18 Perfect Read-Alouds for Teaching Growth Mindset

  1. “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds: This inspiring story encourages children to embrace their creativity and believe in themselves.
  2. “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae is a tale about a giraffe named Gerald who learns that with determination and practice, he can accomplish anything.
  3. “Beautiful Oops!” by Barney Saltzberg: This book shows children that mistakes can lead to new possibilities and encourage problem-solving skills.
  4. “The Most Magnificent Thing” by Ashley Spires is a story about a young aspiring inventor who learns the importance of perseverance and the value of not giving up.
  5. “Rosie Revere, Engineer” by Andrea Beaty: Follow Rosie’s journey as she overcomes challenges and learns the power of believing in herself.
  6. “What Do You Do with a Problem?” by Kobi Yamada: This book teaches children to see problems as opportunities for growth and find creative solutions.
  7. “The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes” by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein is a lighthearted story about a girl who learns that making mistakes is a natural part of life and shouldn’t hold her back.
  8. “Ish” by Peter H. Reynolds: This book encourages children to embrace their uniqueness and value progress over perfection.
  9. “Your Fantastic Elastic Brain” by JoAnn Deak: Explore the power of the brain and how it can grow and change with effort and determination.
  10. “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper: This classic tale teaches the importance of perseverance and having a positive mindset.
  11. “The Energy Bus for Kids” by Jon Gordon: A story that emphasizes the importance of positive thinking, resilience, and teamwork.
  12. “The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson: This book encourages children to embrace their differences and find the courage to be themselves.
  13. “The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen” by Thelma Lynne Godin: A story about a girl who takes on a challenge and learns about the power of practice and perseverance.
  14. “What Do You Do with an Idea?” by Kobi Yamada: This book teaches children to nurture their ideas and believe in their potential.
  15. “One” by Kathryn Otoshi: A tale about the power of standing up to bullying and celebrating individuality.
  16. “Salt in His Shoes” by Deloris Jordan: This story follows Michael Jordan’s journey and teaches children the value of hard work and perseverance.
  17. “The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do” by Ashley Spires: Join Lou on her adventure as she confronts her fears and learns that trying is just as important as succeeding.
  18. “The Power of Yet” by Maryann Cocca-Leffler: This book reinforces the idea that with time and effort, anything is possible.

These 18 read-alouds are perfect for teaching a growth mindset to children. Each story offers valuable lessons about resilience, determination, and belief in oneself. Happy reading!