Ding-Dong! The 2014 CLEL Bell Picture Book Award Winners Have Been Announced!

Getting your children ready to learn how to read is as easy as reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing with them. These Early Literacy practices have been found to be some of the most simple and effective ways to build children's skills so that they will start school ready to become strong readers.

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) is proud to support parents in these practices with a yearly list of award-winning books, the CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards. Created to honor five excellent picture books each year that support each of the five Early Literacy practices, the Bells are a great new award that give parents and caregivers even more options for selecting high-quality picture books to share with their children.

The 2014 CLEL Bell Picture Book Award winners include these awesome titles:

READ: Open This Little Book by Jessie Klaumeier, illustrated by Suzy Lee

WRITE: The Things I Can Do by Jeff Mack

SING: Nighty-Night, Cooper by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

TALK: Moo! by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

PLAY: Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales

Check one of these CLEL Bells out today, and have fun!

Written by Gigi on February 19, 2014


Josh J on February 21, 2014


I looove Niño wrestles the world


It's a great book, and super fun to read aloud to kids too! Thanks for letting us know!

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