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Poetry Friday Power Book

by Sylvia Vardell and
Janet Wong

Pet Crazy: A Poetry Friday Power Book

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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Literature for YOUR PK-3 Classroom

  Books For Young Learners (BYL):

  Our Books for Young Learners (BYL)
  PK-3 collection includes 174 titles in soft covers,
  82 of which are translated into Spanish

  • are leveled for shared, guided and independent reading, as well as by Fountas and Pinnell, Reading Recovery, & Descubriendo la lectura.

  • includes fiction and non-fiction, illustrations and photographs, multi-cultural themes, and a variety of trim sizes and formats across many genres of writing in 8,12,16 pages.

  • are appropriate for dual language instruction and assessment.

FREE! Book Notes (Download PDFs)
NEW Comprehension prompts 
Alphabetical Order with Book Notes/CP links

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

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.

Much more than an anti-bullying program, Force Field for Good will have your students joyously singing aloud as you watch them grow into empathetic, courageous and compassionate kids who make their classroom, their school, and their community a zone of love and learning!

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Books for Young Learners
 in Spanish

A collection of 82 fiction and nonfiction titles leveled by DLL

DLL has chosen BYL Spanish books for use in their assessment package.    

Ideal for ESL, LEP, Bilingual  classes, FLES, Partial Immersion, and Dual Language programs in the Primary grades.

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

Help students make the transition to English, or learn Spanish.

Buy Spanish titles or Spanish/English companion sets.
 More about our books in Spanish

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Our Mission Statement

In 2017, we celebrated 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,


Books for Young Learners PK-3


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