Ready, Set, Code!: Coding Activities for Kids

Heather Catchpole (Author) Nicola O'Brien (Author)
Pre-Order   Ships Aug 30, 2020


Are you ready to learn about real technology and make it yourself?

Ready, Set, Code! explains how cutting-edge digital technology works and its surprising uses now and in the future. Filled with interesting examples, each chapter explores a different topic, such as artificial intelligence, sensors and data, and applies it with a fun, hands-on coding project. You will learn how to create your own chatbot, translate messages into different languages, construct a burglar alarm, make digital art and music, and launch a citizen science project. Plus, you'll learn how to protect yourself online and much more.

Suitable for beginners, this book provides illustrated step-by-step instructions to teach kids to code with the highly acclaimed Scratch programming language, popular micro: bit mini computers and simple app building tools.


  • Simple and fun ways to get children creating with code
  • Real-world technologies explained
  • Engaging projects kids can do over and over again
  • Can be used by families and in classrooms
  • Compelling storytelling that encourages a creative mindset

Product Details

$23.95  $21.56
CSIRO Publishing
Publish Date
August 30, 2020

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About the Author

Heather Catchpole is a children's author and founder of the phenomenally successful Careers with Code magazines. Produced in partnership with Google, over 1.5 million copies of these magazines have been distributed in the USA, New Zealand and Australia. Heather is a passionate advocate for science, technology, engineering and math and an entrepreneur and co-founder of Refraction Media. Her goal is to create a digital future with humanity and creativity.
Nicola O'Brien is the founder of Code Rangers, a start-up that teaches kids to code and helps teachers to bring coding to their schools. She currently works at the Australian Computing Academy, University of Sydney. She is a computing education specialist tasked with creating and delivering engaging curriculum-aligned content on digital technologies.