Overdrive is the premier digital distribution service that powers your local library. Part of their business strategy is to deliver content to K12 schools. Penguin and Overdrive have announced that 17,000 eBooks are available for schools to order.
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.
I have reached out to Overdrive to comment on whether or not the Penguin books are frontlist or backlist titles, or a mixture of both. This news item will be updated when they confirm. Each book is under the one loan, one use scheme.
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