Since 1999, the Get Caught Reading initiative has sought to encourage reading among children by providing teachers and librarians with posters of well-known celebrities reading. A seemingly mundane idea, but when kids see their idols with a book in hand, the importance of reading is thoroughly reinforced.
So grab a book (pretty much any book!) and get caught reading in May! Or, if you’ve already gotten caught reading, maybe it’s time to help encourage the young reader in your life to become a young writer with Lulu Junior’s book making kits. Grab one today and help them fuel their creativity!
Lulu Junior’s 2019 Get Caught Reading List
A is for Architecture By Erik Heuler
An architecture children’s book that will fit in with the most sophisticated of architectural libraries. While moving through the alphabet the reader is introduced to some basic architectural terms accompanied with nicely drawn images of both well known and lesser known buildings. Featured buildings include those by some of the world’s most notable architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Michelangelo, Le Corbusier, and Andrea Palladio. Perfect for the architect parent introducing their children to what they know and love, but suitable for those with any level of knowledge or interest in architecture. A quick read that is sure to entertain and educate.
Darwin The Dreamer By Don Dixon
A story about hope, joy, and the power of imagination. This is a story about a blind boy who overcomes the threat of bullying. He teaches the idea that just because we can not see something does not mean we can’t make it a reality.
The Soldier Who Was Afraid By J.R. Poulter & Dorsey O. Poulter
GOLD BOOK AWARD WINNER for an Illustrated Book, 2018, READERS’ FAVORITE. How can a soldier be afraid, a soldier of all people? Soldiers are not supposed to fear, are they? This soldier was afraid. He feared the darkness and everything it hid. What would it take for him to face his fear and see it evaporate like mist at morning? A parable for our times that deals with facing and overcoming our fears. A picture book for all ages.
The Fear Beard By Katelan Balah
Maggie lives in a little town that holds a secret. They are hiding an old magic man away in a tall tower. The tower is rumoured to hold a persons fears, so one day Maggie decides to tell it her worries. Instead she discovers the old man, and after hearing his story decides to help him out. Maggie descends the tower and grabs her quest by its fluffy beard!
ZOMBIES! BOOK1: INFECTION By Chris Ollis
An illustrated reference book for zombie spotters and enthusiasts of all ages.
What’s Making Walter C. Laugh? By Ginny Jordan
What’s Making Walter C. Laugh? is a whimsical story. Each page will bring giggles to children and adults as they wonder What is Making Walter C. Laugh? Is it a goldfish dancing with a banana on the kitchen table? Is it a snowman eating pizza in the bathtub? Or is it … Have fun figuring it out!
Yosemite National Park – A Classy Coloring Book By Christine Sutherland
This Classy Coloring Book has original poems and illustrations of the flora and fauna and the many views of Yosemite. Alongside each illustration is an extra page to journal your experience, write thoughts or poems, paste photos of your family, be creative and draw your own sketches. All poems and illustrations are original by the artist C. Sutherland.
Girls Who Colored Outside the Lines By Summer Dawn Reyes
Growing up, we all have heroes — from cartoon characters that remind us of us, to famous people who’ve overcome the same challenges we face. But finding these heroes isn’t easy for everyone, especially young girls of color.
That’s why we made Girls Who Colored Outside the Lines, a coloring book featuring groundbreaking women of color. We want to tell a dozen stories and inspire hundreds of girls. By giving young women of color positive role models who look like them, we help them visualize a world where they become heroes, too.
Paul is the Senior Copywriter at Lulu, writing weekly blog posts and helping guide content for the company’s marketing. When he’s not deeply entrenched in the publishing and print-on-demand world, he likes to hike the scenic North Carolina landscape, read, sample the fanciest micro-brewed beer, and collect fountain pens. Paul is a dog person, but considers himself cat tolerant.