Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book
Review and oversees books coverage at The New York
Times, which she joined in 2011 as the children's books editor.
She is also the host of the weekly Book Review podcast for The
Times. She is the author and editor of five books: My Life
with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot
Ensues, The Starter Marriage and the Future of
Matrimony, Pornified, Parenting, Inc., and By
the Book. She is a former columnist for The Economist,
Worth, and The New York Times Styles section. Her
work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington
Post, Slate, Vogue, Psychology Today,
Brown Alumni Magazine and other national publications.
Maria Russo is the children's books editor of The New York Times Books Review. She has been a writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times, The New York Observer, and Salon, and holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband and three children.
"New York Times Book Review editors Paul and Russo are the perfect
candidates to guide us in raising children who love reading.
Colorful and visually pleasing, this attractive text shares not
only book lists but also "must-knows" for each age level, from
toddlers to teens...Bold and bright illustrations combine with
varied recommendations for instilling a love of reading in children
of all ages; a must-purchase for all collections." -
Library Journal, starred review
"Savvy counsel and starter lists for fretting parents ... common-sensical and current." - Kirkus
" [A] practical, reassuring guide to encouraging children to read... recommended for all worried parents and anyone looking for suggestions of what books to read or give to children" - Publishers Weekly
"[An] excellent book" - The Associated Press
"Paul and Russo, both editors at The New York Times Book Review, have a storehouse of wisdom to share, with advice for every stage from infancy to adolescence. They offer stellar lists of specific reading suggestions, all with the goal of raising 'a reader for life.' Colorful illustrations from four children's illustrators add to the fun, making this a book that's easy for literature-loving parents to enjoy and get lost in." - BookPage
"A must have for every family library." - PopSugar.com
"Rocket fuel for a lifetime of reading"--Maria Popova, writer and founder of BrainPickings.org