Current WRITE Nominations
The following titles have been nominated for the 2022 CLEL Bell Awards
in the category "WRITE."
Line and Scribble
by Debora Vogrig, illustrated by Pia Valentinis, translated by Debbie Bibo (Chronicle Books)
Published May 11, 2021
Different types of lines, scribbles and drawings encourage the reader to use their imagination. This books is great for making the connection between drawing and writing.
Arlo Draws an Octopus
by Lori Mortensen, illustrated by Rob Sayegh Jr. (Harry N. Abrams)
Published May 4, 2021
The follows Arlo as he works through his frustration at not being able to draw an octopus. He discovers that even though his drawings don't meet his expectations, they are enjoyed by others.
Best Friend in the Whole World
by Sandra Salsbury (Peachtree Publishing Company)
Published March 1, 2021
The lonely Roland finds a friend in the forest, who happens to be a pinecone. They play together and have fun, until Roland sees lost posters depicting his new friend.
Milo Imagines the World
by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers)
Published February 2, 2021
Milo draws stories based on the people he sees on his way through the city on a train.
I Do Not Like Yolanda
by Zoey Abbott (Tundra Books)
Published March 16, 2021
Our main character enjoys writing letters and talks about how to write them. However, she is afraid of the lady at the post office, Yolanda. Eventually she overcomes her fear of her and gains a new friend.
Nia and the New Free Library
by Ian Lendler, illustrated by Mark Pett (Chronicle Books)
Published June 1, 2021
This book is a retelling of the fable, Stone Soup. When the town's only library is destroyed in a tornado, the main character starts writing stories for her neighbors to read. Members of the community begin to write their own stories, which blossoms into the building of a whole new library.
Reuse This Book
by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, illustrated by Emma Morris (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company)
Published March 30, 2021
A great book to introduce different ways to make the world a better place through recycling, making less waste and taking care of our Earth.
Scribbly: A Real Imaginary Friend Tale
by Ged Adamson (HarperCollins)
Published June 22, 2021
Maude is a little girl who just moved and is making new friends. To help adjust, she draws a dog and names him Scribbly. The book shows how Scribbly comes to life and participates in a variety of activities and helps Maude make new friends.
You Are a Reader! / You Are a Writer!
by April Jones Prince, illustrated by Christine Davenier (Margaret Ferguson Books)
Published August 3, 2021
This book is two books in one. Half of it highlights reading and the other half is about writing. The pictures are diverse and provide inspiration and real-life examples of reading and writing.
The Poet of Piney Woods
by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Kristen Howdeshell and Kevin Howdeshell (Harry N. Abrams)
Published April 13, 2021
Wolf wants to share his poetry with the other animals, but they fear him. To get their attention, he writes poems and hangs them in the woods for the other animals to read.