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

The 2023 CLEL Bell Awards Committee is no longer taking title suggestions.

Suggested titles that meet our selection criteria will be posted on our nomination page by the Selection Committee.

Eligible books must be published or distributed in the United States between November 16, 2021 and November 15, 2022.

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 18, 2022.​

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