HarperCollins Children’s Books and the Jim Henson Company are launching a publishing program for Sid the Science Kid, based on the Emmy-nominated animated TV series that began airing on PBS Kids last fall. The books will feature full-color stills from the series and will launch in December 2009, with three titles targeting preschoolers ages three to six.

The first three books in the series will be Sid the Science Kid: Why Are My Shoes Shrinking?, Sid the Science Kid: The Trouble with Germs and Sid the Science Kid: A Cavity Is a Hole in Your Tooth. The books are priced between $3.99 and $5.99.