The 50... Handbooks



A series of beloved handbooks

Want to become a champion, change the world, survive in the world of grown-ups, or tick-off those essential adventures to go on before you turn 13? These handbooks are the only guide you need.

  • Fun handbooks from the pens of great Italian authors, with the unmistakable style of AntonGionata Ferrari's illustrations.

  • Each handbook presents the reader with 50 fun tasks to complete on a different theme.


The 50 Adventures Handbook (to Do Before Turning 13)

Pierdomenico Baccalario & Tommaso Percivale

You're an intrepid explorer and you're always on the lookout for big adventures…but where to start? 50 missions to accomplish, 50 treasures to hunt for, and 50 things to do before you turn 13. There’s everything from building a tree-house and going stargazing to sledding down a steep slope, making a giant soap bubble or feeding at least seven different animals.


The 50 Secret Missions Handbook to Survive in the Grown-up World

Pierdomenico Baccalario & Eduardo Jauregui

You're an undercover agent and you're determined to find out everything you can about grown-ups, but they're determined not to reveal their secrets!  50 missions to accomplish alone, with the help of a secret spy or some special agent friends. Nothing will be secret anymore, from changing a nappy and replacing a light bulb to cutting your fingernails, asking someone out or booking a table at a restaurant.


The 50 Little Revolutions Handbook (to Change the World)

Pierdomenico Baccalario & Federico Taddia

Do you want to change the world? With this handbook you can! Written specially for little revolutionaries, it has 50 challenges, 50 tasks and 50 revolutionary actions that will help make our planet, your community, even yourself, far better. From cutting out bottled water to spending a day without technology, giving up telling lies or even going for a 10km walk. Each task is to be performed personally, or with the back-up of a gang of fellow rebels.


The 50 Challenges Handbook to Become a Champion

Pierdomenico Baccalario & Massimiliano Prosperi

What does it take to become a champion? Training, grit and the courage to go beyond your limits are some of the key ingredients, but not the only ones. With this new handbook, kids will learn the secret to excelling both as athletes and as human beings. Real champions are much more than their successes! Above all: they always have a big heart.


GENRE Adventure
FIRST PUBLISHER Il Castoro (Italy), 2015
FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD BOOK1: USA, Germany, France, Spanish World, Catalan, Portugal, Russia, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Turkey, Greece, Albania, Georgia, Japan, Korea, China
BOOK2: Spain (Spanish and Catalan), Japan, Poland, Serbia, Korea, Turkey, Georgia, China, Bulgaria
BOOK3: France, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Korea, Bulgaria, Japan


Pierdomenico grew up in an old house with a library containing more than 20,000 volumes. A writer and journalist, his books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into over 30 languages. Today he is considered one of the greatest Italian children’s authors.




Tommaso lives and writes on an isolated hilltop surrounded by rocks, wind, woods and roe deer. Passionate about stories, sleight of hand, comics and games, he is a curious writer and, as such, tackles various genres, ranging from historical fiction to science fiction, from adventures to thrillers. His novels have been translated into more than twenty languages.



Eduardo is one of the world’s leading experts on the topics of laughter, play and sense of humour. His consultancy Serious Fun Training specialises in the application of positive emotions in the workplace. He is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books published in different countries.




Federico Taddia has been playing and working with children and teenagers for more than ten years. He is a journalist and television author. He hosted Screensaver on Rai Tre, L’Altrolato on Radio2 and Pappappero on Radio24. He is part of Fiorello's team of authors and collaborates with the Ballarò program; he writes for Mickey Mouse, Style Piccoli and La Stampa. He also won the Alberto Manzi Award for educational communication.