Wordless Books

Helping people with learning disabilities to understand their world

People who can’t read or who don’t like written words are often very good at reading pictures. That’s why there are no words in these picture stories.

These books all tell a story, but they also let the reader tell their own story – the one they see in the pictures. This can tell you a lot about a person’s inner world and their understanding of situations. There is plenty to talk about and each story explores feelings and relationships as well as giving information.


Read more about Books Beyond Words:


Article by founder Sheila Hollins: ‘People with learning disabilities must be put at the centre of their care’


Understanding, Emotions and Books Beyond Words: A neuroscience perspective co-authored by Prof Barry Carpenter 


Book clubs for people with intellectual disabilities co-authored by Prof Barry Carpenter