Silent Books

Silent Books

The Silent Books collections have been developed from submissions from IBBY National Sections. In the 2013 collection, there were over one hundred books from over twenty countries. There have now been three collections. More information about the project can be found on the IBBY website.

The three collections: 2013, 110 books; 2015, 51 books; and 2017, 79 books; can be downloaded here. IBBY Sweden has produced a booklet giving ideas about how to use the Silent Books with children. The booklet can be downloaded here.

The UK entries to the list are:


Aaron Becker, Quest, Walker Books, London, 2014
Marie Luise Fitzpatrick, Owl Bat, Bat Owl, Walker Books, London, 2016
Clayton Junior, Free the lines, words & pictures, London, 2016
Jon Arno Lawson, Sidney Smith, Footpath flowers, Walker Books, London, 2015
Kate Prendergast, Dog on a train Old Barn Books, Pulborough, 2015
Emily Rand, In the city, Hato Press, London, 2016
Emily Rand, In the garden, Hato Press, London, 2016


Alison Jay, Out of the Blue, Barefoot Books, Oxford, 2014


Edward Ardizzone, Johnny’s bad day, Nissan, 2008 [First published by The Bodley Head, London 1970]
Jeannie Baker , Belonging , Walker Books, 2008 [First published in 2004]
Quentin Blake, Clown, Red Fox, 1998 [First published in 1995]
Raymond Briggs, The Snowman, Puffin, 2011 [First published in 1978]
Owen Davey, Foxley’s Feast, Templar Books, 2010
Tao Nyeu, Wonder Bear, Templar Books, 2008
Jan Ormerod, Sunshine, Frances Lincoln, 2005 [First published in 1981]


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