How to Raise a Reader
We want to make our children readers. The question is: How? Which books are best to read to babies? How do we judge our kids’ reading progress? Are teens too old to newly engage?
In a discussion of their new book How to Raise a Reader, two editors of the esteemed New York Times Book Review, Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, offer guidance on fostering a love of reading in children of every age. They explore everything from developing rituals around reading and engaging reluctant readers to building family libraries. Their book is chock full of recommended reading lists.
Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review, and Russo is its children’s books editor. Both, too, are parents.