Tag Archives: outstanding books

BtB Holiday Book Picks!

The holidays are here! We think the best gift is a great book that can last a lifetime. Here at BtB, we have compiled a list of the merriest reads sure to inspire a special youngster in your life this holiday season. There’s something for everyone: from the early readers, to the intermediate readers, to […]

Paul Griffin Recommends Great Books for High Schoolers

Yesterday we announced we’d be sharing books we love from the library we helped set up at the Community Health Academy of the Heights. Today’s list comes from author Paul Griffin, who is currently working with us on a program with the 9th graders at CHAH. Here are some of his recommendations: The Green Mile […]

In Search of YA Authors for Reading Series Event in May!

Attention authors, fans, and Behind the Book supporters! As you know, BtB has a reading series at KGB Bar on the second Thursday of every month, where incredible authors read from their newest works. We are currently looking for Young Adult authors to be featured at our May reading series event on May 9th, 2013.  […]

Photo of the Week with Youme

After the craziness that was Hurricane Sandy, we’re finally able to post Youme’s photo of the week, which comes to you from… the jungle? Florida certainly looks verdant and beautiful, and Youme gives not only book recommendations, but also an inspiring faith in your own power to create. This is a picture of me holding up […]

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Visit

On Monday, October 15th, we took two classes from P.S. 76 in Harlem to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Joan Weill Center for Dance on 55th Street at 9th Avenue. The students have been reading Alvin Ailey (1995), a children’s biography of the visionary dancer and choreographer written by Andrea Pinkney and illustrated by […]

Photo of the Week with Victor LaValle

During September’s KBG Bar reading, Victor LaValle took some time after he had read from his book, The Devil in Silver, to get his picture taken with his son’s favorite picture book, Charlie Parker Played Beboop by Chris Raschka. A friend gave me Charlie Parker Played Bebop by Chris Raschka as gift for my fifteen-month old […]

Photo of the Week with Kam Mak

Knowing all about the special power of beautiful illustrations, Kam Mak, author and illustrator of My Chinatown, has chosen a book with especially captivating drawings. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg is Kam’s pick for this week, and he hopes you’ll enjoy the chiaroscuro. In my senior year of art school I […]

Photo of the Week with Paul Griffin

Paul Griffin, author of Ten Mile River, can’t play favorites among the books he loves.  So this week he has gone above and beyond the call, and has recommended three outstanding books that he thinks you should read too. My favorite book is usually the one I’m reading, and I’m usually reading a few books […]

Behind the Book Summer Reads for Kids and Adults

It’s the height of summer, and a great time to read! Here are a few of our favorite books for kids and adults that we recommend for your reading pleasure. Love to Langston by Tony Medina Appropriate for Ages 7-11 Maybe it’s that our recent move to Harlem has put us in the mood for […]

Photo of the Week with Jim Shepard

After Friday’s post about his law firm reading, Jim Shepard is back on our homepage to tell us why he, his family and his dog all love William Steig’s Rotten Island. The only kinds of children’s books in my house when I was growing up were non-fiction books (as in, All About Volcanoes or The […]