How to Code a Sandcastle (How to Code with Pearl & Pascal, #1)

How to Code a Sandcastle (How to Code with Pearl & Pascal, #1)

From the computer science nonprofit Girls Who Code comes this lively and funny story introducing kids to computer coding concepts. Pearl and her trusty rust-proof robot, Pascal, need to build a sandcastle before summer vacation is over, and they?re going to do it using code. Pearl breaks the big we-need-a-sandcastle problem into smaller steps, then uses conditionals, loops, From the computer science nonprofit Girls Who Code comes this lively and funny story introducing kids to computer c...

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Title:How to Code a Sandcastle (How to Code with Pearl & Pascal, #1)
Author:Josh Funk
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0425291987
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:44 pages pages

How to Code a Sandcastle (How to Code with Pearl & Pascal, #1) Reviews

  • Tom Franklin
    Jun 16, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Gir...

    Special thanks to Josh Funk for sharing a F & G of How to Code a Sandcastle to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer vacation, Pearl decides it?s her final opportunity to build a sand castle. Because Frisbees, surf boards, and dogs keep ru...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. This is definitely a teaching book that I will be ordering and using as my intro for my summer school coding class! The bright illustrations made me feel like I was in summer on this over...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer, Pearl and her robot Pascal haven't successfully built a sandcastle. So they decide to code one. The book uses this simple task to explain how coding works, including how coding ca...

    This is an interesting foray into the very basic concepts of coding for the pre-K and early elementary ages. The core concepts addressed and defined include code, sequence, loop, and if-then-else (conditional statement). The narrative is structured around the task of a young girl build...

    Although this Picture Book promotes the fact that more girls are coding, it's also a fun story about a girl who plans, doesn't give up when things go wrong, wisely brings Robot to help, and figures out a way to take the steps that lead her to reach her goal (building a sandcastle befor...

    Just in time for castle-building, summer days, Josh Funk brings one determined girl, Pearl, and her helpful robot, Pascal, together for a sun-shining day at the beach. Pearl's story begins with reminisces of her previous attempts to build a safe and sturdy sandcastle. Regardless of her...

    Here's a creative idea: introductory computer programming in a children's picture book. Writer (and programmer-by-day) Josh Funk gives kids a good overview by breaking down the bigger parts of coding by breaking down the bigger parts of building a sand castle. Some of the text might...

  • Paul
    Jul 17, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Gir...

    Special thanks to Josh Funk for sharing a F & G of How to Code a Sandcastle to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer vacation, Pearl decides it?s her final opportunity to build a sand castle. Because Frisbees, surf boards, and dogs keep ru...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. This is definitely a teaching book that I will be ordering and using as my intro for my summer school coding class! The bright illustrations made me feel like I was in summer on this over...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer, Pearl and her robot Pascal haven't successfully built a sandcastle. So they decide to code one. The book uses this simple task to explain how coding works, including how coding ca...

    This is an interesting foray into the very basic concepts of coding for the pre-K and early elementary ages. The core concepts addressed and defined include code, sequence, loop, and if-then-else (conditional statement). The narrative is structured around the task of a young girl build...

    Although this Picture Book promotes the fact that more girls are coding, it's also a fun story about a girl who plans, doesn't give up when things go wrong, wisely brings Robot to help, and figures out a way to take the steps that lead her to reach her goal (building a sandcastle befor...

    Just in time for castle-building, summer days, Josh Funk brings one determined girl, Pearl, and her helpful robot, Pascal, together for a sun-shining day at the beach. Pearl's story begins with reminisces of her previous attempts to build a safe and sturdy sandcastle. Regardless of her...

    Here's a creative idea: introductory computer programming in a children's picture book. Writer (and programmer-by-day) Josh Funk gives kids a good overview by breaking down the bigger parts of coding by breaking down the bigger parts of building a sand castle. Some of the text might...

    This is an excellent primer for kids (especially girls, for whom the book is intended) about writing code with the analogy of building a sandcastle. I got it for my daughter to spark her interest, and she loved the book (and quoted from it extensively when we went to an actual beach a ...

  • Lynn
    May 03, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Gir...

    Special thanks to Josh Funk for sharing a F & G of How to Code a Sandcastle to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer vacation, Pearl decides it?s her final opportunity to build a sand castle. Because Frisbees, surf boards, and dogs keep ru...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. This is definitely a teaching book that I will be ordering and using as my intro for my summer school coding class! The bright illustrations made me feel like I was in summer on this over...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer, Pearl and her robot Pascal haven't successfully built a sandcastle. So they decide to code one. The book uses this simple task to explain how coding works, including how coding ca...

    This is an interesting foray into the very basic concepts of coding for the pre-K and early elementary ages. The core concepts addressed and defined include code, sequence, loop, and if-then-else (conditional statement). The narrative is structured around the task of a young girl build...

    Although this Picture Book promotes the fact that more girls are coding, it's also a fun story about a girl who plans, doesn't give up when things go wrong, wisely brings Robot to help, and figures out a way to take the steps that lead her to reach her goal (building a sandcastle befor...

    Just in time for castle-building, summer days, Josh Funk brings one determined girl, Pearl, and her helpful robot, Pascal, together for a sun-shining day at the beach. Pearl's story begins with reminisces of her previous attempts to build a safe and sturdy sandcastle. Regardless of her...

    Here's a creative idea: introductory computer programming in a children's picture book. Writer (and programmer-by-day) Josh Funk gives kids a good overview by breaking down the bigger parts of coding by breaking down the bigger parts of building a sand castle. Some of the text might...

    This is an excellent primer for kids (especially girls, for whom the book is intended) about writing code with the analogy of building a sandcastle. I got it for my daughter to spark her interest, and she loved the book (and quoted from it extensively when we went to an actual beach a ...

    In the Girls Who Code series, this cheery picture book introduces the basic idea and commands of coding as a little girl works to have her robot build a sandcastle. It went on a bit too long for my taste but I'm not terribly interested in coding. Athough this is certainly more painl...

  • Mary Ann
    Jul 28, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

  • Amanda
    May 22, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

  • Jj
    Jul 05, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Gir...

    Special thanks to Josh Funk for sharing a F & G of How to Code a Sandcastle to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer vacation, Pearl decides it?s her final opportunity to build a sand castle. Because Frisbees, surf boards, and dogs keep ru...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. This is definitely a teaching book that I will be ordering and using as my intro for my summer school coding class! The bright illustrations made me feel like I was in summer on this over...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer, Pearl and her robot Pascal haven't successfully built a sandcastle. So they decide to code one. The book uses this simple task to explain how coding works, including how coding ca...

    This is an interesting foray into the very basic concepts of coding for the pre-K and early elementary ages. The core concepts addressed and defined include code, sequence, loop, and if-then-else (conditional statement). The narrative is structured around the task of a young girl build...

  • Tracy
    Apr 03, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Gir...

    Special thanks to Josh Funk for sharing a F & G of How to Code a Sandcastle to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer vacation, Pearl decides it?s her final opportunity to build a sand castle. Because Frisbees, surf boards, and dogs keep ru...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. This is definitely a teaching book that I will be ordering and using as my intro for my summer school coding class! The bright illustrations made me feel like I was in summer on this over...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer, Pearl and her robot Pascal haven't successfully built a sandcastle. So they decide to code one. The book uses this simple task to explain how coding works, including how coding ca...

  • Laura Mossa
    May 02, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Gir...

    Special thanks to Josh Funk for sharing a F & G of How to Code a Sandcastle to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer vacation, Pearl decides it?s her final opportunity to build a sand castle. Because Frisbees, surf boards, and dogs keep ru...

  • Jana
    May 02, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

  • Ro
    May 26, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

  • Michele Knott
    Feb 11, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

  • Niki (Daydream Reader)
    May 26, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

  • Pam
    May 28, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Gir...

    Special thanks to Josh Funk for sharing a F & G of How to Code a Sandcastle to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer vacation, Pearl decides it?s her final opportunity to build a sand castle. Because Frisbees, surf boards, and dogs keep ru...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. This is definitely a teaching book that I will be ordering and using as my intro for my summer school coding class! The bright illustrations made me feel like I was in summer on this over...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer, Pearl and her robot Pascal haven't successfully built a sandcastle. So they decide to code one. The book uses this simple task to explain how coding works, including how coding ca...

    This is an interesting foray into the very basic concepts of coding for the pre-K and early elementary ages. The core concepts addressed and defined include code, sequence, loop, and if-then-else (conditional statement). The narrative is structured around the task of a young girl build...

    Although this Picture Book promotes the fact that more girls are coding, it's also a fun story about a girl who plans, doesn't give up when things go wrong, wisely brings Robot to help, and figures out a way to take the steps that lead her to reach her goal (building a sandcastle befor...

    Just in time for castle-building, summer days, Josh Funk brings one determined girl, Pearl, and her helpful robot, Pascal, together for a sun-shining day at the beach. Pearl's story begins with reminisces of her previous attempts to build a safe and sturdy sandcastle. Regardless of her...

    Here's a creative idea: introductory computer programming in a children's picture book. Writer (and programmer-by-day) Josh Funk gives kids a good overview by breaking down the bigger parts of coding by breaking down the bigger parts of building a sand castle. Some of the text might...

    This is an excellent primer for kids (especially girls, for whom the book is intended) about writing code with the analogy of building a sandcastle. I got it for my daughter to spark her interest, and she loved the book (and quoted from it extensively when we went to an actual beach a ...

    In the Girls Who Code series, this cheery picture book introduces the basic idea and commands of coding as a little girl works to have her robot build a sandcastle. It went on a bit too long for my taste but I'm not terribly interested in coding. Athough this is certainly more painl...

    Josh Funk made this book hilarious to read. We liked the dialogue bubbles instead of sentences with quotes. We also thought it was different but interesting when she put in the code the font was a blocky form, just like real coding. We loved this book and can?t wait to read more book...

    How to Code a Sandcastle was something a little different for Funk, but he certainly excelled at it. The introduction to coding for young children with a very hands-on appropriate connection was perfect. Palacios' illustrations made the book flow even better. The connection between G...

    I loved this book, and I love the Girls Who Code series. I wish I had read this book before the fiction series because then I would've had some clue as to what the different types of codes meant! Overall, I think this is a really simple way to teach young children about code. I'm looki...

    Terrific introduction to coding for young elementary students. Funk takes the reader through the basic steps of programming a robot to build a sandcastle. He introduces basic coding terms - code, sequence loop, if-then-else statements - and offers examples as the castle gets built. De...

  • Aaron
    Nov 10, 2017

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

  • Jo Oehrlein
    Jun 06, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

  • Caitlin Zonder
    Jan 22, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

  • Jacqui Murk
    May 08, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Gir...

    Special thanks to Josh Funk for sharing a F & G of How to Code a Sandcastle to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer vacation, Pearl decides it?s her final opportunity to build a sand castle. Because Frisbees, surf boards, and dogs keep ru...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. This is definitely a teaching book that I will be ordering and using as my intro for my summer school coding class! The bright illustrations made me feel like I was in summer on this over...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer, Pearl and her robot Pascal haven't successfully built a sandcastle. So they decide to code one. The book uses this simple task to explain how coding works, including how coding ca...

    This is an interesting foray into the very basic concepts of coding for the pre-K and early elementary ages. The core concepts addressed and defined include code, sequence, loop, and if-then-else (conditional statement). The narrative is structured around the task of a young girl build...

    Although this Picture Book promotes the fact that more girls are coding, it's also a fun story about a girl who plans, doesn't give up when things go wrong, wisely brings Robot to help, and figures out a way to take the steps that lead her to reach her goal (building a sandcastle befor...

    Just in time for castle-building, summer days, Josh Funk brings one determined girl, Pearl, and her helpful robot, Pascal, together for a sun-shining day at the beach. Pearl's story begins with reminisces of her previous attempts to build a safe and sturdy sandcastle. Regardless of her...

  • Michele
    Apr 12, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Gir...

    Special thanks to Josh Funk for sharing a F & G of How to Code a Sandcastle to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer vacation, Pearl decides it?s her final opportunity to build a sand castle. Because Frisbees, surf boards, and dogs keep ru...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. This is definitely a teaching book that I will be ordering and using as my intro for my summer school coding class! The bright illustrations made me feel like I was in summer on this over...

  • Tracy Clausen
    Jun 11, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

  • Pam Miller
    May 28, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Gir...

    Special thanks to Josh Funk for sharing a F & G of How to Code a Sandcastle to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer vacation, Pearl decides it?s her final opportunity to build a sand castle. Because Frisbees, surf boards, and dogs keep ru...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. This is definitely a teaching book that I will be ordering and using as my intro for my summer school coding class! The bright illustrations made me feel like I was in summer on this over...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer, Pearl and her robot Pascal haven't successfully built a sandcastle. So they decide to code one. The book uses this simple task to explain how coding works, including how coding ca...

    This is an interesting foray into the very basic concepts of coding for the pre-K and early elementary ages. The core concepts addressed and defined include code, sequence, loop, and if-then-else (conditional statement). The narrative is structured around the task of a young girl build...

    Although this Picture Book promotes the fact that more girls are coding, it's also a fun story about a girl who plans, doesn't give up when things go wrong, wisely brings Robot to help, and figures out a way to take the steps that lead her to reach her goal (building a sandcastle befor...

  • James Bailey
    Apr 14, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

  • Julie Kirchner
    May 13, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

  • Nicole Giusto
    Jun 13, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Gir...

    Special thanks to Josh Funk for sharing a F & G of How to Code a Sandcastle to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer vacation, Pearl decides it?s her final opportunity to build a sand castle. Because Frisbees, surf boards, and dogs keep ru...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. This is definitely a teaching book that I will be ordering and using as my intro for my summer school coding class! The bright illustrations made me feel like I was in summer on this over...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer, Pearl and her robot Pascal haven't successfully built a sandcastle. So they decide to code one. The book uses this simple task to explain how coding works, including how coding ca...

    This is an interesting foray into the very basic concepts of coding for the pre-K and early elementary ages. The core concepts addressed and defined include code, sequence, loop, and if-then-else (conditional statement). The narrative is structured around the task of a young girl build...

    Although this Picture Book promotes the fact that more girls are coding, it's also a fun story about a girl who plans, doesn't give up when things go wrong, wisely brings Robot to help, and figures out a way to take the steps that lead her to reach her goal (building a sandcastle befor...

    Just in time for castle-building, summer days, Josh Funk brings one determined girl, Pearl, and her helpful robot, Pascal, together for a sun-shining day at the beach. Pearl's story begins with reminisces of her previous attempts to build a safe and sturdy sandcastle. Regardless of her...

    Here's a creative idea: introductory computer programming in a children's picture book. Writer (and programmer-by-day) Josh Funk gives kids a good overview by breaking down the bigger parts of coding by breaking down the bigger parts of building a sand castle. Some of the text might...

    This is an excellent primer for kids (especially girls, for whom the book is intended) about writing code with the analogy of building a sandcastle. I got it for my daughter to spark her interest, and she loved the book (and quoted from it extensively when we went to an actual beach a ...

    In the Girls Who Code series, this cheery picture book introduces the basic idea and commands of coding as a little girl works to have her robot build a sandcastle. It went on a bit too long for my taste but I'm not terribly interested in coding. Athough this is certainly more painl...

    Josh Funk made this book hilarious to read. We liked the dialogue bubbles instead of sentences with quotes. We also thought it was different but interesting when she put in the code the font was a blocky form, just like real coding. We loved this book and can?t wait to read more book...

  • Alia
    Jan 28, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

  • Baby Bookworm
    Aug 03, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Gir...

  • Babies to Bookworms
    May 12, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

  • Amber Webb
    Apr 03, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Gir...

    Special thanks to Josh Funk for sharing a F & G of How to Code a Sandcastle to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer vacation, Pearl decides it?s her final opportunity to build a sand castle. Because Frisbees, surf boards, and dogs keep ru...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. This is definitely a teaching book that I will be ordering and using as my intro for my summer school coding class! The bright illustrations made me feel like I was in summer on this over...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer, Pearl and her robot Pascal haven't successfully built a sandcastle. So they decide to code one. The book uses this simple task to explain how coding works, including how coding ca...

    This is an interesting foray into the very basic concepts of coding for the pre-K and early elementary ages. The core concepts addressed and defined include code, sequence, loop, and if-then-else (conditional statement). The narrative is structured around the task of a young girl build...

    Although this Picture Book promotes the fact that more girls are coding, it's also a fun story about a girl who plans, doesn't give up when things go wrong, wisely brings Robot to help, and figures out a way to take the steps that lead her to reach her goal (building a sandcastle befor...

    Just in time for castle-building, summer days, Josh Funk brings one determined girl, Pearl, and her helpful robot, Pascal, together for a sun-shining day at the beach. Pearl's story begins with reminisces of her previous attempts to build a safe and sturdy sandcastle. Regardless of her...

    Here's a creative idea: introductory computer programming in a children's picture book. Writer (and programmer-by-day) Josh Funk gives kids a good overview by breaking down the bigger parts of coding by breaking down the bigger parts of building a sand castle. Some of the text might...

    This is an excellent primer for kids (especially girls, for whom the book is intended) about writing code with the analogy of building a sandcastle. I got it for my daughter to spark her interest, and she loved the book (and quoted from it extensively when we went to an actual beach a ...

    In the Girls Who Code series, this cheery picture book introduces the basic idea and commands of coding as a little girl works to have her robot build a sandcastle. It went on a bit too long for my taste but I'm not terribly interested in coding. Athough this is certainly more painl...

    Josh Funk made this book hilarious to read. We liked the dialogue bubbles instead of sentences with quotes. We also thought it was different but interesting when she put in the code the font was a blocky form, just like real coding. We loved this book and can?t wait to read more book...

    How to Code a Sandcastle was something a little different for Funk, but he certainly excelled at it. The introduction to coding for young children with a very hands-on appropriate connection was perfect. Palacios' illustrations made the book flow even better. The connection between G...

  • Lauren S
    Jul 16, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....

    Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains...

    Yet another amazing book by Josh Funk. It is such a clever way to teach the basics of coding. It would be a great read for anyone who wants to understand what coding is. I seriously think my mother needs to read this! Kids will enjoy this as both a story and a learning tool. ...

    This is the first picture book I have seen about coding; hooray that it had a poc, girl as the MC! Cute illustrations. ...

    I just heard this book! It was read to me by the amazing Josh Funk in a Skype call he did with my students. It is packed with so much great information about coding, but in the form of a story. Younger students will appreciate the artwork and the humour, and older kids will understand ...

    Intro to computing concepts like loops, if-then, and code once/use many times, all in a cool storyline about building a sandcastle at the beach. I like the way Pearl finds problems with the instructions she gives her robot, Pascal. The iterative way she "writes" the code is very rea...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Gir...

    Special thanks to Josh Funk for sharing a F & G of How to Code a Sandcastle to my #bookexcursion group. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer vacation, Pearl decides it?s her final opportunity to build a sand castle. Because Frisbees, surf boards, and dogs keep ru...

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. This is definitely a teaching book that I will be ordering and using as my intro for my summer school coding class! The bright illustrations made me feel like I was in summer on this over...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy. All opinions are my own. On the last day of summer, Pearl and her robot Pascal haven't successfully built a sandcastle. So they decide to code one. The book uses this simple task to explain how coding works, including how coding ca...

    This is an interesting foray into the very basic concepts of coding for the pre-K and early elementary ages. The core concepts addressed and defined include code, sequence, loop, and if-then-else (conditional statement). The narrative is structured around the task of a young girl build...

    Although this Picture Book promotes the fact that more girls are coding, it's also a fun story about a girl who plans, doesn't give up when things go wrong, wisely brings Robot to help, and figures out a way to take the steps that lead her to reach her goal (building a sandcastle befor...

    Just in time for castle-building, summer days, Josh Funk brings one determined girl, Pearl, and her helpful robot, Pascal, together for a sun-shining day at the beach. Pearl's story begins with reminisces of her previous attempts to build a safe and sturdy sandcastle. Regardless of her...

    Here's a creative idea: introductory computer programming in a children's picture book. Writer (and programmer-by-day) Josh Funk gives kids a good overview by breaking down the bigger parts of coding by breaking down the bigger parts of building a sand castle. Some of the text might...

    This is an excellent primer for kids (especially girls, for whom the book is intended) about writing code with the analogy of building a sandcastle. I got it for my daughter to spark her interest, and she loved the book (and quoted from it extensively when we went to an actual beach a ...

    In the Girls Who Code series, this cheery picture book introduces the basic idea and commands of coding as a little girl works to have her robot build a sandcastle. It went on a bit too long for my taste but I'm not terribly interested in coding. Athough this is certainly more painl...

    Josh Funk made this book hilarious to read. We liked the dialogue bubbles instead of sentences with quotes. We also thought it was different but interesting when she put in the code the font was a blocky form, just like real coding. We loved this book and can?t wait to read more book...

    How to Code a Sandcastle was something a little different for Funk, but he certainly excelled at it. The introduction to coding for young children with a very hands-on appropriate connection was perfect. Palacios' illustrations made the book flow even better. The connection between G...

    I loved this book, and I love the Girls Who Code series. I wish I had read this book before the fiction series because then I would've had some clue as to what the different types of codes meant! Overall, I think this is a really simple way to teach young children about code. I'm looki...

  • Neha Praveen
    May 17, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

  • Pink STREAM
    Jul 17, 2018

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers a...

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad. ...

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the ?girls who code? series (check out the chapter books), there are going to be a lot of readers for this book! ...

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the "unplugged" activities that...

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh?s book provides a fantastic introduction to coding. Pearl has been spending the summer trying to build t...

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, and I love how he makes coding simple and easy to understand for children. Palacios' ill...

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and relate to. The main character is a young girl named Pearl who breaks down her problem (ho...

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially like how the illustrations help reinforce and explain concepts like looping. A great i...

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGt... ...

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest readers. Highly recommended for use in the elementary classroom. ...

    Coding is almost this century's writing. Without knowing to code you are illiterate. This is why nowadays books like "How to code a sandcastle" are the most popular and parents' choice. This book teaches basic coding terms, illustrates pretty, and makes a fun story from them for kids....