Welcome to Get Caught Reading, a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. Launched in 1999 and supported by the Association of American Publishers, GCR encourages you to order our free posters, read our newsletters, download our free videos, and join the thousands of celebrities, booksellers, teachers and librarians who continue to embrace this campaign across the country.
AAP's longstanding Get Caught Reading literacy campaign has a new book-loving member. Mayim Bialik, better known as Amy Farrah Fowler on the popular television series The Big Bang Theory, has officially gotten caught with The Big Bang Theory: The Official Trivia Guide book.
She loves books because "Reading opens doors to new worlds, old worlds, and the best world of all: your imagination. When I read, I learn, I explore, and I am reminded of the wonders that open up when you open up a book!" Mayim Bialik is also the author of Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart and Spectacular, published by Penguin Young Readers.
The order form is HERE.
Doozers, Enchanted Sisters, and Mary-Louise Parker Get Caught Reading!
Our comic posters have been such a hit that we're launching three more free posters for Get Caught Reading month this May!
The Jim Henson Company has partnered with us on two new posters: Doozers (the hard-working Muppets from Fraggle Rock) and Enchanted Sisters (the sisters in Mother Nature's realm responsible for the change of the seasons) both decided to Get Caught Reading this month. A huge thank you to The Jim Henson Company for their collaboration!
We are also proud to present our newest addition to the celebrity poster collection: Mary-Louise Parker Gets Caught Reading! Mary-Louise Parker is a Golden Globe, Tony and Emmy Award winning actress known for Weeds, Angels in America, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Client, RED, The West Wing, and many other films, television shows, and plays. Thank you to her publisher, Simon & Schuster, for organizing the shoot for this beautiful new poster!
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GCR Celebrates Free Comic Book Day
In celebration of Free Comic Book Day, Get Caught Reading has partnered with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and several publishers to launch five new posters in our campaign with comic and graphic novel themes. Please welcome Archie, Betty, and Veronica (Archie Comics), Charlie Brown (Peanuts and Simon & Schuster), Fone Bone (Boneville), and Hip Hop Famiy Tree (Fantagraphics) as they all Get Caught Reading for GCR month this May!
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Cary Elwes Gets Caught Reading!
Actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in the 1987 film The Princess Bride, recently got "caught" reading a collector's edition of the original book by William Goldman on which the film was based! The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride is likely already a favorite of your students or patrons. The order form is HERE.
Neil Gaiman and Doug Unplugged Get Caught Reading!
Inspired by Get Caught Reading month this May, we are thrilled to announce that we have two new posters joining our Get Caught Reading campaign: author Neil Gaiman and the illustrated creation of Dan Yaccarino, Doug Unplugged.
Neil Gaiman (www.neilgaiman.com) is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. The author of such works as Coraline, The Sandman series, Stardust, and The Graveyard Book, his work crosses genres and reaches audiences of every age, and he has been honored with awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, four hugos, two Nebulas, one World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, two British Science Fiction Awards, one British Fantasy Award, three Geffens, and many others. We are honored to have him join Get Caught Reading. Follow him on Twitter (@neilhimself) and stay tuned for his video interview on our What Are You Reading YouTube channel!
Doug Unplugged is the latest creation from the mind of children's book illustrator Dan Yaccarino (www.danyaccarino.com/ys/), known for hisParent's Choice Award-winning animated TV series Oswald (Nick Jr), Emmy-winning Willa's Wild Life (NBC and Qubo), and character designs for The Backyardigans (Nickelodeon), as well as his many illustrated toys, games, and other children's products. Dan's work has been recognized with a host of prestigious awards including the Bologna Ragazzi, The New York Times 10 Best Illustrated, ALA Notable and the Parents Choice Award. Over 1.5 million of his books have been sold to date. His Doug Unplugged series supports Dan's desire to encourage children to unplug and get out in the world, building, drawing, writing, and (of course) reading. He designed this poster of Doug Unplugged Getting Caught Reading specifically for our campaign!
Nick Goepper Gets Caught Reading!
Hello, Get Caught Reading supporters! We're absolutely thrilled to congratulate our latest Get Caught Reading celebrity supporter, American freeskier Nick Goepper! Born March 14, 1994 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Nick was the winner of a silver medal at the 2012 Winter X Games in the slopestyle contest. One of the top American slopestyle skiers, he entered his first big air contest when he was 11, released his first video edit at 12, landed his first double flip at 13, and has been on a roll ever since, making his European X Games debut on his 17th birthday. These days, he is studying (and reading!) at Windells Academy on a full-ride athletic and academic scholarship, and he recently took the bronze medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where slopestyle made its Olympic debut. Check out his footage at www.nickgoepper.com, and order his Get Caught Reading poster for your library or classroom now!
Pajanimals Get Caught Reading!
Thanks to the support of The Jim Henson Company, we’re proud to present our latest Get Caught Reading poster with the Pajanimals!
Pajanimals currently airs daily on Sprout, the 24-hour preschool channel parents and kids share together, and also airs on Saturday mornings on NBC Kids. The series follows the adventures of four cuddly musical puppets—Sweet Pea Sue, Squacky, Cowbella and Apollo—as they celebrate imagination and tackle typical toddler issues such as the fear of the first day of school, making new friends and learning how to share. Order your posters now to celebrate August as Get Ready for Kindergarten month! Visit www.sproutonline.com for more information.
Celebrity Supporters Get Caught Reading!
Beloved children’s book author and illustrator Mercer Mayer and Little Critter—the character he first introduced over 35 years ago and who has been featured in over 200 books—are participating in Get Caught Reading together out of a mutual desire to inspire a love of reading in people of all ages. As part of the poster campaign, in teamwork with Silver Dolphin Books, they are “caught reading” an original copy of the book Little Critter’s The Trip, celebrating the print edition’s transition into a new app. For more information, check out their website (www.littlecritter.com).
Alex Morgan, the Olympic Gold medalist soccer player who scored the winning goal in the semifinal match of the 2012 London Olympic Games, loves to read. Here she is, in a special GCR photo shoot on a recent visit to New York, reading The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konisburg (Simon & Schuster). For more information, visit her website (www.alexmorgansoccer.com).
Order your posters of Alex Morgan, Mercer Mayer, and Little Critter Getting Caught Reading HERE.
Keira Knightley Gets Caught Reading!Thanks to the support of Focus Features, we are thrilled to announce our latest Get Caught Reading supporter, Keira Knightley! An Academy Award nominated actress and model best known for her roles in such films as Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, and The Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Keira was caught here reading the book of her latest film adaptation, Anna Karenina. "I've always loved history — reading about it, playing it out on-screen — because I feel it takes me out of the present; I fall into a fantasy, which I love doing," she says. Anna Karenina is her third book-to-film collaboration with director Joe Wright, once again bringing to the screen a literary masterpiece from the past.
Order your poster of Keira Getting Caught Reading HERE.
We're thrilled to announce our latest Gets Caught Reading celebrity supporter, Jennifer Stone! Jennifer, best known for playing Harper Finkle on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place and Harriet Welsh in the Disney Channel film Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, Got Caught Reading to two of her adorable co-actors on the set of her latest TV series, Deadtime Stories: Grave Secrets (based on the book by the same name)!