Ten of the best books to get your kids interested in IT and science.
5. Furious Forces: The Physics at Play in the World’s Most Popular Game
By Rhett Allain – National Geographic Kids
This Angry Birds themed book is a great gift for kids who are a fan of the game. It aims to concisely explain physics at work in the world, and the physics involved in the video game itself. A more fun and engaging way for kids to learn about physics.
4. How Things Work
By Conrad Mason
This book is full of hidden facts behind over 90 flaps, with information on loads of types of machines and gadgets. It also includes internet links with games, animations and experiments, for a truly interactive book.
3. How Cool Stuff Works
By Chris Woodford
A bit of a modern twist on Conrad Mason’s classic pop-up book, this is more focused on recent technologies, with information on how gadgets and technology work, from Bluetooth to the Wii. Readers can take a close look inside their favourite games consoles and find out the inner workings of some of the most exciting technology currently in our everyday lives.
2. Who Was Steve Jobs?
by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso
This short story about the life of Steve Jobs is aimed at the younger reader, giving them an insight into one of the great technological minds of the past few decades. This book is part of a series, including books about Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Neil Armstrong.
1. Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming
By Jason R. Briggs
This book aims to bring the language of programming to life, making it as exciting and fun as possible. Each chapter ends with programming puzzles to challenge the young reader. By the time a child has finished the book they’ll have learnt to program two computer games, use data structures and create animations.