Python for Kids

Python for Kids

A Playful Introduction to Programming

eBook - 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'll learn how to:
-Use fundamental data structures like lists, tuples, and maps
-Organize and reuse your code with functions and modules
-Use control structures like loops and conditional statements
-Draw shapes and patterns with Python's turtle module
-Create games, animations, and other graphical wonders with tkinter

Why should serious adults have all the fun? Python for Kids is your ticket into the amazing world of computer programming.

For kids ages 10+ (and their parents)

The code in this book runs on almost anything: Windows, Mac, Linux, even an OLPC laptop or Raspberry Pi!
Publisher: San Francisco : No Starch Press, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781593274078
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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ardchoille42
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.

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MRPsyber
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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