Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life

By Bryan R. Johnson
ISBN: 978-1940556000

Life at Flint Hill Elementary School may seem normal, but seven friends soon find themselves on a path to crack the code for an epic life.  Whether they’re chasing their dreams on stage, searching for an elusive monster fish, or running a makeshift business out of a tree house, can these heroes find a way to work together to change their community?

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Seven Children. Seven Stories. For Your Classroom.

Looking for core curriculum-aligned activities for your students? Download discussion questions and follow-up activities that correspond with each short story in the book. From language arts to science, the Code 7 Discussion Guide has a variety of educational and fun activities for your classroom.


Together, the various friends at Flint Hill have qualities that will help anyone, young or old, ‘crack the code to an epic life,’ as the book puts it. Johnson is a purposeful storyteller, and each of his seven tales embodies a different, important characteristic that a successful person should have.

Kirkus Reviews
Kirkus Reviews

Code 7 is a staple for every school library and a valuable resource for educators who wish to grow motivated and socially responsible citizens in the classroom. Fun, vivid, and easy to read, this book is about understanding your passions, choosing a project that inspires you, and applying that to those who might need a helping hand. How can one possibly go wrong with that?

Charles Best
Charles Best CEO

Code 7 engages kids through entertaining stories that reveal important insights about character, integrity, and social responsibility. This book is an inspiration to children who wish to pursue their passions and bring original ideas into the world.

Our daughter, who is 8, had to prepare a ‘personality bag’ consisting of 5 things to talk about herself to her classmates on her second day of school. Code 7 was one of the things she took with her.

Viviana López Green, Parent

Just want to say that my kids (10 and 8, girl and boy) read this and LOVED it. The 10 year-old even told me it was her favorite book of all time. When I questioned her with shock and asked her, ‘More than Harry Potter?’ She said, ‘Same.’ She has literally read hundreds of books.

Julie Mudrick, Parent
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