Digital Resources

Many publishers and content providers are offering resources at no charge during school closures due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We're collecting some of them below for your reference, as well as free resources teachers and students can use. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but to help curate some of what is being posted. If you have suggestions for additions, please email or tag us on Twitter. 


Author events the week of March 16

Author Chris Grabenstein provides permissions for read-alouds

Author Dan Gutman read-alouds on Facebook Live

Author Jennifer Holm provides permission for read-alouds

Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka provides live "Draw Every Day" lessons at 2pm EST

Author Kevin Sherry provides permission for read-alouds

Author Mo Willems provides permission for read-alouds

Actor Josh Gad (Olaf from Frozen) read books aloud nightly

Penguin Random House OKs Online Storytime, Read Aloud Videos

Growing Book by Book

Harper Collins Read- Aloud Permissions

HarperKids on YouTube

Kate Messner List of Read Alouds

KidLit TV

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Permissions

Little Brown Young on YouTube

LivBits list of Live ReadAlouds

Lunch doodles with author Mo Willems at 1pm EST

Picture Book Read-Aloud Videos for Lesson Use

Read Brightly

Read with Malcolm (Read Alouds with former UGA player and NE Patriot Malcolm Mitchell)

Read Together, Be Together Every day at 3 pm a celebrity will read a book on his/her own Facebook or Instagram account 

Read, Wonder, and Learn! Favorite Authors & Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere – Spring 2020

Rick Riordan provides permission for read-alouds

Simon & Schuster Permissions

Scholastic Books - Temporary Permission

  1. Say "With permission from Scholastic" at beginning

  2. Closed group preferred but public is okay

  3. Videos must be down by 6/30/2020

  4. 4. Email w/ your name, city & state + title & author of book

Story Time! Weekdays @ 11 am​ on the Instagram & Facebook page of Penguin Kids


Online Books & Databases
General Education
Georgia Information

Get Georgia Reading: Coronavirus Information "This page includes information about tracking COVID-19, school closures and cancellations, safety tips, guidance on meal assistance, and free learning resources. The learning resources are organized by digital learning resources, virtual classroom software, literacy resources, and supporting learning at home while child care and pre-K programs are closed."

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