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Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.

For Forty Years a Proven Leader in Quality Children's Books for K-8 and Professional Books on Education

Parents

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read with confidence
our emergent books. 
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Books for Young Learners

For Your PK-3 Classroom
Every book a classic! 
174 English titles
82 translated into Spanish

New Professional Book

 New book on the The Conditions of Learning
Made for Learning
—the result of
60 years of research.

eBooks

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15 eBooks
for Young Learners
in English and Spanish
presents you with a
glimpse inside our
174 English and
82 Spanish titles.

Professional Books

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entertaining video
introducing their new book
GREAT MORNINGS VIDEO
 Great Poetry Books

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Books Collection

Writing Journals

Draft Writing Books
Grades PK-3
There are three
very affordable books.

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Author at Work

Great collection!
Students learn from
the authors about their
writing experiences.
Softcovers
Author at Work Collection

Traditional Literature

Many traditional stories
started by being passed from
person to person, generation
to generation, and only later came to be written.
Traditional Literature Collection

Meet the Author

Authentic models of good
writing, perfect for author
studies that are inspiring
to young writers.
Hardcover and Softcover
MEET THE AUTHOR Collection

Our Collection

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CATEGORIES

Unique books that inspire

Diversity Collection

Stories that reflect
differences in skin
color, gender roles,
life styles, customs,
ethnicity, family,
and tribal practices.
Diversity Collection

Informational Books

Text designed to
convey factual
information, rather
than tell or advance
a narrative.
Informational Books

Did You Know?

Your school can get
permission to record
the reading of our
Books for Young
Learners
for remote learning?

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Book Notes

Identify teaching
points in each book. 
FREE Book Notes
(Download PDFs)
with
NEW Comprehension
prompts (CP)
BYL book list with
Book Notes/CP links

Alphabet Cards

Our Alphabet Card
is a tool for helping
primary grade children
as they learn to write.

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Alphabet Cards

Parents

WATCH a four year-old
read with confidence
our emergent books. 
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BOOK PACKAGES FOR PARENTS

Spanish Collection

A collection of 82 fiction
and nonfiction titles
leveled by DLL.
Authentic adaptations
by professional
translators who are
native speakers.
Books for Young
Learners
(BYL SPANISH)

Our Product Catalog

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Our Catalog Has it All!
See the section for
NEW BYL Packages

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Our Latest Books & Featured Sets

Made for Learning
How the Conditions of Learning Guide Teaching Decisions

DEBRA CROUCH
& BRIAN CAMBOURNE

If any book can be described as a foundation for teaching, Made for Learning is that book. This book is the result of 60 years of research and theory building.

Engagement You Can See

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Reading with Confidence

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Moving Toward Independence

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Excellence in Literacy Education Since 1982.

We share a dream that all schools are places where children and teachers are enthusiastic learners, and where the work of educators is the thoughtful, supportive interaction of a more experienced learner with less experienced learners from their infancy to old age. Being literate is a life-long engagement in a world of symbols that include print in books and on screens and walls and signs and everywhere. This process is marked not by frequent testing, but by the discovery and creation of meaning, allowing for the pace of each learner’s development.

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Richard Owen
President
richardowen@rcowen.com

Phyllis Morrison
Business Manager
 phyllismorrison@rcowen.com

Phyllis Greenspan
Children’s and Professional Books
phyllisgreenspan@rcowen.com

Christine Arendt
Customer Service
ciarendt@rcowen.com

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OUR LOCATION

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 585
Katonah, NY 10536

Physical Address:
247 Route 100, Suite 1003
Somers, NY 10589