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

by: Young Rewired State (0)

Learn how to write HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and build your own website, app, and game! An essential guide to computer programming for kids— by kids.

Crack open this book and set off on several fun missions — while simultaneously learning the basics of writing code. Want to make a website from scratch? Create an app? Build a game? All the tools are here, laid out in a user-friendly format that leads kids on an imaginary quest to keep a valuable diamond safe from dangerous jewel thieves. Presented by Young Rewired State — an international collective of tech-savvy kids — in easy-to-follow, bite-size chunks, the real-life coding skills taught in this engaging, comprehensive guide may just set young readers on the path to becoming technology stars of the future.

The Reviews

Compared to a normal computer coding manual, this one seems short at fewer than 200 pages. But given the audience of 9-12 years old, this is 3-6 months' of material. And it's FUN.The book starts each section with a Mission Brief on some wacky adventure for your kid (and you, if you'd like to help) to tackle. It starts off super basic (no coding experience needed at all), going through very simple HTML pages with minimal styling. But they don't skimp on tough topics, and the thing I like is that the text is simple enough to understand for my 8-year-old, but detailed enough for me to be able to help him. I do know HTML and CSS pretty well, but I've never had to teach it, so I love the way they break down the concepts with longer explanations, cut diagrams, and plenty of annotated code examples.HOW THIS BOOK COMPARES TO OTHER CODING FOR KIDS BOOKS========================================================I have used a lot of "python for kids" books (5, to be exact--see my blog at for some very detailed reviews) with my older two kids. For my third-born, who is now 8, I wanted to start him with HTML/CSS/JS instead of Python. This book is somewhat shorter than the best Python titles, but it's geared toward younger kids and I think it does really well. It's not expensive and not too long, so it compares really favorably with the Python books or even the Scratch books (and, let's face it, Scratch isn't a very practical skill compared to web development with HTML and CSS).OVERALL CONCLUSION=======================Get Coding does a great job of introducing HTML and CSS, but barely scratches the surface of JavaScript. It's still OK, though, because it's a reasonable price for the amount of coverage, and JavaScript would require another book this length anyway, so the brief introduction serves as more of a cliffhanger at the end of the book, prompting you to find another JS title to continue the journey. For that, I recommend "Javascript for Kids" from NoStarch Press. But go ahead and plow through "Get Coding" first!

My ten year old and I are learning coding, and out of the several books I got for Christmas, this book is one of the best (also a yellow book called Coding Games In Scratch is good for learning Scratch coding).This book is so well organized, and I appreciate the meticulousness of all the instructions. So far everything explained in each step works perfectly. So that helps limit frustrations!So if your child is ready to learn html and make a website, this book is perfect for learning each step. And the lessons are fun because there is a story behind the web page creation (such as a scientist finding a rare jewel).Along with html, you will learn CSS and JavaScript. The only minor negative is that it's not spiral bound, so the book can close on you while your hands are busy on the keyboard.I highly recommend this book for learning web-page creation.

This book is a great first book for any adult or children that would like to learn how to program. This book is specifically for learning how to do Web Development. Web development means software construction for Web Browsers. A web browser is a program that allows viewing of http sites on the internet. Examples of a Web Browser are Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. We also know http sites as web sites, for example the site that you are on right now is a Web Site, it was developed by a programmer. This book is for just that: Learning how to be a Web Programmer (or "Web Developer"). This book is different from other html books in that it is geared for the absolute beginner: Whether you are an adult or a child. It has many graphical representations throughout the book which will definitely take the "sting" out of learning how to program. I also recommend once you have read this book, there is another great book that starts where this book leaves off. It is called "CoderDojo Nano: Make Your Own Game: Create With Code". That other book goes into more details of the "canvas" and how to access it using Javascript. Happy programming and keep your calm, with that attitude and this book, you will soon be programming.

I'm 26 and I just started learning and literally this book taught me basic html and css in under an hour and I had a mock webpage going. I'm so excited, basic 11 bucks I've spent.

Very good book that breaks it down for kids to understand. They even have pictures to keep the kids interest. We study together and he is learning a lot from the book. I do not know this and the book is helping me so it’s not just for kids.

Adult here🙋‍♀️ I wanted to brush up on my coding skills. I only wish there were quizzes in between or more examples in the book. Easy read. Easy to follow along. If you’re stumped on a code not showing correctly, STOP, and come back to it later with fresher eyes. With that said, it’s probably an extra character in the code or the code is missing a character. I think it’s a great intro to coding.

My kids love this book ages 7, 12, and 13. I like it too.

I'm impressed. A fun way to learn.

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