Some of the very best picture books are wordless. The way a skilled illustrator can tell a story with pictures alone is awe-inspiring!

I find wordless books to be especially helpful for pre-readers and kids who are learning to read, but haven’t become fluent yet.

They learn to tell or “see” a story through its images, which is a powerful pre-reading skill.

If your kids are participating in the 31-Day Read-Aloud Challenge, find some of these wordless books and add them to your stack!

You may be surprised at how much fun your kids of all ages have with these wordless books, and how much your pre-reading child’s confidence grows as he or she reads them.

🎧 Listen to Episode 170: How (and Why!) to Read Wordless Books

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OUR FAVORITE WORDLESS BOOKS


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Wordless Books

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Good Night, Gorilla
Pancakes for Breakfast
The Lion & the Mouse
Have You Seen My Duckling?
A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog
Peter Spier’s Rain
Noah’s Ark
Chalk
Wolf in the Snow
Red Sled
Anno’s Journey
Journey (Aaron Becker’s Wordless Trilogy)
Flashlight
The Snowman
Spot, the Cat
Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad
Good Dog, Carl
The Adventures of Polo: A Picture Book
Flora and the Flamingo (Flora and Her Feathered Friends-books)
The Red Book (Caldecott Honor Book)
Trainstop
Float
Night Out
That Neighbor Kid
A Ball for Daisy (Caldecott Medal – Winner Title(s))
Fossil
The Typewriter
Flotsam
Tuesday
Rainstorm
Museum Trip
Red Again
Snowman’s Story
Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home
One Little Bag: An Amazing Journey
Fly!
I Walk with Vanessa
Hike
The Fisherman and the Whale
Found.

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OUR FAVORITE WORDLESS BOOKS


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