About the Author

David Bouchard

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.

 

Books by this Author

Barnyard Bestiary

by David Bouchard
illustrated by Kimball Allen
edition:Hardcover
tagged : farm animals
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We are voices from the barn
And we're putting them on notice.
Why is it that they don't see
When we're right before their eyes?
Why is it that they don't hear?
Might they care to see our portraits
That they'll want to show their children
When they ask what we were like?

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Beneath Raven Moon

Beneath Raven Moon

by David Bouchard
illustrated by Andy Everson
edition:eBook
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Fairy

Fairy

edition:Hardcover
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For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

edition:Paperback
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I am Raven

I am Raven

A Story of Discovery
by David Bouchard
illustrated by Andy Everson
edition:eBook
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Long Powwow Nights

Long Powwow Nights

by David Bouchard & Pam Aleekuk
illustrated by Leonard Paul
performed by (orchestra band ensemble) Buffy Sainte-Marie
edition:Hardcover
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Nuits de pow-wow

by David Bouchard & Pam Aleekuk
illustrated by Leonard Paul
performed by (orchestra band ensemble) Buffy Sainte-Marie
edition:Hardcover
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Prairie Born

Prairie Born

by David Bouchard
illustrated by Peter Shostak
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Rainbow Crow

Rainbow Crow

Nagweyaabi-Aandeg
by David Bouchard
lyrics by Manantial
illustrated by David Jean
edition:Hardcover
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Secret of Your Name

Secret of Your Name

French Edition
by David Bouchard
by (composer) John Arcand
illustrated by Dennis Weber
edition:Hardcover
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Sous la Lune de Corbeau

Sous la Lune de Corbeau

by David Bouchard
illustrated by Andy Everson
edition:eBook
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That's Hockey

That's Hockey

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Paperback Hardcover
tagged : hockey, friendship
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The First Flute

The First Flute

Whowhoahyahzo Tohkohya
by David Bouchard
illustrated by Don Oelze
by (composer) Jan Michael Looking Wolf
edition:Hardcover
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The Gift of Reading

The Gift of Reading

edition:Paperback
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Voices From the Wild

Voices From the Wild

An Animal Sensagoria
by David Bouchard
illustrated by Ron Parker
edition:Hardcover
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