Praise for Scratch Programming Playground
“An impressive manual for achieving Scratch programming mastery and creating genuinely entertaining games.” —Kirkus Reviews
“My son was able to successfully complete each game he attempted. And along the way, he gained some excellent programming skills. I also really appreciated the character lessons he learned (patience and perseverance, not to mention goal-setting). These were a great by-product of Scratch programming!” —The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
“The book is well written, full of humor and puns, and the explanations of how things work are good.” —I Programmer
“I’m quite impressed with exactly how much of the Scratch programming tool the reader will have used and learned by the end of the book, and I think teachers and parents will find this a 5-star reference.” —Jim Kelly, GeekDad
“If you are looking for the next thing for your Minecraft-loving kids and haven’t tried Scratch, the Scratch Programming Playground book is a great guide to teach kids how to program by making cool games.” —Tech Savvy Mama
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Scratch
Chapter 2: Rainbow Lines…in Space!
Chapter 3: Maze Runner
Chapter 4: Shooting Hoops with Gravity
Chapter 5: A Polished Brick Breaker Game
Chapter 6: Snaaaaaake!
Chapter 7: Fruit Slicer
Chapter 8: Asteroid Breaker…in Space!
Chapter 9: Making an Advanced Platformer
Chapter 10: Where to go from Here