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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 the free digital subscriptions from Scholastic Canada Education or our 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. NOTE: How to identify the publisher of your book.

Guidelines for Teachers and Educators:

  1. At the beginning of your video, please state that you are presenting your reading "with permission from Scholastic Canada."
  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 email permissions@scholastic.ca with your name, school, city and province, 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 Canada's social media handles in any posts affiliated with it!

Guidelines for Authors, Booksellers and Librarians:

  1. At the beginning of your video, please state that you are presenting your reading "with permission from Scholastic Canada."
  2. Our preference is that you post your reading in a closed group or platform with limited access to your followers. 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 email permissions@scholastic.ca with your name, city and province, and the title 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 Canada's social media handles in any posts affiliated with it!

NOTE: How to identify the publisher of your book.

The above policy applies only to books published by Scholastic Canada. Please check the book's copyright page. If it is published by one of our affiliates you will need to contact them directly:

  1. Scholastic Australia
  2. Scholastic Ltd. UK
  3. Scholastic Inc. USA Policy

Scholastic also distributes books by many other publishers. If a different publisher is noted on the copyright page, we cannot grant permission and you will need to follow the guidelines of that publisher, i.e. Penguin Random House.