Secret Coders

Secret Coders

eBook - 2015
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"Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes!" --
Publisher: New York, New York : First Second Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781626725744
1626725748
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (91 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Additional Contributors: Holmes, Mike (Comic book artist)

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Hopper is a new student at Stately Academy, and she immediately befriends fellow student Eni to help solve the school’s many mysteries, many of which can be solved with coding.


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aschibler
Mar 07, 2017

I'm all in favor of a book that teaches the rudiments of coding, even base 4 number systems, but let's tally all the bad behaviour that's depicted in this book for kids.

-spitting on another student
-bullying
-breaking and entering
-lying (to parents)
-calling other kids 'stupid'
-threatening violence
-mocking another student for asking questions

I get that Gracie is working through her parent's divorce, but she's still a jerk. The puzzle and the code are something straight out of Hour of Code. I like Hour of Code. This book, not as much.

VaughanPLUrszula Jan 13, 2017

The first in a series, Secret Coders introduces us to Hopper and Eni, two kids determined to uncover the secrets of their strange school. This graphic novel by the renowned Gene Luen Yang packs an irreverent tween punch, all while exploring binary numbers and computer coding as keys to the adventure. I’m hoping the next installments continue to build on the momentum set up in this book.

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amistein
Sep 01, 2016

Boys: Book 1, then read secret coders Path and Portals book 2

JCLBeckyC Aug 20, 2016

My fifth-grade gamer girl gives this book 3 1/2 stars. She likes Yang's book, Level Up, a bit better.

sbkaur Jan 06, 2016

Summary in 10 words or less:
"Hour of code" meets graphic novel!
This graphic novel puts an interesting spin on introducing computers and binary computations to young readers. I enjoyed the binary computation explanation - wish they taught it this way when I was in school! I look forward to the rest of the series!
The author, Gene Luen Yang has been appointed to a 2-year term as the "Ambassador for Young People's Literature" by the Library of Congress.

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Feb 22, 2017

Omarhasni thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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Feb 16, 2017

white_penguin_196 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 11

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pennypriddy
Jun 30, 2016

A really fun book for late elementary/middle school readers that's a nice, high level introduction to coding. Yang teaches kids about the basics of binary and functions, but weaves them into a story with plenty of intrigue and interesting relatable characters.

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