“Stories Without Words” in kids-books

“Stories Without Words”

Chicken and Cat

by: Sara Varon

When Cat feels sad about living in the hustle and bustle of the city, Chicken finds colorful ways to make Cat feel better.


by: Quentin Blake

Ages 4-6. 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.


by: David Wiesner

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


by: Jeannie Baker

K-Gr. 3. A wordless picture book that 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.


by: 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.

Noah's Ark

by: Peter Spier

Retells in pictures how a pair of every manner of creature climbed on board Noah's ark and thereby survived the Flood.

The Secret Box

by: Barbara Lehman

A young schoolboy from the early twentieth century hides a candy box with secret instructions in the floorboards of his boarding school for future generations of schoolchildren to find and follow to a mysterious hidden place.

The Snowman

by: Raymond Briggs

When his snowman comes to life, a little boy invites him into his home and in return is taken on a flight high above the countryside.

The Surprise

by: Sylvia Van Ommen

In this wordless picture book, Sheep goes to great lengths to surprise Giraffe with a lovely red sweater.


by: 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.

You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum

by: Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman

In this wordless story, 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.


by: Istvan Banyai

A wordless picture book 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.