Resilience Book List

Picture Books & Resources

I'm not sure if resilience is ever achieved alone. Experience allows us to learn from example. But if we have someone who loves us-I don't mean who indulges us, but who loves us enough to be on our side-then it's easier to grow resilience, to grow belief in self, to grow self-esteem. And it's self-esteem that allows a person to stand up.

Maya Angelou

Children need the skill of resilience to deal with setbacks and failures. Dealing with adversity and change requires the ability to not give up when things get difficult. Browse the book list below to discuss how different characters respond to knock-backs and ultimately triumph.

Resilience Book List

Further Reading


These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information
21st Century Skills: Flexibility and Adaptability
Harvard University Centre on the Developing Child: Resilience
Dominican University of California: Teaching Resilience and the Art of Overcoming Adversity
Psychology Today: The Resilient Child
Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
American Psychological Association: Resilience Guide for Parents & Teachers

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

Resilience Book List

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