Get Caught Reading

About Us

Get Caught Reading is a year-round campaign to promote the fun of reading books. Brought to you by Every Child a Reader, we provide free posters for teachers, librarians, and booksellers. Posters are easy to order!

Get Caught Reading is a year-round campaign to promote the fun of reading books for all ages. Launched in 1999 by the Association of American Publishers and now managed by Every Child a Reader. Get Caught Reading provides teachers, librarians, and booksellers with free bulletin-board-sized posters of authors, artists, athletes, musicians, and beloved book characters “caught” reading a favorite book. 

We’ve added twenty new posters this year already, with a dozen more due this fall!  We are adding biographies to the posters and are focusing this year on featuring both well-known and emerging authors and illustrators, as well as community leaders. 


Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)3 charity named a 2020 Mellon Grant essential charity during the pandemic and winner of the 2021 Eric Carle Angel Award, with a Gold Guidestar non-profit rating. 

Every Child a Reader believes that introducing children to the magic of reading is hero’s work. We support a diverse network of heroes — including educators, caregivers, librarians, and booksellers — by connecting book creators with communities, providing literacy tools and resources, and championing young people’s voices. 

We manage four popular and prominent national reading programs:

  • The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program
  • Get Caught Reading
  • The Kids’ Book Choice Awards (the only national book award where only kids vote), and
  • The Children’s Book Week, the longest-running national reading celebration, celebrating 103 years in 2022

All of our programs and educational materials are FREE to teachers, librarians, booksellers, parents, and all educators.