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21 must-read books for kids, beginner, advanced & interview with PDF 🐍

21 must-read books for kids, beginner, advanced & interview with PDF 🐍

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Yash Makan
·Dec 26, 2021·

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ho ho ho developers, I am Yash Makan back with another article of the day. I know this is the week of holidays and gifts. So here I am with you guys with a list of books that have helped me at every stage of the level. In this article, we’ll discuss these books and I will also provide the PDF files for each book with the latest editions. So without any ado let’s begin this article.

Table of Contents

  • It’s 2022 dude, why should I read books? 🤔
  • 🔴 Disclaimer
  • Books for Kids 👼🏼
    • Python for Kids
    • Coding Projects in Python
    • Python in Easy Steps
    • Teach Your Kids to Code: A Parent-Friendly Guide to Python Programming
  • Books for Beginners 🧑🏼
    • Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition
    • Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition: Practical Programming for Total Beginners
    • Learning Python, 5th Edition
    • Head-First Python (2nd edition)
    • Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist
    • Automate the Boring Stuff with Python
    • Learn Python the Hard Way (3rd Edition)
    • Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science (3rd Edition)
    • Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python, 4th edition
  • Books for Advanced Programmers 👨🏼‍🎓
    • Introduction to Machine Learning with Python: A Guide for Data Scientists
    • Fluent Python: Clear, Concise, and Effective Programming
    • Python Cookbook: Recipes for Mastering Python 3
    • Python in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference
    • Programming Python: Powerful Object-Oriented Programming
    • Grokking Algorithms: An illustrated guide for programmers and other curious people (1st Edition)
    • Python Tricks: A Buffet of Awesome Python Features
    • Effective Python: 59 Ways to Write Better Python
  • Books for your Interview 👨🏼‍💼
    • Elements of Programming Interviews in Python: The Insiders' Guide
  • Conclusion

It’s 2022 dude, why should I read books? 🤔

I believe many programmers especially beginners tend to watch video tutorials online over books and I am not judging or saying that video tutorials are bad. In fact, I myself watch these tutorials but books are also important. In these tutorials, you are completely guided from A to B. You don’t have to think or do anything. Many programmers visit a tutorial for an example on YouTube and without watching the tutorial. Simply clones the GitHub repo & then runs the code, thinking they have learnt the XYZ topic, the fact is that you’ve not to learn anything(BTW I was there too one time). On the other hand, books don’t spoonfeed. If you have to understand the topic you cannot seek & jump further like in tutorials. You have to read the whole concept. Generally, people tend to remember better and longer while reading than watching tutorials. Reading books also allows you to better understand, and develop a common language with your friends, thus helping in communicating better.

🔴 Disclaimer

  1. I will highly recommend you guys to buy the books physically instead of downloading these PDFs. It is much better to read with holding a physical book than your mobile or laptop. But in some cases, if you cannot buy the book then feel free to download the PDF. The links will be mentioned after each book.
  2. I am also giving you guys the amazon links to buy the books from there. I know what you’ll be thinking, No! the links are not amazon affiliate links. But you can contribute with @buymeacoffee. The money from these platforms will help me achieve a much big community, to do some giveaways and return the favour back to the community and motivate me to put much better content to the platform.

Books for Kids 👼🏼

  1. Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction To Programming - Python for Kids brings Python to life and brings you (and your parents) into the world of programming. The ever-patient Jason R. Briggs will guide you through the basics as you experiment with unique (and often hilarious) example programs that feature ravenous monsters, secret agents, thieving ravens, and more. New terms are defined; code is coloured, dissected, and explained; and quirky, full-color illustrations keep things on the lighter side.

    Price: $11.97 / ₹2041

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    Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction To Programming.pdf

  2. Coding Projects in Python - Using fun graphics and easy-to-follow instructions, this straightforward, visual guide shows young learners how to build their own computer projects using Python. Step-by-step instructions teach essential coding basics like loops and conditionals, and outline 14 fun and exciting projects. Included is a script that cracks secret codes, a quiz to challenge family and friends, a matching game, and more.

    Price: $12 / ₹1288

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    Coding Projects in Python.pdf

  3. Python in Easy Steps - Python in easy steps, 2nd edition makes no assumption you have previous knowledge of any programming language so it's ideal for the newcomer to computer programming. It has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to programmers moving from another programming language, and to the student who is studying Python programming at school or college, and to those seeking a career in computing who need a fundamental understanding of computer programming.

    Price: $22.5 / ₹319

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    Python in Easy Steps, 2nd Edition.pdf

  4. Teach Your Kids to Code: A Parent-Friendly Guide to Python Programming - Teach Your Kids to Code is a parent's and teacher's guide to teaching kids basic programming and problem solving using Python, the powerful language used in college courses and by tech companies like Google and IBM.

    Price: $15.97 / ₹1599

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    Teach Your Kids to Code A Parent Friendly Guide to Python Programming.pdf

Books for Beginners 🧑🏼

  1. Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition - Python Crash Course gets you up and running with Python, teaching you the basics quickly so that you can solve problems, make things, and do cool stuff. Each chapter explains a new programming concept and includes a set of exercises to help reinforce your new knowledge.

    Price: $21.49 / ₹2623

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    Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition - A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming by Eric Matthes.pdf

  2. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition: Practical Programming for Total Beginners - In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you’ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required. Once you’ve mastered the basics of programming, you’ll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation

    Price: $28.55 / ₹2150

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    Automate the Boring Stuff with Python - Practical Programming for Total Beginners.pdf

  3. Learning Python, 5th Edition - Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz's popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write efficient, high-quality code with Python. It's an ideal way to begin, whether you're new to programming or a professional developer versed in other languages.

    Price: $34.4 / ₹1600

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    Learning Python, 5th Edition.pdf

  4. Head-First Python (2nd edition) - Want to learn the Python language without slogging your way through how-to manuals? With Head First Python, youll quickly grasp Pythons fundamentals, working with the built-in data structures and functions. Then youll move on to building your very own webapp, exploring database management, exception handling, and data wrangling. If youre intrigued by what you can do with context managers, decorators, comprehensions, and generators, its all here. This second edition is a complete learning experience that will help you become a bonafide Python programmer in no time.

    Price: $91.78 / ₹1275

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    Python Head First, 2nd Edition.pdf

  5. Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist - If you want to learn how to program, working with Python is an excellent way to start. This hands-on guide takes you through the language a step at a time, beginning with basic programming concepts before moving on to functions, recursion, data structures and object-oriented design. This second edition and its supporting code have been updated for Python 3.

    Price: 28.99/ ₹525

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    Think Python - How to Think Like a Computer Scientist - Second Edition.pdf

  6. Learn Python the Hard Way (3rd Edition) - In learn Python the hard way, third edition, you'll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you'll learn how software works; what good programs look like; How to read, write, and think about code; and how to find and fix your mistakes using tricks professional programmers use. Most importantly, you'll learn the following, which you need to start writing excellent Python software of your own:.

    Price: 17.27/ ₹600

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  7. Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science (3rd Edition) - This third edition of John Zelle's Python Programming continues the tradition of updating the text to reflect new technologies while maintaining a time-tested approach to teaching introductory computer science. An important change to this edition is the removal of most uses of eval and the addition of a discussion of its dangers. In our increasingly connected world, it's never too early to begin considering computer security issues. This edition also uses several new graphics examples, developed throughout chapters 4-12.

    Price: $45/ ₹3200

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    Python Programming An-Introduction-to-Computer-Science.pdf

  8. Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python, 4th edition - Begin by building classic games like Hangman, Guess the Number, and Tic-Tac-Toe, and then work your way up to more advanced games, like a text-based treasure hunting game and an animated collision-dodging game with sound effects. Along the way, you’ll learn key programming and math concepts that will help you take your game programming to the next level.

    Price: $18/ ₹1840.57

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    Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python-No Starch.pdf

Books for Advanced Programmers 👨🏼‍🎓

  1. Introduction to Machine Learning with Python: A Guide for Data Scientists - Machine learning has become an integral part of many commercial applications and research projects, but this field is not exclusive to large companies with extensive research teams. If you use Python, even as a beginner, this book will teach you practical ways to build your own machine learning solutions. With all the data available today, machine learning applications are limited only by your imagination.

    Price: $33.20 / ₹1200

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    [ML] Introduction to Machine Learning with Python (2017).pdf

  2. Fluent Python: Clear, Concise, and Effective Programming - Python’s simplicity lets you become productive quickly, but this often means you aren’t using everything it has to offer. With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how to write effective, idiomatic Python code by leveraging its best—and possibly most neglected—features. Author Luciano Ramalho takes you through Python’s core language features and librariesand shows you how to make your code shorter, fasterand more readable at the same time.

    Price: $44.6/ ₹1950

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    fluent-python.pdf

  3. Python Cookbook: Recipes for Mastering Python 3 - Inside, you’ll find complete recipes for more than a dozen topics, covering the core Python language as well as tasks common to a wide variety of application domains. Each recipe contains code samples you can use in your projects right away, along with a discussion about how and why the solution works.

    Price: $27.73/ ₹1850

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    Python Cookbook, 3rd Edition.pdf

  4. Python in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference - Useful in many roles, from design and prototyping to testing, deployment, and maintenance, Python is consistently ranked among today's most popular programming languages. The third edition of this practical book provides a quick reference to the language-including Python 3.5, 2.7, and highlights of 3.6-commonly used areas of its vast standard library, and some of the most useful third-party modules and packages. Ideal for programmers with some Python experience, and those coming to Python from other programming languages, this book covers a wide range of application areas, including web and network programming, XML handling, database interactions, and high-speed numeric computing.

    Price: $42.78/ ₹4731

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    python-in-a-nutshell-3e.pdf

  5. Programming Python: Powerful Object-Oriented Programming - You'll learn language syntax and programming techniques in a clear and concise manner, with lots of examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms. Completely updated for version 3.x, Programming Python also delves into the language as a software development tool, with many code examples scaled specifically for that purpose.

    Price: $47.83/ ₹4651

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  6. Grokking Algorithms: An illustrated guide for programmers and other curious people (1st Edition) - Grokking Algorithms is a fully illustrated, friendly guide that teaches you how to apply common algorithms to the practical problems you face every day as a programmer. You'll start with sorting and searching and, as you build up your skills in thinking algorithmically, you'll tackle more complex concerns such as data compression and artificial intelligence. Each carefully presented example includes helpful diagrams and fully annotated code samples in Python.

    Price: $46/ ₹3004

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    Grokking Algorithms - An illustrated guide for programmers and other curious people.pdf

  7. Python Tricks: A Buffet of Awesome Python Features

    Price: 29.99/ ₹480

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    Python Tricks A Buffet of Awesome Python Features.pdf

  8. Effective Python: 59 Ways to Write Better Python - Effective Python will help students harness the full power of Python to write exceptionally robust, efficient, maintainable and well-performing code. Utilizing the concise, scenario-driven style pioneered in Scott Meyers's best-selling Effective C++, Brett Slatkin brings together 53 Python best practices, tips, shortcuts and realistic code examples from expert programmers. Each section contains specific, actionable guidelines organized into items, each with carefully worded advice supported by detailed technical arguments and illuminating examples.

    Price: $21.19/ ₹650

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    Effective Python 59 Ways to Write Better Python.pdf

Books for your Interview 👨🏼‍💼

  1. Elements of Programming Interviews in Python: The Insiders' Guide - The book begins with a summary of the nontechnical aspects of interviewing, such as strategies for a great interview, common mistakes, perspectives from the other side of the table, tips on negotiating the best offer, and a guide to the best ways to use EPI. We also provide a summary of data structures, algorithms, and problem solving patterns.

    Price: $38/ ₹3198

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    Elements of Programming Interviews in Python_ The Insiders' Guide.pdf

Conclusion

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