Thank you for your interest in reading online to your students. There are some guidelines that we need to follow when we read to students online. The first step is to identify the publisher of the book that you would like to read. You can find publisher information in the first couple of pages of the book or sometimes on the back cover. Once you know the publisher, look at the list of publishers below. If you do not see your publisher listed, you cannot read the book online at this time. If your publisher is listed, carefully read through the instructions given and follow them. In order to not violate copyright, it is crucial that you follow all of the instructions.
Next, click on the link below and answer the questions in the form. If you have questions about finding the information asked, please contact Laura Pietsch or Stacy Lickteig.
Abrams Children’s Books Temporary Permission
ABRAMS is eager to support and encourage the creative efforts of educators and others who are providing remote learning in this environment. We would be happy if you chose one or more of our books to read online to your students and participants. We ask that you follow these guidelines when doing so:
Booksellers and librarians who are doing similar readings and/or live events should also follow the above guidelines.
Thank you for all you are doing to keep kids engaged, involved, and inspired!
Here are some guidelines we ask you to follow, and by posting a reading, you are agreeing to these terms:
LIBRARIANS, TEACHERS, AND EDUCATORS can read Chronicle books to students (any students, not just their own) in live or prerecorded videos.
Crabtree Publishing Online/Virtual Read-Aloud Permissions
Teachers, librarians,home-educators and parents may use any Crabtree Publishing title in a read-along for non-commercial use until June 30, 2020 as follows:
• At the beginning of the recording/live video, please indicate that you are reading with permission from Crabtree Publishing and reference the author.
• Video live streams may include displaying the book as part of the reading.
• Teachers, librarians, parents, caregivers, and clergy are granted permission to read any Crabtree Publishing title to their patrons, students, and children through virtual means(public or private platforms). Refer to conditions of recorded use below.
• Recordings of video or live-stream read-alouds through public or private platforms (ie Facebook Live, Instagram, Zoom, Youtube Live and other such means) are allowed under the condition the recordings of these events are removed from your archives by June 30, 2020.
The below permission license from DPW is limited to our Disney Press imprint. Mo Willems has granted permission here and Ryan T. Higgins has granted permission here. The copyright for most of our Hyperion titles live with each author, so please check their website and/or social media posts. If you are still not sure about a title, please contact us at the email below.
With the increase in school closures, and many schools transitioning to remote learning, Disney Publishing Worldwide has received numerous requests from teachers across the country asking for permission to post readings of books online for their students to access. We support the efforts of educators and librarians who wish to provide remote learning at this time. Our permission is limited to Disney Press titles. If you are not sure which category a book falls into, please reach out to us at the following address: Dina.Sherman@Disney.com.
We ask that if you read a Disney Press book online for your students that you follow a few short guidelines:
Please note that other organizations interested in posting videos of your Disney Press title reading will need to contact Dina.Sherman@Disney.com who will evaluate their request.
Thank you for all you are doing.
If you are an educator or librarian who would like to read a HarperCollins Children’s book online:
We are granting permission to educators and librarians to read HarperCollins Children’s Books titles online, on video, through the end of the school year. These virtual readings may be streamed live via digital platforms, or if recorded, posted to closed educational platforms. If a closed platform is unavailable, recorded videos of readings may be uploaded to YouTube as long as they are marked “Unlisted”. We ask that any educators or librarians performing or posting readings please do the following, as conditions of this grant of permission:
1. At the beginning of the reading, state it is “with permission of HarperCollins Children’s Books”.
2. Send their name, school or library, city and state, and the title and author/illustrator of the book they intend to read online to ChildrensPermissions@HARPERCOLLINS.com.
3. Delete uploaded or archived videos or, in the event the applicable platform does not permit deletion, disable access to uploaded videos, by the end of the local school year.
This permission grant is to best serve the community of readers out there who need us right now.
We are thrilled for you to share our books with young readers, but we do need your help to protect our creators’ copyrights. We can permit the creation of virtual read-alouds at no charge within a closed platform for non-commercial use only, and as long as the video is removed after a limited time (30 days), and you acknowledge the author/artist and Holiday House. We cannot grant permission for these videos to be posted publicly to YouTube at this time.
Holiday House Terms:
By posting a reading, you are agreeing to abide by the above terms.
The Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books and Media group is dedicated to supporting our reading community as we navigate this challenging landscape together. We know stories have the power to connect people, bring joy, and create learning moments, and we are inspired in particular by the educators and librarians who are sharing virtual story time and read-aloud opportunities with young people.
To help solve for some of the challenges teachers and librarians are facing due to facility closures and travel restrictions, HMH is granting an open permission to those individuals who would like to use our books to engage their students and community remotely. We are grateful for these talented educators who are keeping children’s spirits up and creating space to celebrate reading during a time of uncertainty.
Our partners at HMH’s K-12 education group are working directly with schools and districts to meet the challenges around delivering curriculum and accessing our programs and resources in a variety of formats and forms to accommodate remote learning. You can learn more about this at www.hmhco.com/coronavirus .
Our titles include books published under the following imprints: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mariner, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, Versify and Clarion Books.
As educators and librarians, you may use any HMH title in the following ways until June 30, 2020:
During this critical time, we realize the absolute importance of continued learning in ways that do not put our students at risk. Normally there are companies licensed to professionally produce audio and video recordings of our titles; under the current circumstances, time does not permit professional production to take place.
For this reason, Lee & Low is granting permission to allow educators to do a virtual recording or videotaping of our titles for non-commercial purposes only. Here are our guidelines for reading Lee & Low titles online during this time:
• Please note at the beginning of your recording that you are reading with permission from Lee & Low Books.
• Recordings should only be posted/shared on closed platforms such as a private YouTube channel or password-protected school platform.
• Story time or read-aloud events featuring our books may be streamed live through platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube Live. However, please make sure recordings of these events do not remain in your archives for more than 24 hours after the event has concluded.
• Please tag @LEEandLOW when discussing any recordings featuring our books on social media
• Reporting: Please use this form to notify us when you post a stream or recording using our books.
By posting a reading, you agree to the above terms which are in effect until June 30, 2020. For any additional questions, please email hehrlich[at]leeandlow.com
Lerner is committed to our authors and illustrators as well as the readers who enjoy their books. We want to help protect the hard work and creativity of our contributors while supporting schools and libraries in this difficult time.
To that end, we are granting a temporary license to educators and librarians who would like to use our books to support their students and patrons via distance learning and remote access with the following stipulations:
· A one-time, non-dramatic reading of the book, for educational and non-commercial purposes only
· The reading shall not be publicly shared/broadcast on Youtube/Facebook or other social media platforms, unless posted “Unlisted” (not “Public”), and shall not be used as a means to generate income via advertising or any other fee
· The reading shall be removed from all formats, including live videos that have been archived, by June 30, 2020
· Please begin the video or recording with a statement that you are reading with permission of Lerner Publishing Group
· The following imprints are covered by this agreement: Carolrhoda Books, Carolrhoda Lab, Darby Creek, ediciones Lerner, First Avenue Editions, Graphic Universe, Kar-Ben Publishing, Lerner Classroom, Lerner Digital, Lerner Publications, Millbrook Press, Twenty-First Century Books, Zest Books. Imprints or publishers listed in our catalog but not listed above are NOT COVERED by this license and permission must be sought directly.
· With all readings, you must include the following notice: Displayed with the permission of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. “Title” by Author, illustrated by Illustrator. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the prior written permission of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
With the rapid increase of school closures and many schools transitioning to remote learning, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has received numerous requests from teachers across the country asking for permission to post readings of books online for their students to access. We are in awe of your efforts to adapt to the changing needs of your students, and we want to support you. We ask that if you read an LBYR book online to your students that you follow a few short guidelines:
· Please note at the onset of the video that you are reading with permission from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
· Please only post your video through your school’s private platform or through another closed group or platform with limited access for only your students.
· Please delete your video or disable access within 30 days.
· Please send your name, school, city, and state, as well as the title and author/illustrator of the book(s)you intend to read online to firstname.lastname@example.org .
· By posting a reading, you are agreeing to abide by the above terms.
Please tag our social media handles in any posts affiliated with your readings—we’d love to see them!
Thank you for all of your incredible work to support students and families during an uncertain time.
With many schools around the country closed, and more closing daily, Macmillan wants to support teachers, librarians and parents as they work to keep their students and children engaged with reading and learning via virtual classrooms and other forms of remote learning.
Using Our Content in Media
During this emergency and when their schools are closed, we have no objection to (1) teachers and librarians live streaming or posting videos reading our children’s books to their students, provided it is done on a noncommercial basis, and (2) authors live streaming or posting videos reading their children’s books, provided it is done on a noncommercial basis.
We ask that all educators, librarians and booksellers please notify us via email (addressed to email@example.com ) when you post or stream a story time or read-aloud video or live event, providing the following information:
For Teachers and Educators providing distance learning to students in a virtual classroom setting:
These are challenging times for all of us and we are particularly sensitive to the needs of children to continue their learning and to reap the many benefits that literature brings them. We at Scholastic are in full support of providing a wide range of online learning activities for kids during this time of school closures. If you haven’t yet, please check out our Scholastic Learn At Home initiative for educators, administrators, and families.
We have been moved by the numerous requests we’ve received from teachers across the country who are trying to address these needs by posting readings of books online for students to access. We want to support you in your efforts and ask that if you choose to read your book online to your students you follow these guidelines:
1. At the beginning of your video, please state that you are presenting your reading “with permission from Scholastic.”
2. Our preference is that you post your reading through your school's platform or another closed group or platform with limited access for your students. However, we recognize this may not be possible, in which case you may post it through a more publicly accessible platform, such as YouTube.
3. Since we view this as a way to compensate for the closure of schools, please delete your video or disable access by the end of this current school year, no later than June 30, 2020.
4. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, school, city and state, and the title and author/illustrator of the book you intend to read online. By posting a reading, you are agreeing to abide by the above terms.
5. Finally, we would love to follow along with your read-aloud, so please tag Scholastic's social media handles in any posts affiliated with it!
Twitter: @Scholastic Instagram: @ScholasticInc Facebook: @Scholastic YouTube: @Scholastic
Thank you for all you are doing to help students and their families through this difficult time.
Dear Educators, Librarians, and Booksellers:
Simon & Schuster is pleased to provide resources and support as you navigate distance learning and bookselling in the weeks ahead. Please visit The Book Pantry website for reading group and teaching guides, author studies, and more at SimonandSchusterPublishing.com/TheBookPantry
In addition, we will permit you to livestream and post readings of Simon & Schuster books online for your students and customers, subject to the following. By posting a reading, you are agreeing to these terms:
1. At the beginning of your video, please state that you are reading the book “with permission from Simon & Schuster.”
2. We ask that you post your reading within the confines of your school, library, or store's platform or another closed group with limited access for your students and customers. However, for Ready-to-Reads, picture books, and any other younger formats, if this is not possible, you may post it through a public platform, such as YouTube.
3. For these younger formats, it is fine to read the entire book. For chapter books and novels, the readings should be limited to a few chapters.
4. Since this is a way to deal with the current extraordinary situation, your video should be deleted or access disabled by no later than June 30, 2020.
5. If you are an educator or librarian, email us at Education.Library@SimonandSchuster.com with your name, school, city, and state, and the title and author/illustrator of the book you intend to read online and the date. If you are a bookseller, email us at ChildrensPublicity@SimonandSchuster.com with your name, store, location, and the title and author/illustrator of the book you intend to read online and the date.
6. Finally, we would love to follow along with your read-aloud, so educators and librarians, please tag Simon & Schuster Education & Library’s social media in your posts!
And booksellers, please tag Simon & Schuster’s social media in your posts!
Many thanks for the work you do every day to share books and the love of reading!
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).
Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).