I read There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings by Kenn Amdahl recently, and believe it would be a very useful book for anyone who wants to learn about basic electronics. This funny and readable book shows you the basics of AC and DC electronics in a very easy manner, using fantastic illustrative stories about dancing chickens, green buffaloes, a naked Norwegian girl in a boat, and everything else except electronics. It's much easier to absorb silliness than a dry textbook of formulas and numbers, and it all comes together.
The book covers the fundamentals of electricity, AC and DC current, resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors, diodes, and how they work on their own and in circuit. It explains electrons and the different ways their flow is described by conventional and electron flow notation. It gives you good explanations for why everything behaves as it does.
I'll put my copy in the shop library. It's only about $10, so you should give it a look here, and then maybe go buy a copy.