Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction To Programming

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‘A Great Resource’

“An excellent introduction to programming for anyone interested in learning to program, regardless of their age. The material is extremely well organized and presented, and makes for a great resource for either home or school.”

—Roy Wood, GeekDad

‘A Good Introduction’

“This book offers a good introduction to computer programming. . . . Using Python for Kids to learn this skill would be an excellent family bonding experience, and the added perk of jointly creating a computer game wouldn’t hurt.”

—Patrice Gans, Education Week’s BookMarks blog

‘A Great Book’

“Easy to read, provides sound programming advice and very clear explanations of how programming languages work. A great book for anyone who wants to break into programming without pangs of inadequacy.”

—Sandra Henry-Stocker, ITWorld

About the Author

Jason R. Briggs has been a programmer since the age of eight, when he first learned BASIC on a Radio Shack TRS-80. He has written software professionally as a developer and systems architect and served as Contributing Editor for Java Developer’s Journal. His articles have appeared in JavaWorld ONJava and ONLamp Python for Kids is his first book.

User experience level
Beginner Beginner Beginner Beginner to Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate

For readers who want
A gentle, kid-friendly introduction to Python A fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python A practical guide to using Python for automating tedious tasks A quick and easy way to review Python fundamentals, vocabulary, syntax and more Fun, entertaining projects to take your Python skills to the next level Expert, practical advice and tutorials to perfect your professional Python skills

Compatible with Python version
Python 3 Python 3 Python 3 Python 3 Python 3 Python 2 & 3

Special features
Kid-friendly, full-color code and illustrations Covers Django, matplotlib and plotly, and pygame Covers working with files en masse, automating emails and texts, scraping the web, and more Flash card format; includes exercises and challenges to test and hone your skills Covers modules like pygame, Pylint, pydocstyle, tkinter, python-docx, matplotlib, and pillow Covers powerful techniques like using generators, handling time zones, and applying functional programming

Page count
344 pages 544 pages 592 pages 101 cards 424 pages 240 pages

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About the Publisher

No Starch Press has published the finest in geek entertainment since 1994, creating both timely and timeless titles like Python Crash Course, Python for Kids, How Linux Works, and Hacking: The Art of Exploitation. An independent, San Francisco-based publishing company, No Starch Press focuses on a curated list of well-crafted books that make a difference. They publish on many topics, including computer programming, cybersecurity, operating systems, and LEGO. The titles have personality, the authors are passionate experts, and all the content goes through extensive editorial and technical reviews. Long known for its fun, fearless approach to technology, No Starch Press has earned wide support from STEM enthusiasts worldwide.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ No Starch Press; 1st edition (December 12, 2012)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 344 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1593274076
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1593274078
Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 years and up
Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 1070L
Grade level ‏ : ‎ 5 – 6
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.71 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.06 x 0.96 x 9.31 inches

Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction To Programming

$18.21

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