On February 5, 2014, the winners of the 2014 CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards for Early Literacy were announced.
5 titles, one in each of the categories of READ, TALK, SING, WRITE, and PLAY were chosen by the selection committee from a shortlist of 25 titles. These categories represent practices that research shows support early literacy development in young children.
Click on the book's title to download an activity sheet with bibliographic information, annotation, and ideas for extending the book.
The winners are:
READ: Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier; illustrated by Suzy Lee
TALK: Moo! by David LaRochelle; illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
SING: Nighty-night, Cooper by Laura Numeroff; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
WRITE: The Things I Can Do by Jeff Mack
PLAY: Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales