Temporary Read Aloud Permission Policy - 2020

Regarding all read aloud permission requests:
We've gotten a lot of inquiries from educators about whether or not they can read Pete the Cat books to their student via virtual platforms. Here is a statement from our publisher, HarperCollins, addressing these requests:


"If you are an educator or librarian who would like to read a HarperCollins Children’s book online:

We are granting permission to educators and librarians to read HarperCollins Children’s Books titles online, on video, through the end of the school year. These virtual readings may be streamed live via digital platforms, or if recorded, posted to closed educational platforms. If a closed platform is unavailable, recorded videos of readings may be uploaded to YouTube as long as they are marked “Unlisted”. We ask that any educators or librarians performing or posting readings please do the following, as conditions of this grant of permission:


1. At the beginning of the reading, state it is “with permission of HarperCollins Children’s Books”.

2. Send their name, school or library, city and state, and the title and author/illustrator of the book they intend to read online to ChildrensPermissions@HARPERCOLLINS.com.

3. Delete uploaded or archived videos or, in the event the applicable platform does not permit deletion, disable access to uploaded videos, by the end of the local school year.

This permission grant is to best serve the community of readers out there who need us right now."

You can find the full fact sheet here. We will continue to update as necessary.

Thank you for your interest in sharing Pete with your students. Stay safe and read on!