Top 6 Python coding books for Kids with Examples and Activities

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Python is the go-to language for anyone starting their career in coding. The language is based on simplified syntax and has a wide variety of applications in the programming field. Due to its ease of learning, Python is taught to kids looking to establish their career in coding and programming.
Programming is a new way of communicating with things. In the age of IoT (internet of things) human and device communication will get important and coding is the way to make that communication happen. So whether your kid wants to be a musician or an astronomer or hairdresser or an agriculturist technology will be an indispensable part of their life.
Here are three programming languages that your kids can start learning from as early as 6 years.

Here are six books that can help your kid learn and code with Python:

Python Crash Course by Eric Matthes

Python Crash Course lays down the foundation upon which kids can build their entire programming career. The projects it offers are concise and designed with a focus on the cognitive abilities of kids. The book does a great job of explaining the basics of Python, so kids have no issue when they transition to more advanced learnings. 

Published on: 3 May 2019
Copies sold last year: 6,828
Amazon rating: 4.7/5 (481 reviews)

Python for Kids by Jason R Briggs

This one takes a more visual approach toward teaching Python. The book is loaded with colorful visuals that instantly catch attention and goes pretty in-depth about the applications of Python. Some of the Python topics that the book includes are Strings, Lists, Tuples, Dicts, Loops, Randomization, etc. Choose this book if your kid is a visual learner and cartoons interest them. 

Published on: 12 December 2012
Copies sold last year: 1,152
Amazon rating: 4.5/5 (257 reviews)

Teach Your Kids to Code by Dr. Bryson Payne

Dr. Payne presents sophisticated ideas and concepts in a comprehensible way to make kids eager to learn and apply Python in real life. The best thing about this book is that it does not neglect parents while teaching programming to kids. Parents can grab this book and be able to understand the concept themselves so they could better guide their kids in learning programming. 

Published on: 1 April 2015
Copies sold last year: 420
Amazon rating: 4.6/5 (55 reviews)

python programming for kids

Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python by Al Sweigart

Invent Your Own Computer Games presents an in-depth and thorough analysis of a single game in every chapter. The book has a plethora of jokes and guess the number programs that are all text-based to keep away any distractions. The games on this book are exciting and attractive, especially for kids who are just starting to learn the basics of programming. This book by Al Sweigart is the perfect book for kids who have delved into programming a little and are looking to develop their skills further.

Published on: 13 January 2017
Copies sold last year: 1,116
Amazon rating: 4.7/5 (73 reviews)

Head First Python by Paul Berry

If you want your kids to learn Python without getting entangled in the quirks of coding nomenclatures, Head First Python is your best bet. This book will grab your kids’ attention from the get-go and keep them intrigued throughout with built-in structures and functions. Head First Python can guide young minds into building their very own web app, exploring database management, and data wrangling in a fun and exciting way. 

The book also uses visuals to appeal to kids’ cognitive learning abilities, so kids remain excited about learning throughout the chapters. 

Published on: 1 December 2016
Copies sold last year: 2,520
Amazon rating: 4.2/5 (185 reviews)

Coding for Kids by Adrienne B. Tacke

This book teaches all the essentials a kid would need to learn, apply, and grow as a Python programmer. From fundamental functions, code blocks, to creating and moving shapes with turtle modules, Tacke has included all the basic pillars of Python programming. The book also contains game-based chapters and projects, which further a child’s interest in the world of coding. This is one of the preferred books for teaching kids programming by folks who run coding and STEM camps. 

Published on: March 19, 2019
Copies sold last year: 10,968
Amazon rating: 4.5/5 (100 reviews)

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