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Beyond Words


Books Beyond Words are award-winning wordless picture stories, covering themes such as physical and mental health, life skills, relationships, abuse, trauma, grief and bereavement.

Widely used in community, health and social care contexts for many years, an increasing number of both mainstream and special school settings have more recently adopted our resources and approach to support learners to understand appropriate relationships, to stay safe and healthy and to be more empowered decision makers.

Our FREE resource pack, available to schools and educators, includes a sample of our available titles in electronic format, together with our Foundation eLearning module, which provides an introduction to the visual literacy approach we use with our stories.

To bring our approach to your school or setting, start by signing up for your free eResource pack by visiting our website: 





Wordless stories can be helpful for people in refugee communities because they are not language-dependant. Many refugees will have no words to describe the trauma they have been through in their own language; let alone in the language of whichever new country they find themselves in.

Being forced to flee your home and leave behind everything you know is terrifying and confusing. For someone with learning or communication difficulties the situation is amplified beyond comprehension. This is a huge challenge for the local organisations working with them, including interpreters, who often have very little experience of working with refugees with disabilities.

This wordless story will help people to tell their own story or understand the stories of the refugees they meet.


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