IWA Publishing (the publishing arm of the International Water Association) are thrilled to be working alongside Severn printers on the production of The Secret Handbook of The Blue Circle, an important new title for children aged 6+.
There is increasing recognition of the power of children’s early thinking and learning, as well as a belief that science may be of particular importance in early childhood, contributing not only to the future scientific understanding of children, but also to building important skills and attitudes for learning, establishing high levels of scientific literacy and strengthening scientific inquiry. Educating the young generation and increasing awareness on various aspects of the water cycle and wastewater reuse was the motivation for the development of The Secret Handbook of the Blue Circle.
The book itself was inspired by the scientific work carried out by the research group of Nireas International Water Research Centre (Nireas- IWRC) at the University of Cyprus, led by Dr. Despo Fatta-Kassinos.
The group worked together with Antonis Papatheodoulou, one of Greece’s best children’s storytellers and developed an educational adventure, which invites children to become new members of the ‘Eternal Blue Circle Society.’ As members of the society, they can help protect water quantity and quality and raise awareness on the topic themselves!
“We were delighted to produce this great title” said Severn Director of Books, James Fryer.
To find out more about the motivations and concepts behind this new title, you can find a Q&A blog with Dr. Despo Fatta-Kassinos here and the Secret Handbook of the Blue Circle is available to order directly from IWA Publishing here.