Picture books with no words, or just a few, are recognized by educators as often helpful for young children developing reading and listening skills, especially when sharing the stories with adults, according to national literacy initiatives like Reading Rockets. Wordless picture books also have adult fans.

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More, a 27-word picture book, is about Magpie, who starts a collection of things with a marble given by a mouse and ends up in a crisis with — spoiler alert — “Much too much.”

Picture books without words or a few in the Cobb County Public Library System’s Juvenile Collection include:

The girl and the bicycle by Mark Pett

The lion & the mouse by Jerry Pinkney

The lion and the mouse by Jenny Broom

Chicken and Cat clean up by Sara Varon

Bow-Wow bugs a bug  by Mark Newgarden

Chalk by Bill Thomson

Un-brella by Scott E. Franson,

The last laugh by Jose Aruego

Museum trip by Barbara Lehman

More by I.C. Springman

Jack wants a snack by Pat Schories

You can browse Cobb library’s catalog for some of the picture books without words for children by clicking here.

November is Picture Book Month, a literacy initiative observed through the world. For information, visit www.picturebookmonth.com.

Wordless Picture Books Have a Lot to Say
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