OverDrive expanded their catalog late last week with titles from Penguin. Teachers and school librarians now have access to 17,000 titles from Penguin – their full catalog of best selling and classic titles, previously offered only to public libraries.
Just over a month ago OverDrive announced a similar deal with Macmillan which involved 12,000 titles, and like that deal Penguin titles are offered on a one user at a time license which expires after a year. OverDrive hasn’t revealed the cost, but they can confirm that the catalog includes works from beloved authors including Judy Blume, Roald Dahl, John Green, Holly Goldberg Sloan and many others.
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.