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eBook Collection Development

Our collection development librarians curate hundreds of e-book collections covering a wide range of topics. Below are some of the newest, most up-to-date collections. Log in to EBSCOhost Collection Manager to see the full list of available collections or contact your EBSCO sales representative for more information.

Popular Juvenile Fiction & Nonfiction

Popular Juvenile Fiction & Nonfiction

This collection offers bestselling, high-demand popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks for juvenile readers, covering a broad range of subjects to suit a variety of reader interests. It includes e-books from high quality publishers such as Algonquin Young Readers, Lerner Publishing Group, Penguin Random House, and Hachette Book Group, as well as New York Times Bestsellers and award-winning titles.

Highlighted titles:

  • The Magician’s Assistant by Olga Kryuchkova and Elena Kryuchkova
  • A Sky Full of Stars by Linda Williams Jackson
  • The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor by Sonia Sotomayor

Elementary and Middle School Math Collection

Elementary and Middle School Math Collection  

This collections contains e-books specifically selected as appropriate for use for elementary and middle school students. A mix of titles are included ranging from activity books, concept lessons and history of mathematics.

Highlighted titles include:

  • Spectrum Critical Thinking for Math
  • Not Your Usual Workbook
  • Explore Shapes and Angles!

Literary Criticism Collection

Literary Criticism Collection

This series of Literary Criticism collections contains eBook titles and criticism on a theme. Inspired by Salem Press's Critical Insights series, the collection also contains high quality eBooks from Perseus, OUP, and Penguin Random House. These collections would work well for high schools, community colleges, and general readers.


Core Collections Recommended Titles K-12

Core Collections Recommended Titles K-12

This e-book collection provides librarian-selected titles chosen specifically for readers from preschool through grade twelve. Containing titles at two recommendation levels, this in-depth collection covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books and graphic novels. With a solid history of excellence, Core Collections are the only impartial collection development tools on the market with clear recommendation levels and documented selection criteria.

Highlighted titles include:

  • I Won’t Go With Strangers by Dagmar Geisler
  • Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel
  • Bunk 9’s Guide to Growing Up by Adah Nuchi
  • Sharing Posts: The Spread of Fake News by Stephen Currie

Top publishers include Random House, Holiday House, Capstone, Enslow, ABC-CLIO, Hachette and many more.


Children’s Picture Books Collection

Children’s Picture Books Collection

This collection contains over 150 of the latest and greatest picture e-books for children.

Highlighted titles inlcude:

  • The Purrfect Pawse by Avril McDonald
  • Hero Vs. Villian by T. Nat Fuller
  • Box Turtle by John Himmelman

Highlighted publishers included Holiday House Publishing, Inc., Lightning Source Inc. and Orca Book Publishers.


AAUP Titles for High School and Public Libraries Collection

AAUP Titles for High School and Public Libraries Collection

This e-book collection contains titles from the American Association of University Presses (AAUP) selected for public and secondary school libraries bibliography. Topics cover the humanities, social sciences, science, technology, math, the arts and more.

Highlighted titles:

  • The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World
  • A Constitutional History of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Newton’s Apple and Other Myths About Science
  • Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-powered Future
  • From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood

Classics as Graphic Novels

Classics as Graphic Novels

This collection contains classic novels in graphic novel format suitable for readers of all ages. Find your favorites or discover a new one with rich graphics!

Highlighted titles:

  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
  • William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale
  • Beowulf: Monster Slayer: a British Legend

Key publishers include Trajectory, Inc., Capstone, Independent Publishers Group, Abdo Publishing and Lerner Publishing Group.


Lexile® Leveled Titles Collections

Lexile® Leveled Titles Collections

These collections contain over 3,400 fiction and nonfiction titles with Lexile® measures, key indicators of text complexity that provide recommended Lexile® grade bands for reading development to ensure students are on track, for grades K-4, with levels up to 810L, grades 5-8, with levels from 565L to 1100L, and grades 9-12, with levels from 855L to 1620L.


Popular Young Adult Fiction Collection

Popular Young Adult Fiction Collection

This Collection offers bestselling, high-demand popular fiction titles for young adult readers, covering a broad range of subjects to suit a variety of reader interests. Included are titles from top authors such as Sarah Dessen, David Levithan, and Laurie Halse Anderson, as well as New York Times Bestsellers and the latest blockbusters.

Highlighted titles: 

  • Furyborn by Clare Legrand
  • Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
  • Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Diverse Books

Diverse Books

This collection contains diverse books for youth, grades K through 12. Titles are fiction and nonfiction and cover many topics, subjects and interests.

  • Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Pride by Robin Stevenson

Top publishers include Algonquin Books, Hachette, Lerner, and Penguin Random House.


Basic Programming Collection

Basic Programming Collection

This collection includes more than 200 titles that focus on introductory and beginners computer programming. Topics include various programming languages, computer applications, design, game and website development, and more.

Notable titles include: 

  • Programming Language Explorations by Ray Toal et al.
  • Head First Python: A Brain-Friendly Guide by Paul Barry
  • Learning Modular Java Programming by Tejaswini Mandar Jog
  • Introducing Web Development by Jörg Krause
  • Scratch by Example: Programming for All Ages by Eduardo A. Vlieg

Publishers include No Starch Press, John Wiley & Sons, O'Reilly  and Packt Publishing.


Youth Reference Collection

Youth Reference Collection

This collection supports the educational needs and interests of young users, offering a collection of e-books that cover a wide range of topics, including earth science, biology, social studies and world cultures.

Notable titles include: 

  • The Holocaust by Paul R. Bartrop and Michael Dickerman
  • My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals
  • Earth Science by Maya Bayden

Publishers include ABC-CLIO, Salem Press, Penguin Random House, Rowman & Littlefield, Gale and Rosen.


K-8 Native American Heritage Collection

K-8 Native American Heritage Collection  

The K-8 Native American Heritage Collection includes fiction and non-fiction e-books that support Native American curricula for grades K through 8.

Notable titles include:

  • How Raven Got His Crooked Nose by Barbara J Atwater, Ethan J Atwater, and Mindy Dwyer
  • The American Indian Experience by Liz Sonneborn
  • A Kid’s Guide to Native American History by Yvonne Wakim Dennis and Arlene B Hirschfelder