Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) announces the Shortlist titles for the 2017 CLEL Bell Picture Book Award. The CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards are a national award designed to recognize picture books that provide excellent support of early literacy development in young children.
The Shortlists include 25 titles – five from each practice – that model or support the early literacy practices: Read, Write, Sing, Talk, and Play. These books are excellent resources for librarians, teachers, and caregivers to engage children in early literacy and boost reading success. You can view the full list of 2017 nominations and past winners here.
CLEL members have the opportunity to vote for their favorite titles. Complete this short survey to let us know which Shortlist titles you have read and which you think deserve to win. Voting will end on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. The final decision is in the hands of the 2017 selection committee, but we appreciate your input.
Winning titles, one from each category, will be announced on February 5, 2017.
Have a wonderful week.