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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Skunk on a String
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lam, Thao
Call Number:
JP Lam
Description:

When a skunk gets his foot caught in the string of a balloon, he finds himself blown through unfamiliar landscapes.

Time Flies
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rohmann, Eric
Call Number:
JP Rohmann
Description:
A bird flying around the dinosaur exhibit has an unsettling experience when the dinosaur seems to come to life.
Wave
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lee, Suzy
Call Number:
JP Lee
Description:

A little girl is scared of the beach at first then begins to have fun.

Where's Walrus?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Savage, Stephen
Call Number:
JP Savage
Description:

While the zookeeper is snoozing away a lazy afternoon at the zoo, a sly walrus makes a break for it.

Window
Artist/Author/Cast:
Baker, Jeannie
Call Number:
JP Baker
Description:

A wordless picture book depicts the passage of time with scenes observed through the window of a child's room.

Wolf in the Snow
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cordell, Matthew
Call Number:
JP Cordell
Description:

When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm, they must find their way home.

Zoom
Artist/Author/Cast:
Banyai, Istvan
Call Number:
JP Banyai
Description:

Hang on as pictures zoom in and then out.  Just when you think you know where you are, guess again.

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