Scholastic To Publish New Book Series With Major League Baseball Player Ryan
Baseball-Themed Series Written With Wife Krystle Howard to Be Released in
NEW YORK, May 20, 2014
NEW YORK, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic, the global children's
publishing, education and media company, has acquired worldwide rights to
publish a new baseball-themed book series by Major League Baseball first
baseman Ryan Howard and his wife Krystle Howard, a former elementary school
teacher. The first book in the Little Rhino chapter book series aimed at
readers ages 7 to 10 will be released in Spring 2015. The deal was negotiated
by CAA, and Debra Dorfman, VP and Publisher, Scholastic.
Authors Ryan and Krystle Howard
Ryan and Krystle Howard said, "partnering with Scholastic on our Little Rhino
book series has been a wonderful experience. We have a passion for education
and understand the importance of engaging children to read. In this series,
we're bringing to life the excitement of baseball and pairing it with the
challenges and life lessons our children face on a daily basis. We are truly
excited for the readers to go with us, on this amazing journey, as they get to
know and love Little Rhino."
"We are truly excited about publishing the Little Rhino series with Ryan and
Krystle Howard. They both deeply share Scholastic's mission to get every
child to not only learn to read but to love reading," said Debra Dorfman.
"Ryan and Krystle are role models who believe education is a priority in a
child's life, and it's clear how dedicated they are to improving the lives of
About Ryan and Krystle Howard
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Ryan Howard is the All-Star first baseman for the
Philadelphia Phillies. Nicknamed the Big Piece, he was the 2006 National
League Most Valuable Player, the 2005 NL Rookie of the Year and reached 250
home runs faster than any player in Major League Baseball history. Ryan helped
lead the team to a World Series championship in 2008, and a repeat as NLCS
champions in 2009.
Krystle Howard is a Westchester University graduate, and as a former
second-grade teacher, active in efforts to promote literacy.
Together Ryan and Krystle Howard have formed The Ryan Howard Big Piece
Foundation dedicated to improving the lives of children by promoting academic
and athletic development and with the goal to engage students in the essential
area of literacy, leading them on a path to a brighter future.
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and
distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology and
related services and children's media. Scholastic creates quality books and
ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines,
multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at
home. The Company distributes its products and services worldwide through a
variety of channels, including school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail
stores, schools, libraries, on-air, and online at www.scholastic.com.
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SOURCE Scholastic Corporation
Contact: Sheila Marie Everett, Publicity Manager, Scholastic, 212-389-3786,
email@example.com; Tracy van Straaten, VP, Publicity, Scholastic,
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