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Ages 3-5

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A Day for Sandcastles by JonArno Lawson
A dazzling wordless picture book celebrates creative problem-solving, teamwork, and the sun-splashed wonder of a day at the beach.
Blanket by Ruth Ohi
A gentle wordless picture book about the difference a kind friend can make on a gray day. It's a beautiful morning, but when Cat wakes up, the world feels gray. Cat wraps up in a blanket and hides -- until Dog comes in. What can Dog do to help Cat? Dog joins Cat under the blanket and listens to Cat's worries. Dog's flashlight illuminates the darkness and brings laughter. The two friends build a blanket fort where they can make shadow puppets and find comfort in storybooks. Dog makes sandwiches so that they can share a picnic meal. With Dog's help, Cat discovers ways to cope until the sadness starts to lift.
Churro and the Magician by  Gas?tn Caba
Churro is a bunny with a big imagination. And sometimes, it gets Churro in trouble. After missing the school bus one day, Churro discovers a magic wand that a magician left behind. Now Churro's bad day just got a little more fun. But not for everyone in town! With the help of new friends, Churro must learn to use creativity and the magician's wand to help fix the town's magical new problems. Filled with colorful illustrations and featuring the hilarious adventure of a fun-loving bunny with one wild imagination, this wordless picture book with graphic-novel panels will have readers laughing out loud and writing their own version of events as they join Churro on a journey to save the town.
Dandelion's Dream by  Yoko Tanaka
In a meadow filled with dandelion buds just about to flower, one dandelion blooms into a real lion! Roots and leaves unfurl into four tiny paws and a long tail, complete with a fluffy yellow tuft. What a great wide world there is to explore when you have paws instead of roots-- there are fast trains to ride, regal ships to sail, and cities with lights as bright as Dandelion's field in full bloom. A happy little dandelion views the world with wonder in this wordless story about enjoying life to the fullest.
Finding Fire by  Logan S Kline
After a hard rain douses the family fire, a brave young boy sets out to search for more fire to bring home before the cold season sets in. Along the way, he'll face many challenges, from perilous mountains to fearsome predators to raging rivers, and find something wholly unexpected: a friend.
I Forgive Alex : A Simple Story About Understanding by  Kerasco√ęt
When an energetic child inadvertently upsets one of his classmates, everyone is reminded that it is important to take responsibility for a mistake, and it is equally important to be ready to forgive. Includes information about apologies and forgiveness.
I Got It! by David Wiesner
In this wordless picture book, a young outfielder imagines all the terrifying ways he might not catch the baseball, and one way that he can.
I Walk With Vanessa by  Kerasco√ęt
An elementary school girl witnesses the bullying of another girl, but she is not sure how to help.
I Wish by  Christoph Niemann
In this wordless picture book, a young girl finds a wrapped gift and wonders what might be inside.
One Little Bag: An Amazing Journey by Henry Cole
In pictures without words, the reader follows the journey of one brown paper bag from a tree in the forest through the years it is used by three generations of one family until eventually the old bag becomes the container in which a new tree is planted.
Over the Shop by JonArno Lawson
In a beautifully detailed wordless picture book, a tumbledown building becomes home sweet home for a found family and throws open the doors to what it means to accept people for who they are and to fill your home with love and joy.
Sign Off by Stephen Savage
A wordless picture book that shows what the figures on road signs do when no one is around to see them.
Spencer's New Pet by  Jessie Sima
Spencer excitedly takes his new pet to the park, the veterinarian's office, and a birthday party, but for a pet balloon, those places are full of danger.
Spot & Dot by Henry Cole
In a wordless picture book, Spot the cat goes out the open window and ventures through the city with Dot the dog, seeking her home.
The Wanderer by  Peter Van den Ende
Van den Ende presents one little paper boat's journey across the ocean, past reefs and between icebergs, through schools of fish, swaying water plants, and terrifying sea monsters. The little boat is all alone, and that means it must save itself when storms approach. And so it does.
Updated 12/18/2022