How to Code a Sandcastle (How to Code with Pearl & Pascal, #1)

How to Code a Sandcastle (How to Code with Pearl & Pascal, #1)

From the computer science nonprofit Girls Who Code comes this lively and funny story introducing kids to computer coding concepts.

Pearl and her trusty rust-proof robot, Pascal, need to build a sandcastle before summer vacation is over, and they’re going to do it using code. Pearl breaks the big we-need-a-sandcastle problem into smaller steps, then uses conditionals, loops, and other basic coding concepts to tell Pascal exactly what to do. But building a sandcastle isn’t as easy as it sounds when surfboards, mischievous dogs, and coding mishaps get in the way! Just when it looks like the sandcastle might never work, Pearl uses her coding skills to save the day and create something even better: a gorgeous sandcastle kingdom!

Title:How to Code a Sandcastle (How to Code with Pearl & Pascal, #1)
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780425291986
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About Josh Funk

Josh Funk writes silly stories and somehow tricks people into publishing them as books - such as the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series (including The Case of the Stinky Stench and the upcoming Mission Defrostable), How to Code a Sandcastle (in conjunction with Girls Who Code), It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk, Albie Newton, Pirasaurs!, Dear Dragon, and the forthcoming Lost in the Library:


    How to Code a Sandcastle (How to Code with Pearl & Pascal, #1) Reviews

  • Jana

    Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages. So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the ...

  • Niki (Daydream Reader)

    My second-fourth grade students loved this book. A great introduction to coding. We read this book and then did some fun coding apps on the iPad....

  • Michele Knott

    This is a book that will teach a wide audience. Between the curriculum ties (STEM, coding, how to book) and it being a picture book in the “girls who code” series (check out the chapter books), th...

  • Ro

    I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk. As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K-6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the mos...

  • James Bailey

    This book arrived at the perfect time! We have participated in the Hour of Code for a couple of years but just launched a K-5th coding curriculum at my elementary school. Josh’s book provides a fant...

  • Alia

    A little Brown girl just wants to build a sandcastle at the beach. She realizes she can use code to teach her robot Pascal how to build an epic sandcastle! Funk's sense of humor is great, as usual, an...

  • Babies to Bookworms

    I love this book! I am a big fan of books that make STEM subjects interesting and relatable for kids. This book explains simple coding terms in reference to an activity that kids can recognize and rel...

  • Mary Ann

    Love the problem solving outlook that Pearl has, experimenting and trying things again. This picture book introduces young kids to the concepts of coding while keeping the story flowing. I especially ...

  • Neha Praveen

    I highly recommend this book for kids 4-8 and actually anyone who is starting to learn to code. This is a picture book with beautiful illustrations. I also did a book review which you can watch here -...

  • Tracy Clausen

    My first thought was, "Great, let's ruin the carefree joy of beach play with computer coding...*yawn*" - but this book is completely adorable! Perfectly explains basic coding concepts for the youngest...