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Book awards: NCTE Books That Invite Talk, Wonder, and Play

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Books That Invite Talk, Wonder, and Play by Amy A. McClureRecursively added, 1996
17 Kings and 42 Elephants by Margaret Mahy1996
Above and Below Stairs by John S. Goodall1996
Action Alphabet by Shelley Rotner1996
Airmail to the Moon by Tom Birdseye1996
All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir (Picture Puffins) by Bill Staines1996
Alligator Arrived with Apples by Crescent Dragonwagon1996
Alphabet Annie Announces an All American Album by Susan Purviance1996
Always Gramma by Vaunda Michaeux Nelson1996
I Am Phoenix: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman1996
And the Green Grass Grew All Around: Folk Poetry from Everyone by Alvin Schwartz1996
Animalia by Graeme Base1996
Anno's Aesop by Mitsumasa Anno1996
Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave by Virginia Hamilton1996
Antics! by Cathi Hepworth1996
Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds by Cynthia Rylant1996
The Baby Zoo by Bruce McMillan1996
Balloons: and Other Poems by Deborah Chandra1996
Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare by Diane Stanley1996
The Best Town in the World by Byrd Baylor1996
Best Witches: Poems for Halloween by Jane Yolen1996
Between Cattails by Terry Tempest Williams1996
The Big Fat Worm by Nancy Van Laan1996
Bird Watch by Jane Yolen1996
Blue Skin of the Sea by Graham Salisbury1996
The Book of Pigericks by Arnold Lobel1996
The Borning Room by Paul Fleischman1996
Brats by X. J. Kennedy1996
Brave Irene by William Steig1996
The break dance kids: Poems of sport, motion, and locomotion by Lillian Morrison1996
Bunny Rabbit Rebus by David A. Adler1996
The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown by Betsy Byars1996
Busy Monday Morning by Janina Domanska1996
C. S. Lewis' Letters to Children by C. S. Lewis1996
Cactus Hotel (An Owlet Book) by Brenda Z. Guiberson1996
The Cat Who Loved to Sing by Nonny Hogrogian1996
The Cat's Purr by Ashley Bryan1996
The Celery Stalks at Midnight by James Howe1996
Celine by Brock Cole1996
The Changing Maze by Zilpha Keatley Snyder1996
Chester and Uncle Willoughby by Patricia Kier Edwards1996
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Jr. Martin1996
Children of Christmas: Stories for the Season by Cynthia Rylant1996
Christmas on the Prairie by Joan Anderson1996
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes1996
The Clay Marble by Minfong Ho1996
Clem: The Story of a Raven by Jennifer Owings Dewey1996
Coming and Going Men: Four Tales by Paul Fleischman1996
Dakota Dugout by Ann Turner1996
Dancers in the Garden by Joanne Ryder1996
Darkness and the Butterfly by Ann Grifalconi1996
Day of Ahmed's Secret by Florence Parry Heide1996
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary1996
The Devil's Other Storybook by Natalie Babbitt1996
Doctor Coyote: A Native American Aesop's Fable by John Bierhorst1996
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins1996
Dove Isabeau by Jane Yolen1996
The Dove's Letter by Keith Baker1996
Dr. Dredd's Wagon of Wonders by Bill Brittain1996
Dreams by Peter Spier1996
E.B. White: Some Writer! All About the Author of Charlotte's Web by Beverly Gherman1996
Earth Songs by Myra Cohn Livingston1996
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert1996
Elbert's Bad Word by Audrey Wood1996
The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery by Graeme Base1996
Emily by Michael Bedard1996
The Everlasting Hills by Irene Hunt1996
Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant1996
The Exiles by Hilary McKay1996
Eyes of the Dragon by Margaret Leaf1996
Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell1996
Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert1996
Fighting Words by Eve Merriam1996
A Fine White Dust by Cynthia Rylant1996
Fire! Fire! by Gail Gibbons1996
Fireside Tales of the Traveller Children by Duncan Williamson1996
The Flame of Peace: A Tale of the Aztecs by Deborah Nourse Lattimore1996
Flossie and the Fox by Patricia C. Mckissack1996
Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter1996
Foolish Rabbit’s Big Mistake by Rafe Martin1996
The Forgetful Wishing Well: Poems for Young People by X. J. Kennedy1996
Frank and Ernest by Alexandra Day1996
Frank and Ernest Play Ball by Alexandra Day1996
Fresh Paint: New Poems by Eve Merriam1996
Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams1996
Georgia O'Keeffe: The "Wideness and Wonder" of Her World by Beverly Gherman1996
The Ghost-Eye Tree by Bill Martin1996
Goodbye Geese by Nancy White Carlstrom1996
Grandfather Tang's Story by Ann Tompert1996
Green Lion Of Zion Street, The by Julia Fields1996
Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam1996
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen1996
Hattie And The Fox by Mem Fox1996
Heartland by Diane Siebert1996
Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood1996
Her seven brothers by Paul Goble1996
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric A. Kimmel1996
A Hidden Magic by Vivian Vande Velde1996
The High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Food Cake by Nancy Willard1996
Home Place by Crescent Dragonwagon1996
Hopscotch Around the World by Mary D. Lankford1996
Horses of Dreamland by Lois Duncan1996
How a Book Is Made (Reading Rainbow Book) by Aliki1996
I'll Meet You at the Cucumbers by Lilian Moore1996
I'm in Charge of Celebrations by Byrd Baylor1996
If You Were a Writer by Joan Lowery Nixon1996
Iktomi and the Buffalo Skull by Paul Goble1996
Immigrant Girl: Becky of Eldridge Street by Brett Harvey1996
In for Winter, Out for Spring by Arnold Adoff1996
In the Night Still Dark by Richard Lewis1996
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord1996
Inside Turtle's Shell and Other Poems of the Field by Joanne Ryder1996
The Inside-Outside Book of New York City by Roxie Munro1996
Is This a House for Hermit Crab? by Megan McDonald1996
The Island by Gary Paulsen1996
The Jolly Postman by Janet Ahlberg1996
Journey by Patricia MacLachlan1996
The King's Day: Louis XIV of France by Aliki1996
Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Jr. Martin1996
A Learical Lexicon by M. C. Livingston1996
The Leaving and Other Stories by Budge Wilson1996
Libby on Wednesday by Zilpha Keatley Snyder1996
Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin1996
The Listening Silence by Phyllis Root1996
Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear by Ken Kesey1996
Long Ago in Oregon by Claudia Lewis1996
The Look Again, and Again, and Again, and Again Book by Beau Gardner1996
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson1996
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole1996
The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl by Virginia Hamilton1996
Mailbox Quailbox by Margaret Ronay Legum1996
The Man Who Was Poe by Avi1996
The Mill Girls: Lucy Larcon, Harriet Hanson Robinson, Sarah G. Bagley by Bernice Selden1996
A Million Fish... More or Less by Patricia McKissack1996
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant1996
Monika Beisner's Book of Riddles by Monika Beisner1996
The Monkey's Haircut and Other Stories Told by the Maya by John Bierhorst1996
Morgan the Magnificent by Ian Wallace1996
Moss Gown by William H. Hooks1996
The Most Beautiful Place in the World by Ann Cameron1996
Mrs. Dunphy's Dog by Catharine O'Neill1996
Murfles and Winkapeeps by Susan Kelz Sperling1996
My Grandmother's Stories: A Collection of Jewish Folk Tales by Adèle Geras1996
My Grandpa and the Sea (Carolrhoda Picture Books) by Katherine Orr1996
My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston1996
My Place in Space by Robin Hirst1996
My Prairie Year: Based on the Diary of Elenore Plaisted by Brett Harvey1996
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg1996
Nature by Design by Bruce Brooks1996
Night in the Country by Cynthia Rylant1996
Night Noises by Mem Fox1996
Night on Neighborhood Street by Eloise Greenfield1996
Night Outside by Patricia Wrightson1996
Noisy by Shirley Hughes1996
Nothing But The Truth by Avi1996
Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth1996
On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier1996
One Day in the Alpine Tundra by Jean Craighead George1996
One-Eyed Cat by Paula Fox1996
Only the Cat Saw by Ashley Wolff1996
The Orphan Boy by Tololwa M. Mollel1996
Otters under Water by Jim Arnosky1996
Out and About by Shirley Hughes1996
Patchwork Tales (Patchwork Tales CL Nrf) by Susan L. Roth1996
Piggins by Jane Yolen1996
Pish, Posh, Said Hieronymus Bosch by Nancy Willard1996
The Place My Words Are Looking For by Paul B. Janeczko1996
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Jr. Martin1996
Pompeii: Exploring a Roman ghost town by Nancy Goor1996
Possum Come A-Knockin' by Nancy Van Laan1996
The Private Worlds of Julia Redfern by Eleanor Cameron1996
Quiet by Peter Parnall1996
Rainy Day Magic by Marie-Louise Gay1996
Reading by Jan Ormerod1996
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert1996
The Remembering Box by Eth Clifford1996
Return to Bitter Creek (Puffin Books) by Doris Buchanan Smith1996
Ring of Earth: A Child's Book of Seasons : This Ring of Earth, This World, This Sphere, Enclosed Within the Circled Year by Jane Yolen1996
Rose Blanche by Christophe Gallaz1996
The Rose in My Garden by Arnold Lobel1996
Rosemary’s Witch by Ann Turner1996
Sarah's questions by Harriet Ziefert1996
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan1996
Saturnalia by Paul Fleischman1996
Sea Witches by Joanne Robertson1996
Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder1996
Signs by Nancy Goor1996
Sing, Pierrot, Sing: A Picture Book in Mime by Tomie DePaola1996
Sky Songs by Myra Cohn Livingston1996
Small Poems Again by Valerie Worth1996
A Snake is Totally Tail by Judi Barrett1996
So Many Cats! by Beatrice Schenk De Regniers1996
Solomon Grundy by Susan Hoguet1996
A song in stone : city poems by Lee Bennett Hopkins1996
Spring of the Butterflies and Other Folktales of China's Minority Peoples (and other Chinese folk tales) by He Liyi1996
Stonewords: A Ghost Story by Pam Conrad1996
Stories from the Big Chair by Wallace-brodeur1996
Stories to Solve by George Shannon1996
The Strange Night Writing of Jessamine Colter (An Avon Camelot Book) by Cynthia DeFelice1996
The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg1996
Street Talk by Ann Turner1996
Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea (Mulberry Books) by Vera B. Williams1996
Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky1996
Sweetgrass by Jan Hudson1996
SYMBOL ART by Leonard Everett Fisher1996
Tales Mummies Tell by Patricia Lauber1996
Tales of a gambling grandma : text and pictures by Dayal Kaur Khalsa1996
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold1996
Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti by Frances Temple1996
There Was a Place and Other Poems by Myra Cohn Livingston1996
Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back by Joseph Bruchac1996
This Old Man: The Counting Song by Robin Michal Koontz1996
This Year's Garden by Cynthia Rylant1996
Three Blind Mice by John W. Ivimey1996
To Life by Ruth Minsky Sender1996
Tog the Ribber or Granny's Tale by Paul Coltman1996
Too Hot to Hoot: Funny Palindrome Riddles by Marvin Terban1996
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse: An Aesop Fable by Janet Stevens1996
Townsend's warbler by Paul Fleischman1996
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi1996
Turtle in July by Marilyn Singer1996
I Unpacked My Grandmother's Trunk: A Picture Book Game by Susan Hoguet1996
Unriddling: All Sorts of Riddles to Puzzle Your Guessery by Alvin Schwartz1996
Valentine and Orson by Nancy Ekholm Burkert1996
Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews1996
Voyages by Doris Buchanan Smith1996
Waiting to Waltz: A Childhood by Cynthia Rylant1996
The Wall by Eve Bunting1996
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen1996
The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting1996
Welcome and other poems by Geoffrey Summerfield1996
Whale Song (Sandcastle Books) by Tony Johnston1996
What the Mailman Brought by Carolyn Craven1996
Who Is Tapping at My Window? (Picture Puffins) by A. G. Deming1996
Who Shrank My Grandmother's House?: Poems of Discovery by Barbara Juster Esbensen1996
Wild Voices by Drew Nelson1996
Wild Wild Sunflower Child Anna by Nancy White Carlstrom1996
The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree by Bill Brittain1996
Woodsong by Gary Paulsen1996
Writing for kids by Carol Lea Benjamin1996
Writing Your Own Plays: Creating, Adapting, Improvising by Carol Korty1996
A Year and a Day by Monica Furlong1996
You Mean I Have to Stand Up and Say Something? by Joan Detz1996
The Young Writer's Handbook by Susan Tchudi1996
Yuck! by James Stevenson1996
The Z Was Zapped: A Play in Twenty-Six Acts by Chris Van Allsburg1996

Award description

Focusing on children's books identified as "notable" for their rich use of language, this book presents essays that discuss literary genres and literary language, responding to the language of Notable Books, and developing an appreciation for language diversity. The book also presents brief essays by well-known children's authors regarding their writing processes. The notable works of children's literature discussed in the book were identified over a 10-year period by the Notable Children's Trade Books in the Language Arts Committee of the Children's Literature Assembly, a special interest group of the National Council of Teachers of English.

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