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2017 CLEL Bells have been announced!

2017 CLEL Bells

Reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing with your children are fun ways to prepare them for reading independently. The CLEL Bell Awards are a great resource for books that support these skills. Every year, Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) selects five excellent books to receive the awards. CLEL has also created activity sheets for each title, offering ideas on how to extend the learning opportunity beyond sharing the book. Here are the five winners by category:

Cover of The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read

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Read: The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read

READ: The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Curtis Manley; illustrated by Kate Berube

Alphonse, That Is Not Ok to Do!

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WRITE: Alphonse, That is Not Ok to Do! by Daisy Hirst

WRITE: Alphonse, That is Not Ok to Do! by Daisy Hirst

Puddle

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TALK: Puddle by Hyewon Yum

TALK: Puddle by Hyewon Yum

Rock-a-Bye Romp

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SING: Rock-A-Bye Romp by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Simona Mulazzani

SING: Rock-A-Bye Romp by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Simona Mulazzani

Box

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PLAY: Box by Min Flyte

PLAY: Box by Min Flyte​