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The ability to persevere and overcome challenges is key to success in work and personal relationships. These books can encourage your child to work hard, overcome difficulty and press on!

A chair for my mother by Vera B Williams

A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire

Rosie Revere, engineer by Andrea Beaty

A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure.

Going places by Peter H Reynolds

Rafael has looked forward to the Going Places contest and builds his go-cart from a kit in record time, but his neighbor, Maya, has a much more interesting and creative idea for her entry and Rafael decides to help

After the fall (how Humpty Dumpty got back up again) by Dan Santat

After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

Ada Twist, scientist by Andrea Beaty

Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.

Don't feed the coos! by Jonathan Stutzman

A cautionary tale in which a little girl must find a way to escape an insatiable flock of pigeons after sharing some bread with one.

The perfect plan by Leah (Leah Rose) Gilbert

Maya plans to build the perfect treehouse, but after doing research and selecting the perfect spot, she finds she must recruit helpers to get the job done.

Trini's big leap by Alexander de Wit

Trini is the highest flyer, the strongest gripper, the most spectacular cartwheeler at her after-school club. She easily masters any gymnastic move her teachers show her, and always says, "I can do that." But when she tries to construct buildings out of blocks like her friends do, she discovers that some things don't come as easily for her. Through the encouragement of her friends, Trini learns the value collaboration and trying new things, even when they aren't so easy

Perseverance : I have grit! by Jodie Shepherd

"Sometimes things just do not go our way. It can be hard to work up the strength to perservere. 'Perseverance: I Have Grit!' can help. Chock full of familiar situations and helpful hints, this book gives readers the tools they need to develop this important character strength" --Back cover

Perseverance by Mari C Schuh

"In this book, readers will learn what perseverance is, how and why to show it, how to use mindfulness to better practice perseverance, and how to encourage it in others. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Mindfulness Exercise activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about showing perseverance. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers"--

A little spot of perseverance : a story about not giving up by Diane Alber

A story about not giving up! Join a little SPOT of Perseverance as he shows two young kids all the times they were able to succeed when they just kept trying

The little butterfly that could by Ross Burach

An extremely confused and frightened butterfly turns to a whale for guidance on how to reach the flowers--and encouragement as the whale advises him to never give up on his migration.

A thousand no's by D Corchin

A little girl with a great idea is, at first, disheartened to hear "NO!", but with perseverance, collaboration, and imagination she finds a way to build something even greater.

I am courage : a book of resilience by Susan Verde

Celebrates everyday courage, including believing in ourselves, speaking out, trying new things, asking for help, and getting back up no matter how many times we may fall. Includes information on how to let go of fear by practicing yoga poses and mindful breathing exercises

Flight school by Lita Judge

Little Penguin, who has the "soul of an eagle," enrolls in flight school.

Salt in his shoes : Michael Jordan in pursuit of a dream by Roslyn Jordan

Young Michael Jordan, who is smaller than the other players, learns that determination and hard work are more important than size when playing the game of basketball

Jabari tries by Gaia Cornwall

Jabari is making a flying machine all by himself, but when it doesn't work the way he imagined, he learns about perserverance and problem-solving

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he tries to knock it down with increasingly larger and more outrageous things

Yes I can! : a story of grit by Mari C Schuh

I am brave by Suzy Capozzi

On a family vacation a young girl shows bravery by trying new experiences, including surfing, horseback riding, and hiking.

Brave Irene by William Steig

Plucky Irene, a dressmaker's daughter, braves a fierce snowstorm to deliver a new gown to the duchess in time for the ball

A little bit brave by Nicola Kinnear

Logan has always been a stay-at-home bunny, too scared to join his best friend Luna in her adventures; but one day after she has stormed out he works up the courage to follow her--and when he finds that she is in trouble he even has the courage to save her.
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