A Little Voices List: Books with very few words
Sharing wordless books is a terrific way to build important literacy skills, including listening skills, vocabulary, understanding and learning how how stories are structured. And children love them — they can really pore over the pictures and create their own story in their own words.
If English is not your first language, these readily available books can help you to enjoy story time in any language. Take the list to your library and they can help you find the titles. Use the picture books to talk about the pictures and make up the story in your own language. Try to get books in your own language and share them with your child.
Remember great talkers make great readers in all languages. Your first language is the best language to talk and read to your child in.
Handa’s Surprise – Eileen Browne
Handa’s Hen- Eileen Browne
The Snowman – Raymond Briggs
The Lion & The Mouse – Jerry Pinkney
Good Dog Carl – Alexandra Day
Chalk – Bill Thomson
Rosie’s Walk – Pat Hutchins
Where’s Walrus – Stephen Savage
Owl Bat, Bat Owl – Marie Louise Fitzpatrick
Stick – Andy Pritchett
Wave – Suzy Lee
Red Sled – Lita Judge
Pancakes for Breakfast- Tomie de Paola
Goodnight Gorilla – Peggy Rathmann
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No David _ David Shannon
Hello Hello – Matthew Cordell
Rain – Linda Ashman
Look -Jeff mack
Where is Pim? Lena and Olof Landstrom
Rosie’s Walk- Pat Hutchins
Hug – Jez Alborough
The Baby’s Catalogue – Janet and Allan Allberg
Little Voices is the oral language strand of ABC Start Right Limerick. Little Voices are in no way affiliated with the authors – we just like to recommend a good book.