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 Books For Young Learners (BYL)   
 Collections for Grades PK-3     

   

  CATALOGS
   Books for Young Learners (BYL)
   FP Levels Catalog PDF


   Books For Young Learners
   RR/DLL Catalog PDF

 
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 BYL  E-Books



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  Books for Young Learners

 
   LISTED In Alphabetical Order  

    Book Details in Fountas and
    Pinnel level order


    Theme Packages & List
    of titles

   
Nonfiction/Information -CCSS

    BYL Authors List


  Books for Young Learners
  Listed by Reading Levels
  and PACKAGES

    Fountas and Pinnell Levels

    Reading Recovery Levels


    Emergent
    Early
    Fluent



  
BOOKS IN SPANISH
  PACKAGES BY

   BYL Spanish DLL Levels
   BYL English/Spanish Set

  READING ASSESSMENT
 
 Reading Assessment Packages

  OTHER PACKAGES
   Big Value Packages
 
English and Spanish packages

   BYL LAP/LITTLE BOOKS
   11"x15"


  
   Readers Theater Scripts FREE
   With Books

  TEACHING AIDS
    TEACHER RESOURCE
    Book Notes
    
 
  ANCILLARY
    Alphabet Cards and Poster
   This tool supports kindergarten,
   first-, and second-grade
   children as they learn to write.

    
    Text Features Cards 

    Writing Journals
   Key student supports and
   prompts are built-in to each
   draft writing book to enrich
   instruction, support the writing
   process, and engage students


  BYL BOOK FEATURES
 
  FEATURE BOOK
 

     Levels Conversion Table


     Book Trialing

     Our Leveling bar

     Book Sample Requests
 
 

 
 Partnerships

 NYC FAMIS Distributor

We Accept Payment by
 SCHOOL PURCHASE ORDERS

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Little Books With Big Reading Enjoyment! 

 

Trade Book Quality
Instructional Value

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


 Books For Young Learners:

  • are written and illustrated by independent, creative professionals
  • are leveled for shared, guided and independent reading, as well as by Reading Recovery, Fountas and Pinnell, and 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.
  • are 8,12 or 16 pages in length.
  • are appropriate for dual language instruction and assessment.

 More Information about the
 Books for Young Learners
 collection


 
FREE! Book Notes (Download PDFs)  

 Purchase Books for Young Learners
 by:
Six Packs - $27.00
 Single copies - $
06.00
 Mix Titles Packages - Price Varies
 

CCSS CORRELATIONS for
Books For Young Learners

Nonfiction/information books


    Fundmental Beliefs

 

                                 Beth J, Arizona
                                 First Grade Teacher

What Do You Like?
"The collection  provides books at all levels that allow for inferences and good predictions. The deeper the thinking, the more engaged the students are in the reading. Also, there are many BYL books with humor and books written on topics that are interesting to the students."

What Do Students Like?
"My students always enjoy the Books for Young Learners. I always receive positive comments." 


Books For Young Learners
 A Recipe for Success!

        Partnerships
       We are known by the company we keep. We
       are pleased to partner with organizations that
       have recognized the value of our books for
       classroom instruction, reading assessment
       and independent reading.

       Please take a moment to learn more about
       our partners in education:


 
     
Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM)

         Comprehensive Intervention Model
            (
Keystone)

        
Descubriendo la Lectura (DLL)
  

         North Carolina Department of Public  
            Instruction (NCDPI)

         Reading Recovery (RR)

        
Teachers College (TCRWP) 

         Amplify -Formerly Wireless Generation (WG)

  SAVINGS!
  The more you buy, the more
  you save!

 
                      
 
Use our coupons and
  save up to $100
off
  your next purchase!

  
 
 See Side column:
  for links to BYL packaging by
  levels, genre, language and
  value purchasing sets.
 
 


     Lap Books
      with Little Books
             See Our Professional Books on teaching and Learning.

 

 


More About Books For Young Learners

This ever expanding collection currently contains 174 titles in English
in and 82 titles in Spanish all are 8, 12 or 16 pages. Each year we will 
publish additional titles in English and titles in Spanish. Books for Young
Learners in Spanish are authentic adaptations from English. The English/Spanish
Companion Sets, provide the same book in English and Spanish so
Spanish-speaking parents can read along as their children learn to read.
They are ideal for ESL, LEP and bilingual programs. 
                                                                  
The Books for Young Learners collection is a broad literacy framework
for developing readers and writers who think critically and communicate
effectively. The collection comprises stand-alone books that increase in
complexity and concepts and complement each other. The individual titles
in the Books for Young Learners collection support teachers in developing
effective reading
skills in young students.  All of the nonfiction titles in the
collection are correlated to Common Core State Standards.  Work is in
progress to correlate the rest of the collection to CCSS. 


Books for Young Learners are charming valuable books, appropriate for 
instructional use with emergent, early, and fluent readers in primary grades.
 The Books for Young Learners Teacher Resource by Margaret Mooney
offers
a wealth of information on the unique features of each book. Sample questions
and prompts help teachers introduce and support students through some of the
content and some of the skills and understandings that they need when reading
for meaning.


Before publishing a book is first trialed in a black and white version with
teachers and children in American schools. Results of the trialing lead to
refinement in text and illustrations.

The trialing also provides data used to level each book for shared, guided,
and independent reading. That information is reflected in the teacher friendly
leveling bar on the back of each book and in the levels and approaches chart.

For more detailed information about each book in the collection see the
Levels and Approaches Chart.

Books for Young Learners offers variety of trim size and formats across many
genres of writing. The books are uniformly high quality exploration of topics of
interest to young children worldwide.



Fundamental beliefs
 

Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.  first became involved with 'little books' in the mid 1980s.  Marie Clay was in the United States piloting Reading Recovery in Columbus, Ohio.  Richard Owen met Dr. Clay when she came to New York University to give a seminar about Reading Recovery.  She said she was having difficulty finding appropriate books to use with children.  Richard contacted the New Zealand Ministry of Education and made arrangements to bring over their National Reading Program. 

That connection was the start of a relationship that lasted ten years.  We had the opportunity to work with representatives of the Ministry and to learn from them how they approached developing resources to use with children.  One of the first lessons we learned was that Books children are exposed to in the classroom should reflect qualities they will find in libraries and bookstores.  We took the idea to heart when we started publishing Books for Young Learners (BYL) in 1995.  Our books look like trade books.  They have different trim sizes, different cover designs and text designs, and different type faces, both on the covers and on interior pages.  They do not look like a reading series!

The New Zealanders also taught us to Start with Story.  The first criterion we use when selecting manuscripts for publication is to ask the question, Does it have charm, magic, impact, and appeal?  We want our books to invite readers and engage readers and hold their attention. We ask Will the book withstand repeated reading?  And we consider whether chunks of language and meaning from the story will resurface at later times.  When that happens it is truly magical. 

Additional considerations include Is the idea worthwhile?  Is the story's shape and structure appropriate?  Is the language effective?  Is the story authentic?  Do the illustrations help the reader gain meaning from the text?  The final question, Is the format of the book appropriate? brings us back to issues of trim size and design.

If we think we can meet our goal to Start with Story, we can begin the work of identifying teaching points and developing instructional purpose.

We want our published books to embody the qualities of the best of juvenile trade books, but also provide teachers with abundant opportunities to help children become skilled, competent, and enthusiastic readers.  We hope you agree.


  

 
                         QUICK LINKS

   Click red bullet to link to page
   BYL Alpha List of titles
   Reading Recovery List or click Word Doc
   F & P Guided Reading Levels
   BYL Content/Subject List of titles
   BYL Multiple & Single Copy Value Packages 
  
BYL Written in SPANISH
  
BYL Lap Books>>>>>>
  
 FREE Scripts
    Levels Conversion Table  
 TEACHER RESOURCE
    Teacher's Guide Book & Book Note Cards

 
 
FREE! Book Notes PDFs - Download at
  each BYL Book on the Book Detail page
 


Trialing
Books for Young Learners List (alphabetical order by title)
Books For Young Learners Levels and Approaches Chart
(This chart list all of the BYL books by reading level and approach)
Books for Young Learners Emergent Books 1 
                                    
Early1 Books
                                    
Fluent1 Books

BYL Lap  BOOKS! 11"x15"   
Books for Young Learner Spanish Books
Book Showcase
 

Ancillary Material


 

Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.
PO Box 585 - Katonah, NY 10536 - 800/336-5588 9-5 EST. M-F

Copyright 2011 by Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Other products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.

 

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