Thank you for your interest in the CLEL Bell Awards!​

Title Suggestions are now open for the 2024 CLEL Bell Awards. The Selection Committee nominates titles based on suggested titles and their own research, beginning in late summer. Subscribe to the CLEL Bell blog to keep updated on nominated titles.

To suggest a title, please submit a Title Suggestion Form. Each suggested title is reviewed by the CLEL Bell Awards Selection Committee and considered for nomination. Submissions will close November 17, 2023. You may find the selection criteria for the Bell Awards here.

Suggested titles that meet our selection criteria will be posted on our blog by the Selection Committee in November 2023.

Eligible books must be published or distributed in the United States between November 16, 2022 and November 15, 2023.

Suggest titles for a specific category, based on the five early literacy practices: Read, Write, Sing, Talk, or Play.

Describe how the book connects to the suggested category, how the book supports the six early literacy skills, and how it could promote adult/child interactions.

Submissions for the CLEL Bell Picture Book Award will close at 5 pm MST on Friday, November 17, 2023.​

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