The story begins in the early evening on a Tuesday and all is quiet at the pond. All of a sudden, the frogs begin to levitate on their lily pads and travel into a nearby town.
A little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter.
Gerda Muller's beautiful 'seasons' board books are loved the world over. As spring arrives children play with lambs, sow seeds and paint Easter eggs. In summer they fish for tadpoles, play at the beach and eat ice-cream. By autumn the leaves have fallen and it's time to collect horse chestnuts, fly kites and make jam. In winter the snow has come and they have fun ice-skating, feeding the birds, and being cosy inside with the Christmas tree.
When he falls asleep with a book in his arms, a young boy dreams an amazing dream—about dragons, about castles, and about an unchartered, faraway land. And you can come along.
This book is about a book. A magical red book without any words. When you turn the pages you'll experience a new kind of adventure through the power of story.
by Issa Watanabe (2020) This book is about Circle. This book is also about Circle’s friends, A silent, sophisticated picture book that speaks volumes. Through her story, Peruvian artist Issa Watanabe replaces words with powerful, strikingly colourful graphics that shed light on a timely, global issue: migration.
by Ji-Hyeon Lee (2015) What happens when two shy children meet at a very crowded pool? Dive in to find out! Deceptively simple, this masterful book tells a story of quiet moments and surprising encounters, and reminds us that friendship and imagination have no bounds.
by Aaron Becker (2017) An ordinary child steps through a portal into a luminous and magical landscape, beginning her quest toward an uncertain destiny. The three connected, wordless tales showcase the exquisite imagination and artistry of Aaron Becker, whose auspicious debut, Journey, was awarded a Caldecott Honor.
by Mark Janssen (2018) Shipwreck! A father, daughter and their dog wash up on a small island. Little do the castaways know that the island isn't what it seems at all. Island is a wordless picture book. Children are encouraged to study the wonderful illustrations and tell the story in their own words.
by David Wiesner (2006) In this Caldecott Medal winner, a bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore.
by Daniel Miyares (2015) A boy's small paper boat and his large imagination fill the pages of this wordless picture book, a modern-day classic from the creator of Pardon Me! that includes endpaper instructions for building a boat of your own.
by Suzy Lee (2017) It starts with a line. Whether made by the tip of a pencil or the blade of a skate, the magic starts there. A wordless story about a young skater on a frozen pond and an artist.
by Suzy Lee (2008) In this evocative wordless book, internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee tells the story of a little girl's day at the beach. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of watercolor, create a vibrant story full of joy and laughter. New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book 2008.
by Jerry Pinkney (2009) In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted.
by Ji-Hyeon Lee (2018) Ji-Hyeon Lee takes readers on a journey into an unexpected world. Delicate drawings transform from grays to vivid color as a curious child goes through a mysterious door and discovers that open-mindedness is the key to adventure and friendship.
by Ingrid Schubert, Dieter Schubert (2010) On a windy day a little dog finds an discarded umbrella in the garden. The moment it picks up the umbrella, it catches the wind and pulls the dog skywards, taking them both on an exciting journey around the world, from desert to sea, and jungle to North Pole. A wordless picture book that tells a thousand stories.
by Bob Staake (2013) A moving book, exploring the universal themes of loneliness, bullying, and the importance of friendship. Readers will be captivated as they follow the journey of a bluebird as he develops a friendship with a young boy and ultimately risks his life to save the boy from harm.
by Raymond Briggs (1978) Illustrated in full color, this is a wordless story. The pictures have "the hazy softness of air in snow." A little boy rushes out into the wintry day to build a snowman, which comes alive in his dreams that night. The boy invites him home and in return is taken on a flight high above the countryside.
by Henry Cole (2016) Henry Cole shows us a day in the life of a cat named Spot. Spot sneaks away from home by way of an open window to go on a wordless journey through the city.
by Molly Idle (2013) In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance.
by Christian Robinson (2019) What if you... encountered another perspective? Discovered another world? Met another you? What might you do? In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world.