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hoopla digital Expands Children's eBook Collection With Prized Content From Candlewick Press
[February 08, 2018]

hoopla digital Expands Children's eBook Collection With Prized Content From Candlewick Press

HOLLAND, Ohio, Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- hoopla digital (, the category-creating digital service for public libraries, today announced a new agreement with Candlewick Press to add hundreds of bestselling eBooks to hoopla's dynamic digital content. With this agreement, library patrons of participating public libraries will now have access to bestselling titles from Candlewick authors via their smartphones, tablets and laptops, including The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation by MT Anderson, What The Dickens by Gregory Mcguire, Courage Has No Color by Tanya Lee Stone and 20 titles from the Judy Moody series by Megan Mcdonald.

hoopla digital's immersive new eReader technology allows graphics to appear just as it would in a physical book. Several titles from Candlewick Press will be available on the new eReader.

hoopla digital recently unveiled a dynamic new eReader with specialized features to present picture books and read-a-longs. The immersive new eReader technology allows graphics to appear just as it would in a physical book. Several titles from Candlewick will be available on the new eReader.

"We are thrilled to expand our eBook collection with hundreds of bestselling titles from Candlewick's acclaimed authors. We continue to invest in the experience we are offering our libraries and their patrons. Titles from Candlewick will be presented on our eReader – with new enriched features for picture books and read-a-longs – designed to provide a one-of-a-kind experience for families," said Jeff Jankowski, co-founder and owner of hoopla digital.

There is no waiting to borrow titles on hoopla digital since o-demand content can be enjoyed by multiple patrons simultaneously. Patrons who use hoopla digital also avoid library late fees as digital content borrowing periods simply expire without charges.

"Reaching libraries and their patrons is important to Candlewick and hoopla digital's exciting new eReader allows young readers everywhere the ability to discover and enjoy our books," said John Mendelson, Candlewick's Senior Vice President of Sales.

Additionally, hoopla digital offers "Kids Mode," which families can use to search and access kid-friendly titles any time.

"Kids Mode allows parents to shape the content experience for their children and empower them to select the titles they want," said Jankowski.

hoopla digital has partnerships with more than 1,600 public library systems across North America including Boston Public Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, Chicago Public Library, San Francisco Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, and Edmonton Public Library.

To access eBook and audiobook titles from Candlewick, cardholders of participating libraries can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit

About hoopla digital

hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and more. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream, and download dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital's mobile app and hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 25 years.

For more information, please contact 800-875-2785 (US) or 866-698-2231 (Canada).

About Candlewick Press

Candlewick Press is an independent publisher based in Somerville, Massachusetts. For twenty-five years, Candlewick has published outstanding children's books for readers of all ages, including books by award-winning authors and illustrators such as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature emerita Kate DiCamillo, M. T. Anderson, Jon Klassen, and Laura Amy Schlitz; the widely acclaimed Judy Moody, Mercy Watson, and 'Ology series; and favorites such as Guess How Much I Love You, Where's Waldo?, and Maisy. Candlewick is part of the Walker Books Group, together with Walker Books UK in London and Walker Books Australia. The Walker Books Group has a unique ownership structure that includes its employees worldwide. Visit Candlewick online at


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