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Super Scratch Programming Adventure!--New from No Starch Press

From:  Jessica Miller <nostarchpr-AT-post.oreilly.com>
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Subject:  Super Scratch Programming Adventure!--New from No Starch Press
Date:  Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:01:26 -0700
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Super Scratch Programming Adventure!--New from No Starch Press
Cartoon Guide Teaches Kids to Program in Scratch

San Francisco, CA, August 22, 2012--Scratch is a wildly popular educational programming language
used by millions of first-time programmers worldwide. Developed by MIT's Media Lab, Scratch lets
kids create interactive games, stories, music, and art and see the results of their work
immediately. Just by combining colorful blocks of code, kids quickly learn computer programming
concepts without having to master the cryptic syntaxes found in other programming languages.

"Super Scratch Programming Adventure!" (No Starch Press, August 2012, 160 pp., $24.95, ISBN
9781593274092) is a kid-friendly guide that promises to be the introduction to Scratch that young
geeks (and the people who love them) have been waiting for. This full-color, cartoon-illustrated
book teaches programming fundamentals with patient, step-by-step explanations and exciting
programming challenges. Each chapter covers an arcade-inspired videogame that kids can create (and
play!) in an afternoon.

Endorsed by Mitchel Resnick, MIT professor and the creator of Scratch, "Super Scratch Programming
Adventure!" promises to make programming accessible and fun for any beginning programmer.

For more information or to request a review copy of "Super Scratch Programming Adventure!," contact
Jessica Miller at No Starch Press (nostarchpr@oreilly.com, +1.415.863.9900, x110) or visit
www.nostarch.com.


About Scratch
The Scratch programming language makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and
games, and share those creations online. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at
the MIT Media Lab. The Scratch website has nearly 1.2 million registered users who have shared over
2.7 million projects to date.

About the LEAD Project
This book is a translation from a Chinese edition by the Learning through Engineering, Art, and
Design (LEAD) Project, an educational initiative established to encourage the development of
creative thinking through the use of technology. Created by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth
Groups in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, the LEAD project promotes hands-on, design-based
activities to foster innovation, problem-solving skills, and technical literacy. Since its
founding, the LEAD project has promoted technology education on a grand scale, reaching more than 1
million students, parents, and educators.

Additional Resources
Stage 4: Defend Hong Kong's Technocore (PDF):
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Book Video:
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Table of Contents:
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No Starch Press Catalog Page:
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Super Scratch Programming Adventure!
Publisher: No Starch Press
By The LEAD Project
ISBN: 9781593274092, $24.95   
August 2012, 160 pp. 
Ages 8 and up 
order@oreilly.com
1-800-998-9938
1-707-827-7000


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