It is no secret that I adore wordless books. Some of these titles have so much buzz about them lately – you can probably hear the shouts if you put your ear to the ground on the picture book love network. Others have been around for a little while and need a “Psst, you know this title don’t you?” mention.
Here are a handful of words about some fantastic wordless (or nearly) titles:
Journey by Aaron Becker
Grab your imagination and enter a magical world where anything might happen. Stunning.
Bluebird by Bob Staake
Loneliness. Friendship. Cruelty. Grief. Hope. A whirlwind of emotions.
South by Patrick McDonnell
A story of being lost and found and having someone sweet enough to help you on your journey to where you need to go.
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
Including this title here is kind of cheating. It isn’t really a wordless title. But some of the best pages of the book that tell the biggest story are the pages of just images. All about brilliant, creative, heroic ideas in the name of friendship.
Looking Down by Steve Jenkins
Closer and closer and closer. Google Earth beautifully captured in a picture book. Experience a little vertigo as you turn the pages.
Simple adventures over the seasons inside and outside of the house.
Wordless wonders! We are definitely kindred spirits when it comes to books! I have used many of these books with students with great success. What I love is the rich, open ended discussions that come from the lessons and hearing students say “I’m inferring that….” Inside Outside is on my must buy list – a wordless book about the seasons – what more could I ask for? Thanks for sharing!
My pleasure! Wordless books are such a huge resource in the classroom. Many of my absolute favourite picture books are wordless books.
I’ve never seen Looking Down or South, so I’ve added both to my list. Thanks for the new recommendations! I love teaching with wordless books. There is so much good thinking involved. Chalk and Red Sled are a couple of my favorites.
I love those titles as well! I think this might be about the 4th post I’ve done featuring favourite wordless titles. I’m amassing a collection. Both of these titles – South and Looking Down have so many possibilities for the classroom. Enjoy! Thanks for the comment.
Love Looking Down and Bluebird, Carrie-will check on the others! As usual, thank you so much!
Thanks Linda. I think you will love South. A special little book.
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