The topic hasn't changed (that) much. And for a neophyte, they are fine, even accessible. They won't replace deeper study, but are fine for a bright kid who wants to play with things a little before AP Calculus. They're not the only option though. Could just get Granville (reasonably readable prose, modern enough not to be annoying, and pleasantly consice (not in an abstract way but in not being too text filled, like many doorstops). Also a Schaum's Outline is fine. For that matter you can get regular texts for cheap through Amazon. Used books are very cheap and any from the 50s on will be relatively modern in terms of treating limits and the like. Whatever you do though, stay away from the hardest books usually recommended by people on MSE (Spivak, etc.) Those are better for those who know the topic already and/or are unlikely to be turned off. Really, for the dabbler something like Caculus Made Easy might be fun.