Sora, by OverDrive Education 4+

ebooks & audiobooks for school

OverDrive, Inc.

    • 3.4 • 1.1K Ratings
    • Free



Borrow ebooks and audiobooks from your school's library with Sora. Setup is simple - just find your school and sign in. Then download or stream your assignments and favorite books to your device.

Sora includes:
• A ground-breaking built-in ebook reader
• A beautiful audiobook player
• Easy access to assigned titles
• A running tally of time spent reading and numbers of books read

With Sora you can:
• Borrow a book and start reading with a single tap
• Create and export notes and highlights
• Define words - and review a list of all the words that you've looked up
• Earn achievements for reading, and for completing certain tasks in Sora
• Enjoy reading ebooks and audiobooks!

What’s New

Version 5.1.0

General stability improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Rishaan Reader #2 ,

Fine App, but needs work

Sora is an excellent app for students to read books they pick and that their teachers assign. But Sora’s interface can be glitchy. On the achievements page for students where they can see reading achievements they earned you cannot scroll. If I open the app after it’s restarted and immediately go to the achievements page I can scroll down and up but if I open it again after going to a different page or I open the app before it’s restarted then it is frozen with scrolling no scroll up no scroll down. And it’s extremely annoying that you need to restart the app to scroll in your achievements. Also I started reading at 11AM and finished at 11:30AM but it gave me the achievement “Early Bird” for reading before 7AM?! I couldn’t find any setting to change the time so it now has no idea of the time. Please fix these glitches.

ModerateSketch ,

The concept is nice but...

I only recently got this app and I’m hoping to be proven wrong but right off the bat I see some issues. For one, even though they have access to your clever account, which I believe has your grade and lexile score, I was recommended books for 3rd graders despite being in 7th grade. And even the books that were “on level” had lexile less than a thousand and-age counts not reaching 200. My lexile score for the record was 1413.

This is the thing I have the most trouble with on kids websites. They seem to assume all of us are below average and group 5th graders in with kindergarteners in reading level. The next thing is the “fantasy” section. I have read many a book in this genre written in the last decade. So why are all the books on the websites not? I know old books can be good, but by now the writing pales in comparison to modern books that actually engage the reader. I can name hundreds of modern fantasy books yet they don’t have a single decent one.

I’m not sure how this works, and if it’s a problem with the rights and copyright and stuff that’s fine, but please make your system see what grade and lexile score your on. No dignified 7th grader is going to be caught dead reading “Spongebob: Surfs Up!”

KC Coder ,

Perfect! But could have a few better features

I’ll start out by saying I love this app. As a huge reader I found it really useful to have my entire school library on my phone. One thing is if I was waiting for a hold, I wouldn’t find out my hold was ready until I opened the app to read something else. I think it would be really useful to have notifications that would send out to alert you when a hold was ready or when it was almost time to take a book back. Other than that, it’s a perfect app for students like me who love reading on their phones. I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn’t like reading as much because their are audiobooks as well as ebooks. Anyway please look into the notifications thing and thank you for your time!

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