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  Books for Young Learners

Literature for YOUR PK-3 Classroom
Every book a classic!

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

Many of you have been our partner for almost 40 years. We value your loyalty.

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  New Professional Book

New Book Made for Learning by Brian Cambourne Debra Crouch
Now Available!

Exciting new book on the The Conditions of Learning, Made for Learning is the result of 60 years of research. 




We are pleased to make available these 15 Books for Young Learners eBooks in English and Spanish to present you with a look inside the collection of 174 English and 82 Spanish titles.

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  Professional Books
Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell

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  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.

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  Traditional Literature


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

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Meet The Author

Authentic models of good writing, perfect for author studies that are inspiring to young writers.

Collection has books in Hardcover and Softcover
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Readers' Theater

READERS� THEATER is great for students developing reading and writing skills in grades PK-3.

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 Diversity Collection

In the Diversity Collection, our stories reflect differences in skin color, gender roles, life styles, customs, ethnicity, family, and tribal practices.

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  Informational Books


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

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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

The Book Notes help identify teaching points in each book. They offer teachers suggestions, not a script, for instruction.    Read about our Book Notes

FREE! Book Notes (Download PDFs)
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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Learning begins and continues at home.
It is nurtured, encouraged, and inspired by you.

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  Children's Books

Books For Young Learners

 in Spanish


A collection of 82 fiction and nonfiction titles leveled by DLL.

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

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  2020 catalog is Here!

It has it all! See the New BYL Packages!
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Our Mission Statement

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. 

Richard C. Owen,

Books for Young Learners PK-3


Meet the Author 2-5


Author at Work 4-7


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