By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist

As an avid reader and employee of OverDrive I’ve hit the jackpot when it comes to book recommendations. No matter what I’m reading I can always walk over to our staff librarians and ask what I should read next. One of the best things about reading is discovering new authors, adventures and series that I had no idea existed. Being an uncle to five little ones I have also discovered that kids don’t exactly have the same interest in learning about new characters. They love what they love and can’t get enough of it. For parents, this means listening to the Frozen soundtrack nonstop or watching the same Jake and the Never Land Pirates episodes until you can quote them in your sleep.

As a library, this offers you a unique opportunity to capture these young readers’ attention by providing them with content they already know and love. Whether they are obsessed with Disney princesses, Sesame Street or the Avengers OverDrive has content available in Marketplace that is sure to get your younger users excited about reading. Many of these titles are available as OverDrive Read-Alongs as well so if they’re just starting to learn how to read they can follow along with the story and improve their grasp of language and sentence structure.

These titles are the perfect way to sneak education and learning into the time they’re spending with their favorite characters. Below are some of the lists available in Marketplace your users are sure to love. Add these titles today and create some curated collections in your eReading Rooms and you’re sure to make every parent in your community happy to know their kids are excited about reading!

Marvel Universe

Curious George

Thomas & Friends

Star Wars: Clone Wars

Adventure Time!

Avatar: The Last Airbender


My Little Pony

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

DC Universe

Sesame Street Books

Favorite Disney Channel Characters and More



*Title availability may vary by geographic location*