Tag Archives: No Starch Press

Two New Game Books From No Starch

Two New Game Books From No Starch

If you’ve got a ‘Minecraft’ fan or a young programmer under your roof or are maybe teaching some tech camps this summer, you’ll want to take a look at these two now-released titles. Read More

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Make the Most of ‘Beautiful LEGO’ Series From Mike Doyle

Make the Most of ‘Beautiful LEGO’ Series From Mike Doyle

I spend entirely too much time using LEGO bricks to funnel my creative energy. Recently, I started to feel like I’d reached the limits of my pieces. Of course, this made me want to go on a shopping spree. What can be better than buying a few thousand bricks? Luckily, a copy of ‘Beautiful LEGO Wild!’ found its way onto my desk. Read More

New Book Tuesday – ‘Teach Your Kids to Code’

New Book Tuesday – ‘Teach Your Kids to Code’

Sometimes the timing of a new book release just seems magical. I’ve got a collection of tech camps that I’ll be teaching this summer, including a Beginning Game Programming camp for ages 8 to 13. I’ve got a lot of the curriculum already selected, but I’ve been specifically looking for a kid-friendly book on Python that doesn’t talk down to kids AND provides a logical and well-organized attack on programming theory that follows the handful of programming courses I took years ago. For some time now, my search hasn’t been going so well… there are some great Python books out there, but for one reason or another I just haven’t found a solid match.
When a press release for ‘Teach Your Kids To Code’ by Bryson Payne landed in my Inbox, I pounced. Read More

Can You Survive Inside the Human Body?

Can You Survive Inside the Human Body?

I’ll give Seok-Young Song and illustrator Hyun-Dong Han credit for choosing the first book in the Survive Inside The Human Body manga trilogy to be the one that covers the digestive system. What kid (of suitable age) isn’t going to enjoy a book that tackles so many of what are typically considered the “gross” subjects — stomach acid, intestines, flatulence, eructation (look it up), and yes… poop. Nothing is left to the imagination — you’ve got excellent coverage of sphincters, hook worms, and feces… everything a kid (or adult) would want to know about the digestive system. Read More