Copyright

In addition to observing all normal consideration of copyright law, please consider the adapted policies found below.

Publishers’ Adapted Policies for the COVID-19 pandemic:

Abrams Children’s Books

  • Note at the beginning of the video that you are reading with permission of Abrams Children’s Books, and please note the title, author, and illustrator of the book.
  • Please only post your video through your school’s private platform or through another group or platform with limited access for your students only.
  • Please delete your video or disable access by June 30, 2020.
  • Please send an email to permissions@abramsbooks.com with your name, school, city, state, the title and author/illustrator of the book(s) you would like to read online, as well as a follow-up email with a link to your video once you’ve read it.
  • By posting a reading, you are agreeing to abide by the above guidelines.

Candlewick Press

  • Note at the beginning of your recording that you are reading with permission rom Candlewick Press
  • Email your name, city, state, and name of the private, secure platform you will use to share the reading, and the title and author/illustrator of the books you intend to read online to onlinereadings@candlewisk.com

Chronicle Books

  • Note that you are reading “with permission from Chronicle Books”
  • Wherever possible, provide viewers with links to a variety of booksellers

Crabtree Publishing

  • 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.
  • Please email permissions@crabtreebooks.com to notify us when you post a stream or recording using Crabtree Publishing books and include the following information:
    • Name and address of library, school, institution, individual
    • Title and author of book that is read
    • Link or social media platform on which the video or live event is posted

Disney Publishing Worldwide

  • Note at the beginning of the video that you are reading with permission from Disney Publishing Worldwide, and please note the title of the book.
  • Only post your video through your school’s private platform or through another closed group or platform with limited access for your students only.
  • Please delete your video or disable access by June 30, 2020.
  • Please send an email to Dina.Sherman@Disney.com with your name, school, city, state, and the title and of the book(s) you read online with a link to your video.
  • By posting a reading, you are agreeing to abide by the above guidelines.
  • These terms are in effect until June 30, 2020.

HarperCollins

  • Books can be read and recorded
  • Reader must say the book is read with permission from HarperCollins
  •  childrenspermissions@harpercollins.com
  • Videos must be deleted by the end of the school year

Holiday House

  • At the beginning of your video, please state that you are reading “with permission from Holiday House Publishing.”
  • Post your reading within a closed platform or group for your members only, not for commercial use.
  • Please delete your video within thirty (30) days from date of posting.
  • Send an email to rights@holidayhouse.com with your name, school or library, city and state, the title and author/illustrator of the book you will read online, and what platform you plan to host the reading on.
  • By posting a reading, you are agreeing to abide by the above terms.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • Perform a video or audio live-stream read-aloud of any HMH title including through public or private platforms such as offered by Facebook, Zoom, or the like. Video livestreams may include displaying the picture book as part of the reading.
  • Post a video or audio recording of a teacher or librarian reading any HMH title through a private platform. Videos may include a video capture of the picture book as it is being read.
  • If you or your students and patrons do not have ready access to a livestream or private platform, then you may use a public platform like YouTube. Please take the additional step to make the settings non-public (e.g., “private” or “unlisted” so you can share the link with your intended audience).
  • Delete videos by June 30, 2020

Lee and Low Books

  • 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.
  • 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. 

Lerner

  • 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 fill out this form within 10 days to alert us of your use: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1z_bHMG-08gxzZC3eBgui9FwP66KAnQcxTlxviB464co/edit?usp=forms_home&ths=true

Little, Brown Books

  • Books can be read and recorded
  • Verbally say you are reading with permission from Little, Brown Books
  • Only post videos to a private platform
  • Delete video within 30 days
  • Email name, school city, state, title, author to childrenspublisity@hbgusa.com

Macmillan

  • Books can be read and recorded
  • Name and address of the library, school, or store, Title, author and ISBN of the book that is read, Contact information for the individual responsible for the reading, and The educational or social media platform on which the video is posted and a link to that video must be emailed to press.inquiries@macmillan.com

Penguin Random House

  • Read aloud may be created and posted to closed educational platforms like Google Classroom.
  • If a video is uploaded to YouTube is must be designated as “Unlisted”
  • Must be deleted by the end of the school year
  • Name and address of school, title/author/ISBN, reader’s contact info must be emailed to storytimetemppermission@penguinrandomhouse.com

Peachtree

  • At the beginning of your video, state that you are reading the title “with permission from Peachtree Publishing Company, Inc.”
  • Post your reading within a closed platform or group for your members only.
  • Delete your video by the end of this current school year, no later than June 30, 2020.
  • Reply to permission@peachtree-online.com with your name, school, city and state, and the title and author/illustrator of the book you will read online.
  • By posting a reading, you are agreeing to abide by the above terms.

Scholastic 

  • At the beginning of your video, please state that you are presenting your reading “with permission from Scholastic.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Please reply to tradepublicity@scholastic.com 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.

Simon & Schuster

  • At the beginning of your video, please state that you are reading the book “with permission from Simon & Schuster.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
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