I know many teachers are struggling to find things to do with their students. As copyright permission goes, generally published books cannot be read aloud online.

Some authors have been giving permission to do so during this difficult time, and others are doing live readings themselves!

AUTHORS DOING THEIR OWN READ ALOUDS
Dan Gutman
Peter Reynolds
Julia Cook
Chris Van Dusen
Pete the Cat Virtual Storytime on Instagram

WEBSITES FOR STORIES
Storyline Online – free read alouds by celebrities
Storytime with Ryan & Craig

AUTHORS GIVING PERMISSION FOR READ-ALOUDS
(note: this is specifically for the period of school closures during COVID19. You can double-check to confirm with various authors if this is still the case at the time of reading this post).

Patricia Polacco
Nancy Tillman
Dan Gutman
Kate Messner

On specific terms:
Todd Parr (read the terms HERE – in a closed system such as Seesaw)
Karma Wilson (for non-profit, live readings)
Mo Willems (non-commercial use only)

Please let me know if you have seen more, and I’ll add them to the list! I’ll be updating as I discover more authors.

Looking for more free resources during this time of school closures? Check out this blog post HERE.

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