What to Read Wednesday: Wordless Picture Books

Big list of wordless picture books for kids -- What to Read Wednesday

The Best Wordless Picture Books for Kids

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Wordless picture books offer so many ways to share a love of reading with a child. These wordless books rely on pictures to tell the story and invite kids to use their imagination to ‘read’ the story.

Pre-readers, non-native language speakers, struggling readers, reluctant readers, and even experienced readers alike can get lost in the wonderful worlds of these books. And, they are really fun to read aloud as you compose the story to young listeners.

Guess what? These wordless books are great for teaching reading skills:

  • understanding narrative structure, plot, character, and setting
  • moving from left to right
  • reading comprehension
  • paying attention to detail
  • interpreting the motives of characters
  • understanding the emotion of a scene
  • predicting events
  • making connections to real life
  • learning new vocabulary
  • discovering context clues

Freebie: Teaching Reading Skills With Wordless Picture Books Printable

Click here to download a free printable Wordless Picture Books Activity Pack. This printable pack includes teaching ideas for using wordless picture books to teach reading skills and story elements. Pack includes teaching ideas, activities, book list, worksheet, and notebook pages.Β  (Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary)

Do you have any suggestions to add to our book list? Please share them in the comments.

Happy reading!


Our favorite wordless picture books for kids

Big list of wordless picture books for kids. Unit study, homeschool, literature, children's books

The most popular post from last week was:

A Very Short School Day; How we Read So Many Books When We’re Not Schooling from Our Unschooling Journey

 

And now for the link up!

What to Read Wednesday Blog Link-Up

Our hosts will still share a themed selection of our favorite books each week.

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This list has our book themes, but you don’t have to stick to that to link up–any family-friendly posts are welcome. So, come on! Join in the fun!

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Comments (8)

  1. Mother of 3

    Thanks for the feature!

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    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Thank you for linking up! I love to read your posts each week. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  2. Michele Morin

    I love this kind of book — Pancakes for Breakfast was a favorite, so we got it for our grandson too!

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    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      It’s fun to share favorites with the next generation! πŸ™‚

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  3. Leah Courtney

    I love wordless picture books!

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    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Who knew there were so many great ones out there?! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  4. Linda S

    Love this post!
    A Boy, A Dog and A Frog is one of our all time favorite books. I picked up a very old hardback copy at a library sale many years ago and it still sits in a place of honor on in our bookcase. Now I get to share it with my grandkids.

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    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Thanks so much, Linda! I am saving so many books to re-read with my grandkids one day (whenever I have some). I am attached to so many! πŸ™‚

      Reply

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