What are the best books for children to have a growth mindset?

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    Wonder is a book by R.J Palacio that tells the story of a kid with a facial difference who will bravely face the world and the challenges it gives him. With the help of his supporting parents, he will be able to embrace his real self.

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    Keith Jordan
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This seems like a great solution for the topic. This book is a kid's book, and it seems like it teaches life lessons for kids as well. So, I think this book could help kids to grow and become more mature in a good and positive way. This book also has awesome review scores on Amazon, (4.9 stars out of 5). It has over 12,000 reviews, so this means that this book is almost universally liked. "
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    #2Dorothea's Eyes

    Dorothea's Eyes

    Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth is a children's picture book written by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Gérard DuBois. This was originally published in 2016.


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    Christine Hopkins
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Dorothea’s Eyes is a powerful story for kids that is all about playing the hand you’re dealt and following your dreams despite what others may think. It’s a very encouraging read for kids that may be facing challenges themselves and is a quick but interesting and inspiring read for adults, too. And it’s got pictures, so what’s not to love!"
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    #3When Marian Sang

    When Marian Sang
    When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson is a nonfiction children's picture book written by Pam Muñoz Ryan and illustrated by Brian Selznick. This was originally published in 2002.

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    Cheryl Crawford
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is a good book to read with kids to introduce them to the notion of segregation and how it affects others. Even though it's geared towards kids, I think many age groups would really enjoy and benefit from this book."
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    #4Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table

    Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table
    Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table is a nonfiction picture book for children written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Eric-Shabazz Larkin. This was originally published in 2013.

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    Harry Howell
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "An inspiring story of African American innovator and educator. A former basketball player looks at a poor and abandoned lot in Milwaukee and sees it as a future garden to feed people! He overcomes issues of poor soil, lack of farming skills, and other obstacles and creates a garden. The book encourages hard work and believing in one's dreams! Perfect lessons for young readers."
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    #5Marvelous Mattie

    Marvelous Mattie

    Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor is a children's picture book written by Emily Arnold McCully. This has received a Bank Street award for being the Best Children's Book of the Year in 2007.


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    Ronald Price
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Marvelous Mattie encourages children to get out of their comfort zone. They will be pushed and inspired by the lead character."
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    #6Odd Boy Out

    Odd Boy Out
    Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein is a nonfiction picture book for children written by Don Brown. This book about the life of Albert Einstein when he was young was originally published in 2004.

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    Matthew Ortiz
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I read Odd Boy Out and I think that it wasn't very well structured. The concepts were too complicated for a very young audience, but for older children the descriptions in the book are probably too facile to have much of an impact. It feels like this book should either be significantly more complicated or significantly more simplified, as it is I don't find anything to recommend about it."
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    #7Thank You, Mr. Falker

    Thank You, Mr. Falker
    Thank You, Mr. Falker is a children's book by Patricia Polacco, based on her experiences as a child. It tells the story of Trisha, who struggled in school because of her dyslexia until her teacher, Mr. Falkner, help her succeed.

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    Miguel Luna
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Occasionally there is a well written, engaging book that teaches an important moral. That is this book, Thank You, Mr. Falker. It's a motivating tale that will have kids in tears. With those who have disabilities, this book would give them the courage to overcome their difficulties. "
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    #8Sonia Sotomayor

    Sonia Sotomayor
    Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx is a nonfiction picture book written by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Edel Rodriquez. This was originally published in 2009, and it narrates the life of the Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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    Kyle Mendoza
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "My youngest had to read this for school and learned a lot from it. It got him interested in the Supreme Court and what it does."
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    #9A Long Walk to Water

    A Long Walk to Water

    A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story is a historical fiction for middle-grade and young adult readers. This is written by Linda Sue Park and was originally published in 2010.


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    Lori Coleman
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Our teens are at a very impressionable age and I have been trying to teach my son about things that should be considered “First World Problems.” This book is a strong illustration of how different life can be without an iphone and a McDonalds down the street. I think the best part is that this story doesn’t make you pity them, it makes you astonished at the power and grace of humanity."
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    #10Wilma Unlimited

    Wilma Unlimited

    Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman is a children's literature book written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by David Diaz. This picture book follows the story of an African-American athlete.


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    Jane Henry
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "A very nice, educational biography with great illustrations that will grab and hold your child's attention. The some of the vocabulary did challenge my 7 year old but she made it through without getting frustrated. I am very happy about this purchase!"


Best What are the best books for children to have a growth mindset
1WonderBooks 23 Paid
2Dorothea's EyesBooks 20 Paid
3When Marian SangBooks 18 Paid
4Farmer Will Allen and the Growing TableBooks 17 Paid
5Marvelous MattieBooks 15 Paid
6Odd Boy OutBooks 13 Paid
7Thank You, Mr. FalkerBooks 11 Paid
8Sonia SotomayorBooks 10 Paid
9A Long Walk to WaterBooks 6 Paid
10Wilma UnlimitedBooks 5 Paid

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