August 10 for 10 Picture Book Post: My Top Ten Favorite Wordless Picture Books that Require a Second or Third Read

Today is August 10th and  Mandy Robek from Enjoy and Embrace Learning and Cathy Mere from Reflect and Refine: Building a Learning Community are hosting the August's Picture Book 10 for 10 event.

I am celebrating this year by sharing my top ten wordless picture books that require a second and maybe even a third read.  Each of these books are beautifully illustrated and complex in a unique way that invite readers in to have a closer look.  What I love about wordless picture books is that you can often use them with any grade level.  Wordless picture books can inspire a reader's imagination or encourage a child to write in a way he has never written before or allow a child to find her own storytelling voice.  

Here are the 10 I can't live without and think need to be in everyone's libraries.  I have listed the books in no particular order. Enjoy!

The Umbrella by Ingrid Schubert; Dieter Schubert (Lemniscaat, 2011)

The Boy and the Airplane by Mark Pett (Simon & Schuster, 2013)

Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole (Scholastic, 2012)

The Hero of Little Street by Gregory Rogers (Roaring Brook, 2012)

Zoom by Istvan Banyai (Puffin, 1998)

The Conductor by Laetitia Devernay (Chronicle Books, 2011)

Rainstorm by Barbara Lehman (Houghton Mifflin Books, 2007)

The Chicken Thief by Béatrice Rodriguez (Gecko Press, 2009)

Shadow by Suzy Lee (Chronicle Books, 2010)

The Secret Box by Barbara Lehman (Houghton Mifflin Books, 2011)