Think Like A Coder

Discovering Computational Thinking in the World Around Us

Coding is everywhere! Follow along with Code Barker and his human as they explore computational thinking in their everyday activities. Readers will discover that so much of what they do everyday – cooking, playing, and even being outdoors – provides opportunities to explore and problem solve and most importantly, think like a coder!

Gracie

AN INNOVATOR DOESN’T COMPLAIN ABOUT THE PROBLEM. SHE SOLVES IT!

Gracie is every student who has ever been searching for her purpose in school. She is every child who needs someone to unlock a world of discovery they don’t yet know exists. When her teacher brings a robot into the classroom and teaches Gracie to code, she unlocks a world of creativity, innovation, and discovery she’d never imagined. Follow Gracie as she learns to code, learns to problem solve and learns to take risks in her learning!

What Happens When I Learn To Code?

IF YOU CAN LEARN TO CODE, YOU CAN CODE TO LEARN

Anyone can learn to code and if you can learn to code, you can code to learn! Coding can be very abstract. It is a picturesque canvas. It supports one’s spatial awareness. It’s like playing chess and being five moves ahead based on three different scenarios. This is something students must develop in the 21st century. Coding empowers kids and puts them in control of the device. It builds mastery through experimentation. Coding fosters problem solving, logical thinking, critical and computational thinking. Most importantly, it is a safe space to take risks and learn from failure!

Gracie: The Maker

CODE. CREATE. INNOVATE

Third in the Gracie series, Gracie: The Maker introduces us to Edie, Gracie’s newest friend. Together, Edie and Gracie create a machine to feed their class pet, Turbo the tortoise. The girls must work together to plan and design, test and retest their invention. It will take teamwork and perseverance. Will Gracie and Edie figure out a way to help Turbo? 

Finding Lost Smiles

CHASING GREATNESS IS HELPING LOST SMILES FIND THEIR HOME

Can you lose your smile? Sam has to answer that question, and see if he can help two new friends too. Finding Lost Smiles is a heartwarming story about helping friends, having good and bad days, and understanding the power you have to make the world around you better. Join Sam on his journey to help others find their lost smiles in this story of kindness and empathy in a time when we all need it.

Rosie and the Power of Positivity Team

FROM THE AUTHOR OF ACTUALLY, I CAN

Join Rosie, the world’s newest superhero, on her journey to build her Power of Positivity team! Rosie helps her friends learn how to change their words and their thinking to build their confidence and change their mindset. This story of acceptance, inspiration, and inclusivity helps children learn how to shift their inner dialogue from I can’t and I’m not to I Can and I Am.

I Wanna Be…A Lawyer

MEET HILTON…A LITTLE BOY WITH BIG DREAMS

Have you ever imagined what you will be when you grow up? Hilton has. Have you ever wondered about all of the things you’ll need to do? Hilton has. Every night Hilton imagines what he will be when he grows up. Tonight, he will be a lawyer .

I Wanna Be…An Architect

MEET HILTON…A LITTLE BOY WITH BIG DREAMS

Have you ever imagined what you will be when you grow up? Hilton has. Have you ever wondered about all of the things you’ll need to do? Hilton has. Every night Hilton imagines what he will be when he grows up. Tonight, he will be an architect.

I Wanna Be…A C.E.O.

MEET HILTON…A LITTLE BOY WITH BIG DREAMS

Have you ever imagined what you will be when you grow up? Hilton has. Have you ever wondered about all of the things you’ll need to do? Hilton has. Every night Hilton imagines what he will be when he grows up. Tonight, he will be a C.E.O.

I Wanna Be…A Meteorologist

MEET HILTON…A LITTLE BOY WITH BIG DREAMS

Have you ever imagined what you will be when you grow up? Hilton has. Have you ever wondered about all of the things you’ll need to do? Hilton has. Every night Hilton imagines what he will be when he grows up. Tonight, he will be a meteorologist.

I Wanna Be…A Software Developer

MEET HILTON…A LITTLE BOY WITH BIG DREAMS

Have you ever imagined what you will be when you grow up? Hilton has. Have you ever wondered about all of the things you’ll need to do? Hilton has. Every night Hilton imagines what he will be when he grows up. Tonight, he will be a software developer.

I Wanna Be…A Pilot

MEET HILTON…A LITTLE BOY WITH BIG DREAMS

Have you ever imagined what you will be when you grow up? Hilton has. Have you ever wondered about all of the things you’ll need to do? Hilton has. Every night Hilton imagines what he will be when he grows up. Tonight, he will be a pilot.

Look for the Math Around You: Arrays

FROM THE CREATOR OF EVERYONE CAN LEARN MATH

Look for the Math Around You: Arrays is a collection of real-life photos with question prompts to help start math conversations with children. Arrays are an excellent way to arrange objects for visual effect and for easy counting. When children understand the rows and columns in an array, they make connections to addition, multiplication, and division concepts. Perfect for reading at home or in the classroom, this book will help children see math in their daily lives. Use the optional prompts or go off-script and have fun looking for the math around you!

Look for the Math Around You: Math Chats

FROM THE CREATOR OF EVERYONE CAN LEARN MATH

Look for the Math Around You: Math Chats is a collection of real-life photos with question prompts to help start math conversations with children. Most of our everyday experiences can spark a math chat – we just need to be on the lookout. Children develop a love of mathematics when they learn to make connections that are relevant in their lives. Perfect for reading at home or in the classroom, this book will help children see math in their daily lives. Use the optional prompts or go off-script and have fun looking for the math around you!

Look for the Math Around You: Patterns

FROM THE CREATOR OF EVERYONE CAN LEARN MATH

Look for the Math Around You: Patterns is a collection of real-life photos with question prompts to help start math conversations with children.  Patterns are everywhere – in nature, our homes, in the classroom, and even on clothes!  When children notice patterns in the world around them, they begin to make connections to patterning and algebra concepts in mathematics. Perfect for reading at home or in the classroom, this book will help children see math in their daily lives. Use the prompts or go off-script and have fun looking for the math around you!

Look for the Math Around You: Geometry

FROM THE CREATOR OF EVERYONE CAN LEARN MATH

Look for the Math Around You: Geometry is a collection of real-life photos with question prompts to help start math conversations with children. Shapes, lines, and angles are everywhere around us; together, they make up the beauty of our world. When children can see geometry concepts all around them, they begin to make connections to what they learn about in the classroom. Perfect for reading at home or in the classroom, this book will help children see math in their daily lives. Use the optional prompts or go off-script and have fun looking for the math around you!

Look for the Math Around You: Fractions

FROM THE CREATOR OF EVERYONE CAN LEARN MATH

Look for the Math Around You: Fractions is a collection of real-life photos with question prompts to help start math conversations with children. Fractions appear in many ways in our lives – not just in the classroom. Explore the countless places we can find fractions in our world. Perfect for reading at home or in the classroom, this book will help children see math in their daily lives. Use the optional prompts or go off-script and have fun looking for the math around you!

Look for the Math Around You: Estimation

FROM THE CREATOR OF EVERYONE CAN LEARN MATH

Look for the Math Around You: Estimation is a collection of real-life photos with question prompts to help start math conversations with children. Estimating is a skill we use every day. When children learn to hone their estimating skills, they begin to estimate everything around them – correct answers to math problems, materials needed for an art project, and even how long it will take them to fold their laundry! Perfect for reading at home or in the classroom, this book will help children see math in their daily lives. Use the optional prompts or go off-script and have fun looking for the math around you!

The Magic of Growth Mindset

maximize the power of yet

Work hard and proudly recognize progress. Reflect, adapt, and self-assess. Couradeously overcome challenges by maximizing the power of YET. Creatively persevere with a growth mindset. This book targeted at fourth to eighth grade readers inspires us to focus on thinking, actions, and feelings to empower learning and improvement when encountering a misunderstanding, challenge, or mistake. Examples and questions empower courageous and reflective perseverance to identify new opportunities as well as changes to make. Rhymes help prepare readers to creatively and empathetically adapt with a growth mindset, while resiliently embracing challenges, adversity, and disappointment. Identify sentences you can read again for daily motivation, thus guiding your attention, adaptation, communication, reflection, and appreciation.

The Magnificent Microphone

the magic in the microphone makes the smallest voices come alive

Chey and Pav are two keen and energetic elementary school students who often feel unseen and unheard at home and school. They always have vibrant ideas to share, but for some reason, they are always ignored! One lucky day, they find a Magnificent Microphone which helps them elevate their voices with the people that haven’t been listening. Join Chey and Pav as they plunge into sharing their voices, learn about storytelling, and find ways to help others amplify their voices, too. 

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Brian Aspinall