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Wordless Picture Books

April Wilson's Magpie Magic
by April Wilson
A wordless picture book that depicts a young artist who draws a picture of a magpie which then comes to life and interacts with a series of colorful drawings. 
A Ball for Daisy
by Chris Raschka
A wordless picture book about all the fun a dog can have with her ball. 
Chalk
by Bill Thomson
A wordless picture book about three children who go to a park on a rainy day, find some chalk, and draw pictures that come to life. 
Changes, Changes
by Pat Hutchins
Two wooden dolls rearrange wooden building blocks to form various objects. 
Clementina's Cactus
by Ezra Jack Keats
Clementina discovers a delightful surprise in the prickly skin of the cactus. 
Deep in the Forest
by Brinton Turkle
A curious bear explores a cabin in the forest with disastrous results. 
Flotsam
by David Wiesner
The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam. 
Frog Goes to Dinner
by Mercer Mayer
A boy sneaks his pet frog into a fancy restaurant, where the frog escapes and leaps from one funny situation to another. 
Frog on His Own
by Mercer Mayer
On a walk in the park with his friends, Frog decides to do some exploring on his own. 
The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher
by Molly Bang
In this story without words, an old woman is pursued by a strange man with a passion for strawberries. 
Home
by Jeannie Baker
A wordless picture book that observes the changes in a neighborhood from before a girl is born until she is an adult, as it first decays and then is renewed by the efforts of the residents. 
Jack Wants a Snack
by Pat Schories
Jack the dog discovers that he is not the only uninvited guest at a tea party. 
The Lion & the Mouse
by 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. 
Little Red Riding Hood
by John S. Goodall
A wordless retelling of the fairy tale about the little girl who meets a hungry wolf in the forest. 
One Frog Too Many
by Mercer Mayer
A boy's pet frog thinks that the new little frog the boy gets for his birthday is one frog too many. 
Pancakes for Breakfast
by Tomie DePaola
A little old lady's attempts to have pancakes for breakfast are hindered by a scarcity of supplies and the participation of her pets. 
Peter Spier's Rain
by Peter Spier
Two children play in their backyard during a rainy day. 
Sea of Dreams
by Dennis Nolan
A wordless picture book featuring a sandcastle that takes on a life of its own. 
Sector 7
by David Wiesner
While on a school trip to the Empire State Building, a boy is taken by a friendly cloud to visit Sector 7, where he discovers how clouds are shaped and channeled throughout the country. 
Sidewalk Circus
by Paul Fleischman
A young girl watches as the activities across the street from her bus stop become a circus. 
A Small Miracle
by Peter Collington
The figures in a nativity scene come to life to help an old woman in need at Christmas. 
Small, Medium & Large
by Jane Monroe Donovan
A wordless picture book in which a young girl writes a letter to Santa and receives some special gifts to help her celebrate the holiday. 
Time Flies
by Eric Rohmann
A wordless tale in which a bird flying around the dinosaur exhibit in a natural history museum has an unsettling experience when the dinosaur seems to come alive and view the bird as a potential meal. 
The Treasure Bath
by Dan Andreasen
A wordless picture book in which a young boy explores a creature-filled world beneath the bubbles in his bathtub. 
Tuesday
by David Wiesner
Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep. 
You Can't Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum
by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman
In this wordless story, a young girl and her grandmother view works inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, while the balloon she has been forced to leave outside floats around New York City causing a series of mishaps that mirror scenes in the museum's artworks. 
This is just a sample of some of the great books in our collection. Ask a librarian for more suggestions!
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