Here's a list of some excellent wordless picture books:

"A Stone for Sascha," story and illustrations by Aaron Becker (Candlewick)


An ancient stone helps a girl heal after the loss of her beloved dog. Look also for Becker's fantasy trilogy "Journey," "Quest" and "Return." The first volume was a Caldecott Honor book.

"I Walk With Vanessa," story and illustrations by Kerascoët (Schwartz & Wade)

This story by Kerascoët, the pen name of a husband-wife team, tells of one girl's kindness to another and how it becomes a rallying cry against bullying.

"Wave," story and illustrations by Suzy Lee (Chronicle)

In this tour de force of visual storytelling, a young girl gleefully befriends a new kind of playmate - ocean waves. Look also for Lee's other wordless books, including "Mirror" and "Lines."

"The Red Book," story and illustrations by Barbara Lehman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)


In a story that plays with time and space, a boy discovers a magical red book in a snowbank and is transported to a sunny island. Lehman continues the story in "Red Again." Look also for her other wordless books, including "Museum Trip" and "Rainstorm."

"The Lion & the Mouse," story adaptation and illustrations by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown)


This version of the familiar Aesop's fable - lushly illustrated and set in Africa's Serengeti region - offers a unique, and memorable, concluding twist. A Caldecott Medal winner.

"A Ball for Daisy," story and illustrations by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade)

Raschka won a Caldecott Medal for this moving story of a dog's heartache at losing her favorite ball and her joy at being given a new one. Look also for a sequel, "Daisy Gets Lost."