Montessori Book List

Below, you will find our Montessori Book List. The list contains the books that currently rest on our bookshelves. Although they don't rest much, they are often used to reference and refresh the Montessori philosophies and theories. Many of the books by Maria Montessori are from an AMI Montessori training course - required reading.


Beware when purchasing newer editions of the books written by Maria Montessori and translated by others. Often, the translations are lacking, and portions of the original text are missing - depending on which publisher you purchase from.


You can visit your local library and consider borrowing the following: The Absorbent Mind, How to Raise an Amazing Child, Montessori Madness!, Montessori From the Start, and Teaching Montessori in the Home.


If you're preparing to take your Montessori certification, you should contact your training center and request a list of recommended books (including the correct version/publisher). You can never read too many of Maria Montessori's books, so there's lots of reading in your future!


Suggested Montessori Book List


The Absorbent Mind - Maria Montessori

The Secret of Childhood - Maria Montessori

The Discovery of the Child - Maria Montessori

The Advanced Montessori Method (Volume One) - Maria Montessori

The Formation of Man - Maria Montessori

Education and Peace - Maria Montessori

The Child In The Family - Maria Montessori

Education for Human Development: Understanding Montessori - Mario M. Montessori Jr.

How To Raise an Amazing Child The Montessori Way - Tim Seldin

Montessori From The Start - Paula Polk Lillard & Lynn Lillard Jessen

Montessori Madness! - Trevor Eissler

Teaching Montessori In The Home (The Preschool Years) - Elizabeth G. Hainstock

Understanding the Human Being - Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro

Montessori Today - Paula Polk Lillard

The Essential Montessori - Elizabeth Hainstock

Punished by Rewards - Alfie Kohn