Python for Kids

Python for Kids

A Playful Introduction to Programming

Book - 2013
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Python is a powerful, expressive programming language that s easy to learn and fun to use! But books about learning to program in Python can be kind of dull, gray, and boring, and that s no fun for anyone. Python for Kids brings Python to life and brings you (and your parents) into the world of programming. The ever-patient Jason R. Briggs will guide you through the basics as you experiment with unique (and often hilarious) example programs that feature ravenous monsters, secret agents, thieving ravens, and more. New terms are defined; code is colored, dissected, and explained; and quirky, full-color illustrations keep things on the lighter side. Chapters end with programming puzzles designed to stretch your brain and strengthen your understanding. By the end of the book you ll have programmed two complete games: a clone of the famous Pong and 'Mr. Stick Man Races for the Exit' a platform game with jumps, animation, and much more. As you strike out on your programming adventure, you l
Publisher: San Francisco : No Starch Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9781593274078
Characteristics: xiv, 318 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Lipovańća, Miran


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Jul 01, 2019

to basic not much depth

Jan 22, 2018

Nice introduction to python and programming.

I like the fact that python's cross platform so I can run it on Ubuntu.

Be sure to check out the author's website where you can download the code.

Sep 29, 2017

I enjoyed this book and feel it would be a benefit to anyone, regardless of age, who plans to learn Python.

JCLBrianO Feb 26, 2017

Thanks to this book I can, ever so slightly, understand how code is structured and run. Some fun examples allow you to have some hands on success.

Jan 10, 2015

This book is excellent for beginners in programming. It explains the fundamentals on how to structure your code in a very concise way.

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Aug 27, 2019

blue_bear_11397 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over


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