Quarantine is hard, but a good book can help get you through. Here you will find some of the best sources of FREE audiobooks and ebooks selected by Ms. Kochel.
Be sure to see our DHMS Summer Reading Website for some awesome book recommendations.
Sora by Overdrive
You can listen to FREE audiobooks now using Audible. Click here to get started.
JLG Digital has some excellent middle school and YA books here for free during school shutdown.
There are thousands of nonfiction and fiction books currently available from Capstone Interactive. Login name: continue Password: reading
Teen Book Cloud is offering free eBooks during the school closing.
SCRIBD is a source of thousands of ebooks and audiobooks available by monthly subscription. Their 30-day free COVID-19 offer has expired, but you can still get a free trial if you want to try it out (it requires a payment method). Once logged on, to get to the childrens and YA books, click on books on the left, then click on Categories, then choose Childrens and YA.
Dekalb County Schools provides free ebooks and audiobooks through Sora by OverDrive. Download the free Sora app for iPhone or Android, or go to Clever and click on the Sora icon. Students can select Dekalb County Public Schools, then log on using their s number and their current school password.
If there is a book you want to read as an ebook or audiobook in Sora, email Ms. Kochel (email@example.com) to request it.
Dekalb County Public Library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks also available through Sora. Add Dekalb County Public Library to the Sora app, enter a library card number and PIN, and access books from both school and public libraries.
You can read anywhere, anytime, and virtually anything this summer, because Get Georgia Reading partner myON is delivering thousands of free books to your computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day.
You can search from more than 50 different categories and genres, fiction and nonfiction, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers, and Spanish and bilingual titles.
Go to myON.com
School name: Get Georgia Reading
User name: dekalbcounty
AudiobookSYNC 2020 begins April 30th! This year, the free YA audiobook program is utilizing Sora. These books are recommended for ages 13+. Here's how it works:
First, students, teachers, you -- whoever wants to participate -- need to go to the AudiobookSYNC website to register your email address.
Once your email address is registered, open Sora from Clever Launchpad, and add "audiobooksync" as a public library. Then, you're all set to start downloading. You can also sign up to receive text alerts when new titles are added, so you don't miss out. Titles are available for ONE WEEK ONLY! https://www.audiobooksync.com/faqs-2020/