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Free Online Resources Recommended by the Whitehots Team

Mar 31, 2020, 12:00 PM by Edmund Salt
Publishers grant free access to online resources for use amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Whitehots Team has made a list of the best resources, and updating our list daily.

The publishing community is known to be tight-knit and supportive. Publishers and trade magazines have been stepping up to help people through these trying times by offering free access to valuable resources.

There's an overwhelming amount of resources available, so the Whitehots team is here to help. From trade reviews and industry articles, to educational resources for parents. This collection of online resources is sure to make you work day go more smoothly.

crabtree publishing company logo

To Help kids engage in reading during COVID-19, Crabtree is making its complete eLibrary available for free until June 30, 2020. Click here to access

  1. Enter the Username: read
  2. Enter the Password: free
Publishers Weekly logo

Publishers Weekly is giving everyone free access to their digital magazine. This includes free access to reviews and archives.

Kirkus Reviews logo

Effective immediately, digital subscriptions are free for all. That means you are able to access the current issue as well as our full online archive of issues from your home at no charge.

Go to the magazine link in the main navigation of to access your free digital issues.

Booklist logo

Access to Booklist Online is free during this unprecedented time. Click here to access Booklist

Access Canadian Content

CBC Books logo

CBC’s ever-growing list of Canadian writers sharing readings of their books, author interviews and more. Click to access the list, updated daily

Huffington Post logo

Huffington Post’s round-up of Canadian authors who are sharing live online readings. Check out Kenneth Oppel, author of the Silverwing series reading from his catalogue, which spans all ages. Click to read article.

HarperCollins Publishers logo

During this unprecedented time, while children and parents are at home and we’re all practicing social distancing, let’s come together in a safe way, every day. Click here to access HarperCollins free resources

Scholastic logo

Scholastic's classroom magazine team has created a free “Learning at Home” hub for teachers and families which offers 21 days of engaging, knowledge-building learning journeys for different grade levels that can be accessed at home by kids on any device, even phones.

CrossCan Digital logo

Weigl would like to help kids continue with their studies during this uncertain time and are offering temporary unlimited access to their entire library of Lightbox Interactive eBooks for either K-5 or 6-12 grade levels at no cost. This will allow kids to have access to digital and distance learning content for a period when schools may or may not be back in session. Sign-up for Lightbox Interactive Resources

Graphic Novels

PaperCutz logo

With the uncertain times we are in right now and with more schools moving to remote learning every day, we at Papercutz want to help ease the tension a bit as we can with some great graphic novels! Click to Access Great Titles

DC Comics Kids Camp logo

An At-Home Activity Program Curated by DC Middle Grade Authors and Artists. Click to access a list of fun activities.

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