The Friendship Code #1

The Friendship Code #1

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Lucy can't wait for the new coding club at school to start. Even though she's only in sixth grade, she has an idea for an app, and is excited to get started on it. But Lucy's excitement turns to disappointment when she shows up at the first meeting. Sophia is there--she and Lucy had a fight over the summer and they are now ex-friends. There's also Maya--a very cool seventh grader who Lucy's never dared talk to. And then there's Erin--a new girl who nobody really knows. Not only does Lucy not get to work on her brilliant idea for an app, she also ends up working with Sophia, Maya, and Erin to discover the meaning of some mysterious notes that are in coding language. Lucy and the rest of the girls soon discover that coding takes time, patience, and dedication--and so does friendship.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 144 x 211 x 15mm | 315g
  • Grosset & Dunlap Inc.,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0399542515
  • 9780399542510
  • 194,756

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"Between the integrated logic and the consciously diverse cast, A WONDERFUL SERIES LAUNCH." -Kirkus Reviews



"[A] chatty, INFORMATION-PACKED reference guide peppered with real examples of women in technology." -The Austin American-Statesman

"[A] FRESH SERIES STARTER...Readers will appreciate the characters' diversity of interests and their love of coding.... A complex topic made ACCESSIBLE; recommended for elementary and middle school libraries and for collections that serve budding coders." -School Library Journal

"In addition to the computer science concepts, the book DEMONSTRATES DIFFERENT REASONS GIRLS MAY BECOME INTERESTED IN CODING, as well as connecting it to other hobbies such as fashion, sports, and acting. The story also CAPTURES REALISTIC FRIENDSHIP ISSUES." -School Library Connection

"The series SHOWS GIRLS THAT ANYONE CAN CODE; it's for anyone who sees a problem and has an idea about how to solve it." -Colorado Kids

"[A] fast read about a sixth-grade girl who can't wait to get started at her new coding club at school and works with her friends to solve a mystery. The story has A DIVERSE GROUP OF CHARACTERS and includes real-life struggles, such as an uncle battling cancer and a mother getting divorced. PARENTS WHO WANT TO INTRODUCE THEIR KIDS TO CODING/COMPUTER SCIENCE MIGHT ENJOY READING THIS, TOO." -Common Sense Media
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About Stacia Deutsch

Stacia Deutsch is the author of more than fifty children's books, including the award-winning chapter book series Blast to the Past. She also wrote the tween novel Mean Ghouls, as well as books for the Nancy Drew, Clue Crew, and The Boxcar Children series. Stacia has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for the novelizations of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Smurfs movies. Visit her website at:
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668 ratings
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4 37% (249)
3 21% (140)
2 3% (21)
1 1% (8)
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