Favorite Read Alouds
It is a violation of copyright to record and publish the performance (read aloud) of a book UNLESS you have express consent from the author/publisher. Fair Use does not cover public distribution on the open Internet. Below are authors and publishers who are granting permission on a temporary basis, most only behind password-protected learning spaces.
Kwame Alexander (all books)
Bruce Coville (all books)
Neil Gaiman (all books)
Chris Grabenstein (all books)
Dan Gutman (all books)
Lisa McMann (all books)
Patricia Polacco (all books)
Jason Reynolds: "FOR EVERYONE (TEACHERS) ASKING ABOUT RECORDING READINGS OF THE BOOKS: I just checked with MY publisher, and they said it’s technically not allowed, BUT as long as you can keep it somewhere only students can access, (like your own channel on YT) it’s fine."
Rick Riordan (all books)
Jon Scieszka (all books)
Mo Willems (all books)
"With all of us experiencing varying degrees of social distancing and school closures, we have created something that we hope makes our customers’ lives a little easier. At stories.audible.com, you will find hundreds of our titles available completely free. The collection has been handpicked by our editors and is a mix of stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18.
These stories offer a screen-free option that we hope may help break up the day for families with students home from school.
There are selections for our listeners in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian.
To access the free titles, just visit stories.audible.com from any web browser."