I looked at 47 computer trade books published between 1984 and 1986 for elementary and middle school children. To evaluate these books, I used seven criteria which make up what I call the Yawn Index. Some of the best books, described later, will keep children reading, and the results of the analysis suggest guidelines for trade books on computers. Here are the criteria.
Betza, R. E. (1987). Evaluating Computer Books With The Yawn Index. Reading Horizons, 28 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol28/iss1/2