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Ages 3-5

Books Without Words

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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.
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.
Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin
A wordless picture book in which two friends follow a young fox deep into the woods and discover a wondrous and magical world.
Monkey on the Run by Leo Timmers
"Papa Monkey and Little Monkey are on their way. But the street is very busy and they are going so slowly! Little Monkey loses patience and jumps onto the fire engine. Up the ladder from there and he joins a TV crew! Then the garbage truck, an aquarium bus, a food cart for rabbits packed with carroty treats, Arctic animals traveling by snow globe, a jewel thief's getaway car ... There is so much going on in the street, it's become a playground! Each vehicle in this wordless picture book contains a world of detail, activity, and humor to share with curious toddlers."
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.
Penguin Sets Sail by  Jessica Linn Evans
Penguin dreams of being a sea captain, but the other penguins only think about fish. So Penguin sets sail alone in search of friends and treasure galore. However, the ocean is big and dangerous, and Penguin may find himself wishing for home even in the middle of his great adventure.
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.
Skunk on a String by Thao Lam
When a skunk gets his foot caught in the string of a helium balloon, he finds himself blown through unfamiliar landscapes. What's a skunk to do?
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 12/14/2021