Kids and Coding

As STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) becomes more popular not only as a hobby and subject matter in school, but as a career path too, many of our youth are becoming more interested in science. Here are some recommended books that feature women in science, as well as science related topics that are easy for children to understand.

Broad Band – Claire Evans
The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation–they’ve just been erased from the story. Until now.

Click’d – Tamara Ireland Stone
After spending the summer at coding camp, Allie Navarro is excited to share the app she built with her friends, until it starts to cause problems between them

Coding from Scratch – Rachel Ziter
A collection of step-by-step instructions to code games, animation, presentations and musical projects using the Scratch coding language and online coding platform.

Girls Who Code – Reshma Saujani
Introduces the relevance of coding and shares down-to-earth explanations about coding principles and real-life stories of women programmers who work at such places as Pixar and NASA.

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code – Laurie Wallmark
The story of Grace Hopper, who played a prominent role in the early days of computers.

How to Code a Sandcastle – Josh Funk
Pearl and her trusty rust-proof robot, Pascal, need to build a sandcastle before summer vacation is over, and they’re going to do it using code.

The Code Book – Simon Singh
Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives.

Women in Science – Rachel Ignotofsky
A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the ancient world to the present

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