Coding for Kids: Scratch: Learn Coding Skills, Create 10 Fun Games, and Master Scratch

Matthew Highland (Author)


Learn to code and make awesome games with Scratch

Learn coding concepts and skills and start creating your own games right away Coding for Kids: Scratch is a complete guide that makes mastering this programming language fun and easy for children (ages 6+).

From sprites and code blocks to scripts and scorekeeping, Coding for Kids: Scratch helps you discover everything you need to know to create 10 amazing games that you and your friends can play. Watch your confidence grow with step-by-step instructions and clear directions that keep things simple-even as the games you're making get more challenging. Game on

Coding for Kids: Scratch includes:

  • Coding for kids-Learn Scratch terms and concepts, then use them to build games you can start playing immediately.
  • Create 10 games-Cake Clicker, Dino Hunt, Crystal Keeper, and more-code, play, and share 10 cool games.
  • Master Scratch-Simple directions, full-color screenshots, and projects that get more difficult make mastering Scratch a breeze.

Make coding for kids fun and games with Coding for Kids: Scratch.

Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Rockridge Press
Publish Date
July 02, 2019
7.5 X 0.47 X 9.25 inches | 0.91 pounds

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About the Author

MATTHEW HIGHLAND is the CEO and co-founder of Hackingtons, a school in Northern California that helps kids learn to code. You can learn more about their mission at


"Coding for Kids: Scratch is a well-organized and playful book to introduce any reader to Scratch! From the thorough and visual instructions to the readily available Scratch recipes to build upon, this book instructs, inspires, and delights every step of the way."--Adrienne Braganza Tacke, author of Coding for Kids: Python

"Intuitive and visually appealing, Scratch is the perfect platform for beginners, making Coding for Kids: Scratch a great book to get kids started in computer programming. Written to be accessible to kids and teachers alike, Highland's lessons seamlessly integrate the introduction of the key language and structures of coding, all while delivering the excitement and satisfaction of building working games."--Jennifer Gilson, Math/Computer Science High School Teacher

"I met the author, Matt Highland, when he came to the Lafayette, CA library to teach a Scratch class to kids...The quality and technical accuracy of this book are excellent. It has lots of screen shots and cute illustrations. Part 1 teaches Scratch, step-by-step. Part 2 walks you through ten fun games, telling you what you'll learn at the beginning of each game, and then helping you implement it."--David C. Briccetti