Resilience Books

“It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment.”

Bram Stoker, Dracula

It’s a great quote about resilience, isn’t it? Unfortunately, too many kids are losing their resilience skills. Sure, we could sit here all day and point fingers are parents, schools and society. All three have a role. But, I’m not going to tell anyone how to parent their child. Does your child struggle with resilience? How do you know if they lack resilience skills? And, most importantly, what can you do?

resilience books

Definition of Resilience

  1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

That is the definition of resilience. Think of the average toddler, who freaks out when you give them their drink in the green cup instead of the blue cup. This is how kids first learn to deal with disappointment and bounce back. It’s also why, even in the moment it’s easier to just give them the blue cup, it’s probably more valuable for the long run to make it a teachable moment.

When parents fix things instead of teaching them how to deal with disappointment, it can hinder resilience skills.

However, this is not to say that all kids who lack resilience skills have bad parents. Or, that for a real trauma or disappointment, that they should just “buck up and shake it off.” That’s not helpful either. There are a lot of factors that go into resilience, and our kids may struggle a bit more due to learning differences.

My point is, first, parenting is hard. But also that kids do need to learn to deal with life’s disappointments.

Kennett Ginsburg (one of his books in on the list) has written about this, and he defines resilience into 7cs.

7 Cs of Resilience

  • Competence
  • Confidence
  • Connection
  • Character
  • Contribution
  • Coping
  • Control

Resilience at School

If a child lacks resilience skills, this may affect them at school. You may want to consider adding a Social-Emotional IEP goal, or SEL. You can find some ideas in that link.

For more information about these concepts of resilience and more in the resilience books below. The first list is books that a child would read, or that you would read to a child. The second list is resilience books for teens.

The last list is parenting books about resilience. Or, books that a parent would purchase and read. And then implement the ideas at home.

Resilience Books for Kids

SaleBestseller No. 1
The Resilience Workbook for Kids: Fun CBT Activities to Help You Bounce Back from Stress and Grow from Challenges
40 Reviews
The Resilience Workbook for Kids: Fun CBT Activities to Help You Bounce Back from Stress and Grow from Challenges
  • Baruch-Feldman PhD, Caren (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 208 Pages - 04/01/2022 (Publication Date) - Instant Help (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 2
The Grit Workbook for Kids: CBT Skills to Help Kids Cultivate a Growth Mindset and Build Resilience
130 Reviews
The Grit Workbook for Kids: CBT Skills to Help Kids Cultivate a Growth Mindset and Build Resilience
  • Nebolsine LCSW, Elisa (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 136 Pages - 11/01/2020 (Publication Date) - Instant Help (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 3
Sarah's Brave Adventure: A Cosmic Kids Yoga Journey
  • Hardcover Book
  • Vitale, Brooke (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 06/21/2022 (Publication Date) - Penguin Young Readers Licenses (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 4
Resilience - Facing challenges: (Children´s Books about Resilience, Emotions Management, Kids Age 6 to 10) (EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR KIDS)
7 Reviews
Resilience - Facing challenges: (Children´s Books about Resilience, Emotions Management, Kids Age 6 to 10) (EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR KIDS)
  • Rodrigues, Fabiano (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 25 Pages - 05/06/2021 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 5
Never give up (building resilience and persistence in kids)
8 Reviews
Never give up (building resilience and persistence in kids)
  • Finsbury, Cally (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 42 Pages - 11/24/2017 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 6
Resilience: A book to encourage resilience, persistence and to help children bounce back from challenges and adversity
168 Reviews
Resilience: A book to encourage resilience, persistence and to help children bounce back from challenges and adversity
  • Sanders, Jayneen (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 42 Pages - 05/15/2017 (Publication Date) - Educate2Empower Publishing (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 7
Art Therapy Activities for Kids: 75 Evidence-Based Art Projects to Improve Behavior, Build Social Skills, and Boost Emotional Resilience
56 Reviews
Art Therapy Activities for Kids: 75 Evidence-Based Art Projects to Improve Behavior, Build Social Skills, and Boost Emotional Resilience
  • Curtis LMFT ATR-BC, Erica (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 122 Pages - 08/09/2022 (Publication Date) - Rockridge Press (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 8
The Boy with Big, Big Feelings (The Big, Big Series, 1)
2,641 Reviews
The Boy with Big, Big Feelings (The Big, Big Series, 1)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Lee, Britney Winn (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 08/20/2019 (Publication Date) - Beaming Books (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 9
Ricky, the Rock That Couldn't Roll (You Rock Group)
2,953 Reviews
Ricky, the Rock That Couldn't Roll (You Rock Group)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Mr. Jay (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 28 Pages - 05/18/2018 (Publication Date) - Lyric and Stone (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 10
I Got This!: A Dragon Book To Teach Kids That They Can Handle Everything. A Cute Children Story to Give Children Confidence in Handling Difficult Situations. (My Dragon Books)
356 Reviews
I Got This!: A Dragon Book To Teach Kids That They Can Handle Everything. A Cute Children Story to Give Children Confidence in Handling Difficult Situations. (My Dragon Books)
  • Herman, Steve (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 52 Pages - 04/20/2018 (Publication Date) - DG Books Publishing (Publisher)

Resilience Books for Teens

Bestseller No. 1
Sketchbook: For Teen Girls 10-12: Large 8.5x11 Inches: 100 Blank Pages For Drawing & Sketching (Teen Girls Sketch Books)
30 Reviews
Sketchbook: For Teen Girls 10-12: Large 8.5x11 Inches: 100 Blank Pages For Drawing & Sketching (Teen Girls Sketch Books)
  • Pash, Fash (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 100 Pages - 07/14/2019 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 2
The Resilience Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Gain Confidence, Manage Stress, and Cultivate a Growth Mindset
150 Reviews
The Resilience Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Gain Confidence, Manage Stress, and Cultivate a Growth Mindset
  • Bradshaw MA, Cheryl M. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 160 Pages - 05/01/2019 (Publication Date) - Instant Help (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 3
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
223 Reviews
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Ginsburg, Kenneth R (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 429 Pages - 05/26/2020 (Publication Date) - American Academy of Pediatrics (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 4
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
90 Reviews
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
  • Ginsburg MD MSEd FAAP, Kenneth R. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 358 Pages - 04/01/2011 (Publication Date) - American Academy Of Pediatrics (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 5
Resilience (Vengeance and Vampires Book 2)
53 Reviews
Resilience (Vengeance and Vampires Book 2)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Rades, Alicia (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 212 Pages - 11/27/2018 (Publication Date) - Crystallite Publishing (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 6
A Parent's Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Child Roots and Wings (American Academy of Pediatrics)
11 Reviews
A Parent's Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Child Roots and Wings (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Kenneth R. Ginsburg (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 300 Pages - 10/01/2006 (Publication Date) - American Academy Of Pediatrics (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 7
Hatchet
19,592 Reviews
Hatchet
  • Great product!
  • Gary Paulsen (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 192 Pages - 01/01/2007 (Publication Date) - SIMON & SCHUSTER (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 8
52 Essential Coping Skills Cards - Exercises for Stress Management, Anxiety Relief - Build Emotional Agility, Resilience, Confidence - Self Care Therapy Games for Teens, Adults - by Harvard Educator
1,132 Reviews
52 Essential Coping Skills Cards - Exercises for Stress Management, Anxiety Relief - Build Emotional Agility, Resilience, Confidence - Self Care Therapy Games for Teens, Adults - by Harvard Educator
  • REDUCE STRESS: Powerful strategies to become happier, calmer, wiser, and stronger in life
  • OVERCOME ANXIETIES: A rich variety of clear, relatable, and actionable coping skills activities and games (organized by emotion-focused, appraisal-focused, and problem-focused)
  • DEVELOPED BY HARVARD RESEARCHER: 50+ research-backed exercises to address negative emotions such as anger, disappointment, jealousy, shame, and low self-esteem. Help to identify personal triggers and learn how to respond
  • FUN, CREATIVE, ENGAGING: Coping Skills for teens, college students, adults; Use as group therapy game, counseling tool, self affirmation cards, gratitude journaling, therapy games for teens, mindfulness exercises, cognitive behavioral therapy, stress relief gifts
  • BONUS: INCLUDES ONLINE COPING ASSESSMENT AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE QUIZ! Get the answers you need; understand where you are and how you can improve
SaleBestseller No. 9
The Way Things Work Now
1,732 Reviews
The Way Things Work Now
  • Hardcover Book
  • Macaulay, David (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 408 Pages - 10/04/2016 (Publication Date) - Clarion Books (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 10
Divergent Series Four-Book Paperback Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four
10,369 Reviews
Divergent Series Four-Book Paperback Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four
  • Divergent Series Four-Book Mixed Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four
  • Roth, Veronica (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 2064 Pages - 01/19/2016 (Publication Date) - Katherine Tegen Books (Publisher)

Resilience Parenting Books

Bestseller No. 1
Resilience Parenting: Raising Resilient Children in an Era of Detachment and Dependence
29 Reviews
Resilience Parenting: Raising Resilient Children in an Era of Detachment and Dependence
  • Santillo, Chris (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 156 Pages - 03/22/2019 (Publication Date) - Lioncrest Publishing (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 2
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
90 Reviews
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
  • Ginsburg MD MSEd FAAP, Kenneth R. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 358 Pages - 04/01/2011 (Publication Date) - American Academy Of Pediatrics (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 3
Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children
17 Reviews
Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Willard, Christopher (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 212 Pages - 10/01/2017 (Publication Date) - Sounds True (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 4
Parenting and Children's Resilience in Military Families (Risk and Resilience in Military and Veteran Families)
1 Reviews
Parenting and Children's Resilience in Military Families (Risk and Resilience in Military and Veteran Families)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 327 Pages - 05/30/2018 (Publication Date) - Springer (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 5
52 Essential Coping Skills Cards - Exercises for Stress Management, Anxiety Relief - Build Emotional Agility, Resilience, Confidence - Self Care Therapy Games for Teens, Adults - by Harvard Educator
1,132 Reviews
52 Essential Coping Skills Cards - Exercises for Stress Management, Anxiety Relief - Build Emotional Agility, Resilience, Confidence - Self Care Therapy Games for Teens, Adults - by Harvard Educator
  • REDUCE STRESS: Powerful strategies to become happier, calmer, wiser, and stronger in life
  • OVERCOME ANXIETIES: A rich variety of clear, relatable, and actionable coping skills activities and games (organized by emotion-focused, appraisal-focused, and problem-focused)
  • DEVELOPED BY HARVARD RESEARCHER: 50+ research-backed exercises to address negative emotions such as anger, disappointment, jealousy, shame, and low self-esteem. Help to identify personal triggers and learn how to respond
  • FUN, CREATIVE, ENGAGING: Coping Skills for teens, college students, adults; Use as group therapy game, counseling tool, self affirmation cards, gratitude journaling, therapy games for teens, mindfulness exercises, cognitive behavioral therapy, stress relief gifts
  • BONUS: INCLUDES ONLINE COPING ASSESSMENT AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE QUIZ! Get the answers you need; understand where you are and how you can improve
SaleBestseller No. 6
Thought-Spot I Know What to Do Feeling/Moods Products: Different Moods/Emotions; Autism; ADHD; Helps Kids Identify Feelings and Make Positive Choices (Moods/Feelings Flipbook)
2,152 Reviews
Thought-Spot I Know What to Do Feeling/Moods Products: Different Moods/Emotions; Autism; ADHD; Helps Kids Identify Feelings and Make Positive Choices (Moods/Feelings Flipbook)
  • 😍 STEM TOY AND GAME - Playing with STEM LEARNING toys in early childhood is important for many reasons. First, it helps young children to explore and understand the world around them. Plus, it allows them to collaborate with their peers and express their thinking or creativity. Later in life, children with these skills can better answer complex questions, investigate issues, and develop solutions for real-world problems.
  • 🛠 ADHD / AUTISM TOOL - Helps parents better understand their children's feelings. GREAT EDUCATIONAL STEM TOY AND GAME - This is a helpful learning tool for ANY children, particularly those in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary schools.
  • 😎 18 DIFFERENT EMOJI MOOD TABS - Angry, bored, confident, confused, embarrassed, excited, frustrated, grumpy, happy, hungry, impatient, sad, scared, shy, sick, tired, ungrateful, and worried. Kids will easily find and flip to the emotion or feeling that expresses their current mood, and the corresponding positive choice that can be taken.
  • 😃 SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT - This book is designed to improve children’s social skills by role-playing with parents, siblings, or other caregivers. Educational Game with lots of FUN & Creative gameplay.
  • 🔍 LARGE EASY TO READ LAMINATED PAGES - Measures 8" x 8" with built-in stand, Hardcover to protect inner tab pages.
Bestseller No. 7
Lin Manuel Miranda Good Morning Merch Poster - Motivational Wall Art - Positive Inspirational Quotes Bathroom Wall Decor - Uplifting Encouragement Gifts for Women, Men, Hamilton Musical Broadway Play
765 Reviews
Lin Manuel Miranda Good Morning Merch Poster - Motivational Wall Art - Positive Inspirational Quotes Bathroom Wall Decor - Uplifting Encouragement Gifts for Women, Men, Hamilton Musical Broadway Play
  • 8x10 UNFRAMED PRINTS - NOT Canvas or Tin Sign
  • UNIQUE WALL ART DECOR - Cool original home decorations for office, living room, bedroom, bathroom, family room, man cave, dorm, dining room, kitchen, classroom, apartment, bar, baby nursery
  • PERFECT PRESENT FOR EVERY OCCASION - Cute gift ideas for women, wife, girlfriend, her, girls, daughter, men, guys, boys, son, husband, boyfriend, him, kids, teens, best friend, cat lover, Christmas, Xmas, holiday, Halloween, housewarming, cheap inexpensive gag gifts, presents, bridal shower, wedding, birthday, anniversary
  • SO MANY STYLES! Boho, bohemian, abstract, aesthetic, mid century modern, minimalist, contemporary, black art, African American, goth, gothic, pagan, country, rustic, vintage, shabby chic, farmhouse, typography, positive quotes, inspirational, motivational, Zen, religious, Christian, funny sayings, nautical, tropical artwork, beach, arte decoracion, retro, encouragement, glam
  • SAVE ON MULTIPLE POSTERS, PRINTS, PHOTOS, PICTURES - See details at left
Bestseller No. 8
Restoration
135 Reviews
Restoration
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Victoria Anastasi, Ken Stewart, Lily Brooks O'Briant (Actors)
  • Jeremiah McLamb (Director) - Jeremiah McLamb (Writer) - Jeremiah McLamb (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
Bestseller No. 9
Inspirational Wall Art Decor - Positive Quote Home Decoration - Motivational Encouragement Gifts for Women -8x10 Poster for Girls or Teens Bedroom, Living Room, Bathroom, Office - Floral Butterflies
966 Reviews
Inspirational Wall Art Decor - Positive Quote Home Decoration - Motivational Encouragement Gifts for Women -8x10 Poster for Girls or Teens Bedroom, Living Room, Bathroom, Office - Floral Butterflies
  • 8x10 UNFRAMED PRINTS - NOT Canvas or Tin Sign
  • UNIQUE WALL ART DECOR - Cool original home decorations for office, living room, bedroom, bathroom, family room, man cave, dorm, dining room, kitchen, classroom, apartment, bar, baby nursery
  • PERFECT PRESENT FOR EVERY OCCASION - Cute gift ideas for women, wife, girlfriend, her, girls, daughter, men, guys, boys, son, husband, boyfriend, him, kids, teens, best friend, cat lover, Christmas, Xmas, holiday, Halloween, housewarming, cheap inexpensive gag gifts, presents, bridal shower, wedding, birthday, anniversary
  • SO MANY STYLES! Boho, bohemian, abstract, aesthetic, mid century modern, minimalist, contemporary, black art, African American, goth, gothic, pagan, country, rustic, vintage, shabby chic, farmhouse, typography, positive quotes, inspirational, motivational, Zen, religious, Christian, funny sayings, nautical, tropical artwork, beach, arte decoracion, retro, encouragement, glam
  • SAVE ON MULTIPLE POSTERS, PRINTS, PHOTOS, PICTURES - See details at left
Bestseller No. 10
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
223 Reviews
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Ginsburg, Kenneth R (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 429 Pages - 05/26/2020 (Publication Date) - American Academy of Pediatrics (Publisher)

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