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Code This Game! is a nonfiction visual guide that teaches young readers, ages 10-14, how to program and create their very own video game. Each chapter introduces key coding concepts as kids build an action strategy game in Python, an open-source programming language. The book features an innovative stand-up format that allows kids to read, program, and play their game simultaneously.
With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, Code This Game! teaches kids to build a strategy action game called “Attack of the Vampire Pizzas!” The book also teaches how to modify the game and follow one’s imagination by incorporating downloadable art assets. By the time kids finish the book, they’ll have mastered basic coding concepts and created a personalized game.
This contest is open to teachers and librarians only. Contest ends on December 2, 2019. Five (5) winners will be chosen.
No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older. Entry period begins at 12:00 am on Monday, November 18, 2019 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Monday, December 2, 2019. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, 120 Broadway, 24th Floor 10271. Official rules below.Enter for your chance to win here →
Enter the TinkerActive Workbooks Classroom Sweepstakes for a chance to win a classroom set of math or science workbooks and keep scrolling for a free printable worksheet, including a hands-on activity!
TinkerActive Workbooks are designed to build any child’s fundamental skills while inspiring them to try new things and imagine new possibilities—a surefire way to encourage their love of learning.
One Grand Prize Winner will receive a copy of the workbook of your choice for each student in your class (up to 30). Choose between:
No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older. Entry period begins at 12:00 a.m. (ET) on Friday, June 21, 2019 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Void where prohibited. For full Official Rules, visit https://read.macmillan.com/promo/mcpgclasstagtinker. Sponsored by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, 120 Broadway, 24th Floor 10271.
Here’s your chance to win one of the most highly anticipated ARCs of Fall 2019! We’re giving away 16 ARC boxes of the debut Young Adult fantasy THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS! Each box includes one pack of Scrying Cards. Learn more about this showstopping fantasy debut here.
This giveaway has now ended. Check our giveaway page for more chances to win books for your classroom or library!
Newberry Medal winner Jack Gantos shares advice for how to be the best brilliant writer in WRITING RADAR, a funny and practical creative writing guide perfect for middle-grade readers
“An excellent guide for aspiring authors.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Teachers will also find Gantos’s breakdown on the creation of a story valuable for teaching critical reading as well as writing skills.”
—VOYA, starred review