Dictionary of computer and Internet terms / Douglas A. Downing, Barrons, 2009
You can look up terms with Google or wikipedia, so why read this book? It is well written, and its usefulness is in that it cuts the clutter of a web search, and a youngster might want to just browse through it.
The ecology of games : connecting youth, games, and learning / edited by Katie Salen, MIT Press, 2008
This book is about the psychology of computer games. What makes a game addictive? How can games be useful in education? The book is a collection of 9 essays by academics, and conveys many interesting ideas, though game designers will not find any practical how-to. 250 pages.
Born digital : understanding the first generation of digital natives / John Palfrey and Urs Gasser.
“Digital technologies are changing our kids in ways we don’t yet understand. This beautifully written book will set the framework for a field that will change that. It is required reading for parents, educators, and anyone who cares about the future” – Lawrence Lessig
Cyberbullying Deal with It and Ctrl Alt Delete It, Robyn MacEachern, – 2008
The Cambridge handbook of expertise and expert performance / edited by K. Anders Ericsson, Cambridge University Press, 2006
A compilation of academic papers on how to train and educate experts . Yikes, 900 pages!