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Simon & Schuster Online Book Readings (Covid-19) – valid through June 30, 2023


Dear Educators, Librarians, and Booksellers:


Simon & Schuster is pleased to provide resources and support as you navigate distance learning and bookselling in the weeks ahead. Please visit The Book Pantry website for reading group and teaching guides, author studies, and more at


In addition, we will permit you to livestream and post video-recorded readings of Simon & Schuster books (but not any pre-recorded audiobook product or audio-only reading) online for your students and customers, subject to the following. By posting a reading, you are agreeing to these terms:


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


2. 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. You may not monetize the livestream or recordings on any platform.


3. For these younger board book & picture book formats, it is fine to read the entire book. For chapter books and novels, the readings should be limited to a few chapters.


4. Your video should be deleted or access disabled by no later than June 30, 2023.


5. If you are an educator or librarian, email us at with your name, school, city, and state, and the title and author/illustrator of the book you intend to read online and the date. If you are a bookseller, email us at with your name, store, location, and the title and author/illustrator of the book you intend to read online and the date.


6. Finally, we would love to follow along with your read-aloud, so educators and librarians, please tag Simon & Schuster Education & Library’s social media in your posts!


Twitter: @SSEdLib

Instagram: @SSEdLib

Facebook: @SSEdLib


And booksellers, please tag Simon & Schuster’s social media in your posts!

Twitter: @SimonKids

Instagram: @SimonKids

Facebook: @SimonKids


Any recordings that Simon & Schuster Children's authors have made and posted may be used in the same way during this period of time. Many thanks for the work you do every day to share books and the love of reading!



Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing