Skip to Main Content

Hello World! Third Edition

Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

”Simple yet empowering. Kids will be amazed at how quickly they can get productive.” - James McGinn, Bull Valley

Key Features
Learn to program with Python, a language designed to be easy for beginners
Written by father-and-son team Warren and Carter Sande
Colorful pictures, clever cartoons, and fun examples
Practice questions and exercises
Kid-tested and reviewed by professional educators

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About The Book
With this book, ANYONE can learn to write useful programs and games in Python. Designed especially for readers 9-16 years old, this book is easy to read and use. Printed in full color, it’s never boring, with hands-on practice and interesting graphics throughout.

Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners, Third Edition introduces the world of computer programming in a clear and fun style. Using Python, a programming language designed to be easy to learn, each engaging lesson teaches skills that apply to any kind of programming. It brings to life the basic concepts of computing—looping, decisions, input and output, graphics, and more. Now in its third edition, this international bestseller has been fully updated to Python 3 and includes a new chapter about how the internet works.

What You Will Learn

Install Python and get set up for programming
Math and data for programming
Building GUIs for your programs
Creating simple games
Adding comments to your code
Graphics, sprites, and collision detection
Simulate pets and a lunar landing
Where to go next on your programming journey

This Book Is Written For
Like the previous two editions, Hello World! Third Edition is not just for kids. While the tone is light and engaging, it doesn't "talk down" to the reader, and beginners of any age will love its readability and sense of humor. Written by Warren Sande and his son, Carter, it is full of examples that will get you thinking and learning. Reviewed by professional educators, this book is kid-tested and parent-approved. You don't need to know anything about programming to use the book, just the basics of using a computer. If you can start a program and save a file, you can learn to program using this book!

About The Authors

Warren Sande is an Electronic Systems Engineer who uses Python (and other languages) in his work, and also uses it to help teach his son about computers and programming. He holds a degree in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan as well as a Diploma in Communication Arts, specializing in Broadcasting, from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He has taught introductory software courses to computer novices.

Carter Sande is a bright, curious, energetic, and thoughtful boy who loves computers, playing the piano, bouncing on the trampoline, and Mario. He has been playing and experimenting with computers from a young age.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (November 29, 2019)
  • Length: 496 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638350514

Browse Related Books

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images