Here is a list of suggested Montessori resources and readings. These resources should give you an introduction to Montessori education, the philosophy, science and psychology behind it.

Montessori Readings:

Montessori, Maria, The Absorbent Mind, New York: Dell Publishing, 1967.

Montessori, Maria, The Discovery of the Child, New York: Ballantine, 1969

Montessori, Maria, Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook, New York: Schocken Books, 1973.

Montessori, Maria, To Educate the Human Potential, Adyar, India: A Kalakshetra Publication, 1973.

Montessori, Maria, The Montessori Method, New York: Schocken Books, 1964.

Lillard, Angeline Stoll, Montessori: The Science behind the Genius, Oxford University Press, 2005

Lillard, Paula Polk, Montessori – A Modern Approach, New York: Schocken Books, 1988.

Lillard, Paula Polk, Montessori Today, New York: Schocken Books, 1996.

Lillard, Paula Polk, Montessori in the Classroom, New York: Schocken Books, 1997.


Montessori in the Home:

Hainstock, Elizabeth G., Teaching Montessori in the Home:  The Preschool Years, New York: Plume Books, 1976.

Hainstock, Elizabeth G., Teaching Montessori in the Home: The School Years, New York: Plume Books, 1978.

Seldin, Tim, How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way, New York: DK Publishing, 2006

Wolf, Aline D., A Parent’s Guide to the Montessori Classroom, Cleveland: NAMTA, 1980.


Montessori Children’s Books:

Bach, Nancy, Maria Montessori and Her Quiet Revolution: A Picture Book about Maria Montessori and Her School Method, Long Bridge Publishing, 2013.

Collins, Allyson, Jack Goes to Montessori School, Buena Austin Publishing, 2013.

Ney, Alison, Maria Montessori: A Biography for and by Children, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.



North American Montessori Center

The Montessori Foundation

Montessori Connections

Trillium Montessori



Montessori Vs. Conventional School

Extraordinary Women – Maria Montessori

Nurturing the Love of Learning: Montessori Education for the Preschool Years