The CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards by Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy recognize five high-quality picture books that provide excellent support of early literacy development in young children.
The five winning books consist of one title in each of five categories representing an early literacy practice: Read, Write, Sing, Talk, and Play.
The books support caregivers’ interaction with their children through these five early literacy practices that build language skills and prepare children to become successful readers.
2018 CLEL Book Award Winners
- READ: The Library Book
by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark
- WRITE: Little Plane Learns to Write by Stephen Savage
- SING: Motor Goose by Rebecca Colby
- TALK: Say Zoop! by Herve Tullet
- PLAY: Things to Do with Dad by Sam Zuppardi
The 2018 CLEL Bell Winners webpage lists the books and activity sheets ideas for extending each winning book with children. Enjoy!