Tag Archives: Photo of the week

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photo of the Week with Alex Simmons

This week, Alex Simmons offers his thoughts on a classic favorite that you have probably read and loved too.  But if you haven’t here’s hoping that his post will inspire you to pick this book up too.  Because this is something that everyone should read and enjoy. Alex says, “I’ve read Holmes since I was […]

Photo of the Week with Tony Medina

Summer is a great time for trying new books and discovering new favorites.  This week Tony Medina tells us about a great book he found and loved immediately. The book I selected as one of my faves is one I just read a few weeks ago, Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. What I like about the […]

Photo of the Week with Susanna Pitzer

This week, Susanna Pitzer shares why she loves her favorite children’s book, There’s No Such Thing As a Dragon by Jack Kent I was blown away by this book when I found it years ago. The fun illustrations caught my attention, then I fell in love with the story of a boy who wakes up one […]

Picture of the Week with Zetta Elliott

At Behind the Book, we know how important it is for students to connect with authors; we’ve seen how authors can inspire a child to read when they can come into a classroom and show the students the magic of reading.  But what do we do when school is out and there aren’t any classrooms […]