Sacramento Public Library

Wordless Picture Books


    Hug - Jez Alborough

    Bobo seeks hugs among various jungle animals and their young, but he does not get what he wants until he is reunited with his own parent.

    Truck - Donald Crews

    Follows the journey of a truck from loading to unloading.
    Good Dog, Carl

    Good Dog, Carl - Alexandra Day

    Lively and unusual things happen when Carl the dog is left in charge of the baby.
    Pancakes for Breakfast

    Pancakes for Breakfast - Tomie dePaola

    A little old lady's attempts to have pancakes for breakfast are hindered by a scarcity of supplies and the participation of her pets.
    Bee & Bird

    Bee & Bird - Craig Frazier

    In this wordless picture book, a bumblebee and a bird embark on a travel adventure.

    Hogwash - Arthur Geisert

    Illustrations without words depict the enormous and complicated contraption that Mama Pig uses to get her little piglets clean.

    Ice - Arthur Geisert

    This wordless tale depicts a community of pigs that suffer from the heat and go in search of ice despite the odds against them.

    Gem - Holly Hobbie

    A little toad braves the dangers of his small world to find his way to a garden where he is discovered by a little girl.
    Flora and the Flamingo

    Flora and the Flamingo - Molly Idle

    A friendship develops between a girl named Flora and a graceful flamingo, as they learn to dance together.
    Red Hat

    Red Hat - Lita Judge

    A troupe of baby forest animals borrows a child's hat, until all that is left is a long piece of red string.

    Wave - Suzy Lee

    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.
    The Red Book

    The Red Book - Barbara Lehman

    A book about a book, a magical red book, without any words, and the friendship that develops around it.
    The Lion and the Mouse

    The Lion and the Mouse - Jerry Pinkney

    In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle.
    A Ball for Daisy

    A Ball for Daisy - Chris Raschka

    A wordless picture book about all the fun a dog can have with her ball.
    Where's Walrus?

    Where's Walrus? - Stephen Savage

    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.
    The Umbrella

    The Umbrella - Ingrid Schubert

    Presents a wordless story about a dog's adventures around the world after he opens an umbrella on a gusty day and the wind lifts them up into the sky.
    Hocus Pocus

    Hocus Pocus - Remy Simard

    A mischievous little rabbit from a magician's hat sets his eye on a bunch of fresh carrots on the magician's kitchen counter, but before he can enjoy them he must get past a grumpy dog that is intent on keeping the clever little rabbit away.

    Bluebird - Bob Staake

    A wordless picture book about the inspiring friendship that develops between a bluebird and a young boy.
    Chicken and Cat Clean Up

    Chicken and Cat Clean Up - Sara Varon

    When Chicken opens a housekeeping business, his best friend Cat comes to mind as the perfect partner. But Cat is sleepy, clumsy, and makes a lot of mistakes, until he finds his own way to save the day.

    Flotsam - David Wiesner

    The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.
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