Secret Coders (Secret Coders Series #1)

Secret Coders (Secret Coders Series #1)

by Gene Luen Yang, Mike Holmes

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Overview

Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes!

From graphic novel superstar (and high school computer programming teacher) Gene Luen Yang comes Secret Coders, a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626725751
Publisher: First Second
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Series: Secret Coders Series , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,054,478
File size: 38 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gene Luen Yang has written and drawn many comics, including the hit Avatar: The Last Airbender series. American Born Chinese was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won the LA Times Book Prize for Boxers&Saints. Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mike Holmes has drawn for the comics series Bravest Warriors, Adventure Time, and the viral art project Mikenesses. His books include the True Story collection (2011), This American Drive (2009), and Shenanigans. He lives with a cat named Ella, who is his best buddy.


Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. As the Library of Congress’ fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, he advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second Books, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His two-volume graphic novel Boxers&Saints won the L.A. Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award Finalist. His other works include Secret Coders (with Mike Holmes), The Shadow Hero (with Sonny Liew), New Super-Man from DC Comics (with various artists), and the Avatar: The Last Airbender series from Dark Horse Comics (with Gurihiru). In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.
Mike Holmes has drawn for the comics series Secret Coders, Bravest Warriors, Adventure Time, and the viral art project Mikenesses. His books include the True Story collection (2011), This American Drive (2009), and Shenanigans. He lives with a cat named Ella, who is his best buddy.

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Secret Coders (Secret Coders Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JillJemmett More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! It shows kids how to use coding in the real world, not just on a computer. Actually, there weren’t any traditional computers in this book. The kids found a robot, which would respond to commands that were programmed into it. The janitor used the robot for practical reasons, like cleaning the yard, but also for secret reasons too. There was a twist involving a teacher that I didn’t see coming. There is also a mystery that involves Hopper’s father. I have no idea where that storyline is going to go, so I really want to continue the series. The story ended on a cliffhanger, so I’m going to have to read the next one soon for find out what happens!
SaoriSays More than 1 year ago
Haven't had the pleasure of reading it myself, but I find it a good sign when my 12 y/o skips curfew to fly through it. Art is fun, engaging, and whimsical. Holmes never disappoints. Definitely recommend to any child in this tech infused age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Secret Coders was an amazing read. My seven year old and I read this book together and she instantly shared her love of binary with her friends. The ambitious goal to teach computer science with engaging comics is accomplished well and we can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book! Yang and Holmes are a great combination. In addition to loving the book as an adult, I also passed it on to my teenaged son and niece. The reader doesn't need to have any background knowledge--or interest, even--in coding to enjoy or learn from "Secret Coders"; the story is great on its own. Yang presents binary and coding as fun puzzles that building on each other throughout the book. I can't wait for the next book in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book! Loved it, all the kids I know loved it, I would buy this for everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Nook Sample is useless. It only gives 6 pages and they are all title pages or blank pages. There is no way to see if reading a comic on the Nook app is feasible.