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 Friendship code (Girls who code)
 Author: Deutsch, Stacia

 Publisher:  Penguin Workshop (2017)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 137 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 275973 ISBN: 9780399542510
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 School stories
 Clubs -- Fiction

Price: $17.96

#1 in the series--Lucy can't wait for the new coding club at school to start. Lucy and the rest of the girls soon discover that coding takes time, patience, and dedication--and so does friendship.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 190945
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 77655

   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/17)
   School Library Journal (06/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2017 Gr 3–6—This fresh series starter from seasoned author Deutsch centers on a group of middle school friends who are learning the basics of computer code. Lucy is finally a sixth grader, which means that she can finally join Coding Club. She wants to figure out how to code so that she can make an app to help her sick uncle keep track of his medication. Unfortunately, the club members don't even get to use the computers during the first meeting! Plus, Lucy is put on a team with a former friend; an intimidating, sophisticated seventh grader; and the new girl who came into Coding Club sobbing. Over the course of a week, Lucy and her teammates are led on a mystery code—based scavenger hunt. Following the directions that are left in an envelope attached to her locker, Lucy relies on each of her teammates to help her decipher the messages, each of which teaches them the very basic elements of coding. Readers will appreciate the characters' diversity of interests and their love of coding. VERDICT A complex topic made accessible; recommended for elementary and middle school libraries and for collections that serve budding coders.—Kristin Unruh, Siersma Elementary School, Warren, MI - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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