Pamela Paul has been named children’s books editor of the New York Times Book Review. Paul is a journalist and book critic, is the author of three nonfiction books, and is a columnist for the NYT’s Style section. She has also been book critic for the Economist, and began her career at Scholastic, where she was an editor and managed a book club. Paul replaces Julie Just, who left the Times in October to become an agent at Janklow & Nesbit. Paul starts at the Book Review on Monday; look for an interview with Just on our web site later today.