Children's Books Editor at the New York Times Book Review.

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@mariarussonyt — 4,396 followers, 897 tweets

Late to this gem of a book, but heartfelt -- I loved it. And a wonderful review by @LaurelSnyder  https://nyti.ms/2EFmjns 
Celebrity picture book news that made me smile, from my lovely new colleague @simplylovia  https://nyti.ms/2FLIuJZ 
"In what language is there a word that means, 'a picture book that makes adults cry while children’s eyes remains dry'?" I often wonder that, @samanthajhunt. A beautiful review of 4 beautiful books  https://nyti.ms/2ECNgrE 
"When I turned the page and saw that child hiding under the piano — small, worried, afraid — I felt a wave of recognition." Kate DiCamillo replies to @mattdelapena's moving essay about darkness in kids' books  http://ti.me/2CRupc8 
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