Suggested Reading List

The following is a list of books on or by Maria Montessori and her philosophy of education as well as others of interest. Most titles are available at your local library, bookstore, or in our Parent Resource Library.

  • Ames & Ilg: Your One Year Old, Your Two Year Old, Your Three Year Old, etc.
  • Brazelton, T.Berry: Touchpoints, The Essential Reference
  • Coles, Robert: The Moral Intelligence of Children
  • Dreikers, Rudolph: Children: The Challenge
  • Elkind, David: A Sympathetic Understanding of the Child, Birth to Sixteen, Mis-Education and The Hurried Child
  • Fraiberg, Selma: The Magic Years
  • Coleman, Daniel: Emotional Intelligence
  • Giannetti, Charlene et al: The Roller Coaster Years – Raising your Child through the Maddening yet Magical Middle School Years (ages 10 – 15 years old)
  • Gordon, Thomas: Parent Effectiveness Training
  • Healy, Jane: Endangered Minds-Why Children Don’t Think and What We Can Do About It
  • Kilpatrick, William: Books That Build Character
  • Leach, Penelope: Children First
  • Lillard, Angeline Stoll: Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius
  • Lilliard, Paula, P.: Montessori – A Modern Approach
  • Lilliard, Paula, P.: Montessori - Today
  • Montessori, Dr. Maria:
    The Discovery of the Child
    The Absorbent Mind
    The Child in the Family
    The Montessori Method
    The Secret of Childhood
    Spontaneous Activity in Education
    To Educate The Human Potential
    From Childhood to Adolescence
    The Advanced Montessori Method
    The Child in the Church
    Peace and Education
    The Formation of Man
  • Montessori, Mario, Jr.: The Development of the Human Potential
  • Nelson, Jane: Positive Discipline – The entire series
  • Oriti, Patricia: At Home with Montessori
  • Thompson, Michael: Best Friends, Worst Enemies- Understanding the Social Lives of Children
  • Wolf, Aline D.: Nurturing The Spirit in Non-Sectarian Classrooms
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