We have gone wild for wordless picture books over here! Full of richly detailed, mind-blowingly imaginative illustrations, wordless picture books invite you and your children into compelling conversations and collaborative re-tellings.
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10 Wordless Picture Books Perfect for Summer:
Birdsong: A Story in Pictures by James Sturm This is a brand new book inspired by the Japanese paper theater art of storytelling called kamishibai. Two naughty children learn a lesson.
Flotsam by David Wiesner Any book that references “going down the shore” rather than going to the beach is going to be a winner in my book. But this underwater fantastical story reveal the journey of a camera and one never knows what pictures may turn up.
Wave by Suzy Lee Perfectly captures a child’s view of a wave. At first unfamiliar and scary, then something perhaps to conquer but eventually a rhythm all its own. Sparks joy, for sure.
Flashlight by Lizi Boyd A wonderful exploration of the world at night. Campers and children that imagine what happens when the sun sets will enjoy this book.
The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang Just in time for berry picking season. The Grey Lady is pursued; someone wants her strawberries and they won’t give up until…
Sidewalk Flowers by JohArno Lawson Oh the illustrations and use of color! This might be considered more of a springtime book, any child who lives in or around a city (or not) will appreciate the bits of beauty and nature that can be found popping through sidewalks.
Float by Daniel Miyares Making a paper boat to float in puddles, one boy finds his gets away from him. Will he be able to catch it before it is too late?
Pool by JiHyeon Lee I love this book so much. Since all three of my kids take swimming lessons I think it is so imaginative and funny, what might be happening under the surface of the water.
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee I love Marla Frazee and this book does not disappoint. It is a delightful tale of a little clown who melts an old man’s heart. Careful, you may cry.
Sea of Dreams by Dennis Nolan A beach and sandcastle and night falls. What happens next?
Pick up a few titles and enjoy the imagination and creativity these books spark. If you are looking for other book suggestions, you will find some here and here. Enjoy your storytelling collaborations and let me know your other favorites you would add to the list in the comments!