The multi-year agreement includes a range of readers and activity books in both English and Spanish, which will begin publishing in spring 2023.
"We are delighted to partner with Scholastic, the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, and welcome them to the 'Alma's Way' family," says Matt Shiels, vice president, business and legal affairs, Fred Rogers Productions. "The upcoming 'Alma's Way' titles will provide engaging stories and creative activities that allow children to immerse themselves in Alma's world fully."
"We can't wait to bring Alma's wonderful role model to young readers everywhere with Fred RogersProductions and the inspirational Sonia Manzano," said Debra Dorfman, vice president, publisher, Scholastic Global Licensing, Brands & Media. "In every story, children will relate to the everyday issuesAlma faces and learn from her thoughtful reasoning as she thinks her way through life's ups and downs."
Scholastic will have exclusive rights to multiple formats through the new partnership, including: 8x8s; leveled readers; board books; jacketed hardcover picture books; novelty, activity, sticker books; phonics and bind-ups/box sets; e-books and audiobooks. In addition, Scholastic holds non-exclusive rights to sticker and activity books outside the U.S.
Scholastic and PBS Kids are exhibiting at Licensing Expo 2022. Find out more informationhere.
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