Best Javascript Books (Road to JS expert)

You might be a beginner or already a Javascript developer. The following is the list of top Javascript books, which I’ve updated and grouped them by category. So it is easy for you guys to pick the right book to improve your understanding or career with this language.

Beginner (Without programming experience)

Pick only one of these books to start.

1. Get Programming With Javascript Next (New features of ECMAScript 2015, 2016 and beyond)



2. Javascript for Kids (A playful introduction to programming)


3. Javascript Absolute Beginner’s Guide (No experience necessary!)


4. Javascript Programming Basics for Absolute Beginners


Beginner (With programming experience)

I recommend you to read all of these two books.

1. Simplifying JavaScript (Writing modern Javascript with ES5, ES6, and Beyond)


2. Eloquent Javascript, Third Edition (A modern introduction to programming)



This is time for you to learn function and reactive paradigms using Javascript.

1. Functional Programming in Javascript (How to improve your JavaScript programs using functional techniques)


2. RxJS in Action


3. D3.js in Action, Second Edition (Data visualization with JavaScript)



Once you understand Javascript, nothing is stopping you from using Javascript to implement anything you can imagine from the web app, server-side app, desktop app and writing the script. Honestly, I would say you can do everything with this language!

1. RESTful Web API Design with Node.js 10, Third Edition (Learn to create robust RESTful web services with Node.js, MongoDB, and Express.js)


2. Electron in Action


3. Node.JS Design Patterns (Master best practices to build modular and scalable server-side web applications)


I hope you enjoys this journey,

learning process takes time but it’s worth it.

If you would like to check the review for each book, you can check some of them in this article: Best Javascript book to learn in 2019