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San Francisco, CA (November 20, 2014) — JavaScript is the programming language of the Web, the secret sauce behind the rich and interactive features of sites like Twitter and Facebook. And it’s the perfect first programming language for kids because it runs in any web browser.

This December, No Starch Press will release what is sure to be their next best-selling title in their “For Kids” series: JavaScript for Kids (No Starch Press, Dec 2014, 336pp, US $34.95, 4C). Like Python for Kids before it—now the world’s best-selling introduction to programming for young people—JavaScript for Kids will have readers hooked on coding with its collection of fun programs, patient explanations, and adorable illustrations.

The author behind this compelling introduction, Twitter engineer Nick Morgan, begins with programming basics like working with strings, arrays, and loops, then moves on to more advanced topics like building interactivity with jQuery and drawing graphics with Canvas. Each chapter builds on the last, and lively code examples show the reader how to create bouncing balls, buzzing bees, and even complete games like Snake. Programming challenges at the end of each chapter are designed to stretch young brains and to inspire the next generation of coders to create their own amazing programs.

Of course, while written for kids, JavaScript for Kids is perfect for any beginner who wants a gentle and fun introduction to programming.

JavaScript for Kids will be available in bookstores everywhere this December.


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About the Author

Nick Morgan is a frontend engineer at Twitter. He loves all programming languages but has a particular soft spot for JavaScript. Morgan lives in San Francisco (the foggy part) with his fiancée and their fluffy dog, Pancake. He blogs at

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JavaScript for Kids JavaScript for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming
Publisher: No Starch Press
By Nick Morgan
Print ISBN: 9781593274085, $34.95
December 2014, 4C, 336 pp.
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