Book Review...

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One easy way to help children (and adults) develop a growth mindset is to introduce them to books which promote persistence, love of learning, learning from mistakes and other key growth mindset ideas. Here is a list of some popular books which do just that:

Ages 1 - 4

The Cow Tripped Over the Moon by J. Willis

The Empty Pot by Demi

The Little Engine that Could by W. Piper

Frederick by L. Lionni

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Ages 4 - 8

After the Fall by D. Santat

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by J. Deak

I Can Handle it by L.Wright

Rosie Rever Engineer by A. Beaty

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by M. Pett

Ages 9 - 12

Some Kind of Courage by D. Gemeinhart

The Key to Extraordinary by N. Lloyd

If I Stay by G. Forman

My Fox Ate My Homework by D. Blaze

Ronia, The Robber's Daughter by A. Lindgren

Ages 12+

If I Stay by G. Forman

James and the Giant Peach by R. Dahl

Stone Fox by J. R. Gardiner

Hatchet by G. Paulson

Maniac Magee by J. Spinelli


Mindset by C. Dweck

How Children Succeed by P. Tough

Year of Yes by S. Rhimes

GRIT by A. Duckworth

A Whole New Mind by D. H. Pink