These books are wordless or nearly wordless. Most of these titles I own, but some have been recommended by colleagues. As always, please review any book before planning to use it with students. : )


1, 2, 3 to the Zoo/Eric Carle

A Ball for Daisy/Chris Raschka

A Boy, A Dog and A Frog/Mercer Mayer

A Boy, a Dog, a Frog, and a Friend/Mercer Mayer

A Long Piece of String/William Wondriska

A Small Miracle/Peter Collington 

Alphabet City/Stephen T. Johnson 

Amanda's Butterfly/Nick Butterworth 

Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?/Tana Hoban

Animals Home Alone/Loes Riphagen 

Anno's Counting Book/Mitsumasa Anno

Anno's Journey/Mitsumasa Anno

Art & Max/David Wiesner

Baby! Baby!/Vicky Ceelen 

Ball/Mary Sullivan 

Beaver is Lost/Elisha Cooper

Bee & Bird/Craig Frazier

Black and White/Tana Hoban

Blackout/John Rocco

Bluebird/Bob Staake

Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton/Matt Phelan 

Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug/Mark Newgarden

Carl Goes Shopping/Alexandra Day

Carl Goes to Daycare/Alexandra Day

Carl Makes a Scrapbook/Alexandra Day

Carl's Afternoon in the ParkAlexandra Day

Carl's Birthday/Alexandra Day

Carl's Christmas/Alexandra Day

Carl's Masquerade/Alexandra Day

Carl's Summer Vacation/Alexandra Day

Chalk/Bill Thomson

Changes, Changes/Pat Hutchins

Chicken and Cat/Sara Varon 

Chicken And Cat Clean Up/Sara Varon 

Clementina's Cactus/Ezra Jack Keats

Clown/Quentin Blake 

Colors Everywhere/Tana Hoban

Coyote Run/Gaetan Doremus 

Creepy Castle/John S. Goodall 

Daisy Gets Lost/Chris Raschka

Deep in the Forest/Brinton Turkle 

Do You Want to Be My Friend?/Eric Carle

Don't Look Now/Ed Briant 

Draw!/Raul Colon

Dylan's Day Out/Peter Catalanotto 

Exactly the Opposite/Tana Hoban

Farm/James Brown 

First Snow/Emily Arnold McCully

Fish on a Walk/Eva Muggenthaler

Flashlight/Alexandra Day

Flood/Alvaro F. Villa 

Flora and the Flamingo/Molly Idle

Flora and the Penguin/Molly Idle

Flotsam/David Wiesner

Follow Carl!/Alexandra Day

Forever Friends/Carin Berger

Fossil/Bill Thomson

Fox and Hen Together/Beatrice Rodriguez

Fox's Garden/Princesse Camcam 

Free Fall/David Wiesner

Frog Goes to Dinner/Mercer Mayer

Gem Holly Hobbie

Good Dog, Carl/Alexandra Day

Good News, Bad News/Jeff Mack 

Good Night, Garden Gnome/Jamichael Henterly 

Good Night, Gorilla/Peggy Rathmann

Hank Finds An Egg/Rebecca Dudley

Have You Seen My Duckling?/Nancy Tafuri 

Hello, Mr.Hulot/David Merveille

Here I Am/Patti Kim

Hide and Snake/Keith Baker

Hippo! No, Rhino!/Jeff Newman

Hocus Pocus /Sylvie Desrosiers 

Hocus Pocus Takes the Train/Sylvie Desrosiers 

Holland/Charlotte Dematons

Home/Jeannie Baker

Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride/Marjorie Priceman 

Hunters of the Great Forest/Dennis Nolan 

I Read Symbols/Tana Hoban

Ice /Arthur Geisert 

If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now/Ed Briant 

Inside Outside/Lizi Boyd

Jack and the Missing Piece/Pat Schroies 

Jim Curious: A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea in 3-D Vision/Matthias Picard

Journey/Aaron Becker

Jukebox/David Merveille

Korgi, Book 1: Sprouting Wings/Christian Slade

Last Night/Hyewon Yum

Lavinia's Cottage/John S. Goodall 

Leaf/Stephen Michael King 

Letter Lunch/Elisa Gutierrez

Lights Out/Arthur Geisert 

Look Book/Tana Hoban

Look! Look! Look!/Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Merry Christmas Max/Hanne Turk 

Mirror/Jeannie Baker

Monster Book  /Alice Hoogstad

Moo!/David LaRochelle 

Mr.Wuffles!/David Wiesner

Museum Trip/Barbara Lehman 

My Friend Rabbit/Eric Rohmann

New Baby/Emily Arnold McCully

Octopus Soup/Mercer Mayer

Oh, No!/Candace Fleming 

Oink Oink/Arthur Geisert 

On Top/Marilyn Macgregor

Once Upon A Banana/Jennifer Armstrong 

One Frog Too Many/Mercer and Marianna Mayer

One Scary Night/Antoine Guillopp

One Two That's My Shoe!/Alison Murray

Owly (series)/Andy Runton

Owly & Wormy, Bright Lights and Starry Nights/Andy Runton

Owly, Vol, 2: Just a Little Blue/Andy Runton

Owly, Vol. 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer/Andy Runton

Owly, Vol. 3: Flying Lessons/Andy Runton

Owly, Vol. 4: A Time to be Brave/Andy Runton

Owly, Vol. 5: Tiny Tales/Andy Runton

Pancakes for Breakfast/Tomie de Paola 

Peep!/Kevin Luthardt

Peter Spier's Rain/Peter Spier 

Polo and Lily/Regis Faller 

Polo and the Dragon/Regis Faller 

Quest/Aaron Becker

Rain!/Robert Kalan

Rainstorm/Barbara Lehman 

Re-Zoom/Istvan Banyai 

Red Hat/Lita Judge

Red Sled/Lita Judge

REM/Istvan Banyai 

Robot Dreams/Sara Varon 

Rooster's Revenge/Beatrice Rodriguez

Round Trip/Ann Jonas

Run, Dog!/Cecile Boyer

School Bus/Donald Crews

Sea of Dreams/Dennis Nolan 

Sector 7/David Wiesner

Shadow/Suzy Lee

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes/Tana Hoban

Sidewalk Circus/Paul Fleischman and Kevin Hawkins

Slam!: A Tale of Consequences/Adam Stower

Snow Sounds: An Onomatopoeic Story/David A. Johnson

So Many Circles, So Many Squares/Tana Hoban

South/Patrick McDonnell

Take Another Look/Tana Hoban

The Adventures of Polo/Regis Faller 

The Apple and the Butterfly/Iela Mari

The Arrival/Shaun Tan 

The Birthday Cake Mystery /The Tjong- khing 

The Boy and the Airplane/Mark Pett 

The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard/Gregory Rodgers 

The Changing Countryside/Jorg Muller

The Chicken Thief/Beatrice Rodriguez

The Conductor/Laetitia Devernay

The Crocodile Blues/Coleman Polhemus

The Farmer and the Clown/Marla Frazee

The Farmer's Away! Baa! Neigh!/Anne Vittur Kennedy

The Flower Man/Mark Ludy

The Gardener/Sarah Stewart

The Giant Seed/Arthur Geisert 

The Girl and the Bicycle /Mark Pett 

The Gray Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher/Molly Bang

The Hero of Little Street/Gregory Rodgers 

The Line/Paula Bossio 

The Lion and the Bird/Marianne Dubuc

The Lion and the Mouse/Jerry Pinkney 

The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo/Tom Feelings 

The Midnight Adventures of Kelly, Dot, & Esmerelda/John S. Goodall 

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick/Chris Van Allsburg

The Night Riders/Matt Furie

The Other Side/Istvan Banyai 

The Red Book/Barbara Lehman 

The Red Scarf/Anne Villeneuve

The Secret Box/Barbara Lehman 

The Silver Pony/Lynd Ward

The Snowman/Raymond Briggs 

The Surprise/Sylvia van Ommen 

The Three Pigs/David Wiesner

The Tortoise and the Hare/Jerry Pinkney 

The Treasure Bath/Dan Andreasen

The Tree House/Marije Tolman

The Umbrella/Ingrid Schubert 

The West Wing/Edward Gorey

The World of Mamoko in the Year 3000/Aleksandra Mizielinska

The Yellow Balloon/Charlotte Dematons

The Zoo/Suzy Lee

Thunderstorm/Arthur Geisert 

Time Flies/Eric Rohmann

Trainstop/Barbara Lehman 

Truck/Donald Crews

Tuba Lessons/T. C. Bartlett

Tuesday/David Wiesner

Uh-Oh!/Rachel Isadora

Unspoken/Henry Cole

Waterloo &Trafalgar/Olivier Tallec

Wave/Suzy Lee

Welcome to Mamoko /Aleksandra Mizielinska

Welcome to the Zoo!Alison Jay

What If?/Anthony Browne

When Jack Goes Out/Pat Schroies 

Where is the Cake Now?/T. T. Khing

Where is the Cake?/T. T. Khing

Where's Walrus/Stephen Savage 

Window/Jeannie Baker

Wonder Bear/Tao Nyeu 

Yellow Umbrella/Dong Il Sheen

You Can't Take A Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum/Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman

You Can't Take a Balloon into the National Gallery /Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman

Zoom/Istvan Banyai