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    Kodu Books - Recommendations?

    My kids have recently discovered the joy of 'creating' their own games. They had started on making some 3D maze games and adding their own characters (usually Mario based stuff ) using Purple Mash via their schools ICT club, and wanted something that was a bit better. They are 7 and 9 so I'm all for it if it gets them being creative with computers and teaching them some skills at the same time.
    After a bit of looking around we decided to settle on Microsoft Labs Kodu. What I like about this is that the game starts almost fully formed so they can see it working almost straight away and modify it as they go on.
    Anyway, I thought it would be best to get a decent book on the subject that they can read when the computers are off (their laptop time is rationed to get them outside playing as well!) and all I can find is this one: Kodu for Kids: The Official Guide to Creating Your Own Video Games: Amazon.co.uk: James Floyd Kelly: Books
    Does anyone know of any others we could look at?

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    That's best book there is. I'm up to chapter 4.

    Have you tried Scratch?

    You can run your own mini Code Club too? Download all the resources from codeclubworld.org

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