A series of books on data visualization for children
This is the story of Penelope Pie and her friends, Laney Line, Barnaby Barchart, and Bertie Boxplot.
All of our characters have a singular spirit and set of skills, and we follow their adventures as they each solve a problem. For instance, when Penelope Pie throws a party for her birthday, someone needs to figure out how to divvy up the pizza so each guest can have their favorite topping. Fortunately, Penelope is just the girl for the job!
Through solving these problems, the stories of Penelope and her friends illustrate the basic concepts of data visualization. A pie chart best portrays parts of a whole in context, line graphs – a trend over time, bar charts (often underestimated) allow for easy comparison, and box plots give us a great sense of how data is distributed.
In a time where data and its application is considered fundamental to most industries, we are giving kids a head start by introducing the core concepts and basics of data visualization, early on.