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A picture's worth a thousand words, and wordless picture books are a great way to inspire your child's imagination and work on vocabulary and comprehension. Though these books are great for all kids, wordless picture books can be especially useful for hesitant or easily discouraged readers. By introducing these easily digested tales, kids can see the appeal of getting lost in a story and may be more apt to pick up a regular book for reading in the future. In addition, picture books allow kids to fill in much of the story, which can help them exercise their imagination muscles.
Here are 13 books industry experts recommend:
"Journey" by Aaron Becker
Sarah Galvin, the owner of The Bookstore Plus, recommends this title. Also a pick by Arlene Lynes, the owner of Read Between the Lynes book store, "Journey," a 2014 Caldecott Honor Book, takes children on an adventure through breathtaking illustrations and eye-popping color. It's a favorite of Lynes' because, "In 'Journey,' I can feel the adventure, the independence and creativity throughout the mood of the book."