NCTE Books That Invite Talk, Wonder, and Play

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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 show more 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. show less
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Books That Invite Talk, Wonder, and Play by Amy A. McClure
Recursively added1996
Bunny Rabbit Rebus by David A. Adler
1996
In for Winter, Out for Spring by Arnold Adoff
1996
The Jolly Postman, or, Other People's Letters by Janet Ahlberg
1996
How a Book Is Made (Reading Rainbow Book) by Aliki
1996
The King's Day: Louis XIV of France by Aliki
1996
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg
1996
The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
1996
Christmas on the Prairie by Joan Anderson
1996
Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews
1996
Anno's Aesop by Mitsumasa Anno
1996
Otters Under Water by Jim Arnosky
1996
The Man Who Was Poe by Avi
1996
Nothing but the Truth by Avi
1996
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
1996
Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth
1996
The Devil's Other Storybook by Natalie Babbitt
1996
The Dove's Letter by Keith Baker
1996
A Snake is Totally Tail by Judi Barrett
1996
Animalia by Graeme Base
1996
The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery by Graeme Base
1996
The Best Town in the World by Byrd Baylor
1996
I'm in Charge of Celebrations by Byrd Baylor
1996
Emily by Michael Bedard
1996
Monika Beisner's Book of Riddles by Monika Beisner
1996
Writing for Kids by Carol Lea Benjamin
1996
Doctor Coyote: A Native American Aesop's Fable by John Bierhorst
1996
The Monkey's Haircut and Other Stories Told by the Maya by John Bierhorst
1996
Airmail to the Moon by Tom Birdseye
1996
Dr. Dredd's Wagon of Wonders by Bill Brittain
1996
The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree by Bill Brittain
1996
Nature by Design by Bruce Brooks
1996
Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back by Joseph Bruchac
1996
The Cat's Purr by Ashley Bryan
1996
The Wall by Eve Bunting
1996
The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting
1996
Valentine and Orson by Nancy Ekholm Burkert
1996
The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown by Betsy Byars
1996
The Most Beautiful Place in the World by Ann Cameron
1996
The Private Worlds of Julia Redfern by Eleanor Cameron
1996
Goodbye Geese by Nancy White Carlstrom
1996
Wild Wild Sunflower Child Anna by Nancy White Carlstrom
1996
Balloons: and Other Poems by Deborah Chandra
1996
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
1996
The Remembering Box by Eth Clifford
1996
Celine by Brock Cole
1996
The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole
1996
Tog the Ribber or Granny's Tale by Paul Coltman
1996
Stonewords: A Ghost Story by Pam Conrad
1996
What the Mailman Brought by Carolyn Craven
1996
Frank and Ernest by Alexandra Day
1996
Frank and Ernest Play Ball by Alexandra Day
1996
The Strange Night Writing of Jessamine Colter (An Avon Camelot Book) by Cynthia DeFelice
1996
Who Is Tapping at My Window? (Picture Puffins) by A. G. Deming
1996
Sing, Pierrot, Sing: A Picture Book in Mime by Tomie dePaola
1996
You Mean I Have to Stand Up and Say Something? by Joan Detz
1996
Clem: The Story of a Raven by Jennifer Owings Dewey
1996
Busy Monday Morning by Janina Domanska
1996
Alligator Arrived with Apples by Crescent Dragonwagon
1996
Home Place by Crescent Dragonwagon
1996
Horses of Dreamland by Lois Duncan
1996
Chester and Uncle Willoughby by Patricia Kier Edwards
1996
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
1996
Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert
1996
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
1996
Who Shrank My Grandmother's House?: Poems of Discovery by Barbara Juster Esbensen
1996
Green Lion Of Zion Street, The by Julia Fields
1996
SYMBOL ART by Leonard Everett Fisher
1996
I Am Phoenix: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
1996
The Borning Room by Paul Fleischman
1996
Coming and Going Men: Four Tales by Paul Fleischman
1996
Saturnalia by Paul Fleischman
1996
Townsend's warbler by Paul Fleischman
1996
Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox
1996
Night Noises by Mem Fox
1996
One-Eyed Cat by Paula Fox
1996
On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier
1996
Juniper by Monica Furlong
1996
Rose Blanche by Christophe Gallaz
1996
The Look Again, and Again, and Again, and Again Book by Beau Gardner
1996
Rainy Day Magic by Marie-Louise Gay
1996
One Day in the Alpine Tundra by Jean Craighead George
1996
My Grandmother's Stories: A Collection of Jewish Folk Tales by Adèle Geras
1996
E.B. White: Some Writer! All About the Author of Charlotte's Web by Beverly Gherman
1996
Georgia O'Keeffe: The "Wideness and Wonder" of Her World by Beverly Gherman
1996
Fire! Fire! by Gail Gibbons
1996
Her seven brothers by Paul Goble
1996
Iktomi and the Buffalo Skull by Paul Goble
1996
Above and Below Stairs by John S. Goodall
1996
Pompeii: Exploring a Roman ghost town by Nancy Goor
1996
Signs by Nancy Goor
1996
Night on Neighborhood Street by Eloise Greenfield
1996
Darkness and the Butterfly by Ann Grifalconi
1996
Cactus Hotel (An Owlet Book) by Brenda Z. Guiberson
1996
Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave by Virginia Hamilton
1996
The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl by Virginia Hamilton
1996
Immigrant Girl: Becky of Eldridge Street by Brett Harvey
1996
MY PRAIRIE YEAR Based on the Diary of Elenore Plaisted by Brett Harvey
1996
The Day of Ahmed's Secret by Florence Parry Heide
1996
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
1996
Antics! by Cathi Hepworth
1996
My Place in Space by Robin Hirst
1996
The Cat Who Loved to Sing by Nonny Hogrogian
1996
Solomon Grundy by Susan Hoguet
1996
I Unpacked My Grandmother's Trunk: A Picture Book Game by Susan Hoguet
1996
The Clay Marble by Minfong Ho
1996
Moss Gown by William H. Hooks
1996
A song in stone : city poems by Lee Bennett Hopkins
1996
My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston
1996
The Celery Stalks at Midnight by James Howe
1996
Sweetgrass by Jan Hudson
1996
Noisy (Nursery Collection) by Shirley Hughes
1996
Out and About by Shirley Hughes
1996
The Everlasting Hills by Irene Hunt
1996
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
1996
Three Blind Mice by John W. Ivimey
1996
The Place My Words Are Looking For by Paul B. Janeczko
1996
Whale Song (Sandcastle Books) by Tony Johnston
1996
Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin, Jr.
1996
Brats by X. J. Kennedy
1996
The Forgetful Wishing Well: Poems for Young People by X. J. Kennedy
1996
Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear by Ken Kesey
1996
Tales of a Gambling Grandma by Dayal Kaur Khalsa
1996
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric A. Kimmel
1996
This Old Man: The Counting Song by Robin Michal Koontz
1996
Writing Your Own Plays: Creating, Adapting, Improvising by Carol Korty
1996
The Big Fat Worm by Nancy Van Laan
1996
Hopscotch Around the World by Mary D. Lankford
1996
Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky
1996
The Flame of Peace: A Tale of the Aztecs by Deborah Nourse Lattimore
1996
Tales Mummies Tell by Patricia Lauber
1996
Eyes of the Dragon by Margaret Leaf
1996
Mailbox Quailbox by Margaret Ronay Legum
1996
Long Ago in Oregon by Claudia Lewis
1996
C. S. Lewis' Letters to Children by C. S. Lewis
1996
In the Night Still Dark by Richard Lewis
1996
A Learical Lexicon by M. C. Livingston
1996
Earth Songs by Myra Cohn Livingston
1996
Sky Songs by Myra Cohn Livingston
1996
There Was a Place and Other Poems by Myra Cohn Livingston
1996
Spring of the Butterflies and Other Folktales of China's Minority Peoples (and other Chinese folk tales) by He Liyi
1996
The Book of Pigericks by Arnold Lobel
1996
The Rose in My Garden by Arnold Lobel
1996
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord
1996
Journey by Patricia MacLachlan
1996
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
1996
17 Kings and 42 Elephants by Margaret Mahy
1996
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Jr. Martin
1996
Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Jr. Martin
1996
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Jr. Martin
1996
The Ghost-Eye Tree by Bill Martin Jr.
1996
Foolish Rabbit’s Big Mistake by Rafe Martin
1996
Is This a House for Hermit Crab? by Megan McDonald
1996
The Exiles by Hilary McKay
1996
A Million Fish...More or Less by Patricia McKissack
1996
Flossie and the Fox by Patricia C. Mckissack
1996
The Baby Zoo by Bruce McMillan
1996
Fighting Words by Eve Merriam
1996
Fresh Paint: New Poems by Eve Merriam
1996
Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
1996
The Orphan Boy by Tololwa M. Mollel
1996
I'll Meet You At the Cucumbers by Lilian Moore
1996
The break dance kids: Poems of sport, motion, and locomotion by Lillian Morrison
1996
The Inside-Outside Book of New York City by Roxie Munro
1996
Wild Voices by Drew Nelson
1996
Always Gramma by Vaunda Michaeux Nelson
1996
If You Were a Writer by Joan Lowery Nixon
1996
Mrs. Dunphy's Dog by Catharine O'Neill
1996
Reading by Jan Ormerod
1996
My Grandpa and the Sea (Carolrhoda Picture Books) by Katherine Orr
1996
Alphabet Annie Announces an All American Album by Marcia O'Shell
1996
Quiet by Peter Parnall
1996
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
1996
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
1996
The Island by Gary Paulsen
1996
Woodsong by Gary Paulsen
1996
Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder
1996
So Many Cats! by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
1996
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
1996
Sea Witches by Joanne Robertson
1996
The Listening Silence by Phyllis Root
1996
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
1996
Patchwork Tales (Patchwork Tales CL Nrf) by Susan L. Roth
1996
Action Alphabet by Shelley Rotner
1996
Dancers in the Garden by Joanne Ryder
1996
Inside Turtle's Shell and Other Poems of the Field by Joanne Ryder
1996
Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds by Cynthia Rylant
1996
Children of Christmas: Stories for the Season by Cynthia Rylant
1996
Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant
1996
A Fine White Dust by Cynthia Rylant
1996
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
1996
Night in the Country by Cynthia Rylant
1996
This Year's Garden by Cynthia Rylant
1996
Waiting to Waltz: A Childhood by Cynthia Rylant
1996
Blue Skin of the Sea by Graham Salisbury
1996
And the Green Grass Grew All Around: Folk Poetry from Everyone by Alvin Schwartz
1996
Unriddling: All Sorts of Riddles to Puzzle Your Guessery by Alvin Schwartz
1996
The Mill Girls: Lucy Larcon, Harriet Hanson Robinson, Sarah G. Bagley by Bernice Selden
1996
To Life by Ruth Minsky Sender
1996
Stories to Solve by George Shannon
1996
Heartland by Diane Siebert
1996
Turtle in July by Marilyn Singer
1996
Return to Bitter Creek by Doris Buchanan Smith
1996
Voyages by Doris Buchanan Smith
1996
The Changing Maze by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
1996
Libby on Wednesday by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
1996
Murfles and Winkapeeps by Susan Kelz Sperling
1996
Dreams by Peter Spier
1996
All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir (Picture Puffins) by Bill Staines
1996
Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare by Diane Stanley
1996
Brave Irene by William Steig
1996
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse: An Aesop Fable by Janet Stevens
1996
Yuck! by James Stevenson
1996
Welcome and other poems by Geoffrey Summerfield
1996
The Young Writer's Handbook by Susan Tchudi
1996
Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti by Frances Temple
1996
Too Hot to Hoot: Funny Palindrome Riddles by Marvin Terban
1996
Grandfather Tang's Story: A Tale Told With Tangrams by Ann Tompert
1996
Dakota Dugout by Ann Turner
1996
Rosemary’s Witch by Ann Turner
1996
Street Talk by Ann Turner
1996
The Z Was Zapped: A Play in Twenty-Six Acts by Chris Van Allsburg
1996
Possum Come A-Knockin' by Nancy Van Laan
1996
A Hidden Magic by Vivian Vande Velde
1996
Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
1996
Stories from the Big Chair by Wallace-brodeur
1996
Morgan the Magnificent by Ian Wallace
1996
The High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Food Cake by Nancy Willard
1996
Pish, Posh, Said Hieronymus Bosch by Nancy Willard
1996
Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams
1996
Fireside Tales of the Traveller Children by Duncan Williamson
1996
Between Cattails by Terry Tempest Williams
1996
Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea by Vera B. Williams
1996
The Leaving and Other Stories by Budge Wilson
1996
Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter
1996
Only the Cat Saw by Ashley Wolff
1996
Elbert's Bad Word by Audrey Wood
1996
Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood
1996
Small Poems Again by Valerie Worth
1996
Night Outside by Patricia Wrightson
1996
Best Witches: Poems for Halloween by Jane Yolen
1996
Bird Watch by Jane Yolen
1996
Dove Isabeau by Jane Yolen
1996
Piggins by Jane Yolen
1996
Ring of Earth: A Child's Book of Seasons : This Ring of Earth, This World, This Sphere, Enclosed Within the Circled Year by Jane Yolen
1996
Sarah's questions by Harriet Ziefert
1996

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