Wordless Picture Books & Resources
A wordless picture book is, obviously, a book with no (or very limited) words. The reader has to rely on the illustrations and their own imagination to tell the story. But they are often quickly dismissed as being too easy. Personally, picture books without words are my favourite type of children’s books. And it is unfortunate they are often dismissed so easily.
Wordless picture books are often quickly dismissed as being too easy. But they are a powerful tool in developing literacy skills. Understanding books without words involves interpreting the illustrations as there is no text to rely on. The illustrations help younger children understand a story without having to read any words. This promotes comprehension, vocabulary, and listening skills and an understanding of story structure and character development. The books also inspire children’s imagination and promote storytelling, inferring and questioning skills. All in all, they are a powerful tool to develop literacy skills in children of all ages.
Scroll down to browse a growing list of picture books. Click on the book covers to explore the book further and find resources and lesson plans or go straight to Amazon. Beyond the book list, you will find a list of related resources.
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