Publishers At Home Resources

Bound to Stay Bound wants you to know that during these unprecedented school closures, we are here to support educators, parents, students, and our community in any way we can.  Librarians and teachers are experiencing the challenging task of converting resources to adapt to remote learning situations, and we would like to assist in making this transition easier.  Our resources specialist team has worked diligently to compile a list of academic resources for students while they learn from home. 
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Join School Library Journal for our second annual inaugural Middle Grade Magic virtual summit, a day-long celebration and exploration of one of the burgeoning and most important – areas of publishing for young readers: literature for children ages eight through 12 – and beyond! Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at some of the most anticipated new titles for kids and tweens, from laugh-out-loud tales to eye-popping graphic novels to enveloping fantasy.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to check out the virtual exhibit hall, chat directly with authors, download educational resources, and receive prizes and giveaways.

Middle Grade Magic is a free, completely virtual conference – no traveling, no cost, AND you will be able to earn CE credits for all the webcast sessions you attend. Register now, and we look forward to ‘seeing’ you on April 8th.

Instant Access to Free Resources

Scan* or select the QR codes for instant access to these free resources. Digital content is available for free through June 2020.

 *Scanning QR codes requires a web-enabled smart device with a camera and a QR code reader app.

Andrews McMeel Publishing has a resource library with free teaching guides and activities on their children’s site

While schools are closed, http://stories.audible.com will be open to help keep young minds engaged. Anyone, in any country, can enjoy unlimited streaming of hundreds of titles for kids and families for free with selections available in six languages.

Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

ASLized fosters the integration of American Sign Language (ASL) educational research into visual media and literacy. The main objective is to produce teaching and learning materials in ASL with two focuses: 1.) ASL literature, preserving culture and history and 2.) ASL Linguistics, promoting a better understanding of the complex structure and use of sign languages.

Special Storytime, Virtual Launches, and more all shared on their Instagram Page. @booksofwonder

We hope that you and yours are healthy and well. We are thinking of you and appreciate all that you do every day. With so many schools and libraries closed and so many parents homeschooling their children for the first time—many Candlewick Press staff included—we and our authors and illustrators want to provide you with short, fun, and educational activities for your students. Our goal is to share at least one video with you each week via our social media platforms using the hashtag #CandlewickClassroom. Please feel free to share these activities with your colleagues, your students, and their parents. First up is #WritewithKate, weekly writing prompts and tips from Kate DiCamillo! Be well and stay tuned! Follow Candlewick Press on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.  We also have a free PDF e-book, Coronavirus: A Book for Children

Charlesbridge Publishing wishes you and your communities well during this difficult time. Are you teaching from home or transitioning to remote programming?
We’re here to help. Free discussion questions, activity kits, curriculum guides, videos, excerpts, and more.

Cinco Puntos has made a name for itself as a publisher of authentic voices in multicultural children’s literature. We take pride in our bilingual children’s books and the traditional folktales from various cultures in our books. Cinco Puntos’ books are perfect for the classroom! With the help of some outstanding educators, we have prepared teachers’ guides for many of our titles.  Now you can watch Joe Hayes tell stories online!

Clavis publishes books for children ages 0-8. We make children’s dreams come true.  Click the logo above to see the complete list of YouTube Videos of authors reading books.

Welcome to DC Kids Camp!
Join us every day on Twitter for fun and interactive activities you can do at home and videos featuring our awesome artists and writers!

DK find out! has many different options to explore. Videos, quizzes, and fun facts. They are separated by subjects: Animals and Nature, Computer Coding, Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life, Earth, History, Human Body, Language Arts, Math, Music, Art, and Literature, Science, Space, Sports, Transportation, and Find Out More.  

Making it easier to find information and resources about educating deaf and hard of hearing children.  ERCODVideo resource uses SIGN LANGUAGE in addition to reading a story.

Introverts, this is our time! While we practice social distancing IRL, we’ll be coming to you live with all types of book recs, chats, games, and more. Tune in every Wednesday on Twitter and every Friday on Instagram at 4pm EST for tons of virtual Epic Reads content from us and your favorite authors. Follow Epic Reads on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, and YouTube.

Free Kindle Books, Nook Books, Apple Books, and Kobo Books Hand-Selected Daily.  Browse by “FREE”, Series, Author, or Genre.

Free Spirit’s online professional development brings experts in education right to your screen. Our free on-demand webinar recordings address timely and relevant topics in early childhood education, bullying prevention, gifted education, and more.

Facebook Live, You Tube, Crowdcast, Instagram and Zoom
Click the icon above to see what authors are participating and join an event, time of each event varies.

Join the HarperKids team each day at 12PM (EST) for story times and read-alouds, activities, fun content, and pure entertainment! We’ll have appearances from your favorite authors and illustrators, our own employees, and special guests, and we’ll be posting suggestions for activities, and more! Follow HarperKids on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube Kids.

Holiday House is pleased to offer the following FREE downloadable items. All may be reproduced at no charge.


Educator’s Guides, Activity Sheets, Flash cards, Posters, Reader’s Guides, Author Q&A, and more.

StoryMakers, Read Aloud Videos, Kid Activities, Book Trailers, KidLit TV Shows.

You can find digital resources on our website including curriculum guides, at-home activity ideas, book recommendations, collection development tips, and more.

As an extension of PBS KIDS’s popular READ-ALONGs series, “Mondays with Michelle Obama” will be livestreamed simultaneously on PBS KIDS’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, and on Penguin Random House’s social media channels, and will remain available for viewing on demand.

With so many little readers home from school and even more parents looking for extra entertainment throughout the day, Penguin Kids has launched a LIVE Story Time Read Aloud hosted online across both the Penguin Kids Instagram and Facebook pages.

After each story time, we’re issuing a Penguin Kids Daily Challenge for families to try at home with their kids, as well as sharing a series of printable activity sheets each day.

Tune in week day mornings:
Instagram: 10am CST
Facebook: 10:15am CST

Random House Kids
Join your favorite authors & celebrities for the new #ReadTogetherBeTogether Storytime! Every weekday at 3:00pm EST/12:00pm PST, you can hear a new picture book, read live on the featured reader’s social. Check out our line-up for the week and to find out where to watch each day!

Home Base Virtual Book Fest is an online celebration where authors and kids can engage with each other in exciting new ways!

From themed costume contests to online Q&As to trivia events, kids around the world can enjoy interacting with their favorite authors in real-time.

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

Looking for ways to get inspired, get moving, and stay positive while your family practices social distancing? Shelf Stuff is here to help with our Shelf Stuff at Home video series, perfect for kids ages 7-12. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm, we’ll be sharing fun and engaging content via our YouTube Kids channel starring your favorite authors and members of Team Shelf Stuff! Follow Shelf Stuff on Instagram and YouTube Kids.

Understanding basic science concepts is key to enjoying STEM and the world around you. Astronauts on board the International Space Station have conducted experiments to explore some basic science concepts. Come explore with the astronauts!

(Check back as more videos will be coming.)

TOON has many free resources that are accessible online that may be of help to you during this time of distance learning.  Some of these resources, kids can use on their own; others are more hands-on. And perhaps best of all, some are designed for pure fun. After all, kids do love comics!

We will be organizing giveaways, contests, signed book deliveries, special events and two full days of panels with more than 70 bestselling and award-winning authors
April 25-26.