Top 10 Coping With Failure Books

    After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
    6.1
    01
    After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
    Written and illustrated by Dan Santat
    Rosie Revere, Engineer
    6.1
    02
    Rosie Revere, Engineer
    Written by Andrea Beaty & illustrated by David Roberts
    She Persisted
    5.8
    03
    She Persisted
    Written by Chelsea Clinton & illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
    Beautiful Oops!
    5.8
    04
    Beautiful Oops!
    Written and illustrated by Barney Saltzberg
    Ish
    5.8
    05
    Ish
    Written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
    How to Catch a Star
    5.6
    06
    How to Catch a Star
    Written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
    What Do You Do with a Problem?
    5.6
    07
    What Do You Do with a Problem?
    Written by Kobi Yamada & illustrated by Mae Besom
    The Spelling Bee Before Recess
    5.5
    08
    The Spelling Bee Before Recess
    Written by Deborah Lee Rose & illustrated by Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis
    Oliver and the Seawigs
    5.4
    09
    Oliver and the Seawigs
    Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre
    The Curious Garden
    5.4
    10
    The Curious Garden
    Written and illustrated by Peter Brown

As a recovering perfectionist myself, I fully understand a fear of failure. It can seem so permanent and so disheartening, while really failure is a learning opportunity and a stepping stone to what we will eventually become. Adopting a growth mindset ourselves, and encouraging it in our children can allow us to reframe failures from the thoughts that say "I failed, so I am a failure" to the more constructive and helpful ones that say "I failed, so there must be something wrong with my process." If we can teach our children to embrace failure as a necessary and important part of any process with a growth mindset, we will give them a powerful tool for coping with all of life's setbacks and unmet expectations. These are some of our very favorite titles that will help start conversation about and model resilience, to help with coping on all sorts of levels!

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5.3
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do
5.3
Papa's Mechanical Fish
5.3
Lulu's Party
5.1
Salt in His Shoes
4.8
Penguin in Love
4.6
A Wrinkle in Time
4.3
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle
3.8
Can't Sleep Without Sheep
5.6
bedtimeanimals
Beard Boy
4.5
You Can't Win Them All, Rainbow Fish
4.3
Mango Delight
Mindset Matters
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin
Happiness Doesn't Come from Headstands
The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff
The Little Dancers: Showtime!
Lucy Fell Down the Mountain
Lost. Found.
Cuckoo!
5.3
The Bad Beginning
5.3
Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still
5.2
The Most Magnificent Thing
5.0
Flight School
4.8
Hatchet
4.5
The Itsy-Bitsy Spider
3.9
El Deafo
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story
4.7
Leif and the Fall
4.5
Whistle for Willie
3.6
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
Cartwheel Katie
The Cat from Hunger Mountain
Swift Wings
The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History
Perfect Petunias
The Little Pig, the Bicycle, and the Moon
Fantastic Failures