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Latest Dummies Junior titles provide fun and easy projects for the workforce of the future

Wiley is pleased to announce the latest titles in the Dummies Junior series which covers topics to help readers with Building a Mobile App, Starting Your Own Business and Creating a Website.

Monday, August 14, 2017 10:28 am EDT

The Dummies Junior series offers a fun and easy introduction to skills and subjects for the workforce of the future. Targeting readers aged seven to eleven, each combines the hallmarks of the dummies series - simple steps and friendly approach – but with vivid, full colour designs and short page counts to appeal to and educate the younger audience.

The latest titles are:

Building a Mobile App: Design and Program Your Own App! by Sarah Guthals, ISBN: 9781119376422

App building can get pretty complicated, but it doesn't have to start out that way.

Building a Mobile App offers basic lessons in Android development. In a series of short chapters, three fun projects walk youngsters through straightforward coding skills using MIT's App Inventor—a free, online programming tool that uses a simple block style language that makes coding easy to learn.

Beginning with a basic project which shows readers how to make an app that works; next, they will be able to work on a photo editing app that takes those skills to the next level. Finally, author Sarah Guthals explains how to build a simple interactive game that can be shared with friends.  Including easy-to-read, step-by-step directions and plenty of graphics to help readers stay on track, Building a Mobile App gets kids coding quickly, with fun projects they'll be happy to show off.

Starting Your Own Business: Become an Entrepreneur! by Adam Toren and Matthew Toren, ISBN: 9781119271642

For parents with a budding entrepreneur on their hands who's anxious to bring the next great business idea to life, Starting Your Own Business is written with young learners in mind and will walk readers through the steps that turn a bright idea into a profitable business.

Starting Your Own Business speaks to juniors in a language they can understand, offering guidance and actionable plans to turn their business idea into a reality. From setting goals to putting together a plan that encourages others to help them get their idea off the ground, it offers children everything they need to get their business started and make it grow.

As with all dummies junior titles, the book features a design that is heavy on eye-popping graphics that hold children's attention whilst the content focuses on the steps to completing a basic project.

Creating a Website: Design and Build Your First Site! by Greg Rickaby, ISBN: 9781119376514

Creating a Web Site is the kids' guide to learning basic website design. From planning to perfecting, this book walks users through the entire process of building their own website, with easy-to-read instructions and plenty of pictures every step of the way.

This book explains how to have fun from the beginning as budding web designers work out what kind of site they want to build, create a mood board to bring their ideas to reality, choose and customize a template with CSS and HTML, and finally add widgets, pictures, video, and more to make the site their own.


Notes to editors:

  • These books are part of the Dummies Junior initiative, an extension from the trusted dummies brand. The series applies the core dummies approach of presenting complicated topics in a light-hearted and non-intimidating way while adding key changes for the unique needs of this younger audience
  • Review copies and jacket images are available on request
  • All titles will be available wherever books are sold priced $9.99/ £8.99/ EUR 9.10

About the authors:

Building a Mobile App

Sarah Guthals, Ph.D. has dedicated her life to coding education. She co-founded an ed-tech company, and now continues to build technology for kids to learn, create, and share safely online. She loves to help teachers demonstrate coding in the classroom, and she wishes she could show her cats how to code too!

Starting Your Own Business

Adam Toren and Matthew Toren are serial entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and brothers. They have spent years dedicated to researching the best practices in modern business and then teaching the techniques to others while also establishing and maintaining their own steady stream of successful businesses.

Creating a Website

Greg Rickaby has been writing code since the late 90's, when he built simple web pages on Geocities. Since then, Greg has gone on to make a living building web sites for big companies like Microsoft, The Discovery Channel, Uber, and Campbell's Soup.

About Dummies

To people who value knowledge, dummies is the platform that makes learning anything easy because it transforms the hard-to-understand into easy-to-use. Through expert editorial, engaging experiences and an approachable style, learners at every level can confidently use their knowledge to fuel their pursuit of professional advancement and personal betterment. With a commitment to maintaining the highest editorial standards and a promise to continue developing new, innovative digital experiences, dummies makes learning anything even easier. For more information, visit dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.

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