(Many of these books are available in our school library)


Some books By Dr. Maria Montessori:

  • The Secret of Childhood
  • The Formation of Man
  • To Educate the Human Potential
  • The Child in the Family
  • Education and Peace

Writings about Maria Montessori and this Method of Education

  • Montessori Play and Learn (ages 3-6)
  • Montessori Today by P. Lillard
  • Parent's Guide to the Montessori Classroom (primary)
  • Introduction to the Primary Classroom
  • Introduction to the Elementary Classroom
  • Understanding the Human Being (0-3) by Dr. S. Montanaro
  • Montessori Madness by Trevor Eissler
  • Understanding Montessori by Maren Schmidt M. Ed. with Dana Schmidt



  • The Hurried Child by David Elkind
  • Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Kurcinka
  • Punished By Rewards by Alfie Kohn
  • Between Parent and Child by Haim Ginott
  • At Home With Montessori by Patricia Oriti
  • The World of the Child by Aline Wolf
  • Our Last Best Shot by Laura Sessions Stepp
  • Raising Cain, Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon, Ph.D. and Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
  • Reviving Ophelia- Saving the Lives of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.
  • The One Minute Mother by Spencer Johnson, M.D.
  • The One Minuter Father by Spencer Johnson, M.D.


  • Earth in Mind by David Orr
  • The Great Work by Thomas Berry
  • The Universe is a Green Dragon by Brian Swimme
  • Ecophobia by David Sobel
  • Sharing Nature With Children by James Cornell
 Child Development
  • Your Child's Growing Mind by Jane Healy, Ph.D.
  • In Their Own Way by Thomas Armstrong
  • The Hand by O. Wilson