Bibliovideo is a CCBC special project: a YouTube channel for anyone who wants to learn about great Canadian books for young people.
Our videos give educators, librarians, creators and families a convenient place to explore the world of children’s books. Whether you’re looking for a new book for the young readers in your life, or searching for engaging content to cultivate their love of reading, we have the perfect video for you.
Subscribe to Bibliovideo to discover great Canadian children’s books.
Our Accessible Books Playlist features videos about accessible books for young readers, including webinars, read-alouds, book reviews, ASL and described video, commentaries from readers and writers with lived experience, and more.
We’re always looking for Canadian creators to feature.
We’re looking for a wide range of videos in English, French and Indigenous languages. If you have ready-made videos that relate to Canadian children’s books, you might be the perfect Bibliovideo contributor—whether they’re author interviews, ‘How-To’ art demonstrations, book reviews or another type of engaging content.
Thank you for considering submitting your videos to Bibliovideo. To be eligible for consideration, all videos must:
Focus on Canadian books for young people—books written or illustrated by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Conform to YouTube guidelines, including avoidance of content that is misleading, sexual, harmful, dangerous, violent, or graphic in nature or that promotes hate or bullying. Review the YouTube Community Guidelines.
Be submitted as .MP4 files.
Be free of any third‐party‐owned or copyright‐protected content. Submissions that include reading aloud from a book must be accompanied by written permission from the author, illustrator, publisher or rights holder of the book. See more information on copyrightand fair use practices.
Originate with persons who are thirteen (13) years of age or older. Those younger than thirteen must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian to submit a video.
Shoot videos in landscape mode (horizontal) to fill the screen.
Videos may be of any length. Shorter videos (less than 15 minutes) are preferred.
Generally, the higher the resolution the better, ideally 1080p (1920 x 1080) or 4K (3840 × 2160).
Double‐check lighting and audio levels to ensure quality.
Include described video/closed caption versioning when possible.
Need help with your video? Download ourBibliovideo Tipsheetfor advice on how to create a high-quality video at home.
Send an email to Spencer Miller, Digital Media Coordinator, at email@example.com with as much of the following information as possible (if you’re unable to provide everything, a simple query is welcome). If your video is selected, we will contact you with uploading instructions and a Bibliovideo Release Form to complete.
Title of the video
Language in which the video is recorded
Length of the video
Descriptor for the video
Confirmation that you hold the rights to all aspects of the video
Links to other channels or sites where the video appears (Bibliovideo does not require exclusivity)