Hopper, Eni, and Josh are still working on their coding skills with Mr., make that, Professor Bee. They have learned how to use verbal commands, enter commands with a keyboard and combine simple programs to make the robot do something new. This time round they learn about ifelse statements. In the previous book, the rugby team seemed to have it in for the Coders, and now we find out why. (Nope, I'm not telling.) The friends learn more about Bee's history at the school and even find out some connections between Bee and Hopper's missing father. But they need to find a way to defeat the evil Principal Dean and his mysterious evil ally. And we are left - again - with a cliff hanger to keep us anxiously waiting for the next book, Robots and Repeats. No spoilers, but I will leave you with this quote from Eni, "When your arch enemy becomes your principal, it's time for your last resort."
For kids (middle grades and up), who are interested in computers, robotics, and solving puzzles - this series is wonderful. It explains how each program works, then asks readers to think through what program is needed to solve the next problem.
To try out your own coding skills, you may want to visit www.secret-coders.com.
112 pages 978-1626720770 Ages 8-12 Recommended by: Suzanne Costner, Librarian, Tennessee USA See more of her recommendations: http://fveslibrary.blogspot.com