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50 Wordless (and Nearly Wordless) Books

Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren
© 2012 Cooperative Children's Book Center

Originally developed in 2003 as part of a 12-month series in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Cooperative Children's Book Center, this bibliography was updated in 2012.


Click on underlined book titles to see the CCBC review of the book, and/or the cover image.
Complete list of CCBC bibliographies


Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

    Aliki, . Tabby: A Story in Pictures. HarperCollins, 1995. Ages 2 - 5

    Arnosky, Jim. Mouse Numbers. Clarion, 1999. Ages 3 - 6

    Breen, Steve. Stick. Dial, 2007. 40 pages. Ages 4-8

    Ceelen, Vicky. Baby! Baby!. Random House, 2008. 20 pages. Ages birth-2

    Crews, Donald. Truck. Greenwillow, 1980.

    Crum, Shutta. Mine!. Illustrated by Patrice Barton. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. 28 pages. Ages 2-4

    DePaola, Tomie. Pancakes for Breakfast. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. Ages 3 - 6

    Fleischman, Paul. Sidewalk Circus. Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Candlewick Press, 2004. 32 pages. Ages 4-8

    Judge, Lita. Red Sled. Atheneum, 2011. 32 pages. Ages 2-4

    Lee, Suzy. Wave. Chronicle, 2008. 32 pages. Ages 3-6

    Maizlish, Lisa. The Ring. Greenwillow, 1996. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 5

    Ormerod, Jane. Moonlight. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1982. Ages 2 - 5

    Oxenbury, Helen. Monkey See, Monkey Do. U.S. edition: Dial, 1982. Ages 18 months - 3 years

    Oxenbury, Helen. Shopping Trip. U.S. edition: Dial, 1982. Ages 18 months - 3 years

    Raschka, Chris. A Ball for Daisy. Schwartz & Wade, 2011. 32 pages. Ages 2-5

    Rohmann, Eric. My Friend Rabbit. Roaring Brook Press, 2002. 32 pages. Ages 2 - 5

    Savage, Stephen. Where’s Walrus?. Scholastic Press, 2011. 32 pages. Ages 2-6

    Schories, Pat. Jack and the Night Visitors. Front Street, 2006. 24 pages. Ages 3-6

    Sis, Peter. Dinosaur!. Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, 2000. 24 pages. Ages 3 - 6

    Winter, Jeanette. Mama: A True Story in Which a Baby Hippo Loses His Mama During a Tsunami, But Finds a New Home, and a New Mama. Harcourt, 2006. 32 pages. Ages 3-6


Elementary School Ages

    Baker, Jeannie. Window. Greenwillow (U.S. edition), 1991. 32 pages. Age 9 and older

    Baker, Jeannie. Mirror. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2010. 40 pages. Ages 6 - 10

    Crews, Donald. Shortcut. Greenwillow, 1992. 32 pages. Ages 6-9

    Hoban, Tana. Cubes, Cones, Cylinders & Spheres. Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, 2000. 24 pages. Ages 5 - 9

    Lehman, Barbara. The Red Book. Houghton Mifflin, 2004. 32 pages. Ages 5 - 10

    Lehman, Barbara. Museum Trip. Houghton Mifflin, 2006. 40 pages. Ages 6-9

    Lehman, Barbara . Rainstorm. Houghton Mifflin, 2007. 32 pages. Ages 5-10

    McMillan, Bruce. Going on a Whale Watch. Scholastic, 1992. 40 pages. Ages 4 - 7

    Nolan, Dennis. Sea of Dreams. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2011. 36 pages. Ages 4-9

    Pilkey, Dav. The Paperboy. Orchard, 1996. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 7

    Pinkney, Jerry. The Lion & the Mouse. Little, Brown, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 10

    Priceman, Marjorie. Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride. An Anne Swartz Book / Atheneum, 2005. 32 pages. Ages 5-8

    Rodriguez, Béatrice. The Chicken Thief. U.S. edition: Enchanted Lion Books, 2010. 24 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Rogers, Gregory. The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard . A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2004. 32 pages. 6-12

    Rohmann, Eric. Time Flies. Crown, 1994. Ages 5 - 9

    Sara, . Across Town. Orchard, 1991. Ages 5 - 9

    Turner, Sandy. Silent Night. Atheneum, 2001. 32 pages. Ages 5 - 8

    Vincent, Gabrielle. A Day, A Dog. U.S. edition: Front Street, 2000. 66 pages. Ages 8 - 14

    Weitzman, Jacqueline Preiss. You Can't Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Dial, 1998. 35 pages. Ages 3 - 8

    Weitzman, Jacqueline Preiss. You Can't Take a Balloon Into the National Gallery. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Dial, 2000. 36 pages. Ages 3 - 8

    Wiesner, David. Sector 7. Clarion, 1999. 48 pages. Ages 4 - 9

    Wiesner, David. Tuesday. Clarion, 1991. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 8

    Wiesner, David. Flotsam. Clarion, 2006. 40 pages. Ages 5-9

    Yoo, Taeeun. The Little Red Fish. Dial, 2007. 32 pages. Ages 6-9


Young Adults

    Lutes, Jason. Houdini: The Handcuff King. Illustrated by Nick Bertozzi. Hyperion, 2007. 81 pages. Age 10 and older



This list may be reproduced and distributed by educational and/or nonprofit organizations so long as credit is given to the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.



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