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Several books have been published about Scratch and are included on the list below. These are by authors who are not part of the Scratch Team.

Contents

  • 1 Scratch 2.0 Books
  • 2 Scratch 1.4 Books
  • 3 ScratchJr Books
  • 4 Fictional books
  • 5 Books in other languages
    • 5.1 Scratch 2.0
    • 5.2 Scratch 1.4
  • 6 See Also

Scratch 2.0 Books

Scratch 2.0 Game Development
by Sergio van Pul & Jessica Chiang
from PACKT Publishing

Scratch in Easy Steps
by Sean McManus
from In Easy Steps

Scratch Cookbook
by Brandon Milonovich
from PACKT Publishing

Scratch 2.0 Programming For Teens
by Jerry Lee Ford, Jr.
from Course Technology PTR

Scratch 2.0 Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours
by Timothy L. Warner
from Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours

Help your Kids with Computer Coding
Also documents Python and other coding concepts
by DK Publishing
Russian edition available

Getting Started with Scratch for pcDuino
Also employs usage of pcDuino and how to connect Scratch to the physical world with it
By Agus Kurniawan

Coding Games In Scratch
By Jon Woodcock
From DK Publishing

Scratch Coding Cards
By Natalie Rusk
from No Starch Press
French edition available

Scratch Programming Playground
By Al Sweigart
from No Starch Press
German edition available

Scratch 1.4 Books

Note: The info in these books features items not included in Scratch 2.0

Scratch 1.4: Beginner’s Guide
by Michael Badger
from PACKT Publishing

Scratch Programming for Teens
by Jerry Lee Ford, Jr.
from Course Technology PTR

Super Scratch Programming Adventure!
Learn to Program By Making Cool Games (Scratch 1.4 version)
by The LEAD Project
from No Starch Press
Chinese edition available

ScratchJr Books

5才からはじめる すくすくプログラミング
Programming Starting from 5 Years Old (Japanese)
by Kazuhiro Abe

Fictional books

Cronache da Scratch
Chronicles from Scratch (Italian)
Genre: Humor, Fantasy
By Adriano Parracciani

Books in other languages

Scratch 2.0

小学生からはじめるわくわくプログラミング
Early Programming Starting from Elementary School (Japanese)
Also documents Scratch 1.4
By Kazuhiro Abe
Chinese edition availible

In most the beginning of the programming

Scratch ( scratch ), fun to make, and foster the joy of thinking Scratch 2.0 (Japanese)
By Taniguchi Makoto

Programming supereasy: Easy intro to SCRATCH and PYTHON (German)
Also documents Python
By Gebundene Ausgabe
From Dorling Kindersley (DK)

Scratch reverse dictionary for Mom and Dad (Japanese)
By Ltd. Albatross

I am Learning Programming with Scratch (Turkish)
By Mehmetcan Gong and Narcissus Ercil Çağıltay

Computer Coding for Kids. A Unique Step-By-Step Visual Guide, From Binary Code to Buildings Game (Russian)
by Lomakin Stanislav and Denis Golikov
English edition available

Learn to program with Scratch (French)
By Hakim Hadjaissa

More books in the German language: de:Bücher über Scratch und Co

Scratch 1.4

Easy LEAD創意程式設計:Scratch魔幻森林
Easy LEAD Programming: Scratch Magical Forest (Chinese)
by the LEAD Project Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

边玩边学scratch
Play and Learn Scratch (Chinese)
By Jiang Feng

儿童数字文化创作课程:Scratch与创意设计
Children’s digital cultural creation programs : Scratch and creative design (Chinese)
By Li Xiaoyan and Mao Aiping

Programación Scratch para Niños
Scratch Programming for Kids (Spanish)
By Gabriel Serrano

SCRATCH: Construa brincando seus jogos e programas computacionais: Crie na escola, em casa ou em qualquer lugar
SCRATCH : Build playing their games and computer programs : Create at school, at home or anywhere (Portuguese)
By Prof Flavio Chame Barreto

学生创新能力培养实战系列:Scratch趣味编程
Scratch Fun Programming (Chinese)
By Chung Cheow Tong, Ma Ji Ping, and Zong Jian Long
From Students’ Innovative Ability Combat Series

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Learn to Program with Scratch; a new book

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Hi! I recently finished editing a new book called “Learn to Program
with Scratch,” which is meant to teach middle school and high school
kids basic programming skills. It’s a full-color book with
illustrations to go along with the explanations, and there are lots of
guided examples and exercises for readers to practice. The book has
readers creating animated science simulations, artistic programs, and
games.

You can find out more about the book and read a sample chapter here:
nostarch.com/learnscratch

You can also check out some of the book’s applications in action at our Scratch studio:
http://scratch.mit.edu/studios/345309/projects/

If you’re using Scratch in the classroom, I think you’ll really like
the exercises and ideas for further exploration.

If you want review the book, just drop me a line at jenniferg at
nostarch dot com. I’m happy to send out review copies for bloggers,
media outlets, and so on. 🙂

All the best,
Jennifer

Hi Jennifer, I teach Scratch at Elementary and Middle school levels in Redmond area. Do let me know if I can get a copy for review.

Abhay Joshi
[email protected]

@Andy and Beth: Thanks so much for your kind words. 🙂

@Tracey and Geraldine: I’ll drop you both a line for more information!

Hi, I am on a committee that is creating curriculum for a coding elective throughout our school district – 32 elementary, 6 middle and 5 hs – I would love to review your book. We are planning on using Scratch as part of this curriculum.

Hi! I recently finished editing a new book called "Learn to Program with Scratch," which is meant to teach middle school and high school kids basic programming skills. It’s a full-color book with illustrations to go along with the explanations, and there are lots of guided examples and exercises for readers to practice.