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
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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. (Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary)
Do you have any suggestions to add to our book list? Please share them in the comments.
Our favorite wordless picture books for kids
- Noah’s Ark
- Good Dog, Carl : A Classic Board Book
- The Lion & the Mouse
- A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog
- A Ball for Daisy (Caldecott Medal – Winner Title(s))
- Flora and the Flamingo
- Good Night, Gorilla
- Have You Seen My Duckling?
- Pancakes for Breakfast
- The Snowman
- Changes, Changes (Aladdin Picture Books)
- Owly, Vol. 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer
- You Can’t Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum
- Anno’s Journey
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