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Pet Crazy: A Poetry Friday Power BookA Poetry Friday Power Book
Pet Crazy
by Sylvia Vardell and
Janet Wong


Calling all
“pet people”!

PET CRAZY: A Poetry Friday Power Book features twelve PowerPacks that use creative activities to get your children (K-3) thinking, drawing, reading, and writing about cats, dogs, lizards, rabbits, and more! Resources for children (as well as parents, teachers, and book club leaders) include “Hidden Language Skills” to sharpen language learning even further, recommended reading lists and websites, tips for reading aloud and writing, talking points, and places to publish.

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READERS’ THEATER is an engaging way to build both students' Learning and interpersonal skills. For grades PK-3.  And it is fun for the whole class!

All you need are BYL Readers' Theater packages
and the students do the rest!

Did you know Reader's theater:

  • increases fluency

  • extends vocabulary

  • develops oral skills, listening skills, social skills, and confidence

  • offers opportunities for various writing activities

  • are for Emergent, Early, and Fluent Readers

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AUTHOR at Work 4-7
Autobiographies Are In Paperback!

Nikki Grimes
Ralph Fletcher
Margaret Mooney
Jane Yolen 

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Force Field for Good:
Teaching Kindness through
Song and Literature with CD

by Barry Lane and Colleen Mestdagh



Kindness and self-knowledge are not explicitly written into most curriculum standards yet they are the most important qualities a child can learn in school for success in a civilized society. More than a collection of songs and lessons, Force Field for Good is an ongoing, year long, practical approach to creating a kindly classroom community of students who share a passion for self-reflection and aspire to well being for every member of their class.

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Where Are The Wild Things?
Find them in Books for Young Learners Nonfiction Collections!

Many of our informational books offer a distinctive narrative nonfiction quality, which builds on a child’s familiarity with story while introducing content. This transition text supports a student without total immersion in the demands of expository prose. The higher level vocabulary and exquisite illustrations and photos make our BYL books very special.

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Our Mission Statement

In 2017, we celebrate 35 years of excellence
in literacy education. 

Our publications include:
●High-quality classroom materials for grades PK-8
●Professional books for teachers and administrators.

The focus of Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc. is literacy education with an emphasis on the teaching of reading and writing from a child-centered, meaning-centered perspective.

We believe that students become enthusiastic, independent,  life-long learners, and accomplished readers and writers, when supported and guided by skillful teachers. The books that we  publish support these beliefs.

Richard C. Owen   Publisher


Books for Young Learners PK-3


Meet the Author 2-5


Author as Work 4-7


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