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Resources for Your Child’s Literacy Journey

For forty years, Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc. has been committed to developing the best resources for children learning to read and write.  

Our Books for Young Learners (BYL) are available in both English and Spanish, are used in classrooms across the U.S., and are ideal for reading at home.  Because you are your child’s first teacher, we want to offer you an opportunity to nurture, encourage, and inspire your child to develop a lifelong love of reading.  It all begins at home with you.

Our books look like books found in libraries and bookstores, with engaging stories and beautiful illustrations and photographs.  Our content is presented from a child’s point of view, exploring concepts like family, friendship, humor, diversity, adversity, culture, animals, and more — each keeping your child’s interest, which is key to getting children to read, and reread, for pleasure and meaning. Research tells us that children need frequent opportunities to read books that are not too challenging for them.  Their reading success builds confidence, competence, and an appetite for more books. Reading should be enjoyable, and not a chore. Struggling to read results in frustration and undermines motivation. 

Our Books for Young Learners present ample opportunities for reading TO your child, reading WITH your child, and for your child to read independently.

Most of all, make reading fun for you and for your child.  Engage them in conversations, not interrogations.  The episodes presented in our Literacy Gallery provide you with excellent examples of opportunities for learning together.  We will continually add episodes, and we encourage you to visit often, leave a comment, or ask a question. 

Our books are ideal for sharing these important moments in your child’s literacy journey.


Free Access to eBooks – Here you will discover e-books of books used in episodes and more.

Special Offers for Parents and Caregivers  – Here we introduce you to the levels of EMERGENT, EARLY, and FLUENT reading options. We have special packages, and a coupon only for parents and caregivers!


Richard Owen

Phyllis Morrison
Business Manager

Phyllis Greenspan
Children’s and Professional Books

Christian Noboa
Customer Service

General Comments / Inquiries:


Regular Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm ET

Main Phone:
or 800-262-0787

Orders/Billing Phone:

Fax: 914-232-3977


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

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

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