Wordless Picture Books

    • Hug
      Hug
      Jez Alborough

      Bobo the chimp seeks hugs among various jungle animals and their young, but he does not get what he wants until he is reunited with his own parent.

    • Truck
      Donald Crews

      Follows the journey of a truck from loading to unloading.

    • Mine!
      Shutta Crum

      A young child does not want to share his toys with his baby sibling, but an encounter with the family dog teaches everyone the importance of sharing.

    • Carl at the Dog Show
      Alexandra Day

      Carl the rottweiler explores the dog show in which his brother Gamble competes.

    • Hogwash
      Arhtur Geisert

      Illustrations without words depict the enormous and complicated contraption that Mama Pig uses to get her little piglets clean.

    • Shadow
      Suzy Lee

      In a book without words, a young girl creates imaginative stories with fantastical worlds using the shadows of such everyday objects as a vacuum, a shoe, and an apple, transforming them with the click of a lamp switch.

    • Higher! Higher!
      Leslie Patricelli

      Pleading with her dad to push the swing higher and higher, a little girl wonders just how high she has gone and compares her journey to fantastical feats, like venturing higher than a mountain or shooting straight into space. On board pages.

    • The Lion & the Mouse
      Jerry Pinkney

      In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.

    • A Ball for Daisy
      Chris Raschka

      A wordless picture book about all the fun a dog can have with her ball.

    • The Chicken Thief
      Beatrice Rodriguez

      When a fox carries off a hen from outside a cottage, the other animals--a bear, a rabbit, and a rooster--give chase.

    • Where's Walrus?
      Stephen Savage

      Walrus has escaped from the zoo and stays one step ahead of the zookeeper by disguising himself among firefighters, businessmen, high-stepping dancers, and other groups of people. Told without words.

    • Banana!
      Ed Vere

      In a book about manners, two monkeys have a dilemma when there is only one banana to share and the monkey without the banana does not know the "magic word.".