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.
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!
Banned Books Week 2014: A Discussion with Author Cory Doctorow Celebrating Graphic Novels
The Banned Books Week coalition presented a Google+ Hangout on Air featuring Cory Doctorow, author of the novel Little Brother, to discuss the importance of fighting censorship and the value of Banned Books Week. In addition to discussing the current controversy surrounding Doctorow's novel, Little Brother, the sponsors of Banned Books Week will offer tips on how you can celebrate this year's theme, which focuses on graphic novels. The live hangout was moderated by Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Nanette Perez, Program Officer of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom. Also present was Dave Gladney, Director of Communications Technology from the Association of American Publishers and Michael O'Niel, Communications Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship, to provide an overview of additional ways in which publishers, individuals, and literacy non-profits can and do fight book banning. It took place live on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 1:00-2:00PM EDT, but it's available HERE and will soon be up on the BBW YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/bannedbooksweek)
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.
Three New Celebrity Supporters Get Caught Reading!
We are thrilled to announce our latest Get Caught Reading supporters, Mercer Mayer, Little Critter, and Olympic soccer player Alex Morgan!
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.
GCR ASKS “WHAT ARE YOU READING?”
Our new year’s resolution here at Get Caught Reading was to make ourselves available on social media as a way to connect and share our thoughts and ideas as a community committed to increasing reading and literacy. To do this, we launched the What Are You Reading? campaign this January, which includes over 30 NEW author videos! Check us out on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and tell your friends!
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.
Check Out AAP's Banned Books Week Author Video!
As part of AAP's What Are You Reading? campaign at BookExpo America 2012, we created this video of various authors—Deborah Harkness, James Patterson, Molly Ringwald, Catherynne Valenti, John Green, Jenny Han, and many more—speaking out against censorship and book banning. Individual author videos will be available on the website soon. Please show this video to your students and pass it around, and maybe even Get Caught Reading a banned book this month!
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)!
Thanks to the support of Zinkia Entertainment, we're proud to present our latest Get Caught Reading poster with two celebrities in one! Pocoyo, the animated little boy in blue on Nick Jr., Univision's Planeta U, and PBS Kids, is Getting Caught Reading with actor/writer/presenter Stephen Fry, who narrates the animated Pocoyo television series.
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Authors Star Jones, Karin Slaughter, Brad Meltzer and Tony Horwitz urge you to Get Caught Listening at BEA 2011.
We're excited to announce our latest celebrity contributors: actor Bill Pullman Gets Caught Reading and actor/author Rob Lowe encourages you to Get Caught Listening by supporting audiobooks.
Thanks to the support of The Jim Henson Company, we’re proud to present our two latest Get Caught Reading posters, from the shows on PBS Kids: Sid the Science Kid and Dinosaur Train! Click here to order your new posters.
Sid the Science Kid
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