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, an award-winning charity. 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 bulletin-board-sized posters of authors, artists, athletes, musicians, and beloved book characters “caught” reading a favorite book. 


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 three popular and prominent national reading programs:

  • Get Caught Reading, celebrating 25 years
  • The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program. The current ambassador is Meg Medina
  • Children’s Book Week, the longest-running national reading celebration, celebrating 105 years in 2024