Wordless Book List & Resources

Wordless Book List and Resources

Wordless Book List & Resources

A wordless 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, wordless books are my favourite type of children’s books. And it is unfortunate they are often dismissed so easily.

Wordless books are a powerful tool to develop literacy skills. They inspire children’s imagination and promote storytelling, inferring and questioning skills. The illustrations help younger children understand a story without having to read any words. All in all they are a powerful tool to develop literacy skills in children of all ages.

Scroll down to browse a wordless book list. You can click on a book cover to explore the book further and find resources and lesson plans.

Beyond the book lists you will find a list of articles and lesson plans related to wordless books.

Wordless Book List

Further Reading


These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

My platform has been to reach reluctant readers. And one of the best ways I found to motivate them is to connect them with reading that interests them, to expand the definition of reading to include humor, science fiction/fantasy, nonfiction, graphic novels, wordless books, audio books and comic books.

Jon Scieszka

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