by Barney Saltzberg
A creative, interactive book that visually teaches every mistake is an opportunity to create something beautiful.
An Orange For Frankie
by Patricia Polacco
Although a little lengthy for small children, one of the main messages of the story revolves around a mistake Frankie makes, and then the amends and resulting compassion that follow his choices.
A Pair of Red Clogs
by Masako Matsuno
illustrated by Kazue Mizumura
When a young Japanese girl breaks her new clogs she is tempted to lie to her mother, but instead learns an important lesson. This book can serve as a lesson on honesty and how it is ok to own up to mistakes.
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes
by Mark Pett & Gary Rubinstein
A great book to introduce growth mindset if discussion is included as some children may interpret the main character’s perfect life before a mistake as more glamorous.
The Day Roy Riegels Ran the Wrong Way
by Dan Gutman
illustrated by Kerry Talbot
Based on a true story about a football player who made a really long—but in the wrong direction—this is a great story for learning how to deal with embarrassing mistakes and failure.