intro level books on excel & access 2010

can you suggest first time book for teenagers who want more 'learn & do few projects' style. more graphical is always better, if it works out that way.

would appreciate your guidance based on experience.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
For truly first time, "subject " for Dummies are always worth looking at. Beyond that you should look in a local bookstore so you can leaf through what is on offer.
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ProfessorJimJamCommented:
well, depending on the level of knowledge.

if the teenager is just a beginner, then for Access, I would recommend Access 2013 Bible
and for Excel,  John's  book Excel 2013 Bible
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
I find that the "Step By Step" books are very useful:
Access
Excel

Once you know the basics, ...you can move on to the "Bible" books ProfessorJimJam suggested.
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25112Author Commented:
thanks.
would you suggest which book series has most 'projects to do' as or exercises after or while the content is digested through?
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ProfessorJimJamCommented:
The bibles has the working exercise files to go along reading
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
So do the step by step books.

All books have "exercises", ...not really full "Projects"
Remember that you must master the basics, ...then move on to "Projects"

Finally, note that "Project" is a vague term that can mean different things to different people,..
Most of the built in templates are what you would call "Projects" (File-->New)
You can also browse and search for project templates here
So you can investigate these as you progress
;-)

Jeff
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25112Author Commented:
thank you very much!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@25112  - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
...Same here...
Go luck in your endeavors...
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