“The Cat and the Hat, “”Green Eggs and Ham” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” for tablet and smartphone reading in time for the holidays


CLEVELAND—December 12, 2014—OverDrive, the leading digital media platform for libraries and schools, announced today that the best-selling children’s book series by Dr. Seuss is now available for libraries and schools in the U.S. and Canada. Forty titles in open industry standard EPUB3 digital format showcase beautifully displayed fixed-layout spreads and illustrations as seen in print versions.

Dr. Seuss titles, published by Random House Children’s Books, include some of the most beloved children’s titles of all time. Titles include The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Oh the Places You’ll Go! and many more. See the complete list and sample an excerpt here.

“No children’s collection is complete without Dr. Seuss, and now public and school libraries can have these popular titles as eBooks,” said Karen Estrovich, director of collection development at OverDrive. “We’re excited to make these available in EPUB3 fixed-layout, as the author intended, to preserve the original flow and experience that we all are familiar with.”

Dr. Seuss titles are available on a one-copy per-user basis in OverDrive Read, OverDrive’s browser-based reader. Once the title is checked out in OverDrive Read, there is no app to install and the title becomes instantly available in the browser without downloading.

Library patrons and students across the U.S. and Canada will be able to use nearly any connected device to check out and read Dr. Seuss titles from their library or school. As always, readers can find the library collection nearest to them by searching the OverDrive catalog at www.overdrive.com.


About OverDrive
OverDrive is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. We support all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™, and Kindle® (U.S. only). OverDrive offers all digital media on a single platform, and offers APIs to streamline a seamless user experience. OverDrive Read, the breakthrough EPUB and HTML5 browser-based reading experience, now supports fixed layout and narrated eBooks.  Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA. www.overdrive.com


David Burleigh

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