DEFINITELY had to drag the blog out of hibernation for the Bell Awards!
This is the third year for the CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards for Early Literacy, and the first that I was not chairing the Selection Committee. It has been an absolute thrill to watch Sarah Johnson and Stella Fowler, this year’s co-chairs, take over the leadership with aplomb and wisdom and discernment and grace and a full complement of organizational kung fu.
This year’s Selection Committee did a fabulous job reading and considering and talking and thinking and making extremely difficult decisions! I couldn’t be happier with their choices, so head on over to the CLEL website to see the final five titles AND grab their early literacy activity sheets! (PS: The CLEL site is best in Explorer or Chrome)