Additional Resources & Online Story-time Opportunities

In addition to those publishers and creators that are participating in the Read Aloud Canadian Books Program, many others have offered policies for using their books for "online story-time". Some publishers have also offered additional free resources to support teachers, librarians, and parents with learning from home activities. Check out the links below to discover these resources and publisher policies for virtual story-time. (Last updated: December 9, 2020)

Resource Lists

  • Online Reading Resources - April 2, 2020, created by OLA member Lynn Goodwin: Links to a variety of educational resources, information for accessing materials from McGraw-Hill, Nelson, Pearson, and Wiley, as well as information about Read Aloud permissions for Abrams, Crabtree, Disney Worldwide Publishing, HarperCollins, Holiday House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), J.K. Rowing & Harry Potter Books, Lee & Low Books, Little Brown, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Scholastic Canada, Simon & Schuster.
  • School Library Journal: "Publishers Adapt Policies To Help Educators" (March 18, 2020): SLJ list of publishers who have offered adapted permissions policies for their publications

Publisher Policies for "Online Story-Time"

Publisher Offering Free Materials