150 Years: Books for Adults


This article is part of a series that we will share throughout the 2020-2021 school year to celebrate the 150th birthday of Dr. Maria Montessori. Check back often for more posts that reflect on the past, present, and future of Montessori education.

Each month we share a list of books we recommend for families who are searching for new titles. These lists are usually composed of children’s books, but this month we decided we would share books for adults instead. Whether you’re considering Montessori for your child for the first time or are a seasoned parent who wants to learn more, we’ve got you covered.

Before you go out and purchase books for yourself, check in with us. We may have a copy to lend you!

By Dr. Montessori

Dr. Montessori herself wrote quite a few books. There are also many published books that are transcripts of talks she gave across the globe. Reading her words directly is inspiring and interesting; bear in mind they were written a century ago - the language is a bit heavier than what we are used to today!

What You Should Know About Your Child

This book was created specifically for parents. One of the most foundational pillars of Montessori education is a deep understanding of human development. This book aims to reflect on the different aspects of growth and development in young children. An invaluable resource!

The Absorbent Mind

The quintessential text explaining the development of our most foundational period of life: the early years. Young children explore their world, learn to socialize, and develop their personalities during this critical time.

To Educate the Human Potential

Interested in learning more about what Montessori has to say for children aged 6-12? This is your book!