Cricket Media, Inc. expands eBook lending to schools and public libraries worldwide with 250 new eBooks titles now available through the OverDrive platform

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ Global education company Cricket Media today announced that more than 250 new titles are now available to public libraries and schools worldwide through OverDrive's leading eBook and audiobook lending platform. The new additions to Cricket Media's catalog are high-interest, short form, fiction and non-fiction across content areas for a vast range of reading levels for which Cricket is well-known. Cricket Media's family of children's magazines, created by internationally recognized writers and illustrators who deliver the highest-quality stories, poems and non-fiction articles, has won more awards than any other children's publisher.

"Cricket Media has enjoyed success with lending eBooks through OverDrive and now we're excited to expand our catalog of offerings," said Bob Sanregret, Vice President of Sales at Cricket Media. "We are thrilled to work with OverDrive to connect readers with authors and provide easy access to thousands of our titles in digital format."

Notable titles now available include Cat in the Piano by Sue Cowing, Coconuts by Dagmar Kost, Don't Throw It Away by Amy Tao, Fennec Foxes: Fit for the Desert by Susan Yoder Ackerman, and The Hungry Coat by Pat Betteley.

Cricket Media joins 5,000 other publishers in the largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and video for lending through the OverDrive network.

About Cricket Media
Cricket Media, Inc. is a global education company providing award-winning content and safe and secure collaborative learning networks. Cricket Media serves millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories to fulfill its mission to engage, enlighten and educate children everywhere. Learn more atCricketMedia.com

About OverDrive
OverDrive is the leading digital distribution platform, supplying the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, streaming video and periodicals to 34,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. We support all major computers and devices, including iOS, Android, Chromebook and Kindle (U.S. only). OverDrive delivers all digital media on a single platform, and offers innovations such as OverDrive Read, the breakthrough EPUB and HTML5 browser-based reading experience, and Read-Along eBooks. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and is owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten. For more information, visit www.overdrive.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and our blog.

Bob Sanregret
Vice President, Sales
(703) 885-3411
bsanregret@cricketmedia.com



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