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OverDrive Buys the Educational Resources Company TeachingBooks

OverDrive announced its acquisition of TeachingBooks, saying:

TeachingBooks creates and maintains the leading source of supplemental materials that perpetuates informed, joyful reading across the curriculum while furthering successful literacy outcomes.

The acquisition of TeachingBooks significantly enhances OverDrive Education’s Sora reading app and platform to serve K-12 schools around the world. TeachingBooks provides K-12 schools with more than 265,000 curated materials from trusted educational sources, as well as their own proprietary content, to enrich how a book is taught in the classroom. For educators, these resources include literacy and standards connections, booklists and collection analysis, teaching ideas, diverse books toolkit, readers’ advisory, vocabulary lists, interactive games and more. is currently licensed and available to over 55,000 schools and libraries worldwide, serving more than 24 million students.

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