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Celebrate all year long with
The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations
—156 original poems in English and Spanish from 115 poets.  Ideal for sharing aloud in preK-grade 6. 

The TEACHER/LIBRARIAN EDITION includes “TAKE 5!” mini-lessons for teaching and sharing skills and standards such as the CCSS and the TEKS.



Look Inside BYLs
with e-BOOKS

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Reading Recovery Levels   DLL Levels  

We pride ourselves on publishing children’s books with characteristics of children’s picture books.  We want our books to attract kids like books they see in libraries and bookstores.

Books for Young Learners are used in classrooms for small group instruction. For every book in the Books for Young Learners collection, there is a Book Note, many of them written by Margaret Mooney, and others written by teachers we have worked with over the years. 

We believe that teachers teach children based on the needs of the child.  The Book Notes help identify teaching points in each book and offer teachers suggestions, not a script for instruction. 

This year we have created New Book Notes
adding Comprehension Prompts for Oral or Written Use written by Connie Hebert!  There is a set of Comprehension Prompts for every book in the BYL collection. 

Please spend a few minutes exploring the New Book Notes.  If you want to download

New Book Notes for specific titles, click on BYL in Alphabetical Order.                                    

Enjoy the New Book Notes with all the BYL Books.  We welcome your feedback about the books or the New Book Notes at any time.  Write to Richard Owen.  Let us know what you think. 


See Books For Young Learners  (BYL)


82 of our titles are part of the
NEW Teachers College
Classroom Libraries.

THANK YOU Lucy Calkins and Teachers College
Reading and Writing Project for selecting our
Visit our Children's Book pages to learn more
about our books for children.

"Kids who have access to great books become readers. There is simply nothing that makes teaching reading easier, that gets kids reading with tremendous volume, or that lifts reading skills higher than a collection
of truly fabulous books.
   Lucy Calkins

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MEET THE AUTHOR Autobiographies
Now In Paperback!


Students can learn what is involved in the stages of developing a story, editing and revising, and how the authors became writers. 


See our MEET THE AUTHOR Collection

SThe Essential RMA: A Window into Readers' Thinking

"Call this book the 'pocket guide' to RMA.  What a great resource.  It is uncomplicated, instructional, and very accessible!  I hadn't thought about collaborative RMA or whole class RMA before...  "

Sarah Shimmin, Grade 9 English & History Teacher
Brooks High School Launceston, Tasmania

See our Professional Books Collection



Books for Young Learners PK-3


Meet the Author 2-5


Author as Work 4-7


Professional Books

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