Books About Coding for Kids

Hello, world! Got a kid who wants to code? Or one who likes math and technology and wonders how skills in those areas can be applied in the real world? From picture books to tween novels, these books can get them thinking while offering fun stories for various ages. And while these books will be a hit with all kids, many specifically encourage girls to get into coding and STEM activities. For more great options for tech-minded kids, check out our Books for Kids Who Like Math and Science and Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids.

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How to Code a Sandcastle

age 4+

Solid coding lessons fill fun tale of girl and her robot.

By: Josh Funk (2018)
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Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

age 5+

Fascinating bio of remarkable 19th-century female inventor.

By: Laurie Wallmark (2015)
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How to Code a Rollercoaster

age 6+

Girl and robot use coding ideas to navigate amusement park.

By: Josh Funk (2019)
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Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?: The Story of Ada Lovelace

age 6+

Playful bio of female who pioneered programming in 1800s.

By: Tanya Lee Stone (2018)
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The Friendship Code: Girls Who Code, Book 1

age 8+

Girls learn coding, solve problems in fun, easy mystery.

By: Stacia Deutsch (2017)
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Secret Coders, Book 1

age 8+

Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.

By: Gene Luen Yang (2015)
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Emmy in the Key of Code

age 10+

Coding, music, and friendship in inspiring free-verse novel.

By: Aimee Lucido (2019)
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Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World

age 10+

Lively, engaging how-to empowers girls to love coding.

By: Reshma Saujani (2017)
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Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done

age 12+

Inspiring true story of teen coders' video game success.

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