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CLEL Bell Award Nominations: PLAY

The following titles have been suggested for the 2014 CLEL Bell Awards in the category "PLAY". This list is updated every two weeks and is current as of the close of nominations; November 15, 2013.

The Silver Button by Bob Graham (Candlewick Press)

CLEL Bell Award Nominations: WRITE

The following titles have been suggested for the 2014 CLEL Bell Awards in the category of "WRITE". This list is updated every two weeks and is current as of the close of nominations; November 15, 2013.

My First Touch and Trace: Count 123 by Tiger Tales (Little Tiger Press)

CLEL Bell Award Nominations: SING

The following titles have been suggested for the 2014 CLEL Bell Awards in the category of "SING". This list is updated every two weeks and is current as of the close of nominations; November 15, 2013.

Wee Rhymes: Baby's First Poetry Book by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Jane Dyer (Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers)

CLEL Bell Award Nominations: Talk

The following titles have been suggested for the 2014 CLEL Bell Awards in the category "TALK". This list is updated every two weeks and is current as of the close of nominations; November 15, 2013.

Diggers Go by Steve Light (Chronicle Books)

Emily Gravett's new book Again! has been nominated for a CLEL Bell award.

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Need Help Finding Storytime Books?

The CLEL Communications team needs your help!  We are starting a new way for you to get involved and also provide you with storytime resources.  We will send out themes monthly and you will send us your top two storytime books for that theme.  We will then compile a list of all the books, post them on the blog, Facebook, and Pinterest each week.  We will also do a monthly email of all the books.  We are hoping this becomes a great resource for CLEL members.  Please feel free to gives us ideas for themes you want covered.

ECRR 2 Spanish Materials

The Every Child Ready to Read Part 2 manual is being released in Spanish this summer.  They also have brochures, bookmarks and posters for you to order as well.  Take advantage of these materials so be can continue to build literacy in our communities.  All the materials are available here.

Read Across America Day- Mar 2nd

It's almost time for Read Across America Day!  It will be celebrated on Saturday, March 2nd.  Seussville and ReadAcrossAmerica.org both have some great information and resources for you.  This is always a great day to celebrate reading, books and of course Dr. Seuss.  I hope you all celebrate the day in the best way you know how, sharing books with children.

Library Research Service Fast Facts on Early Literacy

Posted by Beth Crist

The Library Research Service (LRS) at the Colorado State Library just posted a new Fast Facts resource related to early literacy that stems from Vivienne Houghton’s excellent research as a DU-LRS Research Fellow:

One Book 4 Colorado Voting

One Book 4 Colorado voting has begun!  The videos are up with John Hickelooper, Missy Franklin and Kevin Faried starring in the videos.  They all do a fantastic job.  I am pulling for one book with farm animals.  No matter which book you love, make sure you vote!  Also make sure you get the word out to all your friends and family.  The more we promote the program now the more popular it will be when it comes time to hand out books.

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