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Books by Pamela Paul

  • How to Raise a Reader

    Pamela Paul

    Product Code: BZIZY
    Hardback
    Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? Or curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Sorcerer's Stone, or the fate of the "one ring to rule them all?" So now, as parents, how do you instill in your kids that timeless, time-stopping, and extremely valuable joy of reading? Written by Pamela Paul, who oversees all book coverage at The New York Times, and Maria Russo, the children's book editor at the Times - and inspired by their 2018 article that went viral instantly, reaching hundreds of thousands of Times readers - How to Raise a Reader combines clear practical advice, wisdom, inspiration, tips, lists, and insider know-how to give parents all the tools they need to instill a love of reading in their children. Divided into four sections that correspond to the child's age and reading level, from baby to teenager - and whimsically illustrated by a different children's book artist per section - each page of the book offers something useful: how to develop rituals around reading, best ways to make reading a family activity, how to engage a reluctant reader, why not to push Harry Potter too early, building a library. There are "Pro Tips for Reading Out Loud," "What to Look for in Middle Grade Graphic Novels," "When Teenagers Take Reading Time-Outs," and so much more. Including an extensive final chapter listing "Books to Love by Theme and Reading Level," an invaluable reference for parents, grandparents, and even kids looking for their next book. School is where children learn they have to read. Home is where children can learn to love to read - and become readers. And reading, as experts now know, is essential to developing those life skills, like self-regulation and executive function, that make us all-around happier and better adjusted.
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  • My Life with Bob

    Pamela Paul

    Product Code: BCWDA
    Hardback
    Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight years - carried throughout high school and college, hauled from Paris to London to Thailand, from job to job, safely packed away and then carefully removed from apartment to house to its current perch on a shelf over her desk - reliable if frayed, anonymous-looking yet deeply personal. This book has a name: Bob. Bob is Paul's Book of Books, a journal that records every book she's ever read, from Sweet Valley High to Anna Karenina, from Catch-22 to Swimming to Cambodia, a journey in reading that reflects her inner life - her fantasies and hopes, her mistakes and missteps, her dreams and her ideas, both half-baked and wholehearted. Her life, in turn, influences the books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, information or sheer entertainment. But My Life with Bob isn't really about those books. It's about the deep and powerful relationship between book and reader. It's about the way books provide each of us the perspective, courage, companionship, and imperfect self- knowledge to forge our own path. It's about why we read what we read and how those choices make us who we are. It's about how we make our own stories.
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