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JavaScript for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming by [Nick Morgan]

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"Vibrant and visually engaging, with chuckle-worthy asides...instructive and kid-friendly."
—School Library Journal, The Maker Issue 

"I'd recommend this book for anyone in middle school through to retirement who wants to see what programming is all about, but wants a gentle, fun introduction."
—IT World 

"This exists and it looks awesome."
—Khoi Vinh, Former NYTIMES.com design director

"An interesting kid focused JavaScript book from No Starch."
—Peter Cooper, curator of JavaScript Weekly

"Has your child resolved to learn to code in 2015? Check out this new book."
—Girl Develop It, Ann Arbor

"We had a JS workshop for kids 9-12 last Friday and it helped very much when it came to explaining various concepts—Nick is great! "
—Kathryn Barrett, Ladies Learning Code

"May work well as the source material for something like Code Club."
—Alex Young, Editor-in-Chief of DailyJS

"I wish I had had something like this when I was 10. The book is very thorough yet accessible."
—Malte Ubl, Curator of JSConfEU

"Another winner from No-Starch Press."
—Tim Cox, MagPi Magazine 

"This is the kind of book I would easily recommend for the beginning Web coder."
—Bismark Tribune

"Boy asks 'Dad, can we do some NEW programming?' So, we are now on Chapter 1 of JavaScript for Kids. 'Dad, JavaScript is kinda fun.'"
—Kevin Stewart, Director of Engineering at Adobe

"I wish I had a book like this when I was learning programming over 20 years ago."
—Tim Caswell, Nodejs hacker and teacher

"This book takes the mantle of the 'Dummies' series for learning complex subjects...highly recommended."
—Becky Walton, MLIS, Ingram Collection Development

"A fantastic primer that is both immensely educational and wildly fun."
—Outright Geekery 

"Fantastic...one of the best and most comfortable introductions to a real and useful programming language we've seen."
—Ric Getter for MacDirectory Magazine

"Whether you’re 10 or 110, this book can be a fun way to start learning how to code. This book doesn’t talk down to its audience, so no matter your age, if you’re looking for a relaxed and enjoyable introduction to JavaScript, this book is for you."
—DevMountain, 10 best programming books
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Nick Morgan is a British front-end engineer at Twitter. He loves all programming languages but has a particular soft spot for JavaScript. Nick lives in San Francisco (the foggy part) with his girlfriend and their fluffy dog, Pancake. He occasionally blogs at skilldrick.co.uk.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00QL616QE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ No Starch Press; 1st edition (December 14, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 14, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6687 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 338 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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