Wordless Picture Books

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Lehman, Barbara
This wordless rainy-day adventure explores the power of imagination and the importance of friendship from Caldecott Honor winner Barbara Lehman. Full color.
Item No. 9780618756391
$16.99
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Becker, Aaron

Welcome the much-anticipated finale of Caldecott Honoree Aaron Becker's wordless trilogy--a spectacular, emotionally satisfying story that brings its adventurer home.

Failing to get the attention of her busy father, a lonely girl turns back to a fantastic world for friendship and adventure. It's her third journey into the enticing realm of kings and emperors, castles and canals, exotic creatures and enchanting landscapes. This time, it will take something truly powerful to persuade her to return home, as a gripping backstory is revealed that will hold readers in its thrall. Caldecott Honor winner Aaron Becker delivers a suspenseful and moving climax to his wordless trilogy, an epic that began with the award-winning Journey and continued with the celebrated follow-up Quest.

Item No. 9780763677305
$15.99
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Lehrer, Damon
What would you do if your doodles became real? If they rose right off the page, turning tangible, and through them you could fly to the moon, discover the deep sea, or visit remote jungles? In Rocket Boy, a bewitchingly wordless black-and-white picture book reminiscent of Harold and the Purple Crayon, one young child explores the boundless reaches of his imagination. Armed only with a pencil and a pad of paper, he transports himself into adventures where he meets new friends, visits unseen landscapes, and makes his way back home again to his own bed before dawn. Damon Lehrer's visual narrative, a penciled mix of line work and detailed graphite drawings, materializes in the mind, making the use of words superfluous. Lehrer opens up a charming imaginary world to readers of all ages through this little boy who quite literally draws us in.
Item No. 9781567925876
$17.95
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Lee, Suzy
A dark attic. A light bulb. An imaginative little girl.

Internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee uses these simple elements to create a visual tour de force that perfectly captures the joy of creative play and celebrates the power of imagination. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of color, present an adventure that begins and ends with the click of a light bulb.
Item No. 9780811872805
$15.99
Sidewalk Circus - Softcover
Fleischman, Paul
This delightful book will fascinate children and help them to see their world with new eyes.
-- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Step right up and witness an astounding assemblage of tightrope walkers, strong men, sword swallowers, and clowns. The Garibaldi Circus is coming soon, but for those with clear eyes, the performers may already be in the ring. So get ready to sharpen your vision and look very closely -- a show like you've never seen is about to begin! The creators of WESLANDIA are back in the spotlight with a spectacular, wordless picture book that shows the transformative power of imagination.

Item No. 9780763627959
$6.99
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Lawson, Jonarno
In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter. "Written" by award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and brought to life by illustrator Sydney Smith, Sidewalk Flowers is an ode to the importance of small things, small people, and small gestures.
Item No. 9781554984312
$16.95
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Cole, Henry
Simple and stunning images tell the story of a cat named Spot as he weaves his way in and out of a city in this wordless picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Henry Cole.

Through this gorgeous visual narrative, Henry Cole shows us a day in the life of a cat named Spot. Spot sneaks away from home by way of an open window to go on a wordless journey through the city. Follow Spot as he weaves through busy city streets, visits a farmers market, wanders into a park full of kite-flyers, and beyond. But while Spot is out on his adventure, his beloved boy owner is looking for him--seeming to just miss him every time. When all seems almost lost, Spot's story reminds us that there's always a way back home.

With stunningly detailed black-and-white illustrations, readers will love following Spot on his adventure--along the way finding characters and objects that appear, disappear, and reappear--and cheering for the sweet reunion at the end.

Item No. 9781481442251
$17.99
The Adventures of Polo
Regis Faller

Equipped with a backpack full of supplies, Polo sets off on a little boat--and on a series of delightful adventures that take him across (and under) the ocean, to an island and a frozen iceberg, to space and home again, with a world of magical encounters along the way. Polo's journey is packed with incident and expression; 80 pages of seamless, satisfying picture storytelling are perfectly targeted to the youngest reader. Unique, dynamic, and playful, The Adventures of Polo calls to mind the worlds of film animation, comics, and classic books from Harold and the Purple Crayon to The Snowman--and has style, appeal, and substance all its very own.

Item No. 9781596431607
$21.99
The Farmer and the Clown
Marla Frazee

Whimsical and touching images tell the story of an unexpected friendship and the revelations it inspires in this moving, wordless picture book from two-time Caldecott Honor medalist Marla Frazee.

A baby clown is separated from his family when he accidentally bounces off their circus train and lands in a lonely farmer’s vast, empty field. The farmer reluctantly rescues the little clown, and over the course of one day together, the two of them make some surprising discoveries about themselves—and about life!

Sweet, funny, and moving, this wordless picture book from a master of the form and the creator of The Boss Baby speaks volumes and will delight story lovers of all ages.

Item No. 9781442497443
$17.99
The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher
Bang, Molly
The Wily woman eludes the thief and then leads him into an eerie swamp where this curious adventure takes a surprising and laughable turn.--Publishers Weekly. A Caldecott Honor Book. An ALA Notable Children's Book. A Booklist Editors' Choice. Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Full color.
Item No. 9780689803819
$8.99
The Island
Marije Tolman

Marije and Ronald Tolman conquered the world with their fairy-tale like pictures of The Tree House. The golden father-daughter team that won important awards for The Tree House again create a world without words of its own, with a polar bear’s dreamy road trip along awe-inspiring islands and colorful animal friends.

Item No. 9781935954194
$17.95
The Knight And The Dragon
dePaola, Tomie
What happens when a sheepish knight and a not-so-fierce dragon fight for the very first time? Well, it
Item No. 9780698116238
$6.99
The Lion and the Mouse
Pinkney, Jerry

In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.

The Caldecott Award-winning and New York Times bestselling fable of compassion and kindness retold by acclaimed artist Jerry Pinkney.

In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.

Item No. 9780316013567
$18.99
The Only Child
Guojing
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book

Hailed by Entertainment Weekly and the Wall Street Journal as a best book of the year, this gorgeous and imaginative story--part picture book, part graphic novel--is utterly transporting and original. USA Today declared it "a compelling and melancholy debut from an important new talent" as well as "an expansive and ageless book full of wonder, sadness, and wild bursts of imagination." And like Shaun Tan's The Arrival and Raymond Briggs's The Snowman, it is quickly becoming a modern classic.

A little girl--lost and alone--follows a mysterious stag deep into the woods, and, like Alice down the rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange and wondrous world. But... home and family are very far away. How will she get back there?

In this magnificently illustrated--and wordless--masterpiece, debut artist Guojing brilliantly captures the rich and deeply-felt emotional life of a child, filled with loneliness and longing as well as love and joy.

"A haunting, wordless, gorgeously drawn picture book." --People

"Told wordlessly through soft, dreamy illustrations, Guojing's tale evokes the loneliness of growing up under China's one-child policy." --Entertainment Weekly

"A dreamy, wordless debut." --The New York Times

"Majestic.... Rare is the book containing great emotional depth that truly resonates across a span of ages: this is one such." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"Reminiscent of Raymond Briggs's classic, The Snowman (1978), this is quiet, moving, playful, and bittersweet all at once." --Booklist, Starred

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$19.99
The Red Book
Lehman, Barbara
This book is about a book. A magical red book without any words. When you turn the pages you'll experience a new kind of adventure through the power of story.Winning a Caldecott Honor for its illustrations of rare detail and surprise, The Red Book crosses oceans and continents to deliver one girl into a new world of possibility, where a friend she's never met is waiting. And as with the best of books, at the conclusion of the story, the journey is not over.
Item No. 9780618428588
$16.99
The Snowman - Softcover
Briggs, Raymond
Raymond Briggs's wintry hero comes to life and takes a young boy on an
unforgettable adventure in this enchanting retelling for the very youngest
listeners.
Item No. 9780394884660
$7.99
The Tree House
Tolman, Ronald

Pure picture-book magic. A polar bear rides a whale to a tree rising out of the water. At the top of the tree is a tree house. He's joined by a brown bear in a boat. The bears find that the tree house is the perfect place to read. When the water recedes, they are joined by flamingos, panda bears, and other animals that come by land and air. The tree house is a place of wonder, where a brown bear catches snowflakes in a butterfly net.

Item No. 9781590788066
$17.95
The Typewriter
Thomson, Bill

Using just nine words, the award-winning creator of Chalk takes readers on another unforgettable journey. When three children discover a typewriter on a carousel, they are transported on an adventure of their own creation--complete with a giant beach ball and a threatening crab. Stunning, richly colored artwork is paired with limited text so children can tell their own version of the story.

Item No. 9781477849750
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The Umbrella - Hardcover
Schubert, Dieter

A little dog finds an umbrella in the garden on a windy day. The moment the dog picks up the umbrella, it catches the wind and pulls the dog skywards. This is the start to fantastic journey around the world. The wind carries the umbrellas and the dog all over the world, from the desert to the sea, from the jungle to the north pole.

Item No. 9781935954002
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The Yellow Balloon
Dematons, Charlotte
Writer and illustrator Charlotte Dematons brings the same enchanting look to this picture book that made her Worry Bear and Looking for Cinderella so successful. Lovely watercolors portray a great and diverse planet teeming with life at all times of day and night. People and animals of every shape, color, size, and costume are seen, busy at work and play. As the yellow balloon floats through many time periods - ancient, medieval, and contemporary - and realms both natural and supernatural, young readers can also look for the small blue car, the fakir on his flying carpet, and the scoundrel in prison garb. This story will fascinate young readers as they embark on a lively and fun-filled journey around the globe.
Item No. 9781932425017
$17.95
Time Flies
Rohmann, Eric
Eric Rohmann's Caldecott Honor-winning debut is now available as a
"Dragonfly" paperback. It is at once a wordless time-travel adventure and
a meditation on the scientific theory that dinosaurs were the evolutionary
ancestors of birds. "The New York Times Book Review" called "Time
Flies" "a work of informed imagination and masterly storytelling
unobtrusively underpinned by good science...an entirely absorbing narrative
made all the more rich by its wordlessness." "Kirkus Reviews" hailed it as
"a splendid debut."
Item No. 9780517885550
$6.99
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Cole, Henry
A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story.

When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave
hiding in the barn, she is at once
startled and frightened.

But the stranger's fearful eyes
weigh upon her conscience,
and she must make a difficult choice.
Will she have the courage to help him?

Unspoken gifts of humanity unite the girl
and the runaway as they each face a journey:
one following the North Star,
the other following her heart.

Henry Cole's unusual and original rendering
of the Underground Railroad
speaks directly to our deepest sense
of compassion.

Item No. 9780545399975
$16.99
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Lee, Suzy
In this evocative wordless book, internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee tells the story of a little girl's day at the beach. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of watercolor, create a vibrant story full of joy and laughter.

New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book 2008

Item No. 9780811859240
$15.99
Where's Walrus and Penguin?
Savage, Stephen
When Walrus escapes the zoo with his new friend Penguin, their adventures are twice the fun!

In this sequel to the acclaimed WHERE'S WALRUS?, author Stephen Savage doubles the fun when Walrus escapes the zoo with his mischievous pal, Penguin. Will the zookeeper find them? Or will these clever runaways stay one step ahead disguised as subway riders, baseball players, and even grand opera performers? Hiding in plain sight, they elude the clueless zookeeper until a fly ball at a baseball game leads Walrus and Penguin to a chance encounter with surprising results!
Item No. 9780545402958
$16.99
Where's Walrus?
Savage, Stephen
A happy-go-lucky Walrus escapes the zoo in search of adventure in this wordless instant classic.

Bored with life at the zoo, an adventurous walrus escapes to the outside world. With the zookeeper in hot pursuit, Walrus cleverly tries on all sorts of hats to disguise himself. Will a yellow hardhat point to a new life as a construction worker? Or will a red swimming cap reveal his true talents? Follow the happy-go-lucky runaway as he hides amongst firefighters, businessmen, and even high-stepping dancers in this delightful wordless picture book.

Item No. 9780439700498
$16.99