Supporting Children After the Election

The outcome of the presidential election will spark emotions, reactions, and opinions in our home and school communities. It may also spark violence and protests in and against the communities we serve.

Native American Heritage Month

Children’s Literacy Initiative celebrates Native American Heritage Month with great books! Honor the traditions, artistry, activism, and everyday lives of Native peoples with these high-quality read alouds by Indigenous authors and illustrators.

Election Day Book List

It’s Election Day across the nation! Whether you voted early, in-person or by mail, we know your voice is heard. CLI supports young learners knowing that their voices, their lives, and their choices matter. Check out these awesome titles to introduce them to the ideas of democracy! 

Global Cat Day

October 16th marks Global Cat Day! Just when you didn’t think it was paw-sible, we’ve curated a collection of fur-bulous titles to add to your library. From cat-astrophic miscalculations to meeting friendly, neighborhood cats, there is a title fur everyone

The Read – October 2020

CLI’s quarterly e-newsletter provides updates on CLI’s work with students and educators, inspiring stories from Literacy Champions in the communities they serve, and book recommendations to promote early literacy in school and at home.

Hispanic Heritage Month

During National Hispanic Heritage Month CLI is proud to celebrate the cultures, contributions, and languages of Latinx communities in the US. We are excited to share with you these fantastic books in Spanish and English for pre-k through fifth grade. Talented Latinx authors and illustrators bring us traditional songs, treasured family memories, poetry, time-bending sci-fi novels, and much more.

Better Breakfast Day

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” This age-old saying holds a lot of merit. Did you know that children who eat breakfast have a higher chance of performing better in school? In honor of Better Breakfast Day—and with schools operating around the country—we wanted to highlight the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s interactive map. Enjoy these delicious titles …

Educator Wellness Guide

The world is changing. From classrooms to Zoom chats, from textbooks to E-books, educators: we thank you for continuing to mold young minds. We know that taking care of your classroom is the top priority. However, in order to best take care of your class, you have to take care of yourself, too!

Distance Teaching Resources

Distance Resources

School is back in session! Here are a few tips for ensuring that your classroom promotes a healthy learning environment for children. Whether you are in-person or virtual, take your teaching to the next level

Back-to-School Reading List

Whether you’re looking to calm your class’s first day jitters, help build a strong classroom culture, or celebrate the act of reading, all of the excellent picture books below are perfect for reading aloud.