Code Shifter is an adventure book with real programming code and concepts for 8-13 year olds. It was written by the mother/daughter team of Carin and Nora Meier.


Will you learn programming from reading the book?

Maybe. Although the programming language, (Clojure), and concepts are all real, the main purpose of the book is not teach programming directly but to embed it directly into the story line and have it become natural. With gentle exposure, children can pick up elements that they are interested in a non-threatening way, laying the groundwork for the future. Any programming concepts they pick up is completely a side effect.

Is this part of a series?

It has series potential but is a stand alone book. Roughly translated, that means if there is enough interest, we might write some more.

How do I contact you?

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