I did have to encourage my daughters to review the books. Although the older one writes book reports for school, she's not accustomed to writing reviews for books sent by publishers.
The five books, with links to the Amazon.com reviews, are:
- Python for Kids
- The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide
- The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide
- The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 1: Cars, Castles, Dinosaurs & More!
- Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified
I agree with my daughters: all five of these books are excellent. However, for readers of this blog who have kids, I would most strongly recommend the Python book. I would start with the book we previously reviewed, Super Scratch Programming Adventure!, and then see what your kid can do with Python.
Kudos to No Starch for publishing high quality books that teach kids skills they can use in the work place (programming), or for fun!