For the Love of Reading

Overview

In For the Love of Reading, David Bouchard has teamed up with literacy experts Sally Bender, Anne Letain, and Lucie Poulin-Mackey to give lists of books to inspire us and our children. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, an administrator, an auntie, a grandpa or Mum's best friend, in For the Love of Reading you will find books to strike your fancy and the fancies of all the children in your life. Each author provides lists of books for all ages, as well as lists of seasonal books, resources, favorite strategies ...

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Overview

In For the Love of Reading, David Bouchard has teamed up with literacy experts Sally Bender, Anne Letain, and Lucie Poulin-Mackey to give lists of books to inspire us and our children. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, an administrator, an auntie, a grandpa or Mum's best friend, in For the Love of Reading you will find books to strike your fancy and the fancies of all the children in your life. Each author provides lists of books for all ages, as well as lists of seasonal books, resources, favorite strategies to encourage reading and those strategies to avoid. Lucie Poulin-Mackey's lists are of books in French. Indices are provided by author and title.

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Editorial Reviews

CM Magazine
"Very highly recommended."
Manitoba Middle Years Association Journal
"Definitely a book that should be part of every school's professional collection and is one that should be drawn to the attention of parents."
Kamloops Daily News
"To get your kids or grandkids launched early on the road to reading, get both of Bouchard's crusading guidebooks. You won't regret that you did, and neither will the kids, whatever their ages."
Resource Links
"Public and school librarians should certainly take a look at [this book]."
Saskatoon Star
"For families planning their summer reading. Highly recommended."
Resource Links
". . . public and school librarians should certainly take a look at [this book]."
CM Magazine
"...very highly recommended."
Manitoba Middle Years Association Journal
". . . definitely a book that should be part of every school's professional collection and is one that should be drawn to the attention of parents."
School Library Journal
The introduction to this guide presents a convincing case that in order to build lifelong readers, the adults in the lives of young people must first read themselves. This concept is then followed by advice and recommendations for parents, teachers, and librarians in chapters divided by age groups up to and through teen readers. For example, in the first chapter entitled "Pre-conception to Two," the author writes, "This list is for you, as an educator or as a parent. These are all books that you should read and own. You will want to share these books with [other adults]-.And sharing is a passion right at the heart of reading." Since this is a Canadian publication, books in French are included; Canadian titles are noted with an icon of a maple leaf. The chapters are written in a lively, opinionated way. This style is echoed in the "Dos and Don'ts" section. Annotated lists of seasonal books and resources for adults are also included. While many of the books may not be readily available in the U.S., the information and approach are interesting, making this a useful though nonessential addition to most collections.-Maria B. Salvadore, formerly at Washington DC Public Library Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551432816
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Letain is a teacher-librarian, a consultant and the host of the website, The Reading Registry (www.readingregistry.com).

British Columbia's best-selling author and most sought-after public speaker has presented to hundreds of thousands of educators, parents and students the world over. This former teacher and principal of 28 years champions literacy. His message is spelled out in his best selling books The Gift of Reading and For the Love of Reading.

"The greatest gift we can give our children is the gift of reading and there is no magic in giving it. There is no toy or program that will do the job for us. It takes time, commitment and most of all, fire. We cannot hope to light a fire in the hearts of others without a fire burning in our own. Light and stoke yours, then spread the flame fast and furious. Let literacy be your legacy."

Bouchard outlines individual roles and responsibilities in ascertaining that all children are given the gift of reading. He inspires like none other and leaves his listeners with a concrete plan and the rejuvenation needed to face literacy issues head on.

Born and raised on the Canadian prairie, the author of over twenty five best selling books now lives in British Columbia with his wife Vicki and their combined family of seven.

David Bouchard's books have won several prestigious awards, among them: the Governor General's Award for The Song Within My Heart in 2004 and the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry award for Voices from the Wild in 1997. If You're not from the Prairie is listed on MacLean's list of the Top Twenty Children's books in the history of Canada.

You can access his web page at www.davidbouchard.com.

Sally Bender is a teacher-librarian who writes a book review column for the Brandon Sun. She brought the children's book section to her local teachers' supply store, Total Teacher, where she worked for several years.

Lucie Poulin-Mackey has been a teacher for almost twenty years. Lucie is now a literacy specialist for her French school board.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Chapter 1 Pre-conception to Two 15
Chapter 2 Three- to Five-Year-Olds 37
Chapter 3 Six- to Eight-Year-Olds 59
Chapter 4 Nine- to Eleven-Year-Olds 83
Chapter 5 Twelve- to Fourteen-Year-Olds 107
Chapter 6 Fifteen and Up 131
Chapter 7 Seasonal Books 157
Chapter 8 Resources for Administrators, Teachers and Parents 175
Chapter 9 Do's and Don'ts 188
Index of Titles 199
Index of Authors 204
Acknowledgements 207
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