Learning Drupal CMS? Here's the Book List
Oh Drupal (news, site), you open source hottie, you. You've managed the content of many, kicked out release after release, even inspired projects like Acquia and Open Atrium. Now, as you gear up to dazzle your fans with the Drupal 7 Code Freeze, potential new Drupal followers are beginning to peek their heads out from behind their present content management systems.

Readers, if you fall into this category, don't worry, we won't tell. But you should know that learning this fully loaded CMS is no easy task, so here are some recommended starting points:

Cracking Drupal: A Drop in the Bucket

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By: Greg Knaddison
Paperback: 240 pages
Release date: May 2009
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0470429038
ISBN-13: 978-0470429037

 

Front End Drupal: Designing, Theming, Scripting

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By: Emma Jane Hogbin and Konstantin Käfer
Paperback: 456 pages
Release date: April 2009
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0137136692
ISBN-13: 978-0137136698

 

Leveraging Drupal: Getting Your Site Done Right

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By: Victor Kane
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Wrox
Release date: February 2009
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0470410876
ISBN-13: 978-0470410875

 

Using Drupal


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By: Angela Byron, Addison Berry, Jeff Eaton, Nate Haug, James Walker, Jeff Robbins
Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Release date: December 2008
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0596515804
ISBN-13: 978-0596515805

 

Drupal for Education and E-Learning

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By: Bill Fitzgerald
Paperback: 380 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Release date: November 2008
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1847195024
ISBN-13: 978-1-847195-02-9

 

Drupal Multimedia

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By: Aaron Winborn
Paperback: 241 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Release date: October 2008
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1847194605
ISBN-13: 978-1-847194-60-2

 

Pro Drupal Development, Second Edition

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By: John VanDyk
Paperback: 667 pages
Publisher: Apress
Release date: August 2008
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1430209895
ISBN-13: 978-1430209898

 

Learning Drupal 6 Module Development

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By: Matt Butcher
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Release date: May 2008
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1847194443
ISBN-13: 978-1-847194-44-2
 

Building powerful and robust websites with Drupal 6

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By: David Mercer
Paperback: 330 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Release date: April 2008
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1847192971
ISBN-13: 978-1-847192-97-4

 

Selling Online with Drupal e-Commerce

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By: Michael Peacock
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Release date: March 2008
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1847194060
ISBN-13: 978-1847194060
 

Drupal 5 Themes

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By: Ric Shreves
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Release Date: December 2007
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1847191827
ISBN-13: 978-1-847191-82-3
 

Pro Drupal Development


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By: John VanDyk and Matt Westgate
Paperback: 375 pages
Publisher: Apress
Release Date: May 2007
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590597559
ISBN-13: 978-1590597552

Drupal: Creating Blogs, Forums, Portals, and Community Websites

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By: David Mercer
Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Release date: April 2006
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1904811809
ISBN-13: 978-1904811800

 

Drupal. Community-Websites entwickeln und verwalten mit dem Open Source-CMS

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By: Hagen Graf
Publisher: Addison-Wesley, München
Release Date: March 2006
Language: German
ISBN-10: 3827323215
ISBN-13: 978-3827323217
 

Building Online Communities with Drupal, phpBB and WordPress

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By: Robert Douglass, Mike Little, and Jared W. Smith
Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Apress
Release Date: December 2005
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590595629
ISBN-13: 978-1590595626
 

Drupal 6 - Javascript and Jquery

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By: Matt Butcher
Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Release date: March 2009
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1847196160
ISBN-13: 978-1-847196-16-3
 

Drupal 6 Themes

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By: Ric Shreves
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Release date: September 2008
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1847195660
ISBN-13: 978-1-847195-66-1
 

Drupal 6 Site Builder Solutions

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By: Mark Noble
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Release date: December 2008
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1847196403
ISBN-13: 978-1-847196-40-8

 

Drupal 6 Social Networking

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By: Michael Peacock
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Release date: February 2009
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1847196101
ISBN-13: 978-1-847196-10-1