Good children books engage and teach.
Teach in a subtle way, sparking interest of the young victim, posing questions, put bugs in ears. This new book is a definitely unique attempt to spark interest and put bugs in ears – about programming. This new book was written by Carlos Bueno, a Facebook engineer, and tells a story about Lauren Ipsum and her journey in Userland trying to go home.
Having two kids myself actually I do believe that kids are extremely open to quirky ideas, science, art and technology, and you can discuss with them anything from dinosaur cloning to nanotechnology. Somehow they loose the openness, the curiosity along the road, but it is not a reason to not try something new.