Mayo Clinic Press, the publishing arm of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., has launched Mayo Clinic Press Kids, which aims to provide "engaging mental and physical wellness content for children from the most trusted name in health. Captivating stories, diverse voices, and expert authority empower young readers to care for themselves and their communities." The imprint will publish for both the trade and educational market for pre-K through YA. Mayo Clinic Press is distributed by Ingram's Two Rivers Distribution.
Among titles to be published this year are My Life Beyond Depression (May 2); The Spaces in Between (June 27); My Life Beyond Sickle Cell Disease (July 1); Spacecare: Medicine in Microgravity (July 18); and Period.: The Quick, All-Inclusive Guide for Every Uterus (August 1).
The new imprint will also publish two children's series. The Helping Paws Academy series will provide children a look at the experiences of children in a hospital setting though an unlikely source--therapy dogs. The Edge of Medicine series explores the spirit of innovation behind the greatest breakthroughs in medicine, including achievements from Mayo Clinic and elsewhere.
Editorial director Jenny Krueger commented: "Kids are powerful members of their communities. These books recognize the agency kids have and celebrate the healing power of storytelling."