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JavaScript for Kids by Nick Morgan
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Dec 14, 2014 | ISBN 9781593274085

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“Vibrant and visually engaging, with chuckle-worthy asides…instructive and kid-friendly.”
—School Library Journal, The Maker Issue 

“I’d recommend this book for anyone in middle school through to retirement who wants to see what programming is all about, but wants a gentle, fun introduction.”
—IT World 

“This exists and it looks awesome.”
—Khoi Vinh, Former design director

“An interesting kid focused JavaScript book from No Starch.”
—Peter Cooper, curator of JavaScript Weekly

“Has your child resolved to learn to code in 2015? Check out this new book.”
—Girl Develop It, Ann Arbor

“We had a JS workshop for kids 9-12 last Friday and it helped very much when it came to explaining various concepts—Nick is great! “
—Kathryn Barrett, Ladies Learning Code

“May work well as the source material for something like Code Club.”
—Alex Young, Editor-in-Chief of DailyJS

“I wish I had had something like this when I was 10. The book is very thorough yet accessible.”
—Malte Ubl, Curator of JSConfEU

“Another winner from No-Starch Press.”
—Tim Cox, MagPi Magazine 

“This is the kind of book I would easily recommend for the beginning Web coder.”
—Bismark Tribune

“Boy asks ‘Dad, can we do some NEW programming?’ So, we are now on Chapter 1 of JavaScript for Kids. ‘Dad, JavaScript is kinda fun.'”
—Kevin Stewart, Director of Engineering at Adobe

“I wish I had a book like this when I was learning programming over 20 years ago.”
—Tim Caswell, Nodejs hacker and teacher

“This book takes the mantle of the ‘Dummies’ series for learning complex subjects…highly recommended.”
—Becky Walton, MLIS, Ingram Collection Development

“A fantastic primer that is both immensely educational and wildly fun.”
—Outright Geekery 

“Fantastic…one of the best and most comfortable introductions to a real and useful programming language we’ve seen.”
—Ric Getter for MacDirectory Magazine

“Whether you’re 10 or 110, this book can be a fun way to start learning how to code. This book doesn’t talk down to its audience, so no matter your age, if you’re looking for a relaxed and enjoyable introduction to JavaScript, this book is for you.”
—DevMountain, 10 best programming books

Table Of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals
Chapter 1: What Is JavaScript?
Chapter 2: Data Types and Variables
Chapter 3: Arrays
Chapter 4: Objects
Chapter 5: The Basics of HTML
Chapter 6: Conditionals and Loops
Chapter 7: Creating a Hangman Game
Chapter 8: Functions
Part II: Advanced JavaScript
Chapter 9: The DOM and jQuery
Chapter 10: Interactive Programming
Chapter 11: Find the Buried Treasure!
Chapter 12: Object-Oriented Programming
Part III: Canvas
Chapter 13: The canvas Element
Chapter 14: Making Things Move on the Canvas
Chapter 15: Controlling Animations with the Keyboard
Chapter 16: Making a Snake Game: Part 1
Chapter 17: Making a Snake Game: Part 2
Afterword: Where to Go from Here

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