Need to help your students build their confidence? Focus on growing their mindset with read alouds! Here is a list of my favorite picture books about growth mindset.
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Your Fantastic, Elastic Brain by Joann Deak
A nonfiction book about how your brain can develop and stretch. It stresses that our brains grow when we make mistakes. We can learn so much and improve from our mistakes!
The OK Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Its ok to just be ok! The letters “O” and “K” are used to make a stick figure who tries out different things. OK isn’t really good at anything, but they enjoy trying new activities and knowing that they will get better!
What Do You Do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada
A young child has an idea, but doesn’t know where it came from or what to do with it. But, by feeding it, that idea might just change the world!
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
A young girl has a wonderful idea! She is going to make something magnificent. But she tries over and over, but fails to make just what she wants. With a little encouragement for her dog and a growth mindset, she manages to finish her project.
Grab this interactive read aloud for The Most Magnificent Thing!
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett
Beatrice is famous for never making a mistake. But then one day she does. She learns that making a mistake isn’t such a bad thing and that there’s more fun to be had when you learn to let go.
Want more book titles? Check out this blog post for picture books about self awareness in the classroom!
What are some other picture books about growth mindset that you read aloud in your classroom?
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