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Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming Paperback – Illustrated, December 22, 2012

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Python for Kids Python Crash Course Automate the Boring Stuff with Python Python Flash Cards Impractical Python Projects Serious Python
Python for Kids by Jason Briggs Python Crash Course 2nd edition by Eric Matthes Automate the Boring Stuff 2nd edition by Al Sweigart Python Flash Cards by Eric Matthes Impractical Python Projects by Lee Vaughan Serious Python by Julien Danjou
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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From the Author: Top 5 Tips & Tricks for Beginning Programmers


Python for Kids

1. Never try to understand a long piece of code (or a long program) in one go. Focus on a few statements at a time. If possible, try to take a smaller chunk of the code and run it yourself to see what it does. Experimenting is always good, even if it doesn’t work and you get weird error messages, you’ve learned something!

2. Try it yourself. Make sure you try out code examples for yourself (don’t just read about them). Trying something and running it, actually helps it stick in your head. Better yet, if you change things around to see what effect that has, you’ll learn and understand more.

3. If all else fails, sleep on it. Sometimes no amount of brain effort will get you past a difficult or complicated problem. Either you don’t understand something, or a piece of your code won’t work, and you can’t figure out why. If all else fails, try sleeping on it. Or, at the very least, leave it alone for a few hours, and come back to the problem later. When you come to something fresh, often the answer will appear.

4. Never type long sections of code directly into the Shell. In Python, either in the Shell (IDLE) or the Console, you can type and run statements directly and see what happens. But if you’re entering a longer program, either use a text editor or use the Shell’s editor (select File, then New in the Shell). That way you can save your file, run it, and come back and fiddle with the code without having to re-type everything.

5. Pick the right project. If you’re looking for something to put your new-found programming skills to use, don’t think Halo, or Uncharted, or Super Mario Galaxy or Assassins Creed. Don’t even think Angry Birds, or Pocket God, or Rolando. Think arcade games from the 1970’s and 1980’s—games like Galaxian, Centipede, Donkey Kong, and Frogger have simple graphics and basic game mechanics, which makes them great first projects for budding game developers.

Do an internet search for arcade games from that period. Take a look at some examples and then try to write something similar yourself. It’s much more satisfying to take a simple project and actually finish it, rather than a hugely ambitious, complicated project that you never get working.

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"By the end of the book you have a fully-functional platform game running, and most likely a head full of ideas about your next game…Python for Kids is just as good an introduction for adults learning to code." –Geek.com

"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."—GeekDad

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  • Lexile Measure : 1070L
  • Grade Level : 5 - 6
  • Item Weight : 1.71 pounds
  • Paperback : 348 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1593274076
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1593274078
  • Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 0.79 x 9.25 inches
  • Publisher : No Starch Press, Incorporated; 1st Edition (December 22, 2012)
  • Reading level : 9 and up
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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