Get Coding! Learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and Build a Website, App, and Game

Young Rewired State. Candlewick, $12.99 trade paper (208p) ISBN 978-0-7636-9276-6
This coding manual from Young Rewired State, a “worldwide community of digital makers age eighteen and under,” offers a story-driven course in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Cartoon illustrations introduce three characters—Professor Bairstone, Dr. Day, and Ernest (a dog)—who invite readers to join them in a quest to safeguard the valuable “Monk Diamond” by embarking on six “missions” outlined in each chapter. By following detailed coding instructions, readers can build a web page for Professor Bairstone (complete with tags and images hosted by an accompanying website,, create a web-based to-do-list app, learn how to embed a Google map on a web page, and create a JavaScript game meant to train the security team before an exhibition of the fictitious diamond, among other projects. While the diamond storyline can be a bit fuzzy, the programming explanations are clear, and the book’s hands-on approach lets readers learn the basics of coding while seeing real-time results. Ages 9–12. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 08/07/2017
Release date: 08/01/2017
Genre: Children's
Hardcover - 208 pages - 978-0-7636-9833-1
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