It's Sunday—ice cream day! But sometimes the ice cream truck turns down a different street. Can Jerron, A.J., and Cha crack the ice cream man's code? They want him to come their way!
This story explores the Makers theme of Coding
and includes explanatory sidebars and a computer coding-related activity for young makers to try themselves! Coding is the process of writing instructions for a computer in a way—or code—that it understands. A computer reads the code and follows the coder’s instructions.
Tying into the popular Makers Movement, Makers Make It Work
is a series of fun easy-to-read stories that focus on problem-solving and hands-on action! This series was specifically developed to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) learning. Each book is inspired by a specific topic of the Makers Movement—from robots, to woodworking, to 3D printing and baking. *Bonus Activity in the Book:
Use coding logic to get a friend from one point to another. All you need is paper in three different colors. Arrange the papers on the ground to guide your friends. If they follow the code, then they will reach the red paper at the end.
Bernardo Feliciano has taught kids from kindergarten to 8th grade in many subjects from history to robotics. He thinks you should show respect, tell the truth, play games, and figure out some stuff. Based in Brazil, Rayanne Vieira loves creating distinct characters with a lot of personality. Her illustrations have been featured in the Babysitting Nightmares series (Macmillan).
“All titles in the Makers Make It Work
series encourage creativity and also support STEAM initiatives. Highly recommended.” —Children’s Bookwatch
Makers Make It Work series (Kane Press). STEM-based stories for easy readers spotlight hands-on action, creative problem solving, and an activity for readers to try." ―Publishers Weekly
"A solid addition to any classroom library..." — Kirkus Reviews
(about Makers Make it Work title The Broken Bees' Nest