Educators! Permissions info for using books for virtual readings

I’m hearing from many teachers, during the COVID-19 outbreak, who are adapting to virtual classrooms looking for permission to read books to their students online. Book publishers and creators hold the audio and video copyrights for their books, but during this unique time the publishers have posted special permissions and guidelines for online story readings. I speak for all book creators…we appreciate your hard work, how you’re adapting, and your passion! I hope you find this information useful (See the link to the full SLJ article below). Thank you for your interest in sharing my/our books with your students.

My books HOME IN THE WOODS, MISS MAPLE’S SEEDS, and THIS IS OUR BABY BORN TODAY (by Varsha Bajaj) are all published by Penguin Random House books, here are their guidelines:

WHEREVER YOU GO and WHEN YOU ARE BRAVE are both published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers, here are their guidelines:

JOHN RONALD’S DRAGONS; THE STORY OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN is published by Macmillan books, here are their guidelines:

FAIRY SPELL; HOW TWO GIRLS CONVINCED THE WORLD THAT FAIRIES ARE REAL is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, here are their guidelines:

For the full list of publishers who have released permission information, visit the full School Library Journal article here:

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