30 Picture Books about Patience and Perseverance
Explore picture books to prompt discussions about patience. The books highlight restraint, patience, endurance and how things are worth waiting for.
Books about Patience in the Classroom
We all know young children struggle with patience! You will no doubt see some children who are naturally more patient than others. I am sure you see this with adults you know! Model self-control with these picture books, with characters who show self-control, an important life skill.
People with patience:
- are tolerant of others
- wait calmly
- keep calm in extreme situations
- control their temper
- show humility
- don’t rush from one task to another
- have contentment
- focus on tasks, completing them at their own pace
- show empathy to others
- are reflective
These picture books highlight restraint, patience, endurance and how things are worth waiting for.
Books about Patience and Perseverance
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead
The Dog That Ate the World by Sandra Dieckmann
The Extraordinary Gardener by Sam Boughton
I’ll Wait, Mr Panda by Steve Antony
King of the Sky by Nicola Davies
Manjhi Moves a Mountain by Nancy Churnin
My Name Is Elizabeth! by Annika Dunklee
Norris, The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant
Waiting Is Not Easy by Mo Willems
While We Can't Hug by Eoin McLaughlin
As well as these wonderful books about patience I have found some great videos showing examples of different types of patience.
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