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CLEL Conference Preview

As you probably already know our annual conference is this Friday, September 13 in Englewood, CO. Friday the 13th has an infamous reputation but we hope to change that with this year's fantastic programs!

Each year the CLEL annual meeting has continued to grow and this year is no exception, branching from beyond a one room meeting into a multi-room and multi-workshop annual conference. We hope you are excited about these changes as we are.

Pets Storytime Books

My Pup by Margaret O'Hair

Thumpy Feet by Betsy Lewin

Yip! Snap! Yap! by Charles Fuge

What Pet to Get by Emma Dodd

Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid

Matilda's Cat by Emily Gravett

My Rhinoceros by Jon Agee

Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

The Stray Dog by Marc Simont

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell


CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Count the Monkeys by Mack Barnett and Kevin Cornell

Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett and illustrated
by Kevin Cornell has been nominated for a CLEL Bell Award for Play.

Here's what the nominator said about the book:

CLEL Bell Webinar

Webinar: Introducing the CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards
Thursday, September 19, 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT

2013 State Baby Facts

The National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families has released the 2013 State Baby Facts.  It contains great information on poverty levels, health and nutrition, early learning and many other great facts.  Colorado currently ranks 22nd overall for child well-being.

ABC's and 123's Storytime Books

ABC vs 123 by Mike Boldt

The Hidden Alphabet by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Here Come the 123's by The Might Be Giants (Music CD)

Alligator Alphabet by Stella Blackstone

Creature ABC by Andrew Zuckerman

Shout! Shout it Out by Denise Fleming

Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker

Z is Moose by Kelly Bingham

LMNO Peas and 123's by Keith Baker

Let's Count Goats by Mem Fox

Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs by Paul Strickland

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Have You Seen My New Blue Socks

Big and Little Storytime Books

I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry

Small, Medium and Large by Emily Jenkins

My Daddy is a Giant by Carl Norac

Big, Bigger, Biggest! by Nancy Coffelt

Octupus Opposites by Stella Blackstone

A Pig is Big by Douglas Florian

Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit by Catherine Rayner

Charlie Chick by Nick Denchfield

Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist

Animal Opposite by Petr Horacek

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Inside Outside

Inside Outside Inside Outside by Lizi Boyd

by Lizi Boyd

Inside Outside by Lizi Boyd, published by Chronicle has been nominated for a CLEL Bell Award for Playing.  The nominator said

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: The Things I Can Do