I try to use book readings for my K-3 grade at least twice a year, and create an art lesson around literature.
This year I have been using www.strorylineonline.net
So far I have used Sophie's Masterpiece, The Night I Followed My Dog, Stellaluna, A Bad Case of Stripes and the Polar Express. and When Pigasso Met Mootisse.
A few examples of the art created from the book readings. I Also I do lessons with the older students with illustration, graphic art and comics and cover art.
Barnes and Noble has wonderful videos interviewing authors: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bn-studio/videos-podcasts/index.asp
one I used is from Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid