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Wordless Picture Books

Wordless picture books are great to share with kids. Start a conversation about what you see on the page, and tell your own story!

Cover of Tuesday
David
Wiesner

Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.

Cover of A ball for Daisy
Chris
Raschka

A wordless picture book showing the fun a dog has with her ball, and what happens when it is lost. This story is about what it is like to lose something special, and find a friend.

Cover of Wave
Suzy
Lee

A wordless picture book that shows a little girl's first experiences at the beach, as she goes from being afraid of the roaring waves to playing on the shore while gulls soar overhead.

Cover of Float
Daniel
Miyares

Wordless picture book about a boy who loses his paper boat in the rain.

Cover of Another
Christian
Robinson

A young girl and her cat take an imaginative journey into another world.

Cover of Good dog, Carl
Alexandra
Day

Lively and unusual things happen when Carl the dog is left in charge of the baby.

Cover of Flashlight
Lizi
Boyd

In this story without words, a child explores the woods after dark with a flashlight.

Cover of Chalk
Bill
Thomson

A wordless picture book about three children who go to a park on a rainy day, find some chalk, and draw pictures that come to life.

Cover of Drawn together
Minh
Dan Santat

A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.

Cover of Journey
Aaron
Becker

A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her heart's desire?

Cover of The lion and the mouse
Jerry
Pinkney

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle.

Cover of Museum trip
Barbara
Lehman

In this wordless picture book, a boy imagines himself inside some of the exhibits when he goes on a field trip to a museum.

Cover of Draw!
Raúl
Colón

In this wordless picture book, a boy who is confined to his room fills his sketch pad with lions and elephants, then imagines himself on a safari.

Cover of Wallpaper
Thao
Lam

"A wordless picture book about an imaginary world behind the walls in Thao Lam's signature paper collage style. It tells the story of a young girl whose family moves into a new house. Outside, she can hear other kids playing, but she's too shy to say hello. So she picks at the old wallpaper in her room--revealing an entryway to a fantastic imaginary adventure world behind the walls. There, she runs between the vibrant and varied environments as she finds herself chased by a monster. He is frightening at first, until it becomes clear he simply wants to be her friend. When it comes time to go back to reality, the girl feels inspired with the courage to approach the other kids and say hello"--Provided by publisher.

Cover of Mirror
Jeannie
Baker

In Sydney, Australia, and in Morocco, two boys and their families have a day of shopping. Readers are invited to compare illustrations in two wordless stories that are intended to be read one from left to right and the other from right to left.