The School Collection: Children's Literature at the Education and Social Science Library
The School Collection: Children's Literature at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library

Wordless Picture Books

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Additional titles may be found by conducting a subject search on the online catalog using "stories without words" as a subject heading. There is also an extensive list of wordless picture books in A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books (Q.S.011.62 L628a) located in the School Collection reference collection.

Authors who have created multiple wordless picture books include: Lena Anderson, Mitsumasa Anno, Peter Collington, Alexandra Day, Tomie DePaola, John S. Goodall, Tana Hoban, Fernando Krahn, Barbara Lehman, Leo Lionni, Mercer Mayer, Helen Oxenbury, Peter Spier, Nancy Tafuri, and David Wiesner.

Most books are located in the School (S-) Collection (Room 112, Main Library) of the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL). However, books may also be located at the Center for Children's Books and older books may be located in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Room 346, Main Library), or in the Oak Street Facility. To verify the location of an item, search for the book in the Online Library Catalog. If you require assistance locating an item, please ask for assistance at the SSHEL Information Desk.



Concept Books: Shapes, Colors, Etc.

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Aronsky, Jim. Mouse Numbers: A Very First Counting Book. 1999.

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Carle, Eric. I See a Song. 1973.

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Chwast, Seymour. The Alphabet Parade. 1991.

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Ernst, Lisa Campbell. Up to Ten and Down Again. 1995.

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Hoban, Tana. Circles, Triangles, and Squares. 1974.

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Hoban, Tana. Is It Larger? Is It Smaller? 1997.

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Hoban, Tana. Dots, Spots, Speckles, and Stripes. 1987.

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Hoban, Tana. Of Colors and Things. 1996.

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Hoban, Tana. Round and Round and Round. 1983.

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Hoban, Tana. Shapes, Shapes, Shapes. 1986.

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Hoban, Tana. What Is That? 1994.

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Jackson, Bobby L. and Julienne Jones. Little Matt Mattix. 1995.

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Lionni, Leo. Colors to Talk About. 1985.

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Lionni, Leo. What? 1983.

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Lionni, Leo. When? 1983.

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Lionni, Leo. Where? 1983.

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Lionni, Leo. Who? 1983.

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Stevenson, James. Grandpa's Great City Tour. 1983.

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Visual Perception

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Anno, Mitsumasa. Topsy-Turvies. 1970.

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Banyai, Istvan. Zoom. 1995.

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Banyai, Istvan. Re-zoom. 1995.

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Banyai, Istvan. The Other Side. 2005.

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Hoban, Tana. Look! Look! Look! 1988.

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Hoban, Tana. Shadows and Reflections. 1990.

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Hoban, Tana. Take Another Look. 1981.

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Hutchins, Pat. Changes, Changes. 1971.

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Jenkins, Steve. Looking Down. 1995.

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Holidays, Seasons, Day/Night

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Briggs, Raymond. The Snowman. 1978.

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Collington, Peter. On Christmas Eve. 1990.

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Collington, Peter. A Small Miracle. 1997.

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Day, Alexandra. Carl's Christmas. 1990.

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Krahn, Fernando. April Fools. 1974.

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Krahn, Fernando. How Santa Claus Had a Long and Difficult Journey Delivering his Presents. 1968.

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Krahn, Fernando. Little Love Story. 1976.

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Krahn, Fernando. The Self-Made Snowman. 1974.

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Krahn, Fernando. Sleep Tight, Alex Pumpernickel. 1982.

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McCully, Emily Arnold. The Christmas Gift. 1992.

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Ormerod, Jan. Moonlight. 1982.

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Ormerod, Jan. Sunshine. 1981.

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Oxenbury, Helen. Good Night, Good Morning. 1991.

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Robinson, Colin. Sunrise. 1992.

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Spier, Peter. Peter Spier's Christmas. 1993.

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Fantasy & Adventure

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Anno, Mitsumasa. Dr. Anno's Magical Midnight Circus. 1972.

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Becker, Aaron. Journey. 2013.

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Blake, Quentin. Clown. 1996.

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Chesworth, Michael. Rainy Day Dream. 1992.

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Collington, Peter. The Angel and the Soldier Boy. 1987.

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Collington, Peter. Little Pickle. 1986.

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Collington, Peter. The Midnight Circus. 1992.

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Cosentino, Ralph. The Marvelous Misadventures of Fun-Boy. 2006.

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Faller, Regis. Polo: The Runaway Book. 2006.

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Felix, Monique. The Story of a Little Mouse Trapped in a Book. 1980.

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Felix, Monique. The Wind. 1991.

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Goodall, John S. Adventures of Paddy Pork. 1968.

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Goodall, John S. Creepy Castle. 1975.

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Goodall, John S. Jacko. 1971.

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Goodall, John S. The Midnight Adventures of Kelly, Dot, and Esmeralda. 1972.

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Goodall, John S. Naughty Nancy. 1975.

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Goodall, John S. Naughty Nancy Goes to School. 1985.

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Goodall, John S. Paddy Pork, Odd Jobs. 1983.

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Goodall, John S. Paddy Underwater. 1984.

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Goodall, John S. The Surprise Picnic. 1977.

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Krahn, Fernando. Arthur's Adventure in the Abandoned House. 1981.

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Krahn, Fernando. The Creepy Thing. 1982.

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Krahn, Fernando. A Flying Saucer Full of Spaghetti. 1970.

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Krahn, Fernando. The Mystery of the Giant Footprints. 1977.

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Lehman, Barbara. Rainstorm. 2007.

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Lehman, Barbara. The Secret Box. 2011.

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Mayer, Mercer. Bubble Bubble. 1973.

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Mayer, Mercer. Frog, Where Are You? 1969.

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Mayer, Mercer. Frog Goes to Dinner. 1974.

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Mayer, Mercer. Frog on His Own. 1973.

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Mayer, Mercer. Two More Moral Tales. 1974.

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Nolan, Dennis. Sea of Dreams.  2011.

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Nygren, Tord. The Red Thread. 1987.

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Prater, John. The Gift. 1986.

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Rogers, Gregory. The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, and the Bard. 2004.

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Rohmann, Eric. Time Flies. 1994.

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Schories, Pat. Jack and the Night Visitors. 2006.

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Schubert, Dieter. Where's My Monkey? 1987.

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Schubert, Ingrid & Dieter.  The Umbrella.  2011.

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Thomson, Bill. Chalk. 2010.

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Thomson, Bill. Fossil. 2013.

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Tolman, Marije. The Island. 2012.

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Ward, Lynd. The Silver Pony. 1973.

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Wiesner, David. Flotsam. 2006.

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Wiesner, David. Free Fall. S1988.

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Wiesner, David. Sector 7. 1999.

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Wiesner, David. Tuesday. 1991.

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Weitzman, Jacqueline Preiss. You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum. 1998.

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Weitzman, Jacqueline Preiss. You Can't Take a Balloon into the Museum of Fine Arts. 2002.

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Weitzman, Jacqueline Preiss. You Can't Take a Balloon into the National Gallery. 2000.

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Animals

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Aliki. Tabby. 1995.

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Anderson, Lena. Bunny Story. 1988.

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Aruego, Jose and Ariane Dewey. The Last Laugh. 2006.

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Bartlett, T.C. Tuba Lessons. 1997.

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Bech, Bente; story by Peter Lind. Hot on the Scent. 1992.

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Carle, Eric. A Very Long Tail. 1971.

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Day, Alexandra. Carl Goes Shopping. 1989.

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Day, Alexandra. Carl's Masquerade. 1992.

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Day, Alexandra. Carl's Afternoon in the Park. 1991.

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Day, Alexandra. Follow Carl. 1998.

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De Paola, Tomie. The Hunter and the Animals. 1981.

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Drescher, Henrik. The Yellow Umbrella. 1987.

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Hauptmann, Tatjana. A Day in the Life of Petronella Pig. 1982.

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Hoban, Tana. Who Are They? 1994.

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Jay, Alison. Welcome to the Zoo. 2008.

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McClintock, Barbara. The Heartaches of a French Cat. 1989.

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McCully, Emily Arnold. Four Hungry Kittens. 2001.

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Oxenbury, Helen. Monkey See, Monkey Do. 1982.

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Pinkney, Jerry. The Lion & the Mouse. 2009.

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Polhemus, Coleman. The Crocodile Blues. 2007.

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Raschka, Chris. A Ball for Daisy. 2011.

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Savage, Stephen. Where’s Walrus? 2011.

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Schories, Pat. Mouse Around. 1991.

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Sis, Peter. Dinosaur! 2000.

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Smith, Lane. Flying Jake. 1996.

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Tafuri, Nancy. Early Morning in the Barn. 1983.

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Tafuri, Nancy. Follow Me! 1990.

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Tafuri, Nancy. Junglewalk. 1988.

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Vincent, Gabrielle. Breakfast Time, Ernest & Celestine. 1982.

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Vincent, Gabrielle. Ernest & Celestine's Patchwork Quilt. 1982.

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Vincent, Gabrielle. A Day, a Dog. 2000.

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Winter, Paula. The Bear and the Fly. 1976.

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Young, Ed. Up a Tree. 1983.

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Friendship

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Aruego, Jose. Look What I Can Do. 1971.

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Carle, Eric. Do You Want To Be My Friend? 1971.

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Faller, Regis. Polo and Lily. 2009.

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Idle, Molly. Flora and the Flamingo.2013.

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Lehman, Barbara. The Red Book. 2004.

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Mayer, Mercer. A Boy, a Dog and a Frog. 1967.

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Mayer, Mercer and Mayer, Marianna. A Boy, a Dog, a Frog, and a Friend. 1971.

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Morris, Terry Nell. Lucky Puppy! Lucky Boy! 1980.

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Staake, Bob. Bluebird. 2013.

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Miscellaneous

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Anderson, Lena. Bunny Box. 1991.

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Anderson, Lena. Bunny Party. 1988.

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Anderson, Lena. Bunny Surprise. 1990.

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Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Britain. 1982.

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Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Journey. 1978.

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Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's U.S.A. 1983.

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Baker, Jeannie. Window. 1991.

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Blair, Margot. The Red String. 1996.

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Bonners, Susan. Just in Passing. 1986.

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Crews, Donald. Truck. 1980.

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De Paola, Tomie. Pancakes for Breakfast. 1978.

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De Paola, Tomie. Sing, Pierrot, Sing. 1983.

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Dematons, Charlotte. The Yellow Balloon. 2003.

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Florian, Douglas. The City. 1982.

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Goodall, John S. Puss in Boots. 1990.

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Goodall, John S. The Story of a Farm. 1989.

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Goodall, John S. The Story of an English Village. 1979.

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Himler, Ronald. Dancing Boy. 2005.

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Hoban, Tana. Dig, Drill, Dump, Fill. 1975.

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Keats, Ezra Jack. Clementina's Cactus. 1982.

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Lee, Suzy. Shadow. 2010.

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Lee, Suzy. Wave. 2008.

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Lehman, Barbara. Trainstop. 2008.

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Mayer, Mercer. Hiccup. 1976.

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McCully, Emily Arnold. Picnic. 1984.

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Oxenbury, Helen. Beach Day. 1991.

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Oxenbury, Helen. Shopping Trip. 1982.

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Spier, Peter. Peter Spier's Rain. 1982.

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Turkle, Brinton. Deep in the Forest. 1976.

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Wegen, Ronald. Balloon Trip. 1981.

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