Scholastic has boosted Rakuten OverDrive’s schools ebook catalogue with Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man and a host of other bestselling titles including perennial classics like RL Stine’s Goosebumps, and series like The Baby-Sitters Club
Very little detail on the OverDrive blog to add to this story right now, just some genre summaries and a handful of promotional covers.
But for schools looking at the value of digital libraries this is big news, with Scholastic’s content a proven vote-winner with kids around the world.
That said, the report offers no clarity as to territorial availability of the Scholastic catalogue via OverDrive outside the USA.
Overall ebooks tend to fare comparatively poorly as compared with print books in the children’s sector, but this addition to the OverDrive catalogue could help redress the balance both at OverDrive and more widely as younger readers gain familiarity with digital reading.