free read How to Code a Sandcastle ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB



10 thoughts on “How to Code a Sandcastle

  1. says:

    Pearl is on her last day of summer vacation and she’s yet to actually build a sand castle So she brought along her robot Pascal in hopes of getting help She starts by telling Pascal to build a sandcastle but he just sits there — it’s a no go Why? Because her directions are too broad“a coder takes one big problem and breaks it into several smaller ones If I give Pascal enough instructions that he does know we’ll build this castle in no time”Pearl begins breaking down each step adding in a loop and in the end she faces DISASTER Her castle is in shambles and she will have to start all over However she learns from her mistakes and figures out a much better way to build her castle It takes patience and diligence but she finally succeedsI’m very pleased to find a new book on coding AND with a female main character This would be a great way to introduce coding to a young group of children or a way to reinforce a coding lesson to students who are already learning to code The accompanying illustrations were rendered digitally in combination with gouache and acrylic paintings This book is the first of a new seuel so I’ll be interested in seeing what they decide to code in book #2For this and #kidlit #mglit and #yalit book reviews please visit my blog The Miller Memo


  2. says:

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her uest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers and the grown ups who care for them many of whom are also unfamiliar with coding According to the foreword written by Reshma Saujani founder and CEO of Girls Who Code Girls Who Code is an organization that wants to teach every girl to learn to code And you don't have to wait until middle school or later to introduce girls to coding Just like kids begin to learn about subjects like animals history and space before they get to kindergarten we want to make coding a familiar part of every child's world By introducing the core concepts of coding to children now we're helping prepare them for a future of changing the world through code This book is a terrific addition to any child's bookshelf as this important topic is going to be an essential component of his or her education


  3. says:

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K 6 I have used the codeorg curriculum and although for the most part it is fantastic I was never very excited about the unplugged activities that were available for younger coders How to Code a Sandcastle will be my go to book anchor from now on It takes a familiar activity be it because the reader has engaged in this activity or has been exposed to it by TV or books and weaves the concepts of what coders do how they approach a problem and the basic commands of seuence loop and if then else in an accessible fun and most of all practical way Pearl and Pascal's teamwork and problem solving skills are those young readers can relate to and their adventures with a sand castle can easily prompt readers to recreate using other situations and materials This is a keeper in our coding making problem solving library


  4. says:

    This book arrived at the perfect time We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K 5th coding curriculum at my elementary school Josh’s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build the perfect sandcastle She finally decides to program her robot Pascal to build it Pearl walks the reader through some basic coding commands Pascal and Pearl have some hilarious encounters along the way This book is fun and provides a great way to introduce coding to your students I highly recommend this book I love some of the inside coding jokes that were in the book Things like starting the book by saying “hello world” and having one of the characters named after a coding language


  5. says:

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle Funk's sense of humor is great as usual and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children Palacios' illustrations are lovely and will make you yearn for a warm sunny day at the beach Great first collab between GIRLS WHO CODE Penguin #GirlsinStem #SummerRead #PictureBooks #DiverseBooks


  6. says:

    Pearl wants to build a sandcastle so she programs her robot Pascal to help her She uses conditional statements and looping which introduces coding logic to children Even importantly Pearl demonstrates the trial and error and perseverance necessary to create something of value whether it be computer software a sandcastle kingdom or something else entirely


  7. says:

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience Between the curriculum ties STEM coding how to book and it being a picture book in the “girls who code” series check out the chapter books there are going to be a lot of readers for this book


  8. says:

    Penny review “This book is about a code and how to build a sandcastle My favorite part is when they made a big giant loop around the sandcastle I wish I had a robot to water all my moms plants Maybe my dad will help me build a robot”


  9. says:

    My second fourth grade students loved this book A great introduction to coding We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad


  10. says:

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm Visit us for new picture books reviews dailyHello friends Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Girls Who Code’s book seriesPearl is excited today is the last day of summer and her last opportunity to build the sandcastle of her dreams She’s tried before but various frisbee surfboard and dog related incidents have impeded her work But today she’s brought her trusty robot Pascal to help her Pearl expects that Pascal will be a very helpful addition but she has to give him instructions in “code” – specific programming language that machines understand Using methods such as detailed instructions for finding a site using a looped seuence for gathering sand and an IF THEN ELSE for finding decorations Pearl and Pascal are able to create a lovely sandcastle But when they are gathering the finishing touches high tide sneaks up and washes away their work Pearl is momentarily dispirited but she uickly has a flash of inspiration building a moat will protect the castle So using her recycled code from the first castle and a new command for moat building Pearl and Pascal set their sights on not just one castle but a whole sand kingdomLOVED this What a clever and fun way to introduce the language of computer science to little readers The way the basic concepts are translated into child friendly examples is inspired with an appendix that goes into the commands with detail The illustrations are fun bright and fit the tone and subject matter perfectly And I especially loved that as a book that encourages ALL kids to explore computer science Pearl is not only a girl but a POC as well The length is great JJ loved it and this one was just wonderful Baby Bookworm approvedBe sure to check out The Baby Bookworm for reviews


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

How to Code a Sandcastle

free read How to Code a Sandcastle

From the computer science nonprofit Girls Who Code comes this lively and funny story introducing kids to computer coding conceptsPearl and her trusty rust proof robot Pascal need to build a sandcastle before summer vacation is over and they I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K 6 I have used the codeorg curriculum and although for the most part it is fantastic I was never very excited about the unplugged activities that were available for younger coders How to Code a Sandcastle will be my go to book anchor from now on It takes a familiar activity be it because the reader has engaged in this activity or has been exposed to it by TV or books and weaves the concepts of what coders do how they approach a problem and the basic commands of seuence loop and if then else in an accessible fun and most of all practical way Pearl and Pascal's teamwork and problem solving skills are those young readers can relate to and their adventures with a sand castle can easily prompt readers to recreate using other situations and materials This is a keeper in our coding making problem solving library An Amish Family Christmas used the codeorg curriculum and although for the most part it is fantastic I was never very excited about the Die Ermordung einer Butterblume und andere Erzählungen unplugged activities that were available for younger coders How to Code a Sandcastle will be my go to book anchor from now on It takes a familiar activity be it because the reader has engaged in this activity or has been exposed to it by TV or books and weaves the concepts of what coders do how they approach a problem and the basic commands of seuence loop and if then else in an accessible fun and most of all practical way Pearl and Pascal's teamwork and problem solving skills are those young readers can relate to and their adventures with a sand castle can easily prompt readers to recreate Ludwigs Zimmer using other situations and materials This is a keeper in our coding making problem solving library

read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Josh Funk

It sounds when surfboards mischievous dogs and coding mishaps get in the way Just when it looks like the sandcastle might never work Pearl uses her coding skills to save the day and create something even better a gorgeous sandcastle kingdo This is a book that will teach a wide audience Between the curriculum ties STEM coding how to book and it being a picture book in the “girls who code” series check out the chapter books there are going to be a lot of readers for this book Elektrotechnik uses her coding skills to save the day and create something even better a gorgeous sandcastle kingdo This is a book that will teach a wide audience Between the curriculum ties STEM coding how to book and it being a picture book in the “girls who code” series check out the chapter books there are going to be a lot of readers for this book

Josh Funk ↠ 6 free download

’re going to do it using code Pearl breaks the big we need a sandcastle problem into smaller steps then uses conditionals loops and other basic coding concepts to tell Pascal exactly what to do But building a sandcastle isn’t as easy as Pearl wants to build a sandcastle so she programs her robot Pascal to help her She uses conditional statements and looping which introduces coding logic to children Even importantly Pearl demonstrates the trial and error and perseverance necessary to create something of value whether it be computer software a sandcastle kingdom or something else entirely