How to Talk to Your Computer (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) (Hardcover)

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How to Talk to Your Computer (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) (Hardcover)

By Seymour Simon, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)

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Read and find out about the basics of computer language in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

Have you ever wondered how to get a computer to do something? First you need to speak in a way it can understand! Read and find out all about how to talk to your computer in this updated edition with new illustrations and simple engaging text that introduces conditions, loops, and functions.

How to Talk to Your Computer comes packed with visual aids like charts, sidebars, an infographic, and a computer-less coding activity. This updated 2019 edition was vetted by Dr. Justin Solomon, Assistant Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

  • hands-on and visual
  • acclaimed and trusted
  • great for classrooms

Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs:

  • Entertain and educate at the same time
  • Have appealing, child-centered topics
  • Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers
  • Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach
  • Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations
  • Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills
  • Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists
  • Meet national science education standards
  • Written/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the field
  • Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests

Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!



Mike Lowery is a New York Times bestselling illustrator who has worked on more than eighty books for children and adults. He’s also the author of many books, including Random Illustrated Facts and the Everything Awesome series. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his family.

Product Details ISBN: 9780062490872
ISBN-10: 0062490877
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: February 26th, 2019
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2