“Both girls are adventurers, but where Alice treads lightly on the leaves of logic under Lewis Carroll’s direction, Lauren (or Laurie) plunges headlong into the infinite corridors of computer science.”
—Prof. Benjamin Wells, ACM's Computing Reviews (Read More)
Lauren Ipsum on Kottke and the opensource.com 2015 summer reading list.
Featured on Adafruit.
"Lauren Ipsum is part of a much larger movement that seeks to bring
programming skills to, well, everyone."
"Although this is perfect for the budding scientist or programmer, any kid looking for a silly story will be entertained and might accidentally learn to use logic to test new ideas."
"A fantastical journey into the 21st century tech 'Wonderland' that both educates and entertains."
—Ruthe Farmer, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, National Center for Women & IT
"Lauren Ipsum is a modern-day Alice, to be enjoyed by precocious children and philosophical adults alike. It is an enchanting fable that just happens to be grounded in fundamental concepts of computation."
—Jocelyn Goldfein, Former Director of Engineering at Facebook
"This charming book is a must-read for anyone looking to spice up their learning or teaching of computer science."
—Dr. Hélène Martin, University of Washington
"Through the unthreatening medium of storytelling, Lauren Ipsum sheds a positive light on computing for those who might otherwise miss out."
—Gail Carmichael, Carleton University faculty and Board Advisor for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
"Lauren Ipsum is a wonderful guide to the ideas behind computing. I wish I’d had her as a friend when I was growing up."
—Dr. Robert St. Amant, author of Computing for Ordinary Mortals
"Bueno hits it right on the head; the story really is a lot of fun, and the ideas are presented in creative, lucid, and curiosity-inspiring ways."
—Brent Yorgey, The Math Less Traveled
"I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it as a gift for any child in your life."
—John Dupuis, Confessions of a Science Librarian (Read more)
"An entertaining read."
—Slashdot, front page review (Read more)
"Recommended for anyone of any age who wants to learn."
—The MagPi (Read more)
"A great introduction to the thinking skills and concepts that make a great engineer."
—Embedded Computing Design (Read more)
"A book that is a perfect companion for a young person learning to code."
—Testhead (Read more)
"Loved this. I would highly recommend it for any child who is considering working in...any field that may require problem solving."
—Once Upon a Bookshelf (Read more)
"I wish it were around when I was a kid."
—Cool Mom Tech (Read more)
"If you’d like to encourage your young reader to learn more about computing, Lauren Ipsum is a must."
—Cute Everything (Read more)