coding twins is a great book to help get kids interested in learning coding

Try this resource to engage students in at-home coding


A downloadable book aims to engage underrepresented students in coding and computer science

Students don’t always need to jump right into a programming tutorial to develop an interest in coding. Sometimes, all it takes is an engaging book–and with most students across the country learning from home in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, a downloadable resource they can do from their own home may be just the thing to spark their interest in coding.

A children’s book from Skyward, The Code Twins, introduces coding concepts to young readers of all backgrounds as they take on a programming mission with the book’s main characters.

The Code Twins takes young readers on a coding adventure with characters Brett, Yvette, and Cody Point Two. Along the way, Brett and Yvette help code Cody Point Two, their robot friend, to learn and accomplish new tasks.

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Their story, told in verse, features colorful illustrations and fun experiences which demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, interdisciplinary learning, and more.

Laura Ascione

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