Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York TimesBook 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. She lives with her husband and
three children in New York.
Maria Russo is the children's books editor of The New York TimesBook 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