Wordless Picture Books

Wordless picture books serve as the initial step towards real reading. Their stories are told entirely through a sequence of illustrations. As children follow the pictures, they verbalize the action in their own words, a process that builds vocabulary and comprehension skills. Children may interpret the stories in their own way, and in the process, learn that stories have a beginning, middle, and an ending.

1,2,3 to the Zoo
Artist/Author/Cast:
Carle, Eric
Call Number:
JP Carle
Description:

As a band of animals travels to the zoo by train, children can count out the occupants of each car.

A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mayer, Mercer
Call Number:
JP Mayer
Description:

A little boy and his dog try to catch an uncooperative frog.

A Small Miracle
Artist/Author/Cast:
Collington, Peter (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Collington
Description:

The old lady gives everything to save the Nativity and collapses in the snow — only to be saved by a miracle.

Amanda and the Mysterious Carpet
Artist/Author/Cast:
Krahn, Fernando (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Krahn
Description:

Little Amanda unwraps the new carpet that has arrived, only to find herself whisked away on a wild ride.

Carl`s Masquerade
Artist/Author/Cast:
Day, Alexandra (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Day
Description:

Carl takes the baby to a masquerade party where there are games, popsicles, and funny animals too!

Chalk
Artist/Author/Cast:
Thomson, Bill (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Thomson
Description:

A bag of chalk left on a playground means adventure to a group of children.

Changes, Changes
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hutchins, Pat; BookSource Staff (Compiled by)
Call Number:
JP Hutchins
Description:

From a house, to a fire truck, to a boat, the blocks in these pictures become whatever you can imagine.

Clown
Artist/Author/Cast:
Blake, Quentin (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Blake
Description:

When a little toy clown gets thrown into the garbage he tries to find a new home.

Do You Want to Be My Friend?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Carle, Eric (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Carle
Description:

A little mouse is looking for a friend, but always seems to be one step behind.

Flotsam
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wiesner, David (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Wiesner
Description:

The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.

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