Meagan/ September 4, 2018/ Youth Services

Reading picture books to children is essential for literacy development in so many ways, but what about books without words? Wordless picture books help children learn to attend to visual images, look for details and visual clues, develop independent reading skills, practice storytelling, and use their imagination. These picture books with few or no words are available at Walker Memorial Library.

The Boy and the Book by David Michael Slater
Bob Kolar’s charming and hilarious illustrations show how sometimes our love for a good book can be too much, but with a more gentle touch, books can give us much comfort and joy. (description from Amazon)

Carl Goes Shopping by Alexandra Day
When Carl is told to mind the baby at a department store, the faithful Rottweiler and his little friend do some mischievous exploring. (description from Amazon)

Changes, Changes by Pat Hutchins
Pat Hutchins shows (but does not tell) how blocks become whatever a child at play imagines. (description from inside cover)

Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Told solely through images and using a spare yet dramatic palette, artist Lizi Boyd has crafted a masterful exploration of night, nature, and art. (description from Amazon)

Float by Daniel Miyares
Wordless picture book about a boy who loses his paper boat in the rain. Endpapers show how to fold a paper boat, and a paper airplane. (description from Minerva)

Fossil by Bill Thomson
When a boy and his dog go for a hike, the boy trips on a fossil, and it comes to life, revealing an ancient plant. The boy is so intrigued that he breaks two more fossils that come to life a dragonfly and a pteranodon. When these prehistoric creatures collide with present reality, the boy must figure out a way to make things go back to normal. (description from Amazon)

Journey by Aaron Becker
Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor. (description from Minerva)

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

Pool by JiHyeon Lee
What happens when two shy children meet at a very crowded pool? Dive in to find out! Deceptively simple, this masterful book tells a story of quiet moments and surprising encounters, and reminds us that friendship and imagination have no bounds.(description from Amazon)

Sidewalk Circus by Paul Fleischman and Kevin Hawkes
A young girl watches as the activities across the street from her bus stop become a circus. (description from Minerva)

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