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  • The Absorbent Mind by Dr. Maria Montessori – Montessori’s philosophy and her belief in “education from birth” through the “preparation of the environment.”
  • Adventures in Peacemaking, William Kreidler & Lois Furlong, Project Adventure
  • Building Character and Community in the Classroom, Ronda Howley, Creative Teaching
  • Celebrations of Life, Musya Meyer & Tim Seldin, The Barrie Press
  • Center Stones: Affirmations for Young Children, Jonathan Wolf, Learning for Life
  • Characteristics of the Master Teacher: Embracing the Process of Personal Transformation, Edgar Ball & Jonathan Wolf, Learning for Life
  • Children Are From Heaven, John Gray, Ph.D., HarperCollins
  • The Cosmic Approach: A Montessori Science Curriculum for 0-6, Celma Pinho Perry, MECA-Seton
  • Cultural Awareness For Children, Allen, McNeil & Schmidt, Addison-Wesley Publishing
  • Curriculum of Love: Cultivating the Spiritual Nature of Children, Morgan Daleo, Grace Discovery of the Child, Maria Montessori
  • The Discovery of the Child by Maria Montessori
  • Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook: A Short Guide to Her Ideas and Materials, Schocken
  • Earth Child: Living Lightly on the Earth, Kathryn Sheehan & Mary Waidner, Council Oak
  • Education for a New World, Maria Montessori, Clio Press
  • Empowering Staff To Support Organizational Objectives: Creating an administrative Environment That Fosters
  • The Essential Montessori by Elizabeth G. Hainstock – An introduction to the woman, the writings, the method and the movement.
  • Harmony, Loyalty, and Teamwork, Jonathan Wolf & Edgar Ball, Learning for Life
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Mazlish, Avon Books
  • I Can Do It! 135 Successful Independent Learning Activities, La Britta Gilbert, Gryphon
  • I Wonder What’s Out There: a Vision of the Universe for Primary Classes, A. Wolf
  • The Indigo Children, Lee Carol & Jan Tobler, Hay House
  • The Kindness Curriculum: Introducing Young Children to Loving Values, Rice, Redleaf
  • Magical Child, Joseph Chilton Pearce, Bantam Books
  • Montessori in the Classroom, Paula Polk Lillard, Schocken Books
  • The Montessori Way: An Education for Life by Tim Seldin and Paul Epstein – This recently released book (2004) provides clear and comprehensive introduction to Montessori education.
  • Montessori: A Modern Approach by Paula Polk Lillard – This book offers the clearest and most concise statement of the Montessori method for educators, childcare professionals and/or parents.
  • Nurture Shock, Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman
  • Nurturing the Spirit, Aline D. Wolf, Parent Child Press
  • The Outdoor Classroom: A Prepared Environment, Mary Boden, Mary Boden
  • Peaceful Children, Peaceful World, Aline D. Wolf, Parent Child Press
  • The Peaceful Classroom, Charles A. Smith, Ph.D., Gryphon House
  • Peace and Education, Maria Montessori, Clio Press
  • The Peacekeepers Series, Marianne Bivins, Bivins Publishing
  • Peacemaker’s A, B, C’s for Young Children: Teaching Conflict Resolution With a Peace Table
  • Positive Discipline for Preschoolers: For Early Years, Jane Nelson, Prima Publishing
  • The Radiant Child, Thomas Armstrong, Theosophical Publishing House
  • The Secret of Childhood, Maria Montessori
  • Montessori: The Science behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard
  • Spiritual Parenting: A Course for Parents and Teachers, Steven M Rosman, Ph.D., TS
  • The Tao of Teaching, Greta Nagel, Ph.D., Donald I. Fine
  • Think of Something Quiet, Clare Cherry, Fearon Teaching Aids
  • The World in the Palm of Her Hand, Tim and Donna Seldin, The Barrie Press

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