Acorn Press appreciates our current global situation is unprecedented and calls for new ways of accessing and presenting information and content. We are happy to discuss use of Acorn Press content with teachers and educators. Librarians can access guidelines through
We are constantly updating our response to this new online landscape. If you would like to use content from Acorn Press, we have the following guidelines:


  • Authors and Illustrators have access to their own works with approval from their co-creator.
  • Readings/presentations can be live or recorded.
  • Please acknowledge in the recording that you have permission from Acorn Press.
  • Local bookstores are our friends! Please refer viewers back to your local bookstore wherever possible.
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Please send us an eMail with subject line “Online Permissions” with the following details:

  • Title of the book, along with name of author and illustrator
  • Name of the platform you will be using for the reading or recording
  • The date that the reading will take place or is recorded
  • The name of your school or library, along with location (city/country)
  • Please acknowledge the author/illustrator of the book you are reading

You may read the entire picture book or board book; if you are reading a chapter book, please limit each reading to only a few chapters at a time per session.
Please acknowledge in the recording that you have permission from Acorn Press
Please post on a private platform or a closed group. If your reading is streamed on a social media platform such as Youtube, Facebook Live, or Twitter, the link must be deleted immediately after the event to prevent it from being archived. (To delete, go to your “Live” tab and choose “Delete Forever”.)
The post must come down within 24 hours unless otherwise agreed by Acorn Press.
By creating and posting any readings aloud of Acorn Press, you are deemed to have agreed to the terms of the permission as set out above.
If you do not fall into either category above, please visit Access Copyright’s Read Aloud Canadian Books Program, or contact us for more options.