Pamela Paul

Cindy Seip

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 author and editor of five books. Paul and Maria Russo’s How to Raise a Reader (Workman Publishing Company) combines clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists to show how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading.
The book is divided into four sections, from baby (Even newborns benefit from the experience of hearing stories) through teen,  each illustrated by a different artist, and offers something useful on every page, whether it’s how to develop rituals around reading, build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, “More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level,” is full of expert recommendations. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.