Ultimate List of Books and Movies About Perseverance for Kids

We all go through hard times–times that challenge us and teach us perseverance.

Our kids need to know how to be persevere through life’s challenges, right? It’s one of the most important things we can teach them as parents.

What better way to demonstrate this than through books and movies about perseverance?

Here’s a list of highly recommended movies and children’s books about perseverance.

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While it’s tempting to shield our kids from pain, difficulty or trials, we’re promised that it’s these trials that shape our character and transform us into the greatest version of ourselves (Romans 5:2-4, Hebrews 12:1, James 1:4).

Along with biblical accounts (such as that of Jesus and people like Moses, Abraham and David), we’ve found several books and movies that can also teach kids about the value of standing strong through trials.

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Here are a few of our family’s favorite movies that teach perseverance.

NOTE: Obviously there’s a wide range of stuff here. Preview each to determine which are a good fit for your kids’ ages and what your family deems appropriate.

If a book/movie is better intended for older kids, I’ve put an asterisk by those because they may have a bit of language or discuss topics that are not appropriate for younger kids.

Also, a few of these are available in both book or movie format. If this is the case, I’ve included both in each section.

Movies About Perseverance for Kids

Miracles from HeavenMiracles from HeavenWhen the Game Stands TallWhen the Game Stands TallWar RoomWar RoomLord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Extended EditionLord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Extended EditionLord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Extended EditionLord of the Rings: The Two Towers – Extended EditionLord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Extended Edition)Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Extended Edition)Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Series [Deluxe Remastered Edition]Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Series [Deluxe Remastered Edition]The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition)The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition)The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five ArmiesThe Hobbit: The Battle of The Five ArmiesThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition)The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition)FireproofFireproofFacing the GiantsFacing the GiantsFlywheel (Director's Cut)Flywheel (Director’s Cut)COURAGEOUS: Honor Begins At Home (DVD) Exclusive Collector's EditionCOURAGEOUS: Honor Begins At Home (DVD) Exclusive Collector’s EditionREMEMBER THE TITANSREMEMBER THE TITANSFaith Like PotatoesFaith Like PotatoesDVD - Soul SurferDVD – Soul SurferAmazing GraceAmazing GraceHachi: A Dog's TaleHachi: A Dog’s TaleThe Blind Side [Blu-ray]The Blind Side [Blu-ray]The Martian [Blu-ray]The Martian [Blu-ray]Eight Below (Full Screen Edition)Eight Below (Full Screen Edition)Dolphin TaleDolphin TaleDolphin Tale 2Dolphin Tale 2

Children’s Books About Perseverance

Number the StarsNumber the StarsThe Little House (9 Volumes Set)The Little House (9 Volumes Set)The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. EditionThe Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. EditionThe Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy ClassicThe Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy ClassicUnbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to CaptiveUnbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian’s Journey from Airman to Castaway to CaptiveThe Incredible JourneyThe Incredible JourneyLightkeepers Girls Box Set: Ten GirlsTen Girls Who Didn’t Give UpLightkeepers Boys Box Set: Ten Boys Ten Boys Who Didn’t Give UpThe Value of Tenacity: The Story of Maurice Richard (ValueTale)The Value of Tenacity: The Story of Maurice Richard (ValueTale)The Value of Patience: The Story of the Wright Brothers (Valuetale)The Value of Patience: The Story of the Wright Brothers (Valuetale)The Value of Determination: The Story of Helen Keller (Valuetales)The Value of Determination: The Story of Helen Keller The Value of Creativity--The Story of Thomas Edison (The Valuetales)The Value of Creativity–The Story of Thomas Edison The value of overcoming adversity: The story of Wilma Rudolph (Value tales series)The value of overcoming adversity: The story of Wilma Rudolph The Children's Book of VirtuesThe Children’s Book of VirtuesThe Children's Book of HeroesThe Children’s Book of HeroesThe Children's Book of AmericaThe Children’s Book of AmericaMark of the Lion : A Voice in the Wind, An Echo in the Darkness, As Sure As the Dawn (Vol 1-3)Mark of the Lion : A Voice in the Wind, An Echo in the Darkness, As Sure As the Dawn (Vol 1-3)How Far Can You Go?: My 25-Year Quest to Walk AgainHow Far Can You Go?: My 25-Year Quest to Walk AgainDo Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low ExpectationsDo Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low ExpectationsHero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian HeroesHero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian HeroesMissionary Stories With the Millers (Miller Family)Missionary Stories With the Millers 

Audio Books for Kids About Perseverance

Oliver Twist (Radio Theatre)Oliver Twist (Radio Theatre)Beric the Briton - The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. HentyBeric the Briton – The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. HentyUnder Drake's Flag: The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. HentyUnder Drake’s Flag: The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. HentyWith Lee in Virginia: The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. HentyWith Lee in Virginia: The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. HentyIn Freedom's Cause the Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. HentyIn Freedom’s Cause the Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. HentyCharlie's Choice : Lamplighter Theatre (Dramatic Audio)Charlie’s Choice : Lamplighter Theatre (Dramatic Audio)The Hedge of Thorns : Lamplighter Theatre (Dramatic Audio)The Hedge of Thorns : Lamplighter Theatre (Dramatic Audio)Ben-Hur (Radio Theatre)Ben-Hur (Radio Theatre)The Hobbit (Dramatized)The Hobbit (Dramatized)Les Miserables (Radio Theatre)Les Miserables (Radio Theatre)Perseverance (Adventures in Odyssey Life Lessons #6)Perseverance (Adventures in Odyssey Life Lessons #6)The Chronicles of Narnia Collector's Edition (Radio Theatre)The Chronicles of Narnia Collector’s Edition (Radio Theatre)The Hiding Place (Radio Theatre)The Hiding Place (Radio Theatre)

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Teach your kids how to be strong during hard times with this great list of books about perseverance and movies about perseverance for kids. These inspirational stories for kids are a great way to strengthen character.

About Alicia Michelle

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health.Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com.Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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