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How to Raise a Reader

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Brosgol, Vera
Illustrated By: Feng, Lisk
Illustrated By: Garwood, Monica
By (author): Paul, Pamela
By (author): Russo, Maria
Illustrated By: Yaccarino, Dan
Subject:  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Education
  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Workman Publishing Co
Published: September 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 8.50in x 6.25in x 0.80in
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$ 29.95
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From The Publisher*An indispensable guide to welcoming children-from babies to teens-to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review.
Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Sorcerer's Stone? Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader shows you how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading.
Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it's how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, "More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level," is chockful 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.
From The Publisher*

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.

Review Quote*

"Their advice is great and they include a chapter about teen readers, which parents will really appreciate. The layout is excellent and the sections well chosen."

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"I wish that every new parent was given/or made to buy the book. Should be part of every parent's toolbox on how to raise a kid well."

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"A great resource for parents and teachers. The advice is very straightforward and timely. The book selections at the end of each chapter are practical and convenient."

Biographical Note

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.