Sunday, March 13, 2011

New York Times Has a New Children's Book Editor

The publishing industry has been decimated.  The newspaper industry has been decimated.

For publishers and booksellers, one bright spot has been in the area of children's literature.  So much so that the New York Times has a new children's book editor, Pamela Paul.  One of the first things she did was to expand the on-line edition of their book section by adding a weekly review of children's picture books.  This will typically be written by Ms. Paul.

One of her first selections was The Darkness by Shane W. Evans, a truly superb picture book on the Underground Railroad.

This week Ms. Paul wrote six short reviews, including one for The Trouble With Chickens, the new chapter book by Doreen Cronin.  (Ms. Cronin will be at Little Shop this Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.; more on that in an upcoming blog post).

It's great to see children's books getting more attention from our newspaper of record!

- Dave

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