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.

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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.

Free Fall
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wiesner, David; Wiesner, D.
Call Number:
JP Wiesner
Description:

In his dream, a young boy conquers a dragon, explores uncharted lands, and then free-falls into the next day.

Have You Seen My Duckling?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tafuri, Nancy (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Tafuri
Description:

A mother duck leads her brood around the pond as she searches for one missing duckling.

Jack and the Night Visitors
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schories, Pat
Call Number:
JP Schories
Description:

A little boy and his dog have tiny, unexpected visitors one night.

Museum Trip
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lehman, Barbara
Call Number:
JP Lehman
Description:

A boy imagines himself inside some of the exhibits when he goes on a field trip to a museum.

Picnic
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCully, Emily Arnold (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP McCully
Description:

A little mouse gets lost on the way to a family picnic.

Silent Night
Artist/Author/Cast:
Turner, Sandy (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Turner
Description:

Santa tries to deliver presents on Christmas Eve, but he is hindered by a dog who will not stop barking.

The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rogers, Gregory (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Rogers
Description:

A little boy finds himself having an unexpected time-travel adventure when he enters an empty theater.

The Grey Lady and the  Strawberry Snatcher
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bang, Molly Garrett (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Bang
Description:

The Grey Lady loves strawberries, but so does the Strawberry Snatcher. Watch her escape him in the mysterious forest.

The Red Book
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lehman, Barbara (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Lehman
Description:

A magical red book leads to adventure.

The Silver Pony
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ward, Lynd
Call Number:
JP Ward
Description:

A lonely boy escapes from farm life to far off places on the back of a winged pony.

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