17,000 Penguin ebooks available to U.S. school libraries via OverDrive

CLEVELAND—March 28, 2014—OverDrive announced today that more than 17,000 Penguin Group (USA) eBooks are now available for school digital libraries in the United States. Educators now have access to Penguin Group’s full catalog of bestselling and classic titles, previously offered only to public libraries.

Beloved authors including Judy Blume, Roald Dahl, John Green, Holly Goldberg Sloan and many others bring to life characters that engage readers of all ages through their powerful, playful, insightful and educational prose. Must-have titles include James and the Giant Peach, Superfudge, Counting by 7s, Grapes of Wrath, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Matched Trilogy, The Secret Life of Bees, The Kite Runner, Of Mice and Men, and many, many more. Instruction-based titles such as Who was Sacagawea? or Mark Twain and the River are available for incorporating into lesson plans, activities, group discussions or summer reading programs. Suggested lists are available for educators and include juvenile and young adult fiction and non-fiction titles.

 

“With thousands of the most in-demand eBooks for young adults and children, the Penguin catalog is an exciting new offering for K-12 school digital libraries in the U.S.,” said Karen Estrovich, Director of Collection Development at OverDrive. “Students are increasingly reading on tablets, smartphones and computers, and this gives them an opportunity to read even more of their favorite titles on their preferred devices.”

 

Penguin Group (USA) titles are offered to U.S. schools under a one copy/one user lending model for a one-year term. School libraries can search and shop the Penguin catalog through OverDrive Marketplace, or contact their OverDrive Collection Development Specialist for more information.

 

Contact:

David Burleigh

Director of Marketing & Communications

dburleigh@overdrive.com

216-573-6886216-573-6886 ext. 218