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Wordless picture books

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Gerda Muller

One of a series of wordless picture books about the seasons. Why not read about summer during the summer reading programme.

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Aaron Becker

This wordless picture book ties in with the 2018-2019 Kia Māia te Whai Dare to Explore theme of Haerenga – Voyages. First in a trilogy, it is followed by Quest and Return.

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The arrival

Shaun Tan

A powerful wordless graphic novel, which shows immigrant and refugee experiences in their voyages to new homes.

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The umbrella

Ingrid Schubert

Another voyage – this time at the whims of an umbrella and the wind.

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Museum trip

Barbara Lehman

One of Mangōpare’s challenges in 2018-19 is to visit a museum. Maybe your visit will be as exciting as the one in this book.

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The lion & the mouse

Jerry Pinkney

One of Ruru’s reading bingo squares is to read a folktale – you could tick a square and a challenge by reading this wordless book.

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JiHyeon Lee

Summer and pools go together… what about imaginary voyages with new friends?

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Jeannie Baker

Life is a voyage – and things change. You can see it all through this child’s window.

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James Sturm

Another chance to read a folktale – this one, based on Japanese storytelling and kamishibai performances.

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Excuse me, have you seen a flashing light? follow the firefly! ; Run, rabbit,...

Bernardo Carvalho

Will you follow the firefly or the rabbit on your voyage through this book? You can behind at either the front, or the back…

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The whisper

Pamela Zagarenski

Very nearly wordless (they escaped on the way home). This is a voyage through the imagination.

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What a day ...

Marcus Pfister

One of Tuatara’s challenges in 2018-19 is to design your own emoji. You’ll get plenty of ideas in this book.

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Daniel Miyares

If you can’t travel in a real boat, what about a paper one?

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David Wiesner

Well, this is a voyage and a half! I think this counts as wordless.

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The book with no pictures

B. J. Novak

Bonus book: Ruru’s challenge says, 'read a book with no words or no pictures.' We know there are heaps of books with no pictures around, but I think this is the best of them all.

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