Vizkidz: 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 Vizkidz 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 their adventures we explore 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.
Kids will grow up to rely on data every day. Give them a head start by introducing them to these concepts from the get go!
Meet Miss Penelope Pie. She loves puzzles, and parties, and all kinds of pie. She’ll solve any problem, but she is also a little bit shy.
The thing about Barnaby Barchart – he's a wee bit of a braggart, but that's just because he wants everyone to see how special he really is.
This is the lovely Laney Line. Sure, she's a little bit wacky and talks a mile a minute – but she has a big heart, a quick mind, and loves to connect the dots!
Poor Bertie Boxplot worries an awful lot. But he sees just how unique and wonderful every friend is, and always makes sure that everyone is included!