Wordless Picturebooks

Best wordless picture-books to inspire writing

Booklist: Wordless Picturebooks More and more teachers are discovering that wordless picture books can inspire incredible literacy work across the whole primary age range. Books that tell stories through pictures alone can help to develop visual literacy, expand the imagination, start discussions about interpretation and give children space to add their own written narratives. Here […]

The Lion and the Mouse

A stunning, wordless version of one of Aesop’s best-loved fables, from one of America’s most acclaimed artists. In this Caldecott Medal-winning, wordless picture book, one of America’s most acclaimed artists retells one of Aesop’s best-loved fables. The fable is a favourite and familiar one: a mouse inadvertently disturbs a lion, who lets the mouse go […]

Tuesday

In this ingenious and imaginative – nearly wordless – picture book, frogs in a pond lift off on their lily pads and fly to a nearby town where they zoom through a woman’s living room, encounter a dog playing in his yard, and distract a bathrobe-clad citizen from his midnight snack. Who knows what will […]

Chalk

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

The Secret Box

Times change. Cities may grow large. Summers may come and go. And people might grow old, but the one thing that always remains the same is the desire for adventure. Barbara Lehman takes readers on a timeless trip to a world of secret messages left in secret boxes hidden in secret places. You’ll never know […]

The Arrival

What drives so many to leave everything behind and journey alone to a mysterious country, a place without family or friends, where everything is nameless and the future is unknown? This silent graphic novel is the story of every migrant, every refugee, every displaced person, and a tribute to all those who have made the […]

Journey

Be swept away on an elaborate flight of fancy in this Caldecott award-winning, wondrously illustrated picture book about self-determination and unexpected friendship. The winner of the prestigious Caldecott Honor, and described by the New York Times as ‘a masterwork’, Aaron Becker’s stunning, wordless picture book debut about self-determination and unexpected friendship follows a little girl […]

Flotsam

flotsam book

A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam-anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there’s no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share […]

Where the Forest Meets the Sea

When a young boy visits a tropical rain forest, he pretends it is a long time ago and that extinct and rare animals live in the forest, and aboriginal children play there. But how much longer will the rainforest remain, he wonders?