and create simple games and animations on screen.
  • APWJM 7 years +
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    Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on how to build the coolest stuff, including an underwater house, a pirate ship, and a fortified castle! Other tips will help gamers: Find the best locations Choose their favourite style Learn how to get started with foundations and walls Become landscaping experts Learn how to decorate their living room And much more! With more than one hundred full-colour screenshots of in-game footage, you can follow every tip with precision. You will never be stuck again.
  • ALPSH
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    An accessible guide that makes Minecraft construction easy There isn't anything that can't be built in Minecraft, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. That's why there's Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition . More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly beginner's guide, you will quickly discover how to fine-tune your skills in order to construct almost anything you want in this amazing environment. Provides step-by-step instructions to help you build houses, boats, islands, and more Addresses how to mine the right materials for basic building Reveals how to build statues, beacons, and pillars as landmarks Explores how to develop your farm for renewable resources Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition goes where you go as you create a world you won't want to leave!
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    Computer Coding Python for Kids has all you need to master Python - one of the world's most popular computer programming languages. Python is easier than other professional coding languages yet no less powerful. Computer Coding Python for Kids uses a hands-on approach to show it how works, with step-by-step projects that build knowledge gradually, from simple functions to building a space treasure game, kids will not only learn essential coding skills but have fun as they learn. Plus there are tips to personalise and adapt each project to encourage creative thinking. Just by following the steps and kids will be building crazy games and handy apps in no time.
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    From the creators of Scratch comes ScratchJr, a programming language designed for young children (ages 5-7). "The Official ScratchJr Book" is the perfect addition to the free app and makes coding and computer science easy and fun for all ages!In "The Official ScratchJr Book," kids learn by playing with programming blocks and building their own animated collages, interactive stories, and playable games.Step-by-step activities help kids develop computational thinking, problem-solving, and design skills. Each chapter has several smaller activities that build on one another, culminating with a fun, final project. By the end of the book kids and parents will be ready for all sorts of new programming adventures.Each activity includes: step-by-step, easy-to-follow directionsliteracy and math connectiontips for grown ups and teachers creative challenges to explore and grow!
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    With exclusive tips from the developers at Mojang, the Minecraft Survival Collection might just save your life. The Guide to Exploration will teach you how to thrive in the Overworld. The Guide to the Nether and the End will teach you how to survive in each of these dangerous dimensions. The Guide to Enchantments and Potions will teach you how to enchant your equipment and brew useful potions. The Guide to Farming will teach you how to be self-sufficient in everything from food to hostile mob drops.
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    An amazing new edition - each Testament contains double the stories and both volumes are in a presentation box set. Enter a new world - full of exciting quests, danger, and miracles. Walk into the Garden of Eden and see tumbling waterfalls and lush landscapes; accompany Noah as he builds his ark; see the parting of the Red Sea; watch the blocks of the Jericho walls break apart; witness Jesus perform miracles - all created in Minecraft! Stories from the Bible are retold in block form, capturing the breathtaking adventure of these well-known tales. Since 2009, Minecraft has taken the gaming world by storm. Now hugely popular with children, those familiar with the phenomenon will love this new world and the adventures of God's people. Garrett Romines, and Christopher Miko; skilled in using games and toys to create fun learning environments and products for children, have re-created Bible stories with the famous virtual blocks to produce vibrant, and complex 3-D worlds filled with adventure and using astonishing imagination. The images have been captured and combined with text boxes and speech bubbles to explain the stories for 7-11 year olds. The text is light, but explains the events thoroughly for the age group, and the dialogue includes in-game humour.
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    Join more than 100 million players in the online world of Minecraft Are you a Minecraft fanatic looking to mod your games? Hours of fun await! Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies teaches you how to mod in easy-to-do parts. Offering loads of helpful explanations and cool projects along the way, this friendly guide will have you advancing levels, keeping score, respawning players, building portals, creating an archery range and much more faster than you can say redstone! There's no denying that modding is cool. After all, it allows you to alter your Minecraft gaming world to constantly keep things new and fun. While it isn't incredibly difficult to learn to mod, it does take some practice. Luckily, Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies is here to help you build basic coding skills to make modding your games as easy as 1-2-3! * The book is in full color and lies flat so you can look while you play * Includes a free trial of the LearnToMod software to use alongside the book * Features larger print to make the text feel less daunting * Offers next steps you can take if you want to learn even more about modding and coding If you're one of the millions of kids who play Minecraft every day, this hands-on guide gets you up and running fast with modding your favorite game!
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    Learn everything there is to know about the inhabitants of the Roblox universe, from legendary developers and iconic game characters to YouTube stars and renowned staff members. There are over 100 different characters featured in the official Roblox Character Encyclopedia. Each profile details everything there is to know about the character, including their official biography, the games they love and even the avatar items they wear, so readers can mimic the style of their favourite Roblox personality. The book also comes with an exclusive Outrageous Builderman figure, making this the perfect addition to any Roblox fan's library.
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    Learn to design and code games using Scratch, inspired by the Star Wars (TM) universe!Star Wars Coding Projects is a step-by-step visual guide to designing and coding in Scratch. The setting is as big as your imagination. Your favourite Star Wars characters will guide you through fun projects, animations, and games as you learn how to create and code. Draw your own Star Wars (TM) inspired sprites to use in the projects. You're the director as you navigate the spaceship you've designed through the asteroid belt you imagined as you go on the jetpack adventures you brought to life. Learn essential coding skills, share the sprites you drew with friends, and even challenge your pals to beat your high scores in the games you designed. Each project lists the sprites you'll have fun creating through simple, numbered steps that are fully illustrated and easy to follow. Coding games have never been so fun, with Star Wars characters to guide you.The six projects in the book are:- Dodge asteroids- Fly with a jetpack- Escape enemies- Design your own droid- Send a droid on a secret spy mission- Use the force to move objects on screen (c) & TM 2017 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization.
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    This is the perfect full-color, hands-on, easy tutorial for Skylanders SuperChargers - the newest game in Activision's amazingly popular series! Packed with boldly-labeled in-game pictures, it's designed for every player - including young players who find other Skylanders books too complicated. It's also perfect for parents who want to understand the Skylanders universe and game figures, and help their kids succeed with the game. You'll find easy, complete help for every part of Skylanders SuperChargers: setup, navigation, rules, characters, vehicles, gameplay, hints, tricks, challenges, quests, and more. Playful and informal, The Ultimate Guide to Skylanders SuperChargers covers all that's new and exciting in SuperChargers, including its 20 new figures and 20 new land-, sea- and sky-based vehicles. Along the way, you'll uncover hundreds of Skylanders secrets: hidden Soul Gems, treasure chests, collectibles, extra stars, player power, upgrades, and more!