Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.
New Professional Book

Coming Soon!
Made for Learning: How The Conditions of Learning  Guide Teaching Decisions

The collaboration of Brian Cambourne and Debra Crouch is producing an exciting new book on the The Conditions of Learning. 



  Diversity Collection

In the Diversity Collection, our stories reflect differences in skin color, gender roles, life styles, customs, ethnicity, family, and tribal practices.

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  Did You Know?

 We are Exhibiting at Conferences

Come visit our booth at

Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conf.
2/8-2/11 2020  Columbus, OH

WATCH a four year-old read with confidence our emergent books.

Learning begins and continues at home.
It is nurtured, encouraged, and inspired by you.

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  Traditional Literature


Many traditional stories started by being passed from person to person, generation to generation, and only later came to be written.

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Meet The Author

Authentic models of good writing, perfect for author studies that are inspiring to young writers.

Collection has books in Hardcover and Softcover
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Readers' Theater

READERS’ THEATER is great for students developing reading and writing skills in grades PK-3.

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  Informational Books

Text designed to convey factual information, rather than tell or advance a narrative.

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Author at Work

Great collection! Students learn from the authors about their writing experiences.

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We are pleased to make available these 15 Books for Young Learners eBooks in English and Spanish to
present you with a look inside the collection of 174 English and 82 Spanish titles.

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BIG Books

Our BIG books come is various large format sizes
and are available as single copies and Big/Little book packages

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  Writing Journals

Draft Writing Books Grades PK-3
There are three very affordable books.

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2020 catalog is Here!

It has it all! See the New BYL Packages!
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  Book Notes

The Book Notes help identify teaching points in each book. They offer teachers suggestions, not a script, for instruction.    Read about our Book Notes

FREE! Book Notes (Download PDFs)
NEW Comprehension prompts (CP)

BYL book list with Book Notes/CP links
  Alphabet Cards

Our Alphabet Card is a tool for helping primary grade children as they learn to write.

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Professional Books
Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell

WATCH a short and entertaining video introducing their new book

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  Children's Books

Books For Young Learners

 in Spanish


A collection of 82 fiction and nonfiction titles leveled by DLL.

Authentic adaptations by professional translators who are native speakers of Spanish.

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Our Mission Statement

Excellence in Literacy Education Since 1982. 

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.

Our publications include:

●High-quality classroom materials
  for grades PK-8

●Professional books for teachers
  and administrators.

Richard C. Owen,

Books for Young Learners PK-3


Meet the Author 2-5


Author at Work 4-7


Professional Books

Free Download Professional Book PDF Chapters


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