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 as they are often used for reference, and to refresh on 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 times 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 then 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