5-book set of Coding books for kids – SPECIAL OFFER!

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Coding for Kids in easy steps
Python in easy steps, 2nd edition
Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps
Scratch Programming in easy steps
Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps

RRP £10.99 each - buy all 5 books together for only £35.99!

 

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Coding for Kids in easy steps
RRP £10.99
192 pages
Publication: February 26th, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-84078-839-6

 

About the book

Coding for Kids in easy steps teaches children aged 8+:

  • how to create web pages using HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
  • how to add style to web pages using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • how to make interactive web pages using JavaScript programming

Coding for Kids in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that demonstrates coding for web pages in clear examples. It begins by explaining how to make and test a basic web page, then demonstrates how to add text, pictures, links, tables, lists, and buttons to a web page. Next, children will learn how to specify content colour, font, position, and visibility. The book then shows how to add functionality so that web pages can react to user actions. The final chapter brings everything together with a step-by-step example that builds a fun web page containing an interactive game for PC, tablet, or smartphone.

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Python in easy steps, 2nd Edition
By Mike McGrath
Publication date: July 23, 2018
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-812-9

 

About the book

Python in easy steps, 2nd edition instructs you how to program in the powerful Python language, giving complete examples that illustrate each aspect with colourized source code. It begins by explaining how to install the free Python interpreter so you can quickly begin to create your own executable programs by copying the book's examples. The book then demonstrates all the Python language basics before moving on to provide examples of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and CGI scripting to handle web form data. The book concludes by demonstrating how you can use your acquired knowledge to create and deploy graphical windowed applications.

Python in easy steps, 2nd edition makes no assumption you have previous knowledge of any programming language so it's ideal for the newcomer to computer programming. It has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to programmers moving from another programming language, and to the student who is studying Python programming at school or college, and to those seeking a career in computing who need a fundamental understanding of computer programming.

This second edition is updated to cover Python 3.7.

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9781840785814 Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi 3 in easy steps
By Mike McGrath
Publication date: June 8th, 2016
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-729-0

 

About the book

Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps starts with the basic components you’ll need, setting up the system and logging into the console. Then, in easy steps, it introduces you to the Raspbian operating system that is optimized for the Raspberry Pi. You'll learn how to customize the look and feel of your system, how to navigate the file system, and how to use the powerful system ‘shell’ to make things happen for you. The new GPIO interface is fully described, and the new NOOBS installer is also described for setup.

Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps enables complete beginners to create their very own computer programs with the Scratch visual programming environment. It also instructs programming in the high-level (human-readable) Python programming language, which is processed by the Python ‘interpreter’ to produce results fast. Examples demonstrate how to use the included Python ‘pygame’ module, to make your own games, and how to use the included 'Tkinter’ module to create graphical windowed apps.

Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps also illustrates how to control electrical input and output on the Raspberry Pi header from Python scripts, including lighting a lamp, adding more buttons and controlling projects. With the knowledge gained from this book the reader can confidently advance to any future electronic Raspberry Pi project or other explore other programming environments.

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9781840786125Scratch Programming in easy steps
By Sean McManus
Publication date: October 3rd 2013
Pages: 216
ISBN: 978-1-84078-612-5

 

About the book

Scratch Programming in easy steps introduces readers to Scratch, a programming language that is widely used on the Raspberry Pi and in UK schools and begins with a foreword by Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, which created Scratch.

Scratch makes it easy to create your own games, animations, music, art or applications. It’s the perfect way to learn programming because it takes away a lot of the complexity. That means you can focus on having great ideas and bringing them to life. With this book as your companion, you’ll learn how to:

  • Design, build and share your own programs
  • Create addictive arcade games, quizzes and word games
  • Make computer-generated art
  • Play your favourite music and compose your own tunes
  • Use variables, lists, loops, broadcasts and operators to create sophisticated software
  • Avoid common programming pitfalls and bugs
  • Interact with webcam video and the sensors on a PicoBoard

This book is an in-depth guide to both the web-based Scratch 2.0, and Scratch 1.4, as used on the Raspberry Pi. With no prior knowledge needed, this book takes you from scratch to Scratcher!

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9781840787146Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps
By Sean McManus
Publication date: August 12th, 2016
Pages: 180
ISBN: 978-1-84078-714-6

 

About the book

Millions of children and young people worldwide are using Scratch to make their own games and animations.

Following on from the success of Scratch Programming in easy stepsCool Scratch Projects in easy steps gives you great ideas to create computer games and other projects that’ll impress your friends and family – and you’ll have endless fun creating and playing them! The book provides step-by-step instructions for building projects that show off some of the cool things you can do with Scratch.

It starts with two simple projects to get you started. Find out how to:

  • Make a game with animated cartoon characters
  • Build a drum machine and make random music
  • Use anaglyph glasses for 3D effects and 3D Art
  • Design amazing mazes in a 3D environment

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