18 Picture Books About Growth Mindset

Picture Books about Growth Mindset on Novel Effect

As grown-ups, we can prepare children to find opportunity in every obstacle or setback they face. Picture books about growth mindset show that sticking with a goal is the key to success. 

Failure is inevitable. Learning something new takes time, and it doesn’t always happen the first time. Read-alouds that focus on taking chances can help kids overcome challenges and develop a growth mindset. 

Children with a growth mindset believe hard work and perseverance help them learn and improve. Kids are more likely to take risks and learn from their mistakes when they have a growth mindset. Failing sometimes is part of the process.

Get your kids talking about failure with these titles and their soundscapes.

Picture Books About Growth Mindset

The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do
by Ashley Spires

​​The Most Magnificent Thing
by Ashley Spires

Jabari Jumps
by Gaia Cornwall

Ada Twist, Scientist
by Andrea Beaty

Rosie Revere, Engineer
by Andrea Beaty

After the Fall
by Dan Santat

Emmanuel’s Dream
by Laurie Ann Thompson

The Dot
by Peter H. Reynolds

The Bad Seed
by Jory John

The Day You Begin
by Jacqueline Woodson

Mala’s Magic Pencil
by Malala Yousafzai

The Little Engine that Could
by Watty Piper

Slumberkins presents Narwhal
by Kelly Oriard

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