Agent Asha: Mission Shark Bytes

By Sophie Deen

Computer code just got dangerous in this action-packed spy adventure series

Asha Joshi has the perfect excuse not to finish her homework. She's just been recruited to join the top-secret Children's Spy Agency. Her first mission: SAVE THE WORLD. Can she do it? Asha's a coder so she should be able to hack into the biggest tech company in the world, fight deadly sharks and figure out why the Internet has stopped working. All before bedtime. Easy, right? The story is a great way to engage young readers in coding, critical-thinking and STEM. It is mapped onto key National Curriculum Computing KS1 and KS2 concepts including algorithms, conditionals and debugging.

  • Agent Asha will be on TV! Turner International, owner of Cartoon Network, has strategically invested in Bright Little Labs to help it develop its digital offering. It's the global media company's first investment in the "edutainment" space.
  • Asha, a coding genius from a British Indian family, is a positive role model: fewer girls study computer science now than 10 years ago and only 14% of the STEM workforce are BAME.
  • The brand began life as a Kickstarter campaign, and since then the start-up has featured in the Telegraph, Guardian, HuffPost and on TEDX. Named as an Independent Best Buy.

About the author

Bright Little Labs' founder Sophie Deen's awards include the Barclays Start-Up Founder of the Year 2017, British Interactive Media Association Innovator 2017 and Computer Weekly's "Most Influential Women in UK IT" 2017. Sophie worked at Code Club, alongside Google and the Department for Education, to help introduce the new coding curriculum in primary schools. She then worked on their international strategy in over 80 countries. Sophie believes wholeheartedly in the power of creativity, toilet humour and stories to inspire the next generation.

About the illustrator

Anjan Sarkar studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University, then worked as a barista, barman, document scanner, online content developer, graphic designer and now, freelance illustrator. Anjan works from a little studio in his home in Sheffield, where he lives with his wife and two young children.

ISBN: 9781406382723
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2020
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 240pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 28/07/20 at 01:24:56
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