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There’s a new book out for kids and teens (the original targeted demographic of the Raspberry Pi) called “Adventures In Raspberry Pi” by Carrie Anne Philbin. The book looks like an awesome resource for teaching kids to code and has an enthusiastic endorsement from Raspberrypi-spy.
The book takes the reader through 9 sections filled with tutorials and projects. Where possible the child can follow the instructions themselves.
What makes this book slightly different from your average Pi publication is that it is supported by a set of videos which help inject additional fun into the exercises. This is a welcome addition as it helps keep children engaged while also supporting the adults who may be using the material as a teaching resource.
Here’s one of Carrie Anne’s excellent tutorials for coding music using the sonic pi and raspberry pi.
Pre-order your copy here! The book officially hits the shelves on November 22.
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