Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.

The Poetry of Science:
The Poetry Friday anthology for Sciences for Kids

If your kids love science, this book is for them! THE POETRY OF SCIENCE: THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY FOR SCIENCE FOR KIDS features 248 poems by 78 award-winning and popular poets.

Need inspiration for a science fair project? You’ll find it here. Curious about ecosystems? Dive in! There are poems about push and pull, chemistry, energy, math, computers, inventions, famous scientists, experiments, imagining the future, and more!
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Informational Text
In Story Form
for PK-3


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.

We have informational books on a variety of subjects with illustrations and photographs.

For Emergent, Early, and Fluent readers in PK-3

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Meet the Author Collection

 Now 5 Are Available in Softcover!


Give children an inside view of the writing process with these 32 popular and award-winning author autobiographies, written especially for grades 2-5. Engaging text and fascinating, full-color photographs invite children to see how their favorite authors turn ideas into books, and how they organize their writing days.

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

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A Poetry Friday Power Book

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. Read more/Order

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Looking for theme packages
leveled for PK-3

You can find them in the
Books for Young Learners Collections!

Themes are a great way immerse students in topics of study. By selecting  theme packages you can focus reading, writing, discussions and classroom projects around different themes.

We have themes about pets,  friends, nature, animals, humor, music, poetry, science and much more.


Books for Young Learners are leveled by Fountas and Pinnell, Reading Recovery, and DLL.

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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


Meet the Author 2-5


Author as Work 4-7


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