Howlland Books Will Publish Kidlit Titles on Disease

By Maryann Yin 

Howlland Books has launched a series of children’s books dealing with diseases and illnesses. They began with a 13-book series starring a group of superhero dogs. The first book, The Defenders League Saves the Prom: The Case of the Tricky Cell, focuses on leukemia for 5-to-10-year-old readers.

The company’s mission: “We want to engage children with stories and characters that peak their curiosity, speak to their interests, and capture their imagination. Our purpose behind capturing children’s attention is not only to entertain, but to educate them about diseases and illnesses that affect so many children. Through exciting and humorous stories of adventure, we believe that we can educate children about the challenges of childhood diseases.”

Howlland Books will sell in bulk to pediatricians, hospitals, and charities. Small-practice pediatricians will be able to purchase books based on the needs of their patients. The publisher hopes to form philanthropic partnerships with hospitals and research institutes.