I have a daughter who seems hates challenges. She'd rather get mad and give up than persevere. She does not have what professor Angela Duckworth calls grit and author Carol Dweck calls it a growth mindset. And I'm sad. (And kind of worried, too.)
Teaching Perseverance- Ideas for teaching perseverance to students (including recommended children's literature.) Via Wonder Teacher. These picture books focus on not giving up, being strong, and doing the right thing.
Entire Year: Character Education Kit for 2nd - 5th Grade
This 214 page Entire Year Character Education Kit is a complete program to help you directly teach important character traits in an active, motivating format. The 11 character traits include Caring, Respect, Responsibility, Citizenship, Courage, Fairness, Giving, Gratitude, Perseverance, Self-Discipline, and Trustworthiness. There are posters, awards, 32 discussion task cards for each trait, self-reflective quizzes, mentor text lists, activities and more! (TpT)