A Brief Montessori Bibliography


Selected publications by Dr. Maria Montessori:

  1. The Montessori Method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in "The Children's Houses," 1912.
  2. Pedagogical Anthropology, 1913.
  3. Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook, 1914.
  4. The Advanced Montessori Method. Vol 1: Spontaneous Activity in Education, 1917.
  5. The Advanced Montessori Method. Vol 1: The Montessori Elementary Material, 1917.
  6. Peace and Education, 1948.
  7. Reconstruction in Education, 1948.
  8. From Childhood to Adolescence Including "Erkindler" and the Functions of the University, no date given.
  9. The Formation of Man, 1955.
  10. To Educate the Human Potential, 1956.
  11. The Discovery of the Child: Revised and Enlarged Editon of "The Montessori Method," 1958.
  12. The Secret of Childhood, 1959.
  13. Educaton for a New World, 1959.
  14. The Child, 1961.
  15. What You Should Know About Your Child, 1961.
  16. The Absorbant Mind, 1961.
  17. Maria Montessori Introducing the Child, no date given.
  18. The Child in the Family, 1970.


Additional books about the Montessori method:

  • Albanesi, Franco. Montessori Class Management. Albanesi Educational Center, 1990.
  • Chattin-McNichols, John. The Montessori Controversy. Delmar Publishing, 1991.
  • Farrow, Elvira & Carol Hill. Montessori on a Limited Budget: A Manual for the Amateur Craftsman. Education Systems Publishing, 1975.
  • Hainstock, Elizabeth G. The Essential Montessori: An Introduction to the Woman. The Writings, the Method, and the Movement. New York: Plume, 1997.
  • Lillard, Paula Polk. Montessori in the Classroom: A Teacher's Account of How Children Really Learn. New York: Schocken Books, 1997.
  • Lillard, Paula Polk. Montessori: A Modern Approach. New York: Schocken Books, 1988.
  • Lillard, Paula Polk. Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood. New York: Schocken Books, 1996.
  • Spietz, Heidi Anne. Montessori Resources: A Complete Guide to Finding Montessori Resources for Parents and Teachers. American Montessori Consulting, 1999.
  • Standing, E.M.. Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work. Penguin USA, 1998.
  • Stephenson, Jim M. (editor). The Joyful Child, Michael Olaf's Essential Montessori for Birth to Three. Michael Olaf Company, 1998.
  • Stephenson, Susan. Michael Olaf's Essential Montessori. Michael Olaf Company, 1998.
  • Stephenson, Susan. Child of the World, Essential Montessori for Ages 3-12+ (Michael Olaf's Essential Montessori). Michael Olaf Company, 1999.
  • Wentworth, Roland A. Lubienski. Montessori for the New Millenium: Practical Guidance on the Teaching and Education of Children of All Ages. Lawrence Erlbaum Association, 1999.
  • Wolf, Aline. Nurturing the Spirit: In Non-Sectarian Classrooms. Holidaysburg: Parent Child Press, 1996.
  • Wolf, Aline. Our Peaceful Classroom. Holidaysburg: Parent Child Press, 1991.
  • Wolf, Aline. Peaceful Children, Peaceful World: The Challenge of Maria Montessori. Holidaysburg: Parent Child Press, 1996
  • Yankee, Helen, Ann Schifrin. Montessori Curriculum Manual: Geography. Education Systems Publishing, 1984.
  • Yankee, Helen. Montessori Math: The Basics. Education Systems Publishing, 1983.
  • Yankee, Marie. Montessori Curriculum Manual: Introduction & Philosophy- 3 to 6 Curriculum & Materials- Lesson Plans. Education Systems Publishing, 1999.
  • Fleege, Virginia B. "Montessori Index": complied from the books of Maria Montessori and related authors. Oak Park, IL: V.B. Fleege, 1974.