A “TOOL-BOX” TO HELP KIDS UNDERSTAND THE PRESENT AND IMAGINE THE FUTURE
15 QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT
How can we help young people understand the world around them, acquire the tools they’ll need to grow into adults, find their own paths and maybe even change things for the better?
15 Questions is a non-fiction series conceived to familiarize kids with some of today’s most important subjects.
It includes 15 volumes, each featuring 15 questions and 15 answers, that use of straightforward yet entertaining text along with graphics, cartoons, numbers and more to intrigue kids as they take in key concepts.
The authors of the series are Pierdomenico Baccalario and Federico Taddia. Their engaging voice incorporates the know-how of the most authoritative experts on the subject matter at hand, and is enhanced by cartoons by some of Italy’s most outstanding illustrators.
Without even realizing it, young readers will become junior “experts” themselves on topics ranging from the economy, neuroscience and the human body to technology, the emotions, the climate and much more. And guess what? The grownups around them will learn lots too!
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Federico Taddia is a journalist, TV writer and gifted educational author for children with an exceptional ability to explore any topic using kids’ own language and experiences. His publications with Il Castoro include two co- authored books: To Post or Not To Post (on non-hostile online communication) and The 50 Little Revolutions Handbook (To Change the World).
An author and journalist, Pierdomenico Baccalario’s books have been translated into more than twenty languages and sold over two million copies worldwide. They include novels, game books, stories, role-play games, educational and humanitarian projects and specialized articles; there’s no literary genre that scares him off! Among his publications with Il Castoro are highly successful titles such as The 50 (....) Handbooks, a series that has achieved great popularity both in Italy and abroad.
1. WHAT’S MONEY FOR?
The book that explains everything about the ECONOMY
Scientific supervision Simona Paravani-Mellinghoff
2. WHAT’S INSIDE MY HEAD?
The book that explains everything about the HUMAN BRAIN
3. IS TODAY ALREADY YESTERDAY?
The book that explains everything about
Scientific supervision Bruno Maida
4. CAN TREES TALK?
The book that explains everything about
Scientific supervision Barbara Mazzolai
5. IS THERE ANYONE UP THERE?
The book that explains everything about the WORLD’S RELIGIONS
6. HOW’S OUR PLANET DOING?
The book that explains everything about the CLIMATE
Scientific supervision Claudia Pasquero
7. ARE WE ALL GONNA BECOME ROBOTS?
The book that explains everything about TECHNOLOGY
Scientific supervision Massimo Temporelli
8. ARE WE “PERFECT MACHINES”?
The book that explains everything about the HUMAN BODY
Scientific supervision Roberta Villa
9. HOW LONG IS A LIGHT YEAR?
The book that explains everything about the UNIVERSE
Scientific supervision Raffaella Schneider
10. WHAT’S UNDER MY FEET?
The book that explains everything about OUR PLANET
Maria Luce Frezzotti
11. WHY DO I LIKE YOU?
The book that explains everything about EMOTIONS
Scientific supervision Maria Rita Parsi
12. DO FISH DREAM?
The book that explains everything about ANIMALS
13. DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME WHEN I TALK?
that explains everything about COMMUNICATION
14. WHAT’S THE EARTH MADE OF?
The book that explains everything about MATTER
15. WHAT’S “BEAUTY”?
The book that explains everything about ART
In crafting the fifteen books in the series, Taddia and Baccalario consulted leading experts on the various subject matters featured to be sure to tackle the key aspects of each, including the most stimulating ones for kids. VITO MANCUSO, Italy’s best-known theologian and a brilliant raconteur of religion (and all of the world’s religions) accompanies the two on their journey into the world of the sacred. In their exploration of the world of the emotions, the authors are joined by MARIA RITA PARSI, a veritable institution in the field of psychology and another excellent narrator. Numerous others are here to guide young readers as well, including STEFANO BARTEZZAGHI (a semiologist and prominent puzzle writer who worked on the volume on communication) and CHIARA ALESSI (a descendant of Italy’s celebrated Alessi and Bialetti families, and design scholar and expert, who collaborated on the volume on beauty).
Another distinctive feature of “The 15” is its constant dialogue between text and images, thanks to the choice of five great illustrators from the world of comics: GUD (otherwise known as Daniele Bonomo, author of the Timothy Top series for Tunué), MIRELLA MARIANI, CLAUDIA PETRAZZI (Clara and the Shadows, Il Castoro) CLAUDIA RAZZOLI and ELENA TRIOLO. Each has been published both in Italy andabroad, and done comic publications for young audiences as well as educational work. So the series features both explanatory tables as well as witty illustrations and cartoons that make the contents of each chapter delightfully kidfriendly.