Friday, September 16, 2016

Spotlight Friday - wordless picture books roundup 9.16.16

Time to get ready for the weekend!
Kick up your feet and find a good place to read.
Sharing #booklove for your classroom or library.
Spotlighting a book or two because these books deserve the spotlight!

I fell in love with wordless picture books when I first used them with ELL students.  The conversations were so rich, I loved how students could focus on comprehension, meaning, and the possibilities of the story.

Here are some new wordless picture books you may want to check out!

Return (Journey Trilogy, #3)
Return by Aaron Becker
What a beautiful ending to the trilogy.  I loved being back in this world and seeing so many pieces come together.
Be sure to checkout this resource guide from Aaron Becker on how to read wordless picture books.

Spot, the Cat
Spot, the Cat by Henry Cole
The black and white drawings are beautiful.  You could get lost in the scenes for a long time.  Compare these black and white illustrations to....

The Whale
The Whale by Vita Murrow
A very different feel to these pencil illustrations!  It would be interesting to compare the different stories and different pencil drawings.

The Typewriter
The Typewriter by Bill Thomson
How does he get the illustrations so amazingly life like?

Alphabet School
Alphabet School by Stephen T. Johnson
Kids will enjoy the school setting.

Some of my other favorites:
Flora and the Peacocks by Molly Idle
Where's Walrus? And Penguin? by Stephen Savage
The Only Child by Guojing
Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson
Float by Daniel Miyares
Inside Outside by Lizi Boyd

What are your favorites?

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Michele!! Thanks for sharing your wordless book love and knowledge. I used it as I created an order for wordless books for a unit I'm doing with my 3rd graders.