Sunday, August 24, 2008

Without a word....

Interesting thread on an email list I'm on -- what are your favorite wordless picture books with complex enough stories you can use in middle grade classes? I suggested WHY, by Nikolai Popov and ZOOM and RE-ZOOM by Istvan Banyai.

There are a lot of other worldess books I quite like and wouldn't hesitate to "read aloud" to most grades, even if they're not story-rich. But any others come to mind for you?

6 comments:

Becky said...

Yellow Umbrella by Jae Soo Liu is one of my favorite wordless picture books. Another one of my favorites is Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola.

Kelly Fineman said...

Not a picture book, but a wordless graphic novel for that age group is Robot Dreams by Sara Varon

david elzey said...

Any reason you couldn't use Shaun Tan's The Arrival or maybe Wiesner's Flostom?

alotalot said...

i think any book by david Weisner. "Free Fall", or "Flotsam" or even "Tuesday" (which isn't exactly wordless, but pretty close!)

Oh, and the Carl books...about a rottweiller that babysits.

Mary Lee said...

Robot Dreams by Varon
The Silver Pony by Ward
and what about the Anno books (Anno's Journey)

Gregory K. said...

Thanks, y'all, for the suggestions.