We all make mistakes, but it can be hard to apologize and make up for those mistakes! Our students struggle with this too, but books can help! Here is a list of my favorite picture books about making up for mistakes.
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Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Lilly loves her new purple purse! She just can’t wait until sharing time, so her teacher confiscates it. Lilly is mad at her teacher and she shows it. Then she realizes she made a mistake. Can she make it up to her teacher?
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It’s Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr
Using his signature bright illustrations, Todd Parr explains that it is normal to make mistakes. We mess up everyday and this can lead to self discovery.
The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
Oftentimes our mistakes can lead to our brightest ideas! Follow along as one artist incorporates mistakes into her piece of art and she what she discovers.
Zach Apologizes by William Mulcahy
Apologizing can be hard! Zach tries to ignore the mistake that he made, but his mom helps him understand the four steps to apologizing. This book makes these four steps easy to understand and easy to remember!
Martha Doesn’t Say Sorry! by Samantha Berger
Martha doesn’t like to say those three little words – I am sorry. This book does a great job of guiding children through the process of understanding their feelings and learning why it’s important to apologize.
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What are some other picture books about making up for mistakes that you use in your classroom?
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