Get Ready for the Humble Brainiac Book Bundle!

Image: No Starch Press
Image: No Starch Press

Humble Bumble is a great site to get great deals and help a cause at the same time. This week they debuted the Humble Brainiac Book Bundle with over 10 titles for as little as $15 total.

Here’s how it works: Customers pay as much or as little as they want for the deal. Paying more than the average user will get you bonus titles. When you are ready to pay, you get to pick how much money from your purchase goes to the publisher and how much goes to the cause. After you complete your purchase, you are sent a link to download your titles to the computer. They are PDF copies and don’t need a special reader to work.

For this deal, Humble Bumble is supporting Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Freedom of the Press Foundation. What’s cool about this is that you can give all your money to the cause or if you don’t really care for the particular causes being supported, you could just give all your money to the publisher or Humble Bumble.

Image: No Starch Press
Image: No Starch Press

Customers can pay any amount of money and receive:

– Ruby Wizardry: An Introduction to Programming for Kids
– Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things
The Manga Guide to Electricity
– Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids
– The LEGO Adventure Book, Volume 1: Cars, Castles, Dinosaurs & More!

Customers who pay more than the average user will also receive:

LEGO Space: Building the Future
The Manga Guide to Physics
– Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming
– Incredible LEGO Technic: Cars, Trucks, Robots & More!
– Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress

And customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus:

– Steampunk LEGO
– JavaScript for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming
– The LEGO Neighborhood Book: Build Your Own Town!

I’ve reviewed a couple of these titles and in the process of reviewing a few others and I couldn’t be happier with them. My son is nine years old and even though he’s not quite into electricity or physics yet, he enjoyed reading the story that taught the concepts. Even if your child is not old enough to enjoy some of these titles, it’s worth the money to pick them up to have for when they are older.