Houston’s Blossoming Reader

Ingrid is a proud 2nd grader who loves to read. When asked to name her favorite book, she will tell you that she has…

CLI Book Talk: That Is My Dream!

This April CLI participates in National Poetry Month by celebrating Daniel Miyares’ visual representation of Langston Hughes’ poem Dream Variations. Miyares’ book is titled…

CLI Book Talk: Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

Our latest Book Talk introduces young readers to the planet earth in a way that Is a lot of fun! Earth, My First 4.54…

Children’s Literacy Initiative & Phillips 66 Help Elizabeth Preschoolers Learn to Read

Phillips66 donates to CLI for their work in Elizabeth NJ

ELIZABETH, N.J. MARCH 12, 2018 The national non-profit organization Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) and Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery, in Linden, N.J., are helping local…

Books We’re Excited About!

Each year when the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards are announced, I see a glimpse of CLI’s future. Though a book does not…

Bringing Literacy Home

A literacy rich home not only shows children the value of reading writing it also encourages them to do it themselves. With kids frequently…

Breathe Life and Adventure into your Writing Workshop

In his children’s book, The Painter, author Peter Catalanotto purposefully chose to put the title of the book on the back cover. He felt…

Reading about Reading

As a children’s book nerd, a writer, and a former teacher, I feel a special fondness for books about writing, reading, and books. And…

Holiday Book Collection

We believe high-quality books are an integral part of early literacy education. Offering children a balance of fiction and nonfiction reading experiences can provide…

Are You a Writer?

I recently visited a second grade classroom to sit in on their Writing Workshop.  After the mini-lesson, the children settled into their writing spots…

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