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Subject: books with pictures and no words
Date Posted: 6/29/2008 2:29 AM ET
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My school is starting a new guided reading management program where I must set up stations for the students.  One of the stations is supposed to have books with pictures and no words to encourage students to be creative.  I would so appreciate any book titles that you know of that might work!

Date Posted: 6/29/2008 8:06 AM ET
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What age group?

Subject: books with no words
Date Posted: 7/5/2008 1:12 AM ET
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I teach 2nd grade.

Subject: Books with no (or very few) words
Date Posted: 7/5/2008 8:01 PM ET
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I'm not sure if these would work for you or not, but some wonderful books include:

1.  The Red Book by Barbara Lehman

2.  The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

3. Flotsam by David Wiesner

4. The Adventures of Polo by Regis Faller

5. The Museum Trip by Barbara Lehman

6.  Rainstorm by Barbara Lehman

7.  Tuesday by David Wiesner

8.  Anno's Journey by Mitsumasa Anno

9.  Four Hungry Kittens by Emily Arnold McCully

10. Zoom by Istvan Banyai

11. The Boy the Bear the Baron and the Bard by Gregory Rogers

12. Home by Jeannie Baker

13. Breakfast for Jack by Pat Schories

Good luck with your class! 


Date Posted: 7/6/2008 6:31 PM ET
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Anno's Journey is the first one that came to mind for me. I LOVED this book all through my childhood, and I still love looking at it now. I loved looking at it with Mom, finding new things i nthe pictures, and making up my own story as I went through it. It was great!!

I need to get a new copy (mine is missing!) before Brandon gets here in October!!

Subject: David Weisner
Date Posted: 7/27/2008 9:49 AM ET
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Any of David Weisner's books can really help students use their imaginations.

My favorite is Floatsom (caldecott winner), but Tuesday (caldecott winner) is great, also. He also has Freefall and Sector 7. I just discovered him this summer, and can't wait to use him in my classroom.

Have Fun!

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 10:00 AM ET
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If you have access to Reading A to Z (www.readinga-z.com) you can download a large number of their books in wordless format.  Since these are printable books, the kids can then write stories directly under the pictures.  These are great for those kids who don't like to draw and when they're done they have a completed book they can share with classmates and their family.  My students love to write their own stories, then look at the actual version of the story.  We use the student version and the actual version for comparing and contrasting exercises, creating Venn Diagrams, etc.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 1:58 PM ET
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I believe Goodnight Gorilla is a wordless book.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 2:30 PM ET
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What about making your own wordless books with pictures?  Could you take flashcard pictures and bind them into a "book". A hole punch and book ring or shower ring to make the "book".

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 12:10 AM ET
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Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie de Paola is a great "text-free" book. I have my 2nd graders write the words to match the illustrations. Good luck!

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 2:48 PM ET
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Just thought of another one, Hiccup by Mercer Mayer.  Really cute book with only the word "hiccup" on a few pages.  I made copies of the first ten pages and my students wrote the coolest stories to go with the pictures.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 5:35 PM ET
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The Carl dog books are just pictures as well. Happy Birthday Carl, Carl in the Park, there are quite a few. Authors last name is Day