I am super excited – I get to go to Williamsburg next week for the VAASL Conference next week – that’s the Virginia Association of School LIbrarians. Any excuse to visit my hometown is a good one, but add books and I am definitely in.
For the presentation we will be talking about how librarians play a central role in bringing computer science education to all students. Included in this is an overview of the Hour of Code in December.
For this presentation we compiled a list of books, fiction and non-fiction, for K-12 students to support computer science education.
By far my favorite suggestion was using Amelia Bedelia to teach algorithms and sequencing.
It is fun to see how many great options are available compared to just a few years ago. Huge thanks to everyone in the CS Education Facebook group for all of the suggestions!
|A is for Array||Brandon J Hansen||Elementary|
|Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine||Laurie Wallmark||Elementary|
|Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books||Herman Parish||Elementary|
|Computational Fairy Tales||Jeremy Kubica||Elementary|
|Hello Ruby||Linda Liukas||Elementary|
|If Ruby Dances||Liz Lah||Elementary|
|Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things||Carlos Buen||Elementary|
|Learn to Program with Scratch||Majed Marji||Elementary|
|Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming||Jason R. Briggs||Elementary|
|The Cryptic Case of the Coded Fair||Barbara Tinker||Elementary|
|The Harrowing Case of the Hackensack Hacker||Roberta Baxter||Elementary|
Middle and High School Books
|Best Practices of Spell Design||Jeremy Kubica||MIddle and High|
|DK Workbooks: Coding with Scratch Workbook||MIddle and High|
|DK Workbooks: Computer Coding||MIddle and High|
|Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women||Catherine Thimmes||MIddle and High|
|Hacker’s Delight||Henry S. Warren||MIddle and High|
|How to Code in 10 Easy Lessons||Sean McManus||MIddle and High|
|Masterminds of Programming||Lethbridge, Lucy||MIddle and High|
|Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future||MacCormick, John||MIddle and High|
|Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age||Rushkoff, Douglas||MIddle and High|
|Secret Coders||Gene Luen Yang||MIddle and High|
|The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography||Singh, Simon||MIddle and High|
|The Desperate Case of the Diamond Chip||Penny Noyce||MIddle and High|
|The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems . . . and Create More||Dormehl, Luke||MIddle and High|
|The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage||Sydney Padua||MIddle and High|
|Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet||Blum, Andrew||MIddle and High|
|Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe||Dyson, George||MIddle and High|