Programming Books I Recommend (if you don't mind paying)
These books take a more conventional approach to covering programming concepts. They don't focus on having complete source code for small projects or games, but they do explain programming concepts fairly well.
|"Python for Kids" is a new book from No Starch Press specifically aimed at a young reader.||"Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Python" is a great book to learn Python if you have purchased a Raspberry Pi.|
|"Super Scratch Programming Adventure!: Learn to Program By Making Cool Games" is a great book for younger kids (8 to teens) to learn MIT's graphical Scratch programming environment to quickly make games.||"Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner, 3rd Edition" is a great book to learn Python if you have never programmed before.|
|"The Quick Python Book, 2nd Edition" is a great book if you are already a programmer and want to learn Python, or just want to quickly get up to speed with various programming concepts.||"Programming Video Games for the Evil Genius" teaches the Java programming language, but takes a similar approach to "Invent with Python" by having the source code to various games.|
|"Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners" covers the basic concepts like "Absolute Beginner" and "Quick Python" do, but is more purposefully aimed at younger readers.||"Violent Python: A Cookbook for Hackers, Forensic Analysts, Penetration Testers and Security Engineers" is devoted to using Python for modern computer security.|
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