Montessori Books


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Before The Sandpaper Letters: Creating Phonological Awareness in the Montessori 3-6 Classroom

Before the Sandpaper Letters:
Creating Phonological Awareness in the Montessori 3-6 Classroom
Kindle: $2.99
Paperback: $6.99

English as a Foreign Language in the Montessori Classroom book

English as a Foreign Language
in the Montessori Classroom


Kindle: $3.99
Paperback: $9.99



Books by Maria Montessori


The Absorbent Mind

The Absorbent Mind is the most widely-known Montessori book. A must have for any Montessori teacher.

Discovery of the Child

The Discovery of the Child is one of the three main Montessori books. Maria Montessori describes the nature of the child and her pedagogy. She believes that once the general principles of her education have been grasped, the parts dealing with its material application are extremely simple.

Maria Montessori Secret of Childhood Book

The Secret of Childhood is one of the three main Montessori books. The book focuses on early childhood development, the Montessori Educational Method, and the relation of the child to society.

Maria Montessori's 1946 London Lectures Book

The 1946 London course was the first training course given in Europe by Maria Montessori when she and her son Mario returned from seven years of exile in India during World War II. A fascinating book that gives insight into Montessori's philosophy towards the end of her life.

Maria Montessori's Book Formation of Man

In The Formation of Man, Maria Montessori examines the first few years of life and what role it plays in forming intelligence and the human personality.

Maria Montessori's Education for a New World

Education for a New World strengthens Maria Montessori's argument that the first few years of life are the most important. It provides a new outlook for teachers to go from "the same routine" to joy in their career choice. Great for any early childhood teacher.

The Child in the Family Montessori Book

The Child in the Family is aimed for both teachers and parents. It reminds us of our role as adults to observe and cherish the spiritual expressions of the children.

Maria Montessori's The Child, Society, and the World

The Child, Society, and the World is a collection of lectures by Maria Montessori that really shines lights on her idea of education for peace and social responsibility.

To Educate the Human Potential book

"We claim that the average boy or girl of twelve who has been educated till then at one of our schools knows at least as much as the finished High School product of several years’ seniority, and the achievement has been at no cost of pain or distortion to body or mind. Rather are our pupils equipped in their whole being for the adventure of life, accustomed to the free exercise of will and judgment, illuminated by imagination and enthusiasm." --Maria Montessori

Education and Peace by Maria Montessori

"Establishing peace is the work of education. All politicians can do is keep us out of war." --Maria Montessori. Her focus on peace education got her nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1951.

From Childhood to Adolescence

This book focuses much more on the adolescent and adult ages of development. She discusses the "Erdkinder," which is the education of adolescents.

Maria Montessori Speaks to Parents

Maria Montessori Speaks to Parents is a collection of lectures she gave addressing parents and helping them understand their role in the relationship with their children.

The Child, Society, and the World

A collection of lectures by Maria Montessori that really shines lights on her idea of education for peace and social responsibility.

The Advanced Montessori Method

From Amazon's description: "Dr. Montessori asserted that nothing should be imposed on the child. Indeed, the aim throughout was to appeal to the child’s curiosity and to reveal the immense potentiality of the child’ which, she argued, was a tremendous energy which had, to a large extent, been ignored. In this volume, Dr. Montessori surveys the child’s psychical health, freedom and spirit, and considers such phenomena as intelligence, attention, imagination and will."

Psychoarithmatic

In Psychoarithmetic, Maria Montessori looks at the development of the mind through the study of arithmetic.