<aside> 💡 A back-to-basics guide on coding for absolute beginners, whether adults or children.


A Guide for Everyone

A back-to-basics guide on coding for absolute beginners - no prior experience required! How to Think Like a Coder introduces the key concepts of coding, such as loops, data types and calculations without having to learn a single line of code! Simple activities that draw analogies with the outside world make learning easy and fun.

"An excellent resource book for young students to learn coding." - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education



Reviews and Praise


“Jim takes us on a whirlwind tour of our own brains, describing the need for both a mathematical and analytical approach to problem solving, but also a fantastic does of creativity to really think around and solve particular coding issues.” - Read It Daddy

Packed full of information and lively illustrations featuring fun robot characters who enliven the text throughout. How To Think Like a Coder takes what can be a rather intimidating topic and makes it more accessible and something all the family can share!” - The Book Activist

“It really is a great take on how to teach coding as it lifts up the mirror to our everyday life, and everyday situations and turns them into opportunities to code - the reader has to understand how they work things out often and seemingly without thinking in order to eventually make things happen on a screen. Not a bad purchase at all. If ever an author were thinking outside of the box, this would be it - quite literally.” - Armadillo Magazine

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Shortlisted for the ALCS Educational Writer’s Award 2018

The ALCS Educational Writers’ Award celebrates outstanding examples of the best non-fiction that stimulates or enhances learning. Here’s what the judges had to say:

“This step-by-step guide for absolute beginners does exactly what it says on the cover, introducing key concepts in a very straightforward and accessible way. Offering a fine balance between information and fabulous illustrations, this colourful book provides a wonderful, rather substantial taster to a subject on the rise.


Book Aid International’s ‘Book of the Month’ September 2019

Book Aid INternational works with the public, community and prison libraries to ensure the boks they provide are available to all without discrimination. They also work to increase the support available to people as they begin to read by training librarians and teachers. Here’s what they had to say:

“The fun exercises it includes can easily be done at home, in the library or the classroom without the need for a computer. As a result this book will be an invaluable resources for community libraries and schools that do not have ICT facilities (or even electricity) but which want to give young readers and learners the opportunity to keep up with their counterparts across the world.”

Copies of “How to Think Like a Coder..” will be distributed to many of their partners with community library networks including the Uganda Community Library Association libraries.



About the Author


Jim Christian is a renowned author with a passion for making complex concepts accessible to everyone. With a diverse range of books, Jim has established himself as an expert in teaching coding concepts to beginners. Through his engaging writing style and practical examples, Jim empowers readers to develop a coder's mindset and apply their skills in various contexts. His dedication to creating a fun and approachable learning experience has made him a trusted resource in the coding community.

Jim resides in Spain with his partner, children, and an increasingly alarming number of cats. When he isn’t writing, he runs a technology consultancy company and

Purchase How to Think Like a Coder Without Even Trying on Amazon.

Purchase How to Think Like a Coder Without Even Trying on Amazon.

Publisher: Batsford Ltd (5 Oct. 2017) | ISBN-10: 1849944458 | ISBN-13: 978-1849944458