Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.

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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This year we created New Book Notes by adding Comprehension Prompts for Oral or written use written by Dr. Connie Hebert! For more information:

There is a FREE Book Note with Comprehension Prompts for every book in the BYL collection. 

Please spend a few minutes exploring the New Book Notes. Click on the
Book Note to enlarge and for more information.

If you want to download FREE
Book Notes for specific titles, click on BYL in Alphabetical Order List. 




AUTHOR at Work 4-7
Autobiographies In Paperback!

Nikki Grimes
Ralph Fletcher
Margaret Mooney
Jane Yolen 

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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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Look Inside BYLs
with e-BOOKS

Reading Recovery Teachers
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Reading Recvery Levels   DLL Levels


79 Books for Young Learners
 are part of the
Teachers College Classroom Libraries. 

Books For Young Learners  (BYL) 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.   

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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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