Picture Books ~Wordless

Andreasen, Dan

The Treasure Bath

JUV 398.8.A5572t

A wordless picture book in which a young boy explores a creature-filled world beneath the bubbles
in his bathtub.  2009.


Jeannie Baker

JUV 398.8.B1727ho
Observes the changes in a neighborhood from before a girl is born until she is an adult, as it first decays
and then is renewed by the efforts of the residents. 2004


Baker, Jeannie


JUV 398.8.B1727m

In Sydney, Australia, and in Morocco, two boys and their families have a day of shopping. Readers are invited to compare
illustrations in two wordless stories that are intended to be read one from left to right and the other from right to left.  2010.

Istvan Banyai

JUV 398.8.B228z
Presents a series of scenes, each one from farther away, showing, for example, a girl playing with toys
which is actually a picture on a magazine cover, which is part of a sign on a bus, and so on. 1995

Quentin Blake

JUV 398.8.B581cl
After being discarded, Clown makes his way through town having a series of adventures as he tries to
find a home for himself and his other toy friends. 1996


Faller, Regis

The Adventures of Polo

JUV 398.8.F1915a

Polo the dog sets out from his home and enjoys many adventures, including sailing his boat on top of a
whale, roasting hot dogs over a volcano, and taking a ride in a spaceship built from a mushroom. 

Paul Fleischman

Sidewalk Circus 
JUV ME COLL 398.8.F6283s
A young girl watches as the activities across the street from her bus stop become a circus. 2004


Lee, Suzy


JUV 398.8.L5155w

A wordless picture book that shows a little girl's first experiences at the beach, as she goes from being
afraid of the roaring waves to playing on the shore while gulls soar overhead.  2008.



Lehman, Barbara

Museum Trip

JUV 398.8.L5282m

In this wordless picture book, a boy imagines himself inside some of the exhibits when he goes on a
field trip to a museum. 2006.

Barbara Lehman

The Red Book
JUV Awards 398.8.L5282r
This is a book about a book, a red book that takes a little girl on a magical adventure. 2004


Lehman, Barbara


JUV 398.8.L5282ra

In this wordless picture book, a boy finds a mysterious key which leads him on an adventure one rainy day.  2077.

Emily A. McCully

Four Hungry Kittens
JUV 398.8.M139fo

Four kittens share adventures while their mother is away hunting food. 2001

Mercer Mayer

One Frog Too Many
JUV 398.8.M452of
A boy's pet frog thinks that the new little frog the boy gets for his birthday is one frog too many. 1975


Newgarden, Mark

Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug

JUV 398.8.N4507b

A wordless picture book about a persistent terrier who spends a day following a bug through his neighborhood.  2007.


Polhemus, Coleman

The Crocodile Blues

JUV 398.8.P7585c

A wordless tale in which a man and his pet cockatoo discover, much to their dismay, the true nature of the egg they
bring home from the store.  2007.

Eric Rohmann

Time Flies
JUV Awards 398.8.R636t
A tale in which a bird flying around a dinosaur exhibit in a museum has an unsettling experience when it
finds itself back in the time of living dinosuars. 1994


Savage, Stephen

Where's Walrus?

JUV 398.8.S2642w

In this wordless picture book, follow Walrus on a happy-go-lucky spree through the big city, as he tries on different hats to disguise
himself from the chasing zookeeper.  2011.

Peter Sis

JUV 398.8.S622d
While taking a bath, a young boy is joined by all sorts of dinosaurs. 2000

William Wegman

William Wegman's Pups
JUV ME COLL 398.8.W4214wp
The pups yawn, perch, scamper, sleep, snoop, & fly. 1999

Jacqueline P. Weitxman

You Can't Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum
JUV 398.8.W439y
A young girl and her grandmother view works inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, while the balloon she has
been forced to leave outside floats around New York City causing a series of mishaps that mirror scenes in the
museum's artworks. 1998

Jacqueline P. Weitzman

You Can't Take a Balloon Into the Museum of Fine Arts
JUV 398.8.W439yf
While a brother and sister, along with their grandparents, visit the Museum of Fine Arts, the balloon they were
not allowed to bring into the museum floats around Boston, causing a series of mishaps at various tourist sites. 2002

Jacqueline P. Weitzman

You Can't Take a Balloon Into the National Gallery
JUV 398.8.W439yn
While a brother and sister, along with their grandmother, visit the National Gallery of Art, the balloon they were
not allowed to bring into the museum floats around Washington, D. C. causing a series of mishaps at various tourist
sites. 2000

David Wiesner

Sector 7
JUV 398.8.W6371s
While on a school trip to the Empire State Building, a boy is taken by a friendly cloud to visit Sector 7, where he
discovers how clouds are shaped and channeled throughout the country. 1999

David Wiesner

JUV Awards 398.8.W6371t
Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep. 1991

April Wilson

April Wilson's Magpie Magic 
JUV 398.8.W691a
The book depicts a young artist who draws a picture of a magpie which then comes to life and interacts with a
series of colorful drawings. 1999


Jerry Pinkney

The Lion & the Mouse

JUV 888.6.A254li

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable
of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle. 2009.