Join Luci and her friends as they go on an adventure to find a missing robot! In the process they learn the foundational concepts of coding, the increasing capabilities of technology, and the power of persistence.
SKU: 9781937870638 - 102Categories: Curriculum & Leadership, Maths, Science
Author: Angela Cleveland, Tamara Zentic
Illustrator: Juan Manuel Moreno
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
Page count: 32
Publish date: 43770
Was it just a dream?! Luci wakes up after dreaming about robots only to learn that her teacher has a robot emergency at school! The class robot has disappeared, and the students must decipher codes to locate it, reprogram it, and return it.
We huddled together.
“Hurry! Read the card!”
Go to the gym where you’ll find a maze,
Up and down and then sideways,
Over and over with your group,
Not a pattern, but a ______.
This STEM-friendly tale takes children on a fun game of hide and seek that teaches coding terminology and how technology and computer science work together to create and manage so many of the things we use in our daily lives.
With a little ingenuity and a lot of perseverance, Luci and her friends follow the clues and end up with a surprise that will allow each of them to help others and inspire the next generation of leaders.
Coding Capers: Luci and the Missing Robot by Angela Cleveland and Tammi Zentic is an empowering picture book that inspires children to dream big and harness the power of computer science in their own lives. The protagonist, Luci, demonstrates how both teamwork and grit are keys to overcoming hurdles in life. Readers will not only learn from Luci’s story but also from the wonderful extension activities at the conclusion of the book from hands-on activities to free, engaging resources.
Andrea Trudeau, M.S.Ed., NBCT, (@Andrea_Trudeau) is a self-proclaimed “no shh librarian” at Alan B. Shepard Middle School in Deerfield, Illinois, who enjoys working each day in a learning commons that emphasizes innovation, creativity, kindness, community, and, most importantly, fun, for all.
Coding Capers provides readers with an introduction to a range of important 21st century skills including pattern recognition, problem solving, collaboration and more! The book is warm and inviting, and opens children up to rich and diverse opportunities computing provides. Parents and educators should pick this book up!
Stephen Sharp, PA 2017 School Counselor of the Year, President-elect of Pennsylvania School Counselor Association, co-founder of the Leadership Summit, a community-based social justice network to provide students the language and tools to understand and combat the many forms of oppression.