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Teacher Resources: Book Recommendations

Mentor Texts and Book that teach Growth Mindset


Why it's good:

- Has additional teaching and parenting resources

- Includes summary of the book plot

- Groups books by age range

- Includes link to purchase on Amazon

Why it's good:

- Not a long list
- Lists book options all the way to adult readers
- Lists to research articles at the bottom of the page


From "Growth Mindset in Action"
Click here for downloadable file.

Why it's good:

- A long list!

- Includes summaries (no picture)

- Research-backed seller


We Are Teachers article:


Why it's good:

- Includes pictures

- Includes recommended age ranges for read aloud

- Includes a few teaching/lesson ideas


Why it's good:

- Lots of other teacher freebies

- Shows picture of cover AND pictures of what the inside of the book looks like


Growth Mindset Read-Aloud Books

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Why it's good:

- Long list

- Grouped by sub-topic: 

  • Persistence and hard work
  • Making mistakes and resilience
  • About the brain
  • Growth vs. Fixed mindset
  • Books for teacher

- Only lists title and author

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