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April 27, 2023

Sign up to get a free copy of each of 3 fun Get Caught Reading posters featuring illustrated characters Phoebe & Marigold, Big Nate, and Kevin and Miles of Crabgrass Drive.

These graphic novel character posters are courtesy of Andrews McMeel Publishing. The first Phoebe & Her Unicorn was our most popular poster to date, and kids will love this new one, as they will the brand-new Big Nate and Crabgrass Drive posters! We will begin to mail these in mid-to-late May. Complete the form to request yours today!

The Phoebe and Her Unicorn comics collections are full of sparkling stories about a girl named Phoebe and her best friend, the fabulous unicorn Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. This series sees the pair navigate both Phoebe’s middle school drama and Marigold’s magical world. Creator and cartoonist Dana Simpson graduated from The Evergreen State College, despite having spent all her time drawing, and not always for credit.

Big Nate is a legend at P.S. 38, where he and friends Francis, Teddy, Dee Dee, Chad, and others manage to make sixth grade interesting with all kinds of pranks, drama, sports, and good times. Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist who has been creating comic strips since he was a sixth grader himself; he has been drawing the Big Nate comic strip for over 30 years.

Crabgrass is a comic set in the fictional town of Crabgrass Drive and chronicles the close friendship of Kevin and Miles, and the many stumbles and breakthroughs they encounter growing up together in a not-so-distant time before cellphones and the internet. Tauhid Bondia is a web cartoonist and illustrator from Kentucky. He has been creating comics online for 15 years and loves drawing and telling stories as much as ever.







Over two dozen 8 ½” x 11” posters are available free to teachers, librarians, booksellers, and parents. The program was relaunched in 2018 thanks to a grant from KPMG and a poster featuring Olympic gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez. In 2019 and 2020, posters featuring bestselling authors Kate DiCamillo, Raj Halder, and Raakhee Mirchandani, plus the animated character Phoebe and her Unicorn were made available. Backlist posters include Alicia Keys, Neil Gaiman, Alex Morgan, Horton (Horton Hears a Who!), and Olivia (Olivia book series).

Up to 10 different posters can be ordered on the order form at

About Get Caught Reading
A nationwide, 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 and librarians with bulletin board-sized posters of authors, athletes, media stars, and beloved book characters caught reading a favorite!

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