Montessori Resources: Books, Articles, Videos

Montessori Resources

Montessori education represents an entirely different approach to children and their education than the one that most of us experienced in our own schooling. We have provided the following Montessori resources for parents and educators to help you better grasp the basic concepts of Montessori education's contrast to conventional schooling, and it's relevance to the global world of today. 

Recommended Books for Montessori Parents

Book Cover of Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age ThreeMontessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three
by Paula Polk Lillard & Lynn Lillard Jessen, co-founders of Forest Bluff School

What Happy People Know
Dan Baker

The Road to Character
David Brooks

The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
Meghan Cox Gurdon

The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being
Simone Davies

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age
Richard Freed, Ph.D.

The Gift of Failure
Jessica Lahey

The Blessing of a Skinned Knee
Wendy Mogel

Reclaiming Conversation
Sherry Turkle


Book Cover of The Enchanted Hour

Books about Montessori

Montessori Research

To learn more about current research on Montessori Education, visit the website of Angeline Stoll Lillard, Ph.D., a professor of psychology in the Early Development Lab at the University of Virginia. To listen to Professor Lillard speak about current research on Montessori education, view her presentation:

"What is Montessori Education and Why Should You Care?" 

Title slide of Angeline Lillard's presentation "What is Montessori Education and Why Should You Care?"

A Montessori Journey from the Start | Forest Bluff School

Take a look inside Forest Bluff School and learn about our whole school Montessori continuum from birth through 14 years. Produced by NAMTA, narrated by
Paula Polk Lillard

Dr Steve Hughes: Montessori and the Future of Education

A short video of Dr. Steven Hughes, PhD, LP, a world-renowned pediatric neuropsychologist, advocating the developmental benefits of a Montessori education.

Trevor Eissler: Montessori Madness!

Montessori Madness! explores how Montessori education best prepares children for the world outside the classroom. Trevor Eissler is a business jet pilot, author, and international speaker.

Books Written by Maria Montessori

The Absorbent Mind (Birth to Six Years)
Maria Montessori M.D.

The Advanced Montessori Method (volumes I and II)
Maria Montessori M.D. 

The Child in the Family
Maria Montessori M.D.

The Child, Society and the World
Maria Montessori M.D. 

Creative Development in the Child (volumes I and II)
Maria Montessori M.D.

The Discovery of the Child
Maria Montessori M.D.

To Educate the Human Potential
Maria Montessori M.D. 

Education for a New World
Maria Montessori M.D. 

From Childhood to Adolescence
Maria Montessori M.D.

Maria Montessori Speaks to Parents
Maria Montessori M.D.

The Montessori Method
Maria Montessori M.D.

Peace and Education
Maria Montessori M.D.

The Secret of Childhood
Maria Montessori M.D.

Spontaneous Activity in Education
Maria Montessori M.D. 

What You Should Know About Your Child
Maria Montessori M.D.

* You can find a more complete list on the AMI-USA, NAMTA, and Nienhius Montessori websites. (Although many of Dr. Montessori’s books are available from Amazon, the prices through Montessori Organizations are often much lower).