This weekend I picked up a book for a family member wanting to get into Blogging.
WordPress 2 (Visual QuickStart Guide)
is a book that starts at installing wordpress and takes you step by step to adding plugins, customizing WordPress and other tricks for wordpress themes. The book also goes into why certain techniques are better than others, how to watch for potential problems, and where readers can find more information.
WordPress 2 (Visual QuickStart Guide) is a book not just for beginners but also for those that want to dive deeper into WordPress2.