Robots & Repeats
Robots & Repeats

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Series: Secret Coders Vol. 4   

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Annotation: Dr. One-Zero has added a new chemistry class with only one lesson: how to make Green Pop! While their classmates are manufacturing this dangerous soda, the Coders uncover a clue that may lead them to Hopper's missing dad.
Catalog Number: #149489
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Macmillan
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Illustrator: Holmes, Mike
Pages: 92 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-626-72606-X Perma-Bound: 0-605-99389-0
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-626-72606-2 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-99389-1
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2016961545
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
The ongoing story and interactive lessons resume in this fourth entry. Hopper, Eni, and Josh continue to use coding skills--and now Professor Bee's triangular Turtle of Light--to combat the evil principal, Dr. One-Zero, whose new plan involves having students produce dangerous "Green Pop." Readers engaged with the series arc will enjoy the graphic novel's easy-to-follow visuals, solvable puzzles, and growing mystery.
Kirkus Reviews
The coding heroes are in a vulnerable position after Secrets & Sequences (2017).After an entertaining Ifelse puzzle, the multicultural team of Eni (a black boy), Hopper (a biracial Asian/white girl), and Josh (a pale boy) discover the Turtle of Light, a much more powerful (and much less literal) version than the cute turtle robots from earlier books. The other-dimensional Professor Bee, now noseless, teaches them how to use the Turtle of Light to create and dismiss constructs of "virtually immovable and unbreakable" solidified light, and they're promptly tested when attacked by Cuddles, the cat robot. After the danger has passed, Bee shows them how they can use repeats more efficiently and nest code. But this tech victory is juxtaposed with social and family conflicts: Eni's parents want him to stay away from Hopper, Hopper's mother wants to pull Hopper out of Stately Academy, and Josh is becoming girl-crazy. Meanwhile, the villainous, white Dr. One-Zero abruptly institutes a new chemistry class that will make more of his weaponized green pop. Yang's integration of coding concepts into an actual mystery plot even as he continues to deepen character development in under 100 graphic pages looks effortless; Holmes' panels continue to visualize those concepts inventively. Cool coding and forward plot motion keep this series humming. (Graphic science fiction. 8-14)
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Kirkus Reviews
Word Count: 4,560
Reading Level: 2.9
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.9 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 192188 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.2 / points:4.0 / quiz:Q77550
Lexile: GN350L

The coders are back in the fourth volume of the hit computer-programming series by "New York Times"Dbestselling author Yang that combines logic puzzles and basic coding instruction with a page-turning mystery plot! Full color.

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