Storytelling has always been fundamental to our very existence – sharing stories is what people do. Whether for fun, comfort, community, knowledge or escapism, or all of the above and more! Now, more than ever, it’s so very important that we continue to share stories with each other.
“We have been moved and heartened by the many requests we’ve received from booksellers, teachers, librarians and authors, who are doing their utmost to help children and parents during these difficult times through shared reading. We would like to do everything we can to support these efforts and so are now extending the period during which we grant full permission until the end of March 2021 to allow anyone to film themselves or others reading aloud from our children’s and YA publishing.
If you’d like to get involved, please ensure that you hold the book up at the start of the video and end, and note that you’re reading with permission from Faber Children’s. Please also mention the title, author and illustrator in both the video and the caption – as our authors and illustrators rely on the royalties from sales of our books. As do we, the publishers.
The videos will need to be taken down by 31 March 2021.
Lastly, but importantly: we will need you to notify us that you are posting this material – you ONLY have permission to post the material if you are making it available free of charge. Please notify us via the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would also love to see your readings! So please don’t forget to tag our social media handle – @FaberChildrens – when you share them so that we can too.
Meanwhile, every week we will be adding to the activity sheets, video, audio content and other parent/teacher resources we provide free on our website – please do have a forage – we hope you enjoy them!”
Leah Thaxton, Faber Children’s Publisher
To see a selection of some of our most popular reads by age category, click here.