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Introductory Book Packages & Special Offers for Parents and Other Caregivers

Build Your Home Library

Our books are organized on our website in a variety of ways!  We offer a COMPLETE LIST organized from easier books with few challenges, to more complex texts at higher levels.  Click on Children’s Books (Books for Young Learners) in our banner to search for nonfiction books, Spanish books, stories with cultural diversity, traditional literature, and more.

Our Special Introductory 3-Book Offers allow you to choose from packages created especially for at-home reading.  Each 3-book set includes books from a range of levels/reading abilities.  Get free shipping by using the code – PARENTFRSHP – each time you order from us.  Purchases must be a minimum of $21.  Refer to coupon for rules that apply.

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Coupon for FREE SHIPPING for Parents and Other Caregivers



With Minimum Purchase of $21

 Expires December 31, 2023

Choose from: Writing Journals, Parent Packages or individual BYL books in English or Spanish. No limit to the number of books you select. Use each time you visit. This coupon cannot be combined with any other coupon, discount, or offer.

May be modified, removed or extended at the discretion of Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.

Parent Introductory Package Collections

General Guidelines

Each book is identified by its reading stage – EMERGENT, EARLY, or FLUENT – and this information can be found in the book details for every book in the collection.  (See My Dog Fuzzy as an example.)  All children begin life as emergent readers.  Most children progress to the early stage around age five, and enter the fluent stage around age seven.  Because the skills and needs of every child vary widely, these are not definitive designations, but rather general guidelines to assist you in selecting materials for your child.  In the first four Introductory Packages below, all titles in the package have the same reading stage as indicated at the top of the package.

Looking for more of our engaging books?  We have 175 English and 82 Spanish books organized from books with simple storylines and familiar characters up to books with more challenging language and content.  Books are appropriate for preschool to 2nd or 3rd grade.  See our complete list of packages HERE.  BUILD YOUR HOME LIBRARY!

The Emergent Package

Level: Emergent

The Henry Package

Level: Early

The Max and Toby Package

Level: Early

The Fluent Package

Level: Fluent

The Family Package

Level: Emergent/Early/Fluent

The Spanish Package

Level: Emergent/Early/Fluent

The Diversity Package

Level: Emergent/Early/Fluent

The Nonfiction Package

Level: Emergent/Early/Fluent

The Pets Package

Level: Emergent/Early/Fluent

The Folktales, Fables, Legends Package

Level: Early/Fluent