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Candlewick Press is operating in accordance with the newest COVID-19–related guidelines from the
Massachusetts. The majority of staff continue to work remotely, and Candlewick Press wants to assure you
that we are taking every step possible to maintain business continuity while ensuring the safety and
well-being of our staff. We understand that it's a time of uncertainty, and our thoughts are with all who
have been impacted. Times like this remind us how thankful we are to be part of such a resilient community
and how truly grateful we are for each and every one of our partners and readers. We thank you for your
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Candlewick Press is committed to the authors and illustrators who create our books and to the readers who
love them. We value the art of storytelling and are keenly aware of the power of stories to connect and
comfort us. During this difficult time, we want to ensure our authors' and illustrators' works are protected
without being prohibitive.
Here are some guidelines we ask you to follow, and by posting a reading, you are agreeing to these terms,
which will remain in effect until your school, library, or venue reopen in full:
Please note at the beginning of your recording that you are reading with permission from Candlewick
Press and give credit to the author and/or illustrator.
Authors and illustrators can read their own books, as long as they've received permission from a
These readings can be live or posted for a limited time on such outlets as Instagram Stories,
These readings should not be archived or saved on social media channels, websites, YouTube, etc.
Librarians, teachers, parents, caregivers, and the clergy can, through virtual means, read any
Candlewick Press title to their patrons, students, and children. However, these readings cannot be
archived or saved. Please post your videos only through your school or group's private platform or
within a closed group with access limited to your student/patron community.
Teachers, librarians, and those who intend to make recordings, please email your name, city, state, the
name of the private, secure platform you will use to share the reading, and the title and
author/illustrator of the books you intend to read online to email@example.com, prior to posting your
reading. If you have already contacted Candlewick permissions or this email, we will respond promptly.