Habits of Mind Student Book Lists
Compiled by Kathy Lobuglio, Librarian, Washington Intermediate School, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Dina Shein, Media Specialist, Liberty High School, Eldersburg, Maryland
The following comprehensive list of books for students complements ASCD's Habits of Mind: A Developmental Series, which was edited by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick:
We hope you will use the books listed here to illuminate, exemplify, and characterize the habits of mind in your classroom discussions. Encourage students to consider the habits of mind as they read, and when they write book reports, include such questions as:
While any book list is immediately incomplete and dated, you should find this one to be a valuable organizational system by which to collect and classify additional titles. We thank Kathy Lobuglio and Dina Shein for organizing and compiling this list.
—Art Costa and Bena Kallick
Each list includes titles in alphabetical order, followed by author's last name, a short statement about the book's story line, and a number corresponding to which habits of mind the book illustrates.
Please note: The list is a work in progress. Only the high school list includes books corresponding to all 16 habits of mind; the other lists are keyed to the first 12 habits only. ASCD hopes to list additional books for habits 13 to 16 in the near future.
The Habits of Mind