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: 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…

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…

Teachers at Play

There’s something really special about jumping into the imaginary world of the children in your care. But finding the balance between supporting children’s play…

School Districts are Critical Partners

School districts are critical partners for Children’s Literacy Initiative, as demonstrated in the successful launch of our Investing in Innovation (i3) Scale-up project in…

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