A parent's guide to raising a lifelong reader, packed with practical ideas for engaging children of all ages in books, plus wonderful lists of books, arranged by age and subject matter, will keep the shelves stocked and young readers' interests high from birth through teens.
“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
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.
DAN YACCARINO is the author of Five Little Pumpkins and many other children’s books; creator of the Parents’ Choice Award-winning animated TV series Oswald—chosen by Time as one of the top 6 shows to watch on cable—and the Emmy-winning Willa’s Wild Life. His awards include the Bologna Ragazzi, The New York Times Top 10 Best Illustrated, and an ALA Notable award.