Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy

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Leading From Where You Are: CLELCON21 Reflections

Leading From Where You Are: CLELCON21 Reflections

by Laura Buck / Douglas County Libraries What an inspiring speech we heard from our keynote speaker Lucia Gonzalez! In ...
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Storywalks and Other Hybrid Programs: CLELCON21 Reflections

Storywalks and Other Hybrid Programs: CLELCON21 Reflections

by Katherine Bunker / High Plains Library District In another pandemic-dominated year, our passion for helping children “experience the joy ...
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The Work of Childhood: CLELCON21 Reflections

The Work of Childhood: CLELCON21 Reflections

by Pearl Bass/Douglas County Libraries 2021 has been a year of many firsts for me. For the first time since ...
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Off-Limits

Off-Limits

by Helen Yoon (Candlewick Press) Published October 26, 2021 A child enters her father's office to investigate and turns her ...
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Line and Scribble

Line and Scribble

by Debora Vogrig, illustrated by Pia Valentinis, translated by Debbie Bibo (Chronicle Books) Published May 11, 2021 ​ Different types ...
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Arlo Draws an Octopus

Arlo Draws an Octopus

by Lori Mortensen, illustrated by Rob Sayegh Jr. (Harry N. Abrams) Published May 4, 2021 The follows Arlo as he ...
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