Online Book Companies
The great thing about Amazon.com is the critical book reviews linked to each book sold. The book reviews are from quality children's journals such as Horn Book, Library School Journal, Book Links, and Kirkus.
Rigby is the company that developed PM Readers and the Rigby PM Benchmark kit. They also have just release the PM readers software.
Scholastic is the publisher of the Harry Potter series and the home of Clifford the Big Red Dog! Scholastic is also the developer of the Wiggleworks software program.
Heinemann is a leading publisher of professional books in the area of literacy. All of Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas' books are published through Heinemann as well as Marie Clay's Observation Survey, Reggie Routman's series (Transitions, Invitations, Conversations and Literacy at the Crossroads), Sharon Taberski's On Common Ground, Nancie Atwell's In the Middle, and Eline Keene's Mosaic of Thought.
Stenhouse is the publisher of both professional book we are using in our class: Aprenticeship to Literacy and Strategies that Work. The also publish Ralph Fletcher's Craft Lessons.
Reading Association (http://bookstore.reading.org/)
This is the bookstore for the professional organization of IRA, which publishes all of the organization's position statments, Marie Clays' latest book, By Different Paths to Common Outcomes, Neuman and Rosko's Children Achieving: Best Practices in Early Literacy, Richard Allington's No Quick Fix: Rethinking Literacy Programs in America's Elementary Schools, Connie Weaver's Reconsidering a Balanced Approach to Reading and Cathy Roller's Variability Not Disability: Struggling Readers in a Workshop Classroom.