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Candlewick Press offices are closed until May 4 in accordance with the newest COVID-19–related orders
the governor of Massachusetts. Our staff is working remotely, and Candlewick Press wants to assure you that
we are taking every step possible to maintain business continuity while ensuring the safety and well-being
of our staff. If you need to physically send us a package during this time period, please be in touch with
your Candlewick contact to arrange an alternative delivery method. We understand that it's a time of
uncertainty, and our thoughts are with all who have been impacted. Times like this remind us how thankful we
are to be part of such a resilient community and how truly grateful we are for each and every one of our
partners and readers. We thank you for your continued business.
Candlewick Press is committed to the authors and illustrators who create our books and to the readers who
love them. We value the art of storytelling and are keenly aware of the power of stories to connect and
comfort us. During this difficult time, we want to ensure our authors' and illustrators' works are protected
without being prohibitive.
Here are some guidelines we ask you to follow, and by posting a reading, you are agreeing to these terms:
Please note at the beginning of your recording that you are reading with permission from Candlewick
Authors and illustrators can read their own books, as long as they've received permission from a
These readings can be live or posted for a limited time on such outlets as Instagram Stories,
These readings should not be archived or saved on social media channels, websites, YouTube, etc.
Librarians, teachers, parents, caregivers, and the clergy can, through virtual means, read any
Press title to their patrons, students, and children. However, these readings cannot be archived or
Please post your videos only through your school or group's private platform or within a closed group
access limited to your student/patron community.
Teachers, librarians, and those who intend to make recordings, please email your name, city, state, the
of the private, secure platform you will use to share the reading, and the title and author/illustrator
the books you intend to read online to email@example.com. If you have already
contacted Candlewick permissions or this email, we will respond promptly.
For specific inquiries, please use the following email addresses: