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Suggested Reading List

The following is a list of books that may help further your knowledge of the Montessori philosophy, education, and parenting.  


Books on the Montessori Philosophy:

  1. The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori.  Dell Publishing 1984.

  2. The Secret of Childhood, Maria Montessori.  Ballantine Books 1972.

  3. The Discovery of the Child, Maria Montessori.  Ballantine Books 1972.

  4. Montessori, A Modern Approach, Paula Polk Lillard.  Schocken Books 1972.

  5. Montessori in Contemporary American Culture, Margaret Loeffler, editor.  Heinemann Educational Books 1992.

  6. Maria Montessori, Rita Kramer.  Da Capo Press 1988.

  7. Montessori:  The Science Behind the Genius, Angeline Stoll Lillard.  Oxford University Press 2005.

  8. Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood, Paula Polk Lillard.  Schocken Books 1996.

General Parenting Books:

  1. Positive Discipline, Jane Nelsen, Ed.D. Ballantine Books 1981.

  2. Between Generations:  The Six Stages of Parenthood, Ellen Galinsky.  Addison-Wesley 1987.

  3. Your Child's Growing Mind, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D.  Doubleday 1994.

  4. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck, Ph.D.  Ballantine Books 2006.

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