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The Gift of Reading
By authors: David Bouchard, Wendy Sutton
Selling Points: reading, books, children's books, literacy
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2001
Pages: 176
Adult Nonfiction
Price:  $16.95
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Promoting literacy should be our focus from before our children are born until they leave secondary school. Teaching children to read and to love reading is the shared responsibility of every teacher, every administrator and every parent. Together, David Bouchard and Wendy Sutton explore how we can turn our homes and our schools into environments rich in literature and how we can model the love of reading for our children and our students.

This is a book for every adult who has contact with children, not just every parent, teacher and principal, but every grandparent, every aunt and uncle, every neighbour, every family friend, every school custodian and school secretary, every district administrator. It is a book that challenges and inspires.
Professionally Speaking - September 1, 2003
"Presents a very down-to-earth approach to the effective teaching of reading." "Bouchard does not shring from meeting some controversial issues head-on...Furthermore, searching questions threaded throughout challenge us to take action on both a personal and professional basis." "This book should be on the reading list of every parent, teacher, student teacher and administrator."
School Library Journal - May 1, 2003
"If you need some fresh ideas to promote reading, this book is for you."
VOYA - April 1, 2002
"In a jargon-free style, Bouchard offers a comprehensive overview of what young people need to become independent readers."
Resource Links - January 1, 2002
"An excellent book for parents and educators. It is written in easy-to-understand language for parents and caregivers, yet reaches the professional educator in a very meaningful way with solid, well-researched pedagogy." "This book is a must for all adults who have responsibility for the care and education of children." "Highly recommended."


Resource Links "The Year's Best", commended  CA  2002

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