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CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Moo!

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Henri's Scissors

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean

Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean has been nominated for a CLEL Bell award for the category Singing.

Here is what a nominator had to say about this book:

"The book can be sung to ?The Wheels on the Bus? and there are pages where the characters on the bus sing some of the words, encouraging the child to sing as well, and add her/his own words."

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Children Who Loved Books by Peter Carnavas

The Children Who Loved Books by Peter Carnavas has been nominated for a CLEL Bell award for Reading.

The nominator gave these ideas to do after reading the story:

"Inspiration to visit the public library and get child a library card.
Spark a discussion of the child's favorite book(s),authors.
Inspiration to create a homemade book.
Spark a discussion of why reading brings family members together."

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins

Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins has been nominated for a CLEL Bell award for Playing

Here is what the nominator had to say about this book:

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Nighty-Night, Cooper by Laura Numeroff


Nighty-Night, Cooper by Laura Numeroff has been nominated for the CLEL Bell category SING

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Warning: Do Not Open This Book! narrated by Adam Lehrhaupt & illustrated by Matthew Forsythe


Warning: Do Not Open This Book! narrated by Adam Lehrhaupt & illustrated by Matthew Forsythe has been nominated for READ and TALK

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.

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

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