A back-to-basics guide on coding for absolute beginners, whether adults or children – no prior experience required!

Computers are all around us, from traffic lights to cash machines – it just takes a little common sense to work out what makes them tick, says this bright illustrated guide, which shows that you don’t need to have computing experience to know how to code.

Full of puzzles and exercises suitable for all ages that will help you think logically, work within constraints and deconstruct problems, it turns everyday situations into opportunities for coding.

Designed to be a thorough yet lighthearted introduction for the complete beginner, How to Think Like a Coder is an essential addition to any keen programmer’s bookshelf.

Shortlisted for the ALCS Educational Writer's Award 2018

The ALCS Educational Writers' Award celebrates outstanding examples of the best  non-fiction that stimulates or enhances learning.

Here's what the judges had to say:

"This step-by-step guide for absolute beginners does exactly what it says on the cover, introducing key concepts in a very straightforward and accessible way. Offering a fine balance between information and fabulous illustrations, this colourful book provides a wonderful, rather substantial taster to a subject on the rise."

Book Aid International's Book of the Month, September 2019

Book Aid International works with public, community and prison libraries to ensure the books they provide are available to all without discrimination. They also work to increase the support available to people as they begin to read by training librarians and teachers.

Here's what they had to say:

“The fun exercises it includes can easily be done at home, in the library or the classroom without the need for a computer. As a result this book will be an invaluable resource for community libraries and schools that do not have ICT facilities (or even electricity) but which want to give young readers and learners the opportunity to keep up with their counterparts across the world.”

Copies of “How to Think Like a Coder...” will be distributed to many of their partners with community library networks including the Uganda Community Library Association’s libraries.

More praise for How to Think Like a Coder: Without Even Trying!

How to Think Like a Coder is available to purchase from Amazon. For more information and content relating to the book, please visit thinklikeacoder.org.