Python for Kids – A Playful Introduction to Programming

http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781593274078.do

For Kids Aged 10+ (And Their Parents)

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.

Ebook: Learning with Etoys: Imagine Invent Inspire

http://wiki.squeakland.org/index.php/LearningWithEtoysI3

An 84 page, free ebook with lessons and activities for EToys.

 

This paragraph from the book should give you some idea of the goal of the book.

 

Imagine this: A group of learners want to visualize what they Imagine so
they go to Etoys to Invent their dreams and Inspire each other by building on
their various Etoys projects. Today’s learners need this kind of experience to
be prepared for the future.