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Wonderful Wordless Picture Books

A child reading a wordless picture book

Have you and your children discovered the treasures to be found in wordless picture books?

Wordless books are exactly what the term implies—books that tell a story, but without printed story text.

Instead, wordless books rely on the illustrations to draw readers into the tales they tell. The illustrators of wordless books communicate emotion, humor, and engaging detail without writing a single word.

Because there are no words to “read,” wordless books can be enjoyed independently by children of all ages—whether they are readers or not. When given the opportunity, a child will often discover a story in the book’s illustrations that is far more imaginative than anything that you—or even the author himself—could have conceived. Though an author of a wordless book may have had his own story to tell, each book is a blank slate when it is read by your child.

Reading Wordless Books with Preschoolers

Wordless picture books are so much more than simply books with great pictures! These wonderful books can benefit your preschooler’s emerging literacy in more ways than you can imagine.

A mother and daughter reading a wordless picture book
  • Wordless books help develop vocabulary and language skills in young children. As you talk to your children about the pictures in the books, they’ll learn to label objects in the pictures, assign appropriate sounds and gestures to objects, and invent a simple story plot to accompany the illustrations.
  • Wordless books help develop creativity and storytelling skills. Wordless picture books naturally help pre-readers progress from listening to a story to telling a story. As they progress, children learn to devise storylines, understand sequencing, and develop oral, and eventually written, storytelling skills. Because they encourage imagination and creativity, wordless picture books are the ideal genre to develop these skills.
  • Wordless books encourage book usage skills. Wordless picture books encourage appropriate book handling skills in very small children. In addition to learning to handle books with respect and appreciation, children also learn essential book-reading skills like reading from front to back, top to bottom, and left to right, and turning pages one by one.
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Reading Wordless Books with Older Children

But wordless picture books aren’t just for preschoolers! These versatile books can be especially enjoyable and useful for older kids. Because of their depth and complexity, wordless books can stimulate an older child’s thinking and imagination in ways that a chapter book may not.

Child reading a wordless picture book in a tree
  • Wordless picture books have amazing illustrations. Because they rely entirely on illustrations to tell a story, wordless picture books are usually illustrated in amazing detail. The artwork itself can provide hours of entertainment for an older child.
  • Wordless books make great “story starters.” Older children can use a wordless book as a springboard for a creative writing assignment. Because the illustrations suggest a storyline without using words, this genre provides the ideal story starter for a struggling writer. Using wordless books as story starters helps develop basic writing skills like sentence structure, vocabulary, grammar, and mechanics. But beyond the basics, this story starter activity encourages story-writing skills such as plot and character development and story structure.
  • Wordless books are often “mind-benders.” Many wordless books tell fantastic stories that take the mind to places it doesn’t expect to go. These books stimulate the imagination and require more mature “readers” to think deeply about the story the author is telling.
  • Wordless books bring history to life. Wordless books tell historical stories in a particularly poignant way. Rich illustrations evoke an emotional response that might not be experienced if the story were told with words alone. An older child may find himself enjoying history without even realizing it!
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I’ve chosen a few of my favorite wordless picture books to get you started, but don’t stop there. There are hundreds to choose from! Click on a book cover below to read reviews of my favorites for preschoolers and big kids!

My Favorite Wordless Picture Books for Little Kids:

Anno's Journey book cover

Anno’s Journey
by Mitsumasa Anno

The Flower Man book cover

The Flower Man
by Mark Ludy

frog, where are you? book cover

frog, where are you?
by Mercer Mayer

The Lion and the Mouse book cover

The Lion and the Mouse
by Jerry Pinkney

Mirror book cover

Mirror
by Jeannie Baker

Noah's Ark book cover

Noah’s Ark
by Peter Spier

Pancakes for Breakfast book cover

Pancakes for Breakfast
by Tomie dePaola

Red Sled book cover

Red Sled
by Lita Judge

Sidewalk Circus book cover

Sidewalk Circus
by Paul Fleischman

Truck book cover

Truck
by Donald Crews

Hank Finds an Egg book cover

Hank Finds an Egg
by Rebecca Dudley

My Favorite Wordless Books for Big Kids:

Chalk book cover

Chalk
by Bill Thomson

Rainstorm book cover

Rainstorm
by Barbara Lehman

Sector 7 book cover

Sector 7
by David Weisner

The Adventures of Polo book cover

The Adventures of Polo
by Régis Faller

The Red Book book cover

The Red Book
by Barbara Lehman

Tuesday book cover

Tuesday
by David Weisner

Lights Out book cover

Lights Out
by Arthur Geisert

FREE Wordless Picture Books Library List

Wordless Picture Books Library List download

Would you like to read some of my favorite wordless picture books with your children?

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Wordless Picture Books Recommended by Our Readers

  • Journey by Aaron Becker (Recommended by Andy P., AALP Graphic Designer)
  • Early Bird Gets the Worm by Bruce Lansky (Recommended by Steph J. via blog comment)
  • The Chicken’s Child by Margaret A. Hartelius (Recommended by Rachel O. via blog comment)
  • A Small Miracle by Peter Collingwood (Recommended by Kim via blog comment)
  • South by Patrick McDonnell (Recommended by Alicia via blog comment)
  • Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann (Recommended by Kelsey via blog comment)
  • Chicken and Cat by Sara Varon (Recommended by Marietta via blog comment)
  • The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang (Recommended by Jamie via blog comment)
  • My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (Recommended by Brooke W. via blog comment)
  • Sea of Dreams by Dennis Nolan (Recommended by Christy via blog comment)
  • Time Flies by Eric Rohmann (Recommended by Ginny via blog comment)
  • Flotsam by David Wiesner(Recommended by Jennifer H. and Heather via blog comment)
  • Wave by Suzy Lee (Recommended by Amy via blog comment)
  • Zoom by Istvan Banyai (Recommended by Amy via blog comment)
  • Where’s Walrus by Stephen Savage (Recommended by Bubble Ink via blog comment)
  • A Ball for Daisy by Chris Racshka (Recommended by Bubble Ink via blog comment)
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Alfred

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Its really a great information and i am really enjoyed it

Menke

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My son loves wordless picture books. The first one we ran into was Journey by Aaron Becker. I never knew there were so many though! Grateful for the suggestions and library list.

Robin E.

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Menke,
Wordless picture books are wonderful! When I went looking for them at our library last year, I was pleasantly surprised to find some that are obviously for older children too, with 60+ pages and complex story lines. Wordless picture books are something children can enjoy for many years.

Awesome insights and ideas for Multilingual Learners using Wordless Picture Books!!!

Donald Knight

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Clown by Quentin Blake is also fun.

Cindy

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Does anyone remember the name of a wordless book about a crow or a raven and an artist that is drawing it? I used to use this for story times but I can’t locate it. It was a wonderful children’s book with gorgeous illustrations.

Robin E.

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I’m sorry, Cindy, I don’t recall one like that at all. Maybe someone else will see this and be able to help.

Melissa

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This is the first time I have seen these books, I am interested to see how my daughter would do with this type of creative ability.

I have GOT to get some wordless books for my kiddos! In high school my 10th grade English teacher had a book with drawings & the titles for a story to go with each. Sadly the author never had the stories printed, but she used those pictures and titles to inspire us to get creative in our writing. That class & that book really ignited my own passion to be a writer! Thanks for the titles of wordless books for my kiddos!

Robin E.

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Ashley,
Too bad the author didn’t get them published; I’d a love such a book as story starters for writing.

Angela VanHoose

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Try the Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris VanAllsburg. It’s a very clever book. I suspect that’s the book to which you are referring. :)

Robin E.

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Angela,
This book looks wonderful! Thank you for the recommendation!

Jessica

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I’m bookmarking this post! I used to LOVE wordless picture books when I was little. I would like to get some from my son. Chalk is fun. We have borrowed that one from the library before. :)

Deirdre

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These are interesting. I think my youngest child might like these, but my two readers I am not sure they would.

Robin E.

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Deirdre,
If you approach it as a writing assignment they might. At least it would be more fun than a book report or essay.

Heather Castillo

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My boys love wordless books. They really use their creativity and imagination.

brandy

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My boys love making up stories to go along with the pictures in wordless books!

Diana McBride

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We absolutely LOVED the “Carl” books by Alexandra Day, the wordless stories both captured and captivated everyone from Grandma right through mom dad down to our youngest baby!!! We can’t pass up any of these books and sure showed me the benefits of wordless books too ! Highly recommend !

Jodi

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We have enjoyed wordless books, really brings out the creativity in us all. Great list!

Hope

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Nice thing about wordless books, is children can use their imagination to create their own stories!

Heather C.

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I’ve always loved wordless books

Wendy Thelen

says:

I have wondered what to do with these books. Thanks for the ideas.

Jessica Rasmussen

says:

What a great idea. My daughter would love these.

Adriane

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I have never tried these books. Looking forward to sitting down with my daughter and seeing where her imagination takes us.

Annie

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I had never heard of these until a couple of days ago reading Jim Trelease’s “The Read Aloud Handbook” (amazing, btw) and now after reading this post I can’t wait to pick up a stack at the library. =D

Elizabeth Wallace

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This is a beautiful way to connect with children

Navine

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Best spelling program ever. My 6 year spells like a pro.

Sarah Lukitsch

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I forgot all about these! I’ll have to get some soon as my 5 year old son has been all about story telling and making his own books lately. I’m sure he would love them!

Jena

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These are such great resources for developing creative thoughts and stoties!

Jennifer

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I love wordless picture books. They are such a great way to fuel imagination and reading.

cari

says:

How fun. A greatway to get the mind thinking.

Whitney

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I’ve never read a wordless book with my kids and have mostly avoided picture books. Now I think I need to make a trip to the library. I’m sure my 4 year old and 2 year old would LOVE “reading” these books. Thanks for the list of favorites.

Brandi Currier

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I love wordless picture books. The kids can make up their own stories based on the pictures and the stories are never exactly the same.

Martha England

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I’ve always avoided picture books. I think I’m going to have to make a trip to the library now though. Loved this post.

Jessy Voyles

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My 3 year old son has a speech delay and I have found that he is more interested in wordless picture books over story telling bookings. Thank you for the great recommendations.

andrea

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Thank you for posting this great information!

Rhea

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Our family enjoys Gerda Muller’s 4-season wordless board books (“Spring”, “Summer”, “Autumn”& “Winter”). Eva-Maria Ott Heidmann also has a great 4-season set: (“Fruhling”, “Sommer”, “Herbst”, & “Winter”). Both sets have beautiful illustrations wtih lots of homemade story potential! Age range 1-6 in our home all highly enjoy these stories and I am sure as they grow older, they will still find joy in these!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Rhea,
Thank you for these recommendations! They sound great!

Brooke

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We have found wordless picture books help encourage imagination and are quite fun!

Kensey Worwood

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Red Sled is a favorite at our house! We also love Goodnight Gorilla even though that one isn’t technically wordless :)

Jeana

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I like the wordless book idea. Especially as we look into adoption. Thanks!!!

Michelle Lee

says:

Love it

Gwen

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The giveaway would be so helpful to us.

Heather

says:

Very neat. Will have to look for some wordless storybooks at the library!

Abigail

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We’ve enjoyed a number of these wordless books, and in addition to encouraging literacy skills, I’ve also found that they’re great encouragements for art and dramatic play. My boys will blend characters from a wordless book with characters from various stories, and draw pictures that become new characters, in a sense. Noah’s Ark, The Red Book, Tuesday, Anno’s Journey, and Goodnight, Gorilla are some of their favorites.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

Abigail,
This is wonderful. I never would of thought of using wordless picture books for art and dramatic play, but it sounds intriguing. Thank you for sharing this!

Robyn McLeod

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My preschooler loves to read wordless books, but I also found them to be great for older struggling readers :)

Trina

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I love wordless books. It allows the child to speak what the pictures are saying to them.

Amy A

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These are so much fun to read with my children! I especially enjoy hearing what they perceive to be happening in the pictures. It brings joy to this mama’s heart to take a peek inside their little heads.

Kelly A

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My kids looove wordless books. We make a game of it by taking turns spotting something on the page & then everyone else hunts for it. They are wonderful for helping families bond & communicate! <3

Katy

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My kids have all loved to ‘read’ since they were a year old. These wordless books are a great idea!

Jennifer

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We have the Lion and the Mouse and we have loved “reading” it together! I didn’t think they were for me either before the hours I spent enjoying that one with my youngest.

Jody A.

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I never thought of the countless ways to use wordless picture books! Thank you for all of the inspiration!

Hello Marie, wordless picture books from other countries: the brazilian book “Karim’s dream” – Original title: “O sonho de Karim”.
http://www.veruschkaguerra.com/#!sonho/c1v5

I really liked your post on the topic!
Best!

Dee Anne

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We love wordless picture books. Our favorite is “Tuesday” by David Weisner. Thank you for sharing such great ideas to use with wordless books. We can’t wait to go to the library and look for some of your book suggestions!

Heather

says:

Thank you for this inspiration!

Brandyn

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I love wordless picture books. They allow my son to really use his imagination and practice at story telling. We enjoy that time talking and looking at the beautiful illustrations together.

Heather M

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Our first wordless book was Tuesday!

Natasha

says:

I love wordless picture books. So many different skills can be taught with them. My students love Good Dog, Carl.

Phyllis Cook

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My son loves making up his own stories even with books he is familiar with. I love hearing his imagination at work.

Katie Koelz

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We enjoy Good Dog, Carl and all of Carl’s other books. It’s fun to see what my boys come up with :)

Jessica R

says:

Thanks for all the ideas about how to use wordless picture books! I will be using these ideas with my two boys!

Barbara Mruk

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Loved using many of these books with pre k students!

nicole b

says:

I want to try All about Spelling.

Amber

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I can’t wait to try All about spelling!

Jody Catalanotte

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At one point in my career I was a secondary writing teacher and one of my student’s favorite assignments was writing the story to a wordless picture book. For struggling writers, it is a great way to get the creative juices flowing!!!

Shirley

says:

What a great idea!

Diana Bedoya

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I love them! Thank you for sharing :)

Crystal

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Thank you for the great ideas! This looks like fun.

Rose

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Yes, wordless books are wonderful! I absolutely enjoy hearing my children put words to the pictures.

Cherri

says:

Amazing! I have never tried this.

Kerry Trawn

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We are using wordless picture books to help our gr 3 chn use the CAFE goal of make a mental picture. We will also use them to help generate ideas for the children’s narratives.

Tiffany

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Interesting! I’ve never seen these before.

Carey Jackson

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Great tip! Thank you

Sarah Houser

says:

Wow! What a great list! Thank you for all the articles and “free tips” provided through your website! We have enjoyed it!

Camille

says:

Love this. My girls love telling stories!

Emilie

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We love “Hug” by Jez Alborough!

Amy Cook

says:

I love the idea of Wordless picture books ! I am going to try one tomorrow with my 9 year old daughter !

John Webb

says:

A fabulous idea for ESL students! I will be looking to add these to our teaching program!

Cee

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Love wordless books because they allow my dyslexic students to share their ideas unhampered by text.

Amy

says:

These books all look amazing!!!

Lindsay

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What a nice list of wordless picture books. I especially like the list of books for older children. Looking forward to sharing some of your recommendations with my children.

I had no idea wordless books could help a struggling writer! I’m going to pick up a few of these and use them this summer! Thanks!!

Kylee

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These work great for my littles! Great ideas!

Janice Burnett

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I am loving this list of wordless books. Thanks so much!!

We love wordless picture books. We have Tuesdays and Journey, both listed above. I love how we can give the story a different twist each time based on a new observation we spy in the illustrations. They are definitely the type of story book that beckons all in our family (with children ages 13 down to 3) to gather round and enjoy. Thank you for this great post pointing out the great elements of these often overlooked books, and for providing a great list for me to take along on our next library visit.

Dana Klinkner

says:

Great ideas – thanks for sharing all these insights they’re so helpful!

Heather Thomson

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Lion and the Mouse….Favorite 💜

Jennifer

says:

Love this! THANK YOU

Gems

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Thank you for this great article.

Gems

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Thank you for this great article and the book recommendations.

Ariane Lanzdorf

says:

Great list of books, looking forward to checking them out !

Anna

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Thanks for all of the information

Kristin Johnson

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We internationally adopted a child 2 years ago who is now 11, not neurotypical and not reading yet. Wordless books are a great way for him to enjoy a book by himself as well as practice telling me a story without having to try to make it up himself. We’ve only done this a few times, but now I have a list of books to find for him! Thanks for the suggestions.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Kristin,
Wordless picture books are great for working on language development. They are fun, no pressure, and the child gets to cuddle too!

Katelyn

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Would love to start AAS!

Jessica B.

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We love Goodnight Moon!

Raquel

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If only I had heard about your program earlier, but nevertheless, I have already begun implementing your techniques when tutoring my son with PDD. It’s remarkable, Marie.

Joyce

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My favorite wordless, or near wordless, books are the Carl books. A big dog babysits a child, and they have adventures.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Joyce,
We’ve had a lot of recommendations of Carl books, so they must be really lovely! Thank you.

Jennifer

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Great idea!

Erica

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Great ideas that I plan on trying tomorrow!

anne

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Thanks for the list of suggestions. Tuesday is the one I remember best from my education classes.

Sharon Bruen

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I have my degree in Early Childhood Education, and I still remember back in college when my professor explained the importance of wordless picture books. Prior to that, I never even thought of it. Amazing!

Amy

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Great idea for building vocabulary!

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Amy,
Yes! My middle child was very delayed in speech, and we spent a lot of time with wordless (or very few words) picture books to encourage his expressive language more.

Alicia Forrester

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Great recommendations. Thanks!

Jennifer

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I appreciate the list and recommendations for older kids. What a great tool to use to work on creative writing too!

Jessica

says:

I do wordless books with my 2 year old and it’s so neat to hear her imagination and encourage her creativity!

Geneve

says:

I have a few books like this! Can’t wait to try this

Sandra Harrington

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Thank you for all the wonderful recommadations!

Beth

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I love this with four kids (and fifth on her way) it allows my non readers a. Hands to read on their own :)

Michelle Jernigan

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We live Good Dog Carl and all the other Carl books. They have a few words at the beginning but are mostly wordless stories.

LeAnna

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Love picture books!

Ashleigh Smith

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I remember my life brother having one of these about a Rottweiler named Carl! Should look into it for my youngest son.

Michelle

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Unspoken looks like something my daughter would love!

Jessica Bush

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I love wordless storybooks! My 5 year-old has started asking leading questions to me when we go through them. His stories are great!

KB

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Loved this post! I hadn’t thought of utilizing wordless picture books with either of my children but I definitely plan to now. Thanks for all the info!

Teri

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There is a new book on the market – just released Talk with Me! Check it out – great wordless children book!

Crystal

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The Carl series by Alexanda Day – cute little books about the adventures of a Rottweiler. My kids love them as we have a rottweiler puppy!

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Crystal,
This sounds like a cute book. Thanks for the recommendation.

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Quinn

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Oh my gosh! I’m in love with wordless picture books just checked out hank finds an egg. Love! Love! Love it!

Amy

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I love wordless picture books! Here are some of my favorites…
Wave
http://www.amazon.com/Wave-Suzy-Lee/dp/081185924X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1437302467&sr=1-2&keywords=Wave

Zoom (highly recommend for babies to adults!!)
http://www.amazon.com/Zoom-Picture-Puffins-Istvan-Banyai/dp/0140557741/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1437302708&sr=1-1&keywords=zoom+by+istvan+

Good Dog Carl (the whole series)

The other Mercer boy and frog books

Heather

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Flotsam by David Wiesner

Natasha

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I love this series and appreciate your thoughtful reviews. I have discovered some great books to add to our library! I think wordless books will be especially wonderful for one of our children whose first language is ASL. We can share books in her own language! We have Anno’s Journey and all my children have enjoyed it.

Merry at AALP

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What a great idea, Natasha! This is a wonderful way to share wordless books with a child.

Lucia

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Thank you for sharing these titles with us. Always in look up for new books!

Bubble Ink

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Where s Walrus – Stephen Savage
Ball for Daisy – Chris Rashka

Heather

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For older kids: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Salznick

Ellen

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I love the list for older kids! I’ll have to check some of those out. Thank you for the inspiration!

qbenk

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please give writing about wimmelbooks/wimmelbild, with some knowledge what kind of book that included by wimmelbild. actually i think most of wimmelbooks are wordless.

steph j

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Our family likes the wordless picture book called Early bird gets the worm by Bruce Lansky.

Marie Rippel

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We’ll have to add that to our reading to-do list. Thank you so much for the book recommendation!

Hi I would love to send you a copy of my wordless childrens book, The Big Book of Exclamations.
Please send me your mailing address so I can do so. You can also peek at my website to get
more information. My website is the name of the book – The Big Book of Exclamations. I look forward to hearing from you!! Thank you.

Merry

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Thanks Teri, we’ll email you!

Rachel Obro

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My daughter loves The Chicken’s Child! It’s fun for her to have different people “read” it to her and see how they read it differently.

teri

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Try The Big Book of Exclamations!! A wonderful wordless book!!

Kim

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A Small Miracle, by Peter Collingwood is a beautiful Christmas Story without words.

Kendra

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Kim, if you loved “A Small Miracle,” you’ll most likely be taken by “The Angel and the Soldier Boy” as well.

Alicia

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I like South by Patrick McDonnell.

Jess W

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My favorite for years has been Tuesday by David Weisner. So fun! Can’t believe I didn’t see it mentioned. It’s a must see for sure. I’ve used it with toddlers, my own kids, my former 4th-6th grade classes and I love it too!

Marie Rippel

says: Customer Service

Hi Jess! We have Tuesday in mind for another Wordless Picture Book blog post in the future, one devoted to older kids. Thanks for chiming in!

We’ve updated this post with the list for older kids, and Tuesday is included! :)

Teri

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As a pediatric speech/language pathologist, my favorite wordless book is The Big Book of Exclamations. It is designed specifically to promote speech/language development! You can google it to learn about this awsome teaching tool!

Michelle

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I love Red Sled, frog, Where are you?, and Noah’s Ark.

Jenna Rettig

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My kids and I would love to spend time in any one of these books.

Mary B

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Pancakes for Breakfast looks interesting. I like the tips for using these books even with older kids.

Tara Leahy

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I think we would love The Lion and the Mouse
by Jerry Pinkney

Danielle

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Thank you for this article. I have never known what to do with the wordless books before. My imaginative daughter will love this!

Elyse

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Our family LOVES Tomie DePaola! Pancakes looks like a great wordless book.

Heather Cooper

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They all look intriguing to me!!

Kendra

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I’ve never read the books above but they look amazing! We have the Owly collection over here and the kids love them! They read like comic books but are wordless! I think this skill is so important as children grow as most interaction is wordless. Nonverbal communication is such a huge part of our lives and these books practice that through the interactions of the characters. Sidewalk Circus would be my first grab!

Jessica

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I think the Pancakes for Breakfast would fit my family best. The kids ask for that for breakfast daily (even though they don’t get them), and their imagination would defiantly be sparked by it.

Melisa

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We’ve never really done wordless picture books before, though this sounds like a really great way to engage their imaginations! Of the books listed, I think “The Flower Man” and “The Sidewalk Circus” look the most interesting.

Nicole Cloo

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Red Sled (my kids love winter)

Erika S.

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Pancakes for Breakfast and Frog, where are you? look like something my little ones would love.

tina h

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I like Red Sled and frog, where are you?

Janee

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They all look interesting. I have never had a wordless picture book before. My kids are all a little too old for them now though.

Jen K

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These all look great! I think Red Sled and Sidewalk Circus look especially fun for my kids!

Stacy Wiley

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Noah’s Ark! Get the children talking about it! :)

Annie Peterson

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I love the book “The Read-Aloud Handbook” by Jim Trelease. It has a section devoted to wordless picture books with his recommendations for “reading” with children. David Wiesner is a favorite wordless book illustrator of mine!

Gloria

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I would like the Noah’s Ark book because without words you can make up your own story and tell it yourself.

Amber

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My kids would enjoy “pancakes for Breakfast” or “Red Sled!”

Sandra

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My kids love The Lion and the Mouse! I didn’t realize there were so many wordless picture books out there! Can’t wait to borrow all of these titles especially Noah’s Ark – we could talk and imagine for hours about what that must have been like! Fun!

Karen Sunderland

says:

Red Sled looks like the perfect winter afternoon book! Anything wintery is a hit in our home right now, the snow not having lost its appeal yet!

Lee Ann

says:

Frog Where are You looks wonderful.

Ashlea

says:

I’m very intrigued by The Flower Man.

Shannon

says:

The Flower Man looks fun!

Terri Hanenkamp

says:

I like Red Sled and Truck and Sidewalk Circus looks like fun!

Laura P

says:

I think that “Red Sled” or “Truck” would be fun.

Laura P

says:

I think “Red Sled” or “Truck” would be fun to “read” with my three year old.

steph

says:

My son loves frog where are you? It is an awesome way for all of us to cuddle up and use our imagination.

Kensey Worwood

says:

We LOVE Red Sled! My son comes up with a new story line every time we read it. :)

Brandi

says:

I think my kids would love “frog, where are you.” They love all things frog related:-)

Rachel Henneberger

says:

We have never used picture books, but with all these great comments I think it’s time to head over to the library!

Jill Elliott

says:

I didn’t know about All About Reading with my first two kiddos, but I would LOVE to try it with my last one!

Annie

says:

I think my son would like Frog where are you?

Anita

says:

The lion and the mouse and Noahs ark seems the best.

Aimee BeLoat

says:

The Red Sled and Frog Where Are You both look like fun books

Mcwhiney

says:

the lion and the mouse is probably the only one i know ,but love wordles is like being free to think and imagine .create our own story

Leigh Heaney-Lee

says:

Pancakes for Breakfast. My son loves pancakes

Rebecca

says:

We haven’t read many of these surprisingly enough. I think getting a few from the library would be great to do for even my older children. I’d love to see the stories that they come up with to perhaps tell the younger sister when I’m busy with the new baby in a few months. Given the fact we just got snow I think the kids would like Red Sled and I think they might have just gotten the Lion and the Mouse from their aunt this weekend. :) Great timing for me to be reading this!

Kristy

says:

Love Anno’s Journey and Flotsam.

Melanie Nygaard

says:

We have read and enjoyed Noah’s Ark. I think my kids might really enjoy “Frog, where are you?”

Kelsey

says:

We like Goodnight Gorilla!

Danielle

says:

we love the Noah’s Ark book, so well illustrated! I think the Red Sled one looks interesting too! Love wordless picture books!

Alice R

says:

I think the lion and the mouse would be a hit here.

Molly

says:

I was leary of wordless books for a while, but it’s fun to see what my kids come up with after the first time going through it. I like the indestructible books. They are all wordless and the baby can chew on them. ;)

Jen

says:

We’ve used other books by Anno, so I’d love to try this one with my son.

Midge Vad

says:

I love pancakes for breakfast! I used it in my classroom to have the students write their own stories :)

Holly

says:

Red Sled looks adorable

Aimee Hosler

says:

I think my son would dig The Lion and the Mouse!

Christina

says:

My son would love the “truck” book! He is obsessed with trucks!

Grace Lee

says:

I have Noah’s ark and Truck. The kids love them. Nice to have more recommendations. I think I’ll check them all out eventually and start off with the ones by Tomie dePaola and David Pinckney, some favorite illustrators. Thanks for this post!

Marietta

says:

I love any of the dog “Carl” books for wordless picture books. Recently put up a large display of WPB in my school library. It is hard to get kids who already read interested in checking them out.
“Chicken and Robot” also good books.

Marietta

says:

I meant “Chicken and Cat”. Mixed up with Robot Dreams.

Leisa

says:

Pancakes for Breakfast. My kids and I love to make pancakes together and I would really enjoy hearing their perspective.

Vanessa S

says:

Red Sled for my snow lovers!!

Jess Collado

says:

Definitely Pancakes for Breakfast:)

Jazzmin Vegeler

says:

I think the Red Sled would be the most appropriate wordless book right now. I think they would love to “read” a story about winter.

Celestine

says:

I have also avoided wordless books and the pressure to be spontaneously creative that comes with them. This post may have just inspired me to give them a try. Oddly enough it never occurred to me that I am not the one that has to do the “reading”. Seems so obvious now. Noah’s Ark, The Flower Man and The Lion and the Mouse…and Red Sled. Too hard to choose…

Jessie

says:

I think my son would enjoy Frog, Where are You?

Ellen Winney

says:

I would like to read Pancakes for Breakfast with my kids

Nicole

says:

Frog, Where are you?

Simone

says:

We are reading “Mirror” today and the Lion and the House is on hold at the library, can’t wait to read them.

crystal p

says:

I would like to read sidewalk circus

Sally A

says:

I would like to read “Frog, where are you?”. My kids know I love frogs and we could make a great story out of this.

Jamie

says:

I’ve enjoyed ‘reading’ Anno’s Britain and The Strawberry Snatcher
With my children. The stories they make up along with attention to detail in the pictures
has been valuable in their reading skills and comprehension.

Min

says:

Noah`s Ark and the Flower Man. I think my kids would enjoy them again and again.

Peggy Martinez

says:

Frog Where Are You looks like something my children would love! :)

Melissa

says:

My kids would love “reading” The Flower Man. It looks like the storyline could change so much each time you read it!

Tanya W

says:

I would love to have my son read, Frog, where are you, to me. He loves frogs.

Katie

says:

I would love to hear my children tell me the noahs ark story.

Audrey

says:

We’ve read some of the Mercer Mayer ones. I think My littles would like The Lion and the Mouse.

Jennifer Folkes

says:

I can not begin to express how much we love your programs. Frog Where Are You? Would be perfect for my little guys. They are always outside and love nature. I would like to see the stories they come up with as I am sure it would give me great insight to their ” frog hunts” they have all summer long.

Marie

says:

Great idea’s, I never knew the point of a wordless book… I’ll have to try that with my pre-readers.

Lisa Glendinning

says:

I think Noah’s Ark and the Red Sled look really cute! I need to look into them.

Ronda

says:

I my daughter would love the Red Sled, the kids can’t wait until it snows!

becky

says:

I have only used wordless books at church with the kids and they love them. I am sure it would be a great way to teach reading to my child. I think he would enjoy Noah’s Ark.

Brooke Winn

says:

We have the wordless book “My Friend Rabbit” & my kids love it!

Amanda

says:

I think Noah’s Ark catches my attention the most! :)

Michalina Adolf

says:

I think my daughter would like Pancakes for Breakfast, since that is her all time favorite food.

Renda Schram

says:

I think my kids would love the illustrations in The Red Sled.

Becki

says:

I have never been a big fan of wordless books, but never really knew their value. We have Truck somewhere (we moved earlier this year to a very small house) and I haven’t put all the books back in circulation yet. But I know my two youngest boys would love that book very much!

Beth

says:

Truck was one of my teenage son’s favorites! Now it’s on the bookcase of my 3 year old. I love that they can just lose themselves looking at the pictures!

Renee

says:

Wordless Books are fun! I think my kids would love Sidewalk Circus- it looks like a lot of fun!

Mindy Sims

says:

I never have liked wordless books. My son loved Truck though. I think my daughter would like Anno’s Journey. She likes to tell her own stories, and I’m sure she could make up some good ones with the beautiful pictures in this book!

Elisabeth

says:

Wordless books are especially great tools for my son who has Expressive Language Disorder. We videotape him telling us the story and can see how far he has come when we watch him tell us the same story in a year or so.

You have to check out A Ball for Daisy (Raschka), Journey (Becker), and Fossil (Thomson). We also enjoy anything by David Wiesner.

YeanJye

says:

We love “pancakes for breakfasts”! It reminds my daughter of the good times she spent with her grandma making pancakes from scratch!

Sarah trout

says:

Red sled looks like a good winter book!

Katie

says:

We love wordless books! The Lion and the Mouse looks like one my kiddos would love.

Stephanie

says:

frog, where are you? is one we dearly love. I have a slight infatuation with frogs, and my kids love all things Mercer Mayer.

Renatta Welsh

says:

Our favorite wordless picture book is Goodnight Gorilla. I suppose it has a few words (“Goodnight (animal name)”) But the story is told in picture. My kids love to debate who eats the banana at the end of the story…the mouse or the gorilla! We love wordless picture books!

Kat Aleksander

says:

My kids would love ‘The Lion and The Mouse’!

jenna sybert

says:

Pancakes for Breakfast looks like it would delight all of my kiddos :)

Constance

says:

Only one? I see lots of fun and possibilities with all of them. Sidewalk Circus. I love to hear the interpretation of the illustrations and a story unfold as only children can tell it. It’s fun to take turns too.

Charis

says:

I think “The Flower Man” looks very interesting. I like the idea of using the colours to show the circle of influence. Wish we had such visions.

Jaclyn Reynolds

says:

Frog Where are You looks fantastic!

Christy

says:

We love Dennis Nolan’s “Sea of Dreams”. The beautiful illustrations lend for an easy adventure in her/his imagination.

Andrea

says:

We love the Lion and the Mouse book. It was gifted to our daughters and quickly became a favorite. I think the Truck book looks good too. Our son would definitely love looking and exploring it. Thanks for the great tips to help our pre-readers learn to love books.

Roxy

says:

Oh! Frog Where Are You? is a favorite from my childhood! I had forgotten I had it – time to dig it out!!

Lisa

says:

What a great idea to help struggling writers learn to tell a story! I wasn’t aware of this genre of literature. Thank you for sharing.

Inna

says:

I think my daughter would love Pancakes for Breakfast.

Megan

says:

We enjoyed Anno’s Journey.

Staci

says:

Frog, Where Are You? would be my choice because my kids tend to love books that involve looking for something or someone.

Hannah D.

says:

I have never seen a wordless book before, but they sound like a great idea for working on language skills! I’m going tone checking out Sidewalk Circus and Red Sled very soon.

Tara S.

says:

Noah’s Ark and Red Sled look like books my almost-4 year old would enjoy!

Rita SV

says:

The Red Sled & Pancakes for Breakfast would be perfect for my 5-yr old, who is just starting to read, but has always resisted telling stories or narrating picture books, so these books would be great practice. Several of them would be great for my almost 3-yr old, who is already a great story-teller — esp. Lion and the Mouse, and Noah’s Ark.

Tia

says:

Well, I have 3 boys and 1 girl. The first book that caught my eye was the Lion and the Mouse. I think my 3 yr old son would love this book. He has always loved lions. But, being a boy, he would also love the Truck book.

Barbara

says:

We loved wordless books like the “Good Dog, Carl” series and these look exceptional. I think any of them would be grand to own, especially “The Lion and The Mouse”.

brittney

says:

My children would love the Noahs ark & where are you frog

brandy dominy

says:

Frog, where are you looks like it would be fun for my 4 yr old
They all look great :)

Tré

says:

We have Pancakes For Breakfast and our kids love it, but I think that we would really enjoy the Noahs Ark wrdless book.

Grace

says:

I would love the Noah’s Ark book. My daughter has several books like that and is very intrigued by the story. She is 3.

Julie

says:

We checked out Anno’s Journey from the library recently and really enjoyed it. We also like Goodnight Gorilla and Hug. They do have a few words in them but they are mostly wordless.

Christy

says:

Frog Where are You and The Flower Man look really interesting.

Ginny

says:

We love Goodnight Moon and Time Flies (Eric Rohmann and a Caldecott Honor Book). We have also enjoyed Truck.

Danyelle B

says:

Noah’s Ark looks the most interesting. My girls are loving the story of Noah’s Ark right now.

Jessica

says:

Red Sled and Frog Where Are You look great!

Vickie

says:

Frog Where Are You or Noah’s Ark look fun!

Lynn Duprae

says:

I enjoyed Frog Where are you by Mercer Mayer. He is one of my favorite authors. His characters are great. I plan on checking out some of the other books.

Diana

says:

My son L oVEs trucks so we would have to look at that one! We read one about a snowman, he loved it but got sad when the snowman flew!

Jennifer

says:

Perfect for my 4y/o.

Erin

says:

Lion and the mouse is great.

Gail

says:

We would love to “read” the Truck book because we gave truck mad fans in our house!!

Sophia

says:

We have the Mercer Mayer book. My boys beg me to ‘read’ it to them. They dislike it when I ask them to tell me what is going on rather than tell the story myself. We own another wordless one about a mouse baby who is too inquisitive & falls out of its nest in the basement of a house, goes on an adventure, and ends up back at the house. I’ll have to try your techniques and see if they go better than what I’ve been doing so far.

Becky

says:

Pancakes for breakfast looks fun

Alison

says:

Truck and Frog Where Are You? both look fun to me.

Joh-Ann Pontier

says:

I’d never heard of this, but it looks like a great idea and I think my kids will love it, all 6!

Amy Burum

says:

We love Sidewalk Circus!

Jennifer

says:

We have read Goodnight Moon (not listed) and my boys love it! Out of your list, I am going to check out Noah’s Ark, The Red Sled, Pancakes for Breakfast and Frog, where are you? Thank you for the recommendations!!

Heather Smith

says:

I really like the looks of Noah’s Ark by Peter Spier. I like the idea of my children really thinking about what they are seeing and using their vivid imaginations to tell the story. Great article!

Leigh

says:

Noah’s Ark is a favorite here. I love Mercer Mayer, so I think Frog, where are you? looks interesting.

Sabrina

says:

Thanks for this list and link for more wordless books. I was so very pleased to see that our library has all but 2! Thanks so much!

Malia

says:

Very good idea. My boys and I spend so much time talking about the pictures in the books with words that I am sure they will love to make up their own stories. They have the most exciting imaginations it’s fun to hear the adventures that are going on in their heads coming to life.

Cheryl Keller

says:

I am so excited to get wordless picture books and hear where my children’s imagination takes them.

Hollie Kohvakka

says:

This is such a wonderful way to teach youngers in reading preparedness. We love picture books and have such a good time with them!

vanessa thompson

says:

The Lion and the mouse looks like a interesting read; thinking about how big a lion is and how small a mouse is, that maybe the book could be about courage? strength? helpfulness? humbleness? meekness? mmmm Would love to find out. {a child’s imagination and wonder, could come up with many stories for those characters. heehee}

Olivia

says:

Noah’s Ark is the book that caught my eye!

Derika

says:

The Noah’s Ark book looks intriguing. I love any book based on the Bible. :-)

Yukari

says:

Noah’s Ark!

Joanna

says:

The Noah’s Ark book is fantastic! Wordless picture books can be so fun!

Heather Krupa

says:

We love mercer Meyers books

Tiffany Forsland

says:

Great post.
My kids love the book Chalk.

Mom24inpa

says:

all the books look wonderful, but i think the boys would love “frog, where are you?”

Deanna

says:

All of the books look wonderful! I really like the Lion and the Mouse about kindness, compassion and friendship. Great teaching tools!

Malinda

says:

Thank you for the tips! I love Noah’s Ark but Anno’s Journey & The Flower Man look like good too. Thank you for the recommendations!

Carlyn

says:

Wordless picture books are amazing adventures for both parent and child! To encourage your child to create their own story … wow! I did this a little with my oldest, just using regular books that didn’t have a lot of words. She once told me a whole different story using Goodnight Moon! It was the cutest! I look forward to hearing those stories from my youngest now! Thanks for the giveaway!

Carma

says:

We have “Noah’s Ark” and some of the Carl (dog) books. “Frog, Where are You?” brought back fun memories. Thanks for the book recommendations — can’t wait to discover some new favorites!

Megan Gibbons

says:

Another fantastic read, thank you. Looking forward to the lion and the mouse!

Camila

says:

My son loves wordless books. He loves looking at pictures and “making the story”! His favorites are Pancakes for Breakfast and Good night Gorilla. He never gets tired of reading them!

Constance Johnson

says:

The books that are most interesting to me are: Red sled, The Lion and the Mouse, Frog where are you. Thanks so much and God bless you!

My ESL son would love these! Thanks for the giveaway!
The Lion and the Mouse
Red Sled
Noah’s Ark

Carrie

says:

We own “Noah’s Ark” and my children love it! It was mine when I was growing up and I remember enjoying it then. I think the “Sidewalk Circus” looks fun, too.

Michele

says:

The Lion and the Mouse looks great – beautiful illustrations! This would be fun to try with my 5 year old.

Meghan F

says:

Anno’s Journey looks neat, thank you for all these tips. Reading times are hard for me to do naturally, so I need all the help I can get!

Sara

says:

I’m sure my daughter would love Noah’s Ark.

Heather A

says:

My kids liked the look of “Noah’s Ark” and “Pancakes for Breakfast.”

Jocelyn

says:

I have always loved anything by Mercer Mayer!

Ruth

says:

I’m sure my boys would love books like these!

Danielle Hull

says:

I want the Mercer Mayer and Tomie DePaola ones! Our fav wordless book at home is “Wake Up, Mr. B!” about a little girl and her dog. It is beautiful!

Laura Houston

says:

This looks great!

Becky

says:

Sounds like a great thing to start with all four of my children.

Nona Hayes

says:

I just want to say thanks so much for your hard work, our family appreciates all you do.

Amy

says:

I love this idea for my 4-year-old. I think she will LOVE telling me the story…

Raquel

says:

We love The Lion and the Mouse and Noah’s Ark!

sheryl

says:

I like the look of Pancakes for Breakfast we can relate to this one as the girls like pancakes alot.

Karen

says:

These wordless picture books look great and my son and I can spend plenty of time talking about the illustrations. Noah’s Ark looks beautiful. We’ll be looking for these books at our library.

Annelize

says:

Mirror and Pancakes for Breakfast looks interesting to me… I would be keen to see them.

Sarah Evans

says:

We love wordless books! I’ve never heard of the Flower Man so I would be interested in checking that one out with my kids.

Jeani Brickner

says:

WOW! I am in love with this post! I had shared a few from this list with my little one when she was too young to speak, but then somehow forgotten about the concept. Time to reintroduce these books to her since she is definitely at a story-telling age and will LOVE these. I am most excited about Circus on the Sidewalk and Frog Where Are You. Here’s hoping they’re at my local library. :)

Pam

says:

Pancakes for Breakfast appeals to me!

Katrina

says:

I’m going to check to see how many my library can get!

Rebecca

says:

They all look like books my 4 and 1 year old would both enjoy!

Kristina Schmidt

says:

Sidewalk Circus and Red Sled

Kellie Gonzales

says:

They all look great. I think they would benefit my 7 yr old
That struggles to read. I had never thought of just
Picture books and his imagination. He can come up
With some great tales. Praying I win this :)

Lori B

says:

The Red Sled looks fun. I love wordless picture books. Emily McCully has a series with a mouse family that are great fun. Some of the titles in the series include Picnic and School. Picnic is our favorite.

deanna mack

says:

Noah’s ark and The Lion and the Mouse look interesting.

Niki hill

says:

The lion and the mouse would be a lot of fun. I can already hear the comments my girls would be making

Dianne

says:

The Red Sled looks like fun!

Jennifer

says:

The Lion and the Mouse is at the top of my list to try.

Chelsea c.

says:

Pancakes for Breakfast is something my kids would enjoy! They love pancakes!

RB

says:

Red Sled and the Lion and the Mouse look great! We’ve read “The Red Book” and “Tuesday”. You have a great selection to choose from.

cree kenan

says:

Red Sled is looking good because we are working on the concept of rhyming still on cheese and cheese that same the same nothing else but Noah’s ark would allow him to identify all the animals so… I like them both!

Meghan

says:

I bet my kids would love Noah’s Ark. Pointing out a certain animal leads to discussions on where they live, what they eat, etc.

Tabatha

says:

Noah’s ark would be fun!

Rebecca S

says:

Pancakes For Breakfast looks cute.

Anna

says:

I usually skip these books at the library, and never thought of the value of sharing a wordless book until now. What a great concept! My son loves to flip through books and make up his own stories, so it would be fun to join in with him with a wordless book! They all look interesting to me now!

amy s

says:

what a great idea – something I never thought of but am eager to try! thanks!

cassie

says:

I have a little girl with downs and she struggles with communication skills but she loves to look at books. I think she would definitely benefit from these books.

Melanie Shannon

says:

I think ” Where is from?” Looks like a great book to use with my developmental/speech delayed preschoolers. I could use it to work on “wh” questions. Too many times I have to simplify the words for them so we can just read the pictures and not worry about the words.

Kimberly C.

says:

I think The Flower Man looks cute. :)

Rachel Obrokta

says:

I think that red sled book looks good!

Agnes O.

says:

“Truck” looks great. My son would probably love it.

Tanya

says:

These all look fabulous! But I love the Noah’s Ark one most!

We recently “read” Noah’s Ark for the Weaver curriculum, my son absolutely LOVED it. I kinda feel bad for almost returning it since I didn’t realize it was a wordless book! Anno’s Journey looks great!

Linda S.V.

says:

“Pancakes for Breafast” by Tomie dePaola looks like a great book before cooking with my daughter. She loves wordless picture books as I ask her questions to participate in the storytelling.

Carolyn

says:

I had never heard of wordless picture books before. I downloaded your library list. What a great idea! Especially good for using with adopted children who do not yet speak English I think. Thanks for the resource.

Cristina

says:

… if I had to pick one I think I would get Red Sled :)

Cristina

says:

I’d love to try any of these!
Shame on me… I never used wordless books :(

Roxanne

says:

I like Pancakes for Breakfast. My children love pancakes.

heather

says:

the Red Sled book looks fun. but actually a lot of them do. I like the idea of creating a new story…I hardly ever use the printed words anyway…

Melissa G Holland

says:

Would like to read these books to my daughter to get her love to read.

I am interested in the Red Sled, Pancakes for Breakfast, Sidewalk Circus, and Truck books; however, I opened The Flower Man book website and was impressed with the pictures. My favorite scene was the page where the entire neighborhood was dark except for the Flower Man’s house. It showed how special the flowers were. And then the contrast to the page where the whole neighborhood was lite up was exciting.
I am interested in these books because I know of a kindergarten boy who is not interested in learning how to read but loves to have his mom read to him. I believe these books would continue with the pre-reading skills that he is building even though he is not yet reading.
Thanks for the info!

Lacey Dawn

says:

I’ve never read wordless picture books. The concept sounds intriguing and I’m willing to give it a try. The cover of “The Lion and the mouse” really attracts me.

Stacey E

says:

I was just looking into getting Red Sled yesterday. I love the questions that are generated when looking at a wordless book with my kids. Such insight into their imaginations.

Candice

says:

“Frog, Where Are You?” looks really good. I have always enjoyed Mercer Mayer.

Rachel Poe

says:

I think Frog, Where Are You? looks very interesting. I’d love to have that one.

Lorinda

says:

I like Pancakes for Breakfast. We often have pancakes for breakfast and I think my boys could relate and tell a story about that very well.

Jessica

says:

I love anything by Mercer Mayer, but I didn’t know he did wordless books as well. I’ve struggled with wordless books in the past, but I think it was because I lacked the direction & insight provided here. I am going to order a few new wordless books today & start “reading” them with my kids. I think they’re going to love this!

Mrs Long

says:

Noah’s Ark and Sidewalk Circus look like my kids would enjoy them.

Sterryn

says:

We love the Lion and the Mouse in our house :)

Elana

says:

I would love to try Red Sled and have my 4yr old “tell” the story. The Lion and the mouse looks good too.

Daily Woman (Lacey)

says:

My favorite book is “Truck”

Amanda

says:

The Lion and the Mouse and Pancakes for Breakfast. Love the illustrations!

Melisa

says:

I’d love to check out these wordless books for my 3 year old daughter! She loves books and making up her own words about each picture…she would love the Noah’s ark book!

RG

says:

My children love the Flower Man and Trucks. So glad to see them among your favorites.

Jenni

says:

The Noah’s Ark book is awesome!! I’ve gotten it from the library before. I would love to see the Lion and the Mouse. My son would love that!! :-) Thanks

Tara H

says:

I’d love to check out some of these books. The Noah’s Ark book especially looks good.

AJ

says:

Pancakes for breakfast looks like fun, my kids love them!

toni

says:

well, the first wordless picture book that always comes to mind is Tuesday…..I am interested in checking out Noah’s Ark!

Dorothy

says:

the red sled. This is wordless concept is a new concept for me and quite intriguing too

Vera Gibbs

says:

I love the Noah’s Ark illustrations….so much to look at with my little ones!

Allison Mills

says:

The Frog, Where are you? book looks like one my boys would love.

Stacy

says:

The Flower Man, by the front cover, looks good :)

Abigail

says:

I have some other wordless or one word picture books that my children and I love, of those you’ve shown I like the look of the Lion and the Mouse.

Carrie

says:

Pancakes for Breakfast. After reading If you give a Pig A Pancake, well I can come up with lots of stories about pancakes

April

says:

I like Frog, Where Are You? by Mercer Mayer. I loved reading Mercer Mayer’s books as a child.

Angela

says:

I like “frog where are you?!” :)

Kala

says:

The Red Sled looks cute!

Michelle

says:

While we have “read” many if these books Sidewalk Circus by Paul Fleischman is new to us and looks great!

Melissa Trotter

says:

I have always loved the Noah’s Ark by Peter Spier. It is so fun to look at the illustrater’s pictures!

sara stanton

says:

I think my kids would really get into Pancakes for Breakfast.

Heidi Graf

says:

I have only “read” one wordless picture book with my boys before. Thank you for sharing how they can benefit children as I often pass them by because I am so used to reading books to my sons.

Karmen J

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I love the “Truck” book by Donald Crews! In my home of three boys I can’t think of any wordless book more exciting for them!!! They would have tons of fun creating new and exciting adventures about trucks!!!

nichole

says:

We LOVE the Lion and the Mouse. I love to hear the kids tell their story.

Tina

says:

I saw some comments about using these for speech therapy. I am interested to know how these wordless books could be used for a child with special needs.

Holly

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I love the stories my son tells me and it was an easy painless way to practice his speech for therapy.

I would love to have the Noah’s Ark book for my kiddies.

Mandy

says:

I’d love Noah’s Ark for my youngest, my dd (21months) can’t stop talking about the Lion & the Mouse, my ds (7) wants the Frog book, and my dd (9) thinks the Red Sled looks interesting.

LENYARTA DARITY

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We already have the lion and the mouse. I would love to have any of the others, my kids say the pancake book, the red hat book and the frog book are what they would choose.

Suzanne

says:

We have the Noah’s Ark book, and I believe the Frog Where Are You? also. I love looking at the pictures with my kids, and talking about what the different people are thinking. Having them practice telling the story is also fun – having them practice making up a story about someone else’s pictures, instead of just what is in their own heads. Of the other books, the Sidewalk Circus looks like it would a blast to read with them.

Aimee D

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We just “read” Anno’s Journey,” and my kids loved studying the pictures and seeing how many details they could pick out. Since we do a lot of artist/picture studies, it was fascinating to see scenes from great works of art incorporated into his pages.
My kids have also enjoyed Noah’s Ark.

By the way, we are on lesson 32 of All About Reading with my struggling reader, and I am AMAZED at the progress he has made! Thank you so much for helping us to help our kids learn to read!

Rebecca Spotswood

says:

The Lion and the Mouse looks fun to me!

Rachel C

says:

The Snowman wordless book looks intriguing to me. Just in time for the holidays!

Jenn Avey

says:

I love how wordless books bring out the imagination of each child. It is a gateway to their thinking and processing unlike anything else.

I think these are great and a cool idea I also think the lion and the mouse looks interesting

Erin

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The Lion and the mouse would be popular in our home! My children love animals !

Jaurie Wells

says:

I’ve actually never seen these before, intriguing!

Candiss

says:

“frog, where are you?” looks fun, and we love Mercer Mayer books. Ha has another fun wordless one that we own and the kids “read” a lot, Hiccups.

Jamie

says:

Already got most of these at the library! Thank you!

Suzanne O

says:

The “Frog where are you” book looks awesome. My boys love slimy things.

Jeannine

says:

They all look interesting and enjoyable, but I think my son would choose Frog, where are you?, The Lion and the Mouse, and Truck.

Tamara

says:

Oh! My youngest would LOVE “Truck” but I love the look of “Mirror”.

Aja Iglesias-Terrell

says:

How incredible to allow the mind of a child to grow in such a manner. My son was encouraged in this manner and the benefits are amazing. I am going to order “The Flower Man” and ” The Lion and the Mouse” for my 3yr old grandPrincess. Thanks so much for offering these beautiful wordless books that encourage us to imagine.

Melanie

says:

Noahs ark looks great

Kelly Cunningham

says:

We enjoy “Noah’s Ark”. It is such a beautiful book!

Paula

says:

They all look interesting. We own “A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog”(not shown, but also by Mercer Meyer), and “Pancakes for Breakfast.” My kids love making up stories that go along with the pictures.

Jamie S.

says:

Maybe Red Sled? They all look neat, however.

Alesha Dicken

says:

The Noah’s Ark, Pancakes for Breakfast, and Frog where are you look like they would interest my daughter!

Abigail Carpenter

says:

I would be interested in the Lion and the Mouse

Heidi Smith

says:

The Noah’s Ark and Pancakes for Breakfast look interesting.

Serena

says:

My boys would love to win!

Linda

says:

Would love to see the Noah’s Ark book! So beautiful!

Estrella

says:

I think I like Pancakes for Breakfast best. We’re Tomie dePaola fans.

Leslie Brown

says:

We love the Noah’s Ark one by Spier!

Jolie Johnson

says:

We just used Pancakes for Breakfast in our writing lesson yesterday. I was teaching the kids that writers tell stories, not just name parts. Thank you for sharing more wordless picture books.

Rachel

says:

I think my boys would enjoy Truck! my 4 year old likes to look at books (even ones with words) and make up his own story; he rarely lets me read the actual story to him. :-)

Neisha Teer

says:

Red Sled!

Ronda Thomson

says:

We love books. Frog where are you? looks fabulous-we love frogs.

Heather

says:

Noah’s Ark — my daughter will make up stories using play animals all of the time. I know she would enjoy a wordless book of it.

Kim

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We own “The Red Book”. My older son “didn’t get it” when it came to making up a story to go along with the pictures. However, he is more logical and concrete, less abstract and creative. Now that our youngest son is approaching 4 years old, I’m going to take this book out again to see what he thinks of it. He is definitely on the creative/imaginative side.

Jocelyn

says:

Pancakes for breakfast

Stacey Linsalata

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Can’t wait to read Red Sled with my daughter!

Erin Leiser

says:

We’ve read a few that we’ve gotten from the library. My girls really like them. We had one that used illusion pictures where the picture started out as one thing and then turned to something else. It was so neat how seamlessly it was done. We really liked that one. I don’t remember the name or the author though. I will be on the lookout for more though. I know my girls would love to tell me the story rather than me always reading to them!

jamie chamberlain

says:

Frog where are you looks good :)

Kathy

says:

Red Sled is our favorite

Julie

says:

Thanks for the great post. “Frog, Where are You?” looks like one my boys would especially enjoy.

Tara

says:

Pancakes for Breakfast would absolutely be a favorite in this house. :-)

Robyn

says:

We are big dePaola fans. Pancakes for breakfast looks fun!

Tawnee

says:

I think “frog, where are you” looks like one my son would really love.

Nyssa

says:

My sons enjoy Peter Spier’s, Anno’s, and Mercer’s books. They laugh at the pictures in Mercer’s books, which I get a real kick out of seeing. Spier’s Noah book is just amazing.

MamaGames

says:

My kids ADORED the Frog series by Mercer Mayer!

S Jones

says:

I absolutely love “The Flower Man” Wordless Book :)! I love them all, but I love how this one teaches about kindness :)!

Jasmin

says:

I love the book A boy, A Dog and a Frog. I have had it for years and my boys keep going back to it.

Melissa Bell

says:

Pancakes for Breakfast looks like it would stir a lot of storytelling and adventure from my girls!

marlucia butler

says:

Im interested in red sled. Noahs ark and the lion and the mouse.

Katherine Chua

says:

Wow, what a great concept! We would love to read Tommie de Paola’s pancakes for breakfast!

Carolina

says:

We love the Frog books by Mercer Mayer. They are so cute

Kirstine

says:

My children and I love Wave by Suzy Lee and Window by Jeannie Baker.

Maria

says:

Mirror by Jeannie Baker seems interesting :)

Aise

says:

Frog, where are you? by Mercer Mayer looks interesting =)

Yvette E.

says:

I just located three of the wordless picture books at my local library online: Home by J. Baker, Red Sled by L. Judge and The Lion & The Mouse by J. Pinkney. I’ll pick them up tomorrow. :) I look forward to using your suggestions on how to “read” these wordless books with my daughter. Thank you!

Joyce M.

says:

I love this idea of the wordless picture books! We have checked out a few from our library before. One of them is the Trucks book by Donald Crews. The Pancakes for Breakfast looks like an interesting one. I don’t see it at our library though. :(

Tina-maria Culverwell

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Thank you for introducing me to these books, my daughter loves to make up her own stories, and these type of books would really help to spark her imagination even more, and tell her own bed time story. Noah Ark looks intriguing as a Christian i always try and encourage my daughter to retell me bible stories that I have read to her, this helps me know just how much she has taken in. Thanks again

Cherie

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We have never tried wordless books but looks like we need to give TRUCKS I try since my son is into vehicles!

Cherie

says:

Looks interesting! We have never tried wordless books but looks like we need to give TRUCKS I try since my son is into vehicles!

Christina

says:

My 3 year old would love wordless books!

Gillian

says:

Frog where are you, I can see my almost 3 year old and myself using our imagination. Its like playing hide and seek

Christie

says:

I think we would love Truck by Donald Crews. I love this idea, my kids would feel so good that they were able to “read” a story!

Delene

says:

Noah’s Ark by Peter Spier looks great

Louise O'Neil

says:

My daughter likes the Carl books. From your list I would love to try the Lion and the Mouse as my dad used to tell me that story as a child,

Ellen Grace Callahan

says:

Mirror and The Flower Man, both look amazing.

Nina Hoppe

says:

One of our favorites is Goodnight, My Duckling.

Julie (thegirlwhopaintedtrees)

says:

We’ve read a few of these. The kids love Noah’s Ark by Peter Spier. The Polo books are also fun wordless books.

Cathy

says:

Noah’s Ark seems a great choice. I think The Snowman and A Day, A Dog should serve the purpose pretty well.

Samantha

says:

I love this post. I always struggle with wordless books so it is great to get some tips on how to use them!

Colleen

says:

As a little girl I enjoyed wordless picture books with my older brother who told the best stories, however, I haven’t introduced them to my own kids, but I will now, after readings Marie’s article. I can’t wait to hear my kids read Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola, a favorite author and illustrator of ours.

Elizabeth M

says:

Wordless books are so fun to ‘read’ with the kids! I’ve never seen “The Flower Man” before, it looks very interesting!

Shannon Nelson

says:

I have never heard of these. Great for getting the imagination going.

Kerri Best-Ogden

says:

I’m intrigued by this whole concept. I can’t wait to check out a few word less books from or library and share them with my daughter!

Ben J

says:

This is a neat idea. The Lion and the Mouse looks really nice.

Cindy

says:

“Pancakes for Breakfast” by Tomie DePaola is one I definitely plan to get! We lives his books and I am affectionately known as ‘Strega Mama’ on pasta night at our house!

Marie Rippel

says:

Very cute nickname! :)

Ashleigh S

says:

I think pancakes for breakfast would be my favorite!

Karla

says:

What a neat post. I love the wordless books because my children can be part of creating the narrative. The book “Frog, Where Are You?”, looks cute. We have hundreds of books but none of them are wordless. I love the idea!

Gina Arkell

says:

Pancakes for Breakfast and Sidewalk Circus look fun. I’ve never read a wordless picture book before.

Anna A

says:

Red Sled, Truck, and Noah’s Ark all look interesting. We haven’t read many wordless books, but I can see how they would stimulate literacy.

Linda

says:

“Frog, Where Are You?” and “The Flower Man” should definitely grab the attention of my grandsons.

Trisha B.

says:

Truck would be fun for my boys

Charis

says:

We love Noah’s Ark by Peter Spier, especially my 4 year old. I’d also love to try The Flower Man as a story-starter for writing with my 6 year old.

Amanda

says:

This is an awesome idea to try with my daughter.

Brandee

says:

Truck is our favorite book .

Timothy

says:

Good idea, the lion and mouse sounds like something my daughter would like.

Jacque

says:

Noah’s Ark would spark the most creativity and imagination in our house. My son loves to “read” to his little sister, I can see many different sides of the story with this book.

Kathy Sothman

says:

My favorites would be Noah’s Ark and Red Sled! Would love to win!

Shana O

says:

I love the idea of reading wordless picture books with early – pre-readers! I’m really intrigued by the Pancakes for Breakfast book, The Lion and the Mouse (love this traditional story), The Flower Man, and Frog, Where Are You? It’s time I checked some of these out to “read” with my 3 year old, he’ll love it!

Leah

says:

I have never even thought about doing this! I know what I’ll ask for at the library next time…

Yanina

says:

I need to add Wordless Picture Books to my children’s library. It looks like Red Sled is a must have. It must be the influence of the falling snow outside my window.

Robyn

says:

Pancakes for Breakfast:)

Robin

says:

Pancakes for Breakfast looks like fun.

kelli

says:

I am very curious about the Wordless Picture Books! I think they all look very interesting. I’m especially curious about “Red Sled” and “Trucks.”

Anna D

says:

I would love to read Noah’s Ark! I think there could be so much done with that!

Kristie Wheeler

says:

We like Home by Jeannie Baker and Noah’s Ark by Peter Spier. I’d like to check out the book Frog Where Are You?, I bet my boys would love that one!

Julie Bryce

says:

I think Red Sled and Anno look like great ones!

Brandi

says:

We’ve “read” The Lion and the Mouse and the Noah’s Ark book. I think we’d also like Pancakes for Breakfast. These books are great!

Britta McNish

says:

We really like the Mercer Mayer “Frog, Where Are You?” book and the “Noah’s Ark” book.

Michelle T

says:

My son loves the Truck book!

Melanie

says:

Red Sled looks like a great one as we go into winter. We have a wordless book about a little boy that has to stop playing and go to bed – it’s fun making up the story to go with the pictures.

Laura Smith

says:

“Frog, Where Are You?” looks like the perfect book for my 3 year old frog-lover! I’ve never thought about wordless books but I may just have to find this one after seeing it :-)

Regina Rachal

says:

Noah’s ark would be an awesome book. We are getting to that in our bible lessons and would love to use a nice visual to have my son look at and talk about.

Amy B

says:

We love wordless books! Noah’s Ark and Rain by Peter Spier are favorites, as is Truck by Donald Crews. Intrigued by The Flower Man.

Kim Chance

says:

I think my kids would love the Lion and the Mouse and Anno’s Journey

Dawn

says:

“Noah’s Ark” and “Truck” look interesting. “Goodnight Gorilla” is one that my kids really enjoy.

Meggen Loew

says:

Favorite is Tuesday… I love how now my 3 year old is able to create her own story. She can be so creatively silly when we have picture books.

Jessica

says:

I always wondered what to do with these books. I’m always asked to read The Snowman.

Beth Rivers

says:

The Lion and the mouse is gorgeous!

Lena

says:

The Noah’s Ark book looks great!

Jenny

says:

Both the ‘Frog Where are You?” and the “Truck” book look like books my children would enjoy.

We also enjoy “Goodnight Gorilla”. That book has “good night” printed throughout, but that’s it, the rest of the story is told through pictures and my kids LOVE it!

Cassie

says:

I think both kiddos would love Anno’s Journey

Amanda L.

says:

I think my son would love noahs ark, the lion and the mouse, and the red sled.

wendy

says:

Very interesting. Will try to look out for wordless books from library.

Jessica

says:

I love Pancakes for Breakfast-we checked it out from our library a few weeks ago and my children wanted to read it daily.

Jenine Monaghan

says:

I love red sled and also the george books about the rottweiler and the baby. it’s fun looking at the pictures to tell the story

Tonia P

says:

I’ve read most of these. My favorites are the red sled and pancakes.

Bethany M

says:

The illustrations look wonderful in Anno’s Journey! I’d love to see what details my preschooler notices & what story he comes up with as we look through the pages together.

Frances L.

says:

We got Truck from the library – great way to engage both my 2yo and my 4yo!

Jennifer S

says:

My son would love the truck one!

Elizabeth

says:

I love wordless picture books. I taught public school pre-k for eight years. We had many wordless books in our class library. Sidewalk Circus has got to be one of my favorite wordless picture books. I agree that wordless books are so good for helping develop story structure.

Deann

says:

frog, where are you? looks like a fun book.

Rachel

says:

I love the indestructible picture books! Our favourite is the Old McDonald one, but it’s set in Peru, I believe.

Babs Harrell

says:

Goodnight Moon isnt totally wordless but some pages are and I love the sentences my boys make up!

Tiffany Burgess

says:

I would love to read red sled with my babies. My daughter love frogs and the frog, where are you. I would just love to have this program to take my kids through.

Heather

says:

The book “Tuesday” by David Wiesner cracks me up.

Jennifer M

says:

I like Noah’s Ark.

Christy mccort

says:

I have never “read” a wordless book with my children. Great idea and plan to start soon!

Brenda King

says:

I think my son would love The Lion and the Mouse!

April

says:

We checked out The lion and the mouse book and also some of Carl’s dog adventure books.

Sandi W

says:

We love The Flower Man book, but have never owned anymore ‘wordless books’ . Glad to see this list.

We love the “red hat” book by Lita judge.

Misty

says:

Very interesting. I notice that my kids always made up their own stories when looking at picture books, before they learned to read. I would like to check out some of these books.

summer haymon

says:

I think I would like Noahs Ark!! ;)

Janelle

says:

Red Sled looks very cute!

Cristie

says:

I really like the cover art of The Flower Man. I love this concept. My 2 and 4 year old love to “read” me books.

Kylu

says:

The Truck looks like a great wordless book. My 3 yr old son loves to tell stories about cars, trucks, trains, any vehicles!

Lois G

says:

Noah’s ark looks exciting, I could add lots of excitement in there!!!

Kendra

says:

One of my favorite wordless picture books is called “The Snowman”. I can’t wait to get some of the ones off your list to look at with my Pre-K twin boys!

Debra G

says:

Pancakes for Breakfast Trucks

danielle moody

says:

These look great! Having a tough time teaching my almost 5 y.o to read anf this package would be a blessing!

Sarah

says:

We love the The Lion and the Mouse and Noah’s Ark!

Michele

says:

Red Sled looks amazing…..and Pancakes for Breakfast! New books make me excited!!

Margarita Rivera

says:

The Truck book looks interesting. My son absolutely loves trucks! I know he would love that book.

Amancia

says:

My daughter chose to study Flamingos last week and we “read” a fantastic wordless book – Flora and the Flamingo.
She is set to start AAR 2, but pre-reading level is perfect for her little brother!

Brenda

says:

My almost 3 year old loves to tell stories from pictures. I’m going to look at those you’ve suggested

Nicole

says:

Thanks for the great post!

Julie brown

says:

Pancakes for Breakfast would be perfect for my girls. they both love pancakes.

Susan

says:

Noah’s Ark would be awesome

Amanda H

says:

We LOVE The Lion and The Mouse. I think I need to find Noah’s Ark now that I see it, since that is our favorite bible story right now!

Lesley C.

says:

Pancakes for Breakfast looks super cute! I own a ton of Tomie dePaola books, but we don’t have that one yet. I love letting the kids go through wordless books and make up their own stories of what is going on.

Tammy

says:

My 4 year old love pancakes so the Pancakes for Breakfast one would be a great place to start!

Jillian W

says:

What a neat way to start your little ones reading!

I love wordless books…my daughter loves telling stories. I say Pancakes for Breakfast and Frog, Where Are You? stand out the most.

Lisa Bernet

says:

These books look fun to have different stories every time you open them up. Frog Where are you?
Side Walk Circus and Pancakes for Breakfast.

katharine

says:

pancakes for breakfast — we have those a lot around here.

Viviana

says:

I love to read wordless books with my kids and with my students too.
I’m a second grade teacher (in Argentina) and my students have enjoyed Flotsam by David Wiesner
and Zoom by Istvan Banyai.

Rochele

says:

The Noah’s Ark by Peter Spier looks amazing. I would love to show my son that book and see what he comes up with and what jumps out at him.

jenifer

says:

I am so excited to see your wonderful list of wordless books. They are really hard to find in this state so I now have specific titles. Thank you so much.

Lauren Caggeso

says:

Just read the Noah’s Ark book today to my kiddos!!! Love them all but there are a few new ones to try!

MS D

says:

very interesting this is great it causes the mind of the children to roll bringing out the creativity that God has placed in them and not made by man with forced learning looking to add these to our homeschool curriculm..thanks

Laura

says:

Flotsam by David Wiesner. Love, love, love his books and all the details.

Bethany Jacques

says:

I like “frog, where are you?” by Mercer Mayer.

Kandi

says:

Tomie dePaola is one of my favorite authors. Gotta go with “Pancakes for Breakfast”! Red Sled would be next choice.

Christina Shires

says:

I am so excited about this program! My little guy seems to struggle a lot with preschool so we are now keeping him home and working with him more and this would help tremendously! My guy has such a great imagination and I think he will thrive!

Karen

says:

We’ve really enjoyed wordless books like “The Giant Seed” and “The Conductor”.

zekesmom10

says:

My boy would love “Trucks,” but I’m leaning toward “Red Sled” myself. :)

Beth h

says:

We would love the Noah’s ark. We love aniamals!!

Rejane Aragon

says:

My little girls would love “Frog where are you?”

Stacie

says:

My boys would love The Red Sled!

Anna H

says:

I LOVE Mercer Mayer’s Boy and Frog books!!!:)
Good Dog, Carl is a Great one as well.

Anna

Angie

says:

Its really hard to pick one, because I have 4 kiddos ranging from 2-8 years old, who could use wordless picture books. My personal favorite would probably be Pancakes for Breakfast. I love Tomie de Paola!!!

Linda D Zaveson

says:

The Flower Man looks like a good one to start with. I dont think i’ve ever had a wordless book..maybe the Red Balloon

Andrea

says:

Thanks for the reminding me about the value of wordless picture books! And thanks for the list of books to look for! I vaguely remember a book, I think it was called “Tuesday”, that was a wordless picture book.

Anna K.

says:

I love the “frog, where are you?” one :)

Ally

says:

I remember reading Anno’s Journey when I was first teaching, and just loved it. What a beautiful book.

Jessica M.

says:

The book Red Sled really intrigues me! Since we live in the South and do not see snow too often, it is always fun to hear my preschool students tell me stories of when they did see snow or what they would do if they ever got to see snow.

elizabeth

says:

this would be great for my daughter who is struggling with reading.

Judith Martinez

says:

I don’t have a favorite wordless book but I have checked some out from the library and really enjoyed looking at them with my little ones.

Sanica

says:

My kiddos love “Good Night Gorilla”! I bought it at a library book sale a couple of years ago not realizing what a gem it was. We’d love to read “Red Sled” if we can borrow it from our local library.

Thanks!

Jennifer

says:

I love Pancakes for Breakfast and Trucks!!

Jenny

says:

I think my preschooler would enjoy the Frog, Where Are You? book!

Rachel

says:

I know it’s not a completely wordless book (almost!) but my family ADORES Goodnight Gorilla! We’ve been reading it to our son since he was born and now he “reads” it to his little sister!

Nicole Burkett

says:

I think that The Red Sled book looks really cute.

Stephanie

says:

I’ve never heard of Red Sled but it looks adorable! Looks like a great gift idea!

Brenda Torres

says:

My favorite is “Truck” by Donald Crews. My son loves ALL of his books.

Marcy

says:

These books look exciting! I know my kids would especially love the lion nd the mouse book!

Sheri

says:

I see the value of wordless books to help my children tell a story. I think it’s better than the Briggance page where the student is supposed to make observations and answer questions. My impression is these pictures are less crowded and have more to say.

I shared this link with mothers homeschooling their children with Down syndrome and other disabilities.

I always liked Mercer Meyer and Peter Spiers. So sweet!

Thank you an opportunity to win!

Michelle W

says:

Noah’s Ark and Truck look like book my little ones would like. :)

Amanda G

says:

Good Dog, Carl has been a favorite at our house with all my children. The pictures are so sweet and each child has their own interpretation of what Carl is doing. I love having my young children “read” to me!

Kristin

says:

The Lion and the Mouse looks very interesting

Mel

says:

We have read “Frog Where are You?” together alternating telling the story on each page.

Lynn

says:

My son and I love the wordless books by Monique Felix. The little mouse gets trapped in the book and eats his way through pages to discover something amazing…The Alphabet, Colors, Numbers, a Plane, the Wind, and other adventures.

Anne

says:

Mercer Meyer was always a favorite of mine and my kids now enjoy it. Thanks for the great info.

Katie Alen

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We have checked out The Lion and the Mouse multiple times from the library and my boys love it! The on about the frog by Mercer Meyer looks great also.

Lisa R

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The book Frog, Where Are You? looks like it would be a great first wordless picture book for my preschooler and I to ‘read’ together. She loves retelling stories of books that I’ve read to her but struggles to create new stories on her own. Looking at these pictures, I think she would be able to come up with a story and I think it would help stretch her creativity.

Jenny K

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We love Red Sled! Such a great pictures and my son loves to make up his own words. :)

Jen

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My little boy has such an adventurous spirit, I know he would love to read Frog, Where are You by Mercer Mayer. We love reading in our family, so thank you for all these fun looking books.

Susanne

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Great review! Anno’s Journey looks like it would be very fun to look through. Also, The Red Sled looks very fun!

Chanda

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I will admit that I have a hard time just sitting down to a good picture book and reading with my little ones. I sadly admit that I usually leave this task to my older readers. ugh. I am however getting better at it. I think our favorite wordless books would be Noah’s Ark, and Mirror.

Lisa

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Love Mercer Mayer and Tomie dePaola so I can’t wait to get to the library. Thanks for sharing your list.

robin

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review these books. We don’t have a single wordless book in our library. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before, but we are raising our son bilingual and these will be perfect. Just ordered the Red Sled, Anno’s Journey, and The Flower Man.

Rachel B

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The Red Sled looks cute and we had our first snow today!

Miranda

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Noah’s Ark… i love Bible stories. :-)

Mimi

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All books look great! Esp. the Noah’s! We love all about reading!

Jessica Grove

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For this winter/holiday season we love The Snowman and Polar Express!

Misty

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I especially like the looks of Noah’s Ark, Red Sled, and Pancakes for Breakfast.
I suppose I have never thought much about wordless books – I am always reading to my children!
These would be good to have my beginning and pre-readers “read” to me.
Thanks!

Trina

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The Noah’s Ark looks like it would be a fun way to “read” about a popular Bible story.

Polly

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The Lion and the Mouse looks cute. Mine love animal stories.

Ruthie

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I haven’t thought about this much, but thanks for thinking through it for me! ;)

Kate D

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I think that my kids would be most interested in Sidewalk Circus as they’ve recently discovered shadow puppets. I love the idea of a wordless book that even my toddler could read!

Rebekah

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Red Sled looks like a great book, especially apropos right now, as we are getting our first snow!

Carolyn B

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I know my little boy would love the Trucks book!

monica

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I absolutely LOVE wordless picture books! A few of the favorites that I’ve shared with my classes and my own children are from David Weisner: Tuesday and Sector 7. WOnderfully animated and fun pictures that make the kids laugh out loud.

Shannon

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I have always liked Noah’s Ark by Spier. There is so much to see and imagine in that book!

Jaime B

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We have the Noah’s Ark book and my children haver enjoyed it. I would really like to get The Red Sled and Pancakes for Breakfast is a must! We love Tomie dePaola, but this is one I haven’t seen.

Cynthia

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I’ve been using many of these wordless picture books for more than just preschool. I teach K-3 students and we utilize them in our writing…they basically create comic strips or tell a complete story to go with the pictures. It helps to see their comprehension process and to really work on the reading strategy of “picture walk” where you use the pictures to help decode the words and the meanings of the words. My favorite books are the “Carl” books because they are so descriptive with the pictures.

Brenda

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We have taken The Lion and The Mouse out from the library and enjoyed the pictures!

Inna

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My kids and I love The Lion and The Mouse book.

Phronsie

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“Frog Where Are You” looks cute.

Erin

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We had frog, where are you when I was little. I have memories of my sister and I making up some great stories!!

Michelle B

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We love the book Pancakes for Breakfast. We check it out of the library a lot.

Krista Case

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The Lion and the Mouse has beautiful illustrations!

Amanda

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The Lion and the Mouse has lovely pictures. I’m guessing Anno’s Journey would be good too.

Christi

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Anno’s Journey looks neat!

Angel

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I love “The Lion and the Mouse” pictures are beautiful

Rachel

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Mercer Mayer is one of our favorite authors. We also like the book “Red Sled.”

Di H.

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Oh and as far as which one looks interesting? I will probably try to get every book on your list that is available at the library :) “The lion and the mouse” is the only one on the list that we have already seen. So I am excited to check out the rest of these!! I have a feeling my 4 yr old will want ” pancakes for breakfast” first since she loves pancakes haha

Jen

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These look like so much fun. My daughter would love “Pancakes for Breakfast.”

Debbie

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Harold and the Purple Crayon

Di H.

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I was introduced to wordless books this past year and they are amazing! Didn’t realize that there were so many more out there. I am definitely going to look into these books. Thanks!

Rachel

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My boys would love the truck book. Even my non readers can take a regular book and make up their own story using just the pictures. BTW, we love AAR. We are almost complete with level 1.

Rachel C

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My sons love to “hunt” for all sorts of things in our house. They would love the “frog, where are you?” book!

Debra

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I’m very intrigued by The Flower Man and Mirror. We have two wordless books at home… The Snowman, and The Angle and the Soldier. They are great. We love them.

Carlin

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The Red Sled looks for interesting. We’ve never tried wordless books before.

Kerrie Craig

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I think my daughter would love red sled and frog where are you.

deanna

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I currently use all about reading and spelling. We absolutely love this program!

Irene

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All of my crew has enjoyed Barbara Reid’s wordless board books about the four seasons.

Michaelle

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I am so excited to get into this with my little guy. I’m taking this list to our library this week..
Thank you so much.

Katherine

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Our favorite wordless books are by Peter Spier, but The Red Sled looks adorable! Cute illustrations.

Mrs. Garcia

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When I was a little child my favorite thing to do was to look at the pictures, and it always frustrated me a bit that I couldn’t figure out the story (I had trouble reading until I was about 11).

One of my best friends raves about Mercer Mayer’s Frog books quite often. Another wordless book I can’t wait to “read” is The Arrival by Shaun Tan. Here’s a link to a great review by kids of The Arrival:

http://bookiewoogie.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-03T08%3A00%3A00-04%3A00&max-results=1

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“The Arrival” looks like it would be great for older kids! Adding it to my must-read list right now!

Patty

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What great ideas!

Krista

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Carl the dog books by Alexandra Day. The dog, a Rottweiler, watches the baby. Cute books. We were given the books and a stuffed toy to go with it as a gift. http://www.amazon.com/Good-Dog-Carl-Classic-Board/dp/0689807481

charlene

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Cant wait to start using this curriculm. Thw wordless books look amazing

Katie

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We’ve loved “Pancakes for Breakfast” by Tomie dePaola since my first child 13 years ago, and the five munchkins that followed have all enjoyed it too. I’ve just put some other wordless books from your list on hold at my library. Thanks!

Cheryl Yarger

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I would love to use this program with my almost 4 year old granddaughter…I have already been using the All About Spelling program with my grandson who has mild dyslexia and it has really helped him!

Jessica J.

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We don’t have many wordless books at home. Would love to expand that section of our library. The Red Book by Barbara Lehman looks interesting and I think both my kiddos would love it.

Nancy

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I love the concept. It is too late for my own children but I can certainly encourage this for my grandchildren. Some great Christmas Ideas here!

Brenda

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I love the cover pictures on The Flower Man, and The Lion and the Mouse, makes me want to look inside:)

Deborah

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I have a confession to make … I actually *hate* reading wordless picture books to my daughter. Unfortunately for me, she does love the book “10 Minutes to Bedtime,” and there also was a version of “The Three Little Pigs” that she enjoyed immensely. I’ve also read the “Noah’s Ark” book pictured above, and she seemed to enjoy it ok. For regular reading of mostly wordless books, though, I prefer to stick to “Good Night Gorilla.”

Stephanie Dyer

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All of the books look wonderful. While we don’t have any of these, I have wanted The Lion and The Mouse for some time now. I am always trying to find books based on social stories for my boy, who doesn’t have the easiest time making friends.

Lynn

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Another good book to add (it is mostly wordless…) is “Good Night Gorilla”

Thanks for the suggestion, Lynn! :)

Leah

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The Noah’s Ark book looks like a good one.

Kristin Etem

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I have Truck and my boys love it! I would love for them to have Anno’s Journey, Pancakes for Breakfast, & Red Sled. Thank you for the opportunity to register to win one of them!!

Blanca Snchez

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I am very excited to read the Red Sled and other wordless picture books you mentioned!

Thank you Marie!

Stephanie

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I love The Snowman. My kids tell me all kinds of stories from the pictures.

Judy

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I understand that books with great pictures can be great for prereading but why does it have to be wordless?

tara

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they all look really good! my kids love making up stories, and the pictures are great prompts!

Jessica

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I am so excited to start this new adventure! I never realized the importance of this type of reading. All the books look intriguing. The illustrations are beautiful. I think my son will love Pancakes fir Breakfast. He is quite the little chef.

Robyn C

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My girls and I love wordless books! We enjoy making up our own dialogue and guessing what will happen next.

Utahna

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We have really enjoyed the lion and the mouse and Noah’s Ark. Pancakes for Breakfast looks super fun

Jennifer

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Great idea…my little ones would love any of these books. They spend hours looking at books pretending they can read, this would be a perfect way for them to get involved in early reading skills.

Tamara A

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I need to check out some of the listed favorites … the lion and the mouse, frog where are you, red sled. I have “read” a few wordless books and like that they are so ripe for great prompted storytelling (even my older ones will narrate great stories from them). Love the beautiful illustrated pictures (some of the best are in wordless books). :) Some of the ones we have “read”: wave, a ball for daisy, Tuesday, Noah’s Ark.

I haven’t seen “A Ball for Daisy” before! The preview on Amazon looks really cute. I’ll have to check it out!

Christine

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Wordless books encourage my children to make up their own stores based on the pictures they see. The story is slightly different every time, but that’s even better! Pancakes for Breakfast is first on our list. We love Tomie de Paola!

Stephanie

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My oldest daughter loved taking “picture walks” before she could read. She’d make up a story from the pictures–so any book could turn into a wordless book. It was great fun. My youngest is learning to do the same.

Becky

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Wow! You learn something new everyday. The red sled and the lion and the mouse look really cute/good!

Kimberly

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Sidewalk Circus looks really fun!

Rachel Reynolds

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I like the pancakes for breakfast…. I think I remember seeing this book as a child. I think my daughter would like this one since she likes being in the kitchen with me and loves to “Help” when I am cooking….

Keri

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Sidewalk Circus looks like it would be super fun.

Tiffany Ha

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Noah’s ark looks the most interesting to me. I am in love with the Old Testament stories and how it shows God’s faithfulness and the way he loves. I love the pictures and the intricate detailing of it. I love these wordless picture books and think they will be so beneficial to children and help them grow in learning!

Megan

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One of our recent favorite authors is Arthur Geisert. His wordless picture books have so many interesting details and scenarios. My kids enjoy looking at the illustrations and creating conversation for the characters.

I added Arthur Geisert to my list of “must read” authors of wordless picture books! Thanks for the recommendation! His book “Ice” looks amazing.

Renae

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Even though my child is only 2 1/2, his love for books and imagination may make wordless books something fun to try out. I have been intimidated by them and always put them back on the shelf. I think we may rent the truck and red sled one soon. thank you

Jennifer Mc

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Wow! The Flower Man looks like an amazing book! How true that each of us has such a beautiful role to play in bringing color to the world around us through the kindness that we give to others! I’m excited to try some wordless books with my kiddos!

Julie

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I have a little boy who wants to learn to read, and likes to “read” his books to the baby right now. I think he would love Truck, and probably Red Sled and Pancakes for Breakfast. Several of us like to tell stories about the pictures in the book, even if there is a written story to go with them!

Kimberly

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Red Sled looks great! I’ll have to check it out. Having grown up in Maine, I loved the snow and I try to express these joys to my children, but living in Miami, Florida, they just don’t understand the joy. The red sled looks like it captures the joy and wonderment of the winter season.

Amanda

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We love wordless books! It’s a new story every time you read it!

Cyndy

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We’ve enjoyed Pancakes for Breakfast and Anno’s Journey. I haven’t seen The Flower Man or Red Sled before. They look good too.

Jennie Chatman

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No, I do not have a favorite wordless picture book. They all look very good. I am going to print the list and take it to the library today, I like the post al ot. I never realized how good wordless books were until reading your post today.

Cheryl

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Noah’s Ark would definitely be our first pic!

Sas

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Never really tried this. Will have to.

I guess I’ve always avoided wordless picture books so as not to encourage using the pictures to guess the story (which is sometimes only loosely represented in the illustrations of many children’s books). I do think that they can provide good quality art for children use as writing prompts.

Edit: *for children to use

Jennifer Greene

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Red Sled and Trucks would definitely be enjoyed here at our house. Thanks!

Yvonne Hurlbert

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This is an interesting concept. I think my preschooler would enjoy this. She loves to make up stories and songs. Red Sled and Pancakes For Breakfast look the most interesting to me.

Alicia Banks

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Pancakes for breakfast, the lion and the Mouse, and Frog, Where are you? Would be my kids favorites.

Sarah osterman

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Wordless books are great for teaching multiple ages at home, or older levels in the traditional classroom. You could have students that are older work in groups to create text or dialogue, or practice writing from different points of view. Thanks for the list of the top 10, Marie!

Karla

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Pancakes for breakfast would likely be a hit at our home.

Ellen Rechtien

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When I was teaching Pre-K , we did a themed unit with” Pancakes for Breakfast”! Of course we made pancakes, but the children wore their pajamas and wore slippers to school. In the sensory table we put flour, salt, and a little water for the children to explore the texture of dough. We tossed bean bags(pretend pancakes) into frying pans, and tossed them in the air to catch them again in the frying pan, The children cut out round pancakes out of construction paper and then laced them with yarn to decorate the walls. As our final activity for the week… we went to a Diner in town and the children decorated their own pancakes after they watched them being made in the kitchen…. parents attended this fun- filled fieldtrip! Afterwards, we came back to school to draw pictures of the Diner fieldtrip, and the children told us their stories to write down….. so wonderful, and one of my favorite memories!

What a great themed unit study! Lifetime memories! :)

Lorrie Kenney

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This is such an encouraging post! We have a couple almost-wordless books, which my kids love but have left me questioning why…. Now, I feel inspired to engage in more of these books! The ones from your list above which might most interest my family are “Red Sled”, “Pancakes for Breakfast”, and “Sidewalk Circus”. Thanks again for sharing!!

Lydia R

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Coincidentally, we currently have Anno’s Journey and Noah’s Ark borrowed from the library =)
I enjoy Anno’s Journey greatly. I haven’t actually sat down to read it with my 5-y.o. I was planning to google the artwork references first *g*

shauntaey

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My son really likes the book entitled, A boy, a dog, and a frog. It’s part of the same series that you reviewed, Frog Where are you?, by Mercer Mayer.

juli

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Frog, Where are You and The Lion and the Mouse look really good!

Steph T

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I once attended a daycare training sponsored by United Way. Several area kindergarten teachers had been invited to participate. They handed out a small survey and asked us to rank the items on the survey from 1 to 10, with 1 being the most important and 10 being the least important, according to what skills we thought was needed before children began school. I was so surprised at some of the skills that were not important and others that were. These kindergarten teachers said one of the MOST IMPORTANT skills for kindergarten readiness was print awareness. It was very eye opening. Although I don’t reach very many daycare children now, I’m always quick to share this information with other daycare workers and parents. What a great reminder this blog post is and opportunity to build a library for young children!

Katy J.

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I think my kids would love Red Sled and Noah’s Ark!

Monica

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We’ve also stumbled upon the joy and learning opportunities that wordless books provide. We just returned Museum Trip by Barbara Lehman to the library. Both our wiz reader six year old and our too distracted three year old can both enjoy and participate with a book with no words.

Tracy Kimzey

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Freight Train is one of our very favorite almost wordless books. My kids love to make up new sounds for the trains, or make up new places the train is going.

Deana

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I love Noah’s Ark by Peter Spier. The illustrations are so detailed and so fun to look at. I notice something new every time my kids and I review that book.

Lacey M.

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I love wordless picture books. There is no age limit. It seems like the older the child the more possibilities.

I agree! Some wordless picture books are too complex for younger kids, but perfect for older kids! I’m currently reviewing wordless picture books for older kids right now, and I’ll be posting the reviews soon!

Amy

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We have a few wordless picture books about the seasons. My daughter likes to tell me what’s happening in the pictures. I’d love to get some more, though. She’s at the point where she is desperate to learn to read (she’s almost 4) and is actually frustrated sometimes. Wireless picture books would be a great way for her to be able to read without needing to know words just yet. :)

Wordless picture books are great for fostering the motivation to read!

Elize

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My two boys use the pictures in “normal” storybooks to create their own stories, at the moment. They would love these wordless books. The one Anno’s Journey would fascinate my youngest (4.5yrs) as there are lots of detail in the pictures. He would create a story from one page alone!

They know the story of the Lion and the Mouse, as well as Noah’s Ark, so these two books would give my oldest son (7yrs) a safe, familiar place to start his own story from. But just the title “Pancakes for breakfast” would be enticing enough for my oldest to want to read it first.

Amy

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Love these books! Love the printable list you provided :)
Dylan’s Day Out does have a few words but the illustrations drive the story – another good one.

Rainey Daye

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The Lion and the Mouse book looks intriguing, though I know my son would probably prefer the Truck book.

Lauren Stanley

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I am not familiar with wordless books, had never heard of them before receiving the email for this post. I am intrigued and admittedly they sound perfect for my son.

Renea

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I love the look of the flower man and how the picture “comes to life” with the addition of flowers and plants! My dd’s will love this book!

Susie G

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They all look wonderful! I have a 9-year-old son with dyslexia and who struggles with starting his creative writing and am excited to get wordless picture books to help with that process!! I am so glad you posted about these books, I have never heard of them before. Blessings to you!

Shelly

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Before I even knew about the Giveaway, I had already written down all of the above titles to check out from the library! I love it when authors give book suggestions, thank you!
From the favorites list I am most looking forward to reading with my children: The Flower Man, The Lion and the Mouse and Mirror. Thank you again for the giveaway too, for always giving us home school moms the opportunity to possibly get curriculum for free! A big blessing, thank you!

denise

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Though HUG by Jes Alborough isn’t totally wordless (it uses a total of 3 words in the whole book) it’s close and is lovely and a favourite of our home.

I must get my hands on that book, denise! I just looked it up on Amazon–adorable!

Pam

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Not entirely wordless, we love the book Hug. Hug is the only word in the entire book. We have had hours of fun retelling that one to each other over and over.

Kristie

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I love reading with my kids and I think the “Noah’s Ark” one looks really good. My little boy would vote for the “Trucks” one.

Binah

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I bet my son would love the “Truck” book, but I’m intrigued by “Anno’s Journey”.

Jaimn

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My dd loves zebras, and she is the one that these books will help most! I LOVE to hear when the children make up their own stories to go along with picture books. I am glad to learn of some new (to me) books, and read the other comments.

Jessica saunders

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We have several wordless books, but I love the Pancake book by DePaolo.

Jennifer Bruce

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Can I just say that I am in LOVE with this post?! Picture books are so important. I would just like to add a couple of things. First, I have always enjoyed allowing my boys to read them to me FIRST. This gives me an opportunity to ask them questionsamd allows them to be storytellers.
Second, picture books are a great lead-in to writing. When children first begun to write, we can show them that authors can tell stories simply by illustrating a great story, and THEN by using a few simple labels that they know (so, I can let my little one use a fav picture book and add labels to animals etc).
Awesome post! Would Love to win the giveaway for my smartsmallfry. He is just pre-reading and the timing couldn’t be better.

Johanna

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I have two daughters with dyslexia, so this is a great idea to try with them. Reading with their imagination. The Noah’s Ark book looks very interesting!

Katherine Hodson

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It is a family tradition (recently stated) in this house to have pancakes cooked and flipped;) by daddy on Saturday mornings. So or us, the book would have to be pancakes for breakfast!

Michelle Wise

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My daughter loves Bible stories, so I would really like the Noah’s Ark book. However, we would probably enjoy all of them. She loves to tell me stories based on what she sees in pictures. It is very entertaining sometimes!!

Monica Street

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My son loves trucks so I would have to go with “Trucks” by Donald Crews. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeremy

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I agree that wordless books are wonderful story starters and great for book usage. Also, they can be “read” in different languages, which I appreciate in my international preschool classroom.

My favorite (nearly) wordless books are “Good Night, Gorilla” by Peggy Rathmann and “Hug” by Jez Alborough.

All of them look like a lot of fun but the Lion and ththe Mouse, Mirror and Truck would probably be mmy first choices! Thanks for such a great idea to share with my kids!

Katie Perricone

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Noah’s ark looks interesting, as I’m always interested to see if Bible Stiry Children’s books are written and illustrated with complete truth to Biblical text.
We love Carl books and good night Gorilla as well. I look forward to delving into more wordless books! Thank you for sharing your list of faves and others!

Jennifer P

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Oooh, The Lion and the Mouse caught my eye. So fun to make ourselves stop and look at all the details. So often we rush from page to page, reading the story. I have several kids that soak up the wordless books.

KelLee

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I am a homeschool mom and just started using some of your programs with our older children. I have been so excited because they are filling in ‘holes’ that I had missed with other curriculum. I have a 6 year old that has been struggling with learning to read and letter identification, in fact he is at a 4 year old’s comprehension. This package would be a wonderful miracle for us to overcome some of his learning issues. I haven’t used this type of book enough with him. There are 7 of us who read to him and we forgot about this level of learning. In fact the only one that I have read is the Lion and the mouse. I am ordering many of your suggested books from our local library. Thank you for you time and sharing your knowledge!

Amy

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Some of these books are like eye candy! I don’t have any wordless books, but Noah’s Ark by Spier looks great, and I have heard of it recommended before.

Leslie

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We have “Good Dog Carl” and the lovely Christmastime story “A Small Miracle”, as well as “Anno’s Counting Book” which is my 3-year-old’s favorite. We’ll definitely have to check out some more of these.

Judy Schaffer-Rose

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As a school teacher, I value wordless picture books because of what they can teach young children. They can creat their own story with the pictures, make inferences and draw conclusions all on their own. They are a must read for parents, educators and children alike. My favorite is Truck, The Lion and the Mouse, and Pancake Supper by DePaolo. Great reads!!! Would love the chance to gift a book to my students. Keep up the good works!!!

Sara K.

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I think the Noah’s Ark book looks interesting. I think we had it when our boys were younger. Our little girls would have fun looking at it and telling a story.

Karina

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Hi Marie,
What a fantastic concept for children’s imaginations! My youngest loves to make up her own stories with the books that we have that contain words. I can only imagine what she will do with these.
Pancakes for Breakfast and Red Sled look great to me – mostly because breakfast is one of the meals that they help with, especially pancakes and we have another favorite book about the color red.

Sincerely,
Karina

Janet

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I like The Snowman. A classic wordless book.

Jordyn

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We like Red Sled and the Lion and the Mouse.

Amy

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We have Noah’s Art by Peter Spire and love it! The Flower Man looks wonderful.

Rachael K

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Noah’s ark looks wonderful!

Tracy

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We have Truck sitting in our library pile right now! Thanks for the other suggestions, Noah’s Ark looks wonderful.

Carrie McCarty Gibson

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When I first encountered Rathman’s Good Night Gorilla, I wondered what I was supposed to do with “reading” it. I dreaded when my children brought it to me but it was always a favorite and I soon discovered my own buried imagination. My oldest daughter loved Alexandra Day’s Carl books. I am so happy to have your list. Mirror looks very interesting to me for my 1st and 3rd grader and because the weatherman is calling for snow today, I’d like to get Red Sled.

Suzanne

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Forgot to include book. Love Noah ark stories!

Suzanne

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Thanks for the wonderful list and tips! I’m excited to try them out! Hope to win. My six year old is really struggling.

Shelyn

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the shadow circus looks really interesting and I would love to get it.

Kelli Morrison

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The “Red Sled” looks sweet and whimsical.

maranda thompson

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Pancakes for Breakfast sounds like a fun book! Would love to look into these type of books more. Thank you for this giveaway!! :) Bless you :)

Jean

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Noah’s Ark and Peter Spier’s is one of our family favorites. We have poured over his detailed illustrations for hours together! We also love his other books, People and Rain and Clown by Quentin Blake.

Melissa

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We will have to try some of these. I think Pancakes for Breakfast will be a real hit since it is often a request in our home! Thank you for posting some of your favorites.

allison

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Noah’s Ark is our favorite!

Becky

says:

We love The Lion and the Mouse too! Will have to check out some of your other favorites.

sara g

says:

All the books look fantastic. I often “read” to my 2 yo grandson without using the original story, but looking at the pictures and making up something new.

Beverly

says:

We’ve “read” Pancakes for Breakfast for about 15 years. My youngest enjoys it as much as my now-teenager did when she was a preschooler. I’ve found that many people don’t “get” wordless books so thanks for the post. Sometimes I start to question if I am just looney LOL! Glad to find the encouragement here!

Jennifer Bailey

says:

We have not really done much with these before. They seemed much more difficult than a full story book. I will try to find a few at the library this week. We will try Pancakes for breakfast since my boys utter that statement daily!! :-)

Zoe

says:

We love the “Good Dog Carl” books! Growing up I loved “Anno’s Journey” thank you for reminding me of it! I have to admit that sometimes on nights when I am extra tired, I hope they aren’t picked, since they take more work on my part!

Kelly

says:

We like the book “Frog Where are you?”

Stefani

says:

We have gotten truck before from the library. But I never realized that wordless books were a genre! Maybe I should look into them again.

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