Top 6 Python Programming Books for Beginners

Python is already occupying 2nd to 4th position and will be the most demanded language after Java in near future. Python is used with other programming languages on Internet as well as for developing standalone applications. Its popularity among professionals is growing. If you want to learn this language, here are some of the books that you might want to purchase.

1. Core Python Programming

  • Author : Dr. R. Nageswara Rao
  • Publisher ‏: ‎Dreamtech Press; Second edition (1 January 2018)
  • Language ‏: English

The book teaches Python to college students as well as provides reference to professionals. Aimed at beginners who want to learn Python at home, this book explains the core concepts in layman terms. This book also has numerous comprehensive examples.

2. Python Crash Course (2nd Edition)

  • Author : Eric Matthes
  • Publisher ‏: ‎No Starch Press; 2nd edition (3 May 2019)
  • Language ‏: ‎English
  • Paperback ‏: ‎544 pages

This book provides a crash course in Python, offering the readers an introduction in writing programmes and solving problems. The book is divided into two parts. The first one will teach basic programming concepts, such as variables, lists, classes, and loops. The second part has three projects where readers can put into practice their theoretical knowledge.

3. Python: The Complete Reference

  • Author : Martin C. Brown
  • Publisher ‏: ‎McGraw Hill Education; Forth edition (20 March 2018)
  • Language : ‎English
  • Paperback ‏: ‎720 pages

The book comprehensively explores all aspects of programming with Python. It is aimed at experienced programmers as a reference, and a source book for the beginning programmers. It teaches how to develop complex applications, create multimedia software, and develop interactive Web sites. This book also covers how to utilise Python for reading and parsing SGML, HTML, and XML files.

4. Python Programming: Using Problem Solving Approach

  • Author : Reema Thareja
  • Publisher ‏: ‎Oxford University Press; First edition (10 June 2017)
  • Language ‏: ‎English
  • Paperback ‏: ‎560 pages

This book has the first-level course in Python programming. It is aimed at undergraduate degree students of computer science engineering, information technology as well as computer applications. It teaches students to apply the Python programming concepts in solving real-world problems.

5. Let Us Python

  • Author : Yashavant Kanetkar
  • Publisher ‏: ‎BPB (1 January 2019)
  • Language ‏: ‎English
  • Paperback ‏: ‎256 pages

The book offers a quick revision of the fundamentals, and allows users to start programming. This book guides the reader from the fundamentals of using modules through the use of advanced object orientation. It explains about data types, control flow instructions, console input/ output, strings, lists and tubes, sets and dictionaries, among others.

6. Python For Everybody

  • Author : Charles Severance
  • Publisher ‏: ‎Shroff Publishers; First edition (10 October 2017)
  • Language ‏: ‎English
  • Paperback ‏: ‎248 pages

The book “Python for Everybody” is designed to introduce students to programming and software development. It teaches students to use the Python programming language as a tool to solve data problems.

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