Recommended reading

Books about the Montessori Method

  • Montessori Madness (Trevor Eissler)
  • Montessori: a modern approach (Paula Polk Lillard)
  • Montessori: read and write (Lynne Lawrence)
  • Math works: Montessori math and the developing brain (Michael Duffy)
  • Montessori and early childhood (Susan Feez)
  • Montessori Today (Paula Polk Lillard)
  • The Montessori way: an education for Life (Tim Seldin and Paul Epstein)
  • Montessori: the science behind the genius (Angeline Lillard)
  • The Joyful child: Montessori global wisdom from birth to three (Susan Stephenson)
  • Child of the world: Montessori global education for age 3-12+ (Susan Stephenson)

Montessori activities

  • Child’s play (Maja Pitamic)
  • Teach me to do it myself (Maja Pitamic)
  • Time to create: hands-on experiences in process art for young children (Christie Burnett)
  • Kids in the kitchen: simple recipes that build independence and confidence the Montessori way (Sara E. Cotner and Kylie D’Alton)

Parenting books with a Montessori theme

  • What’s going on in there? (Lise Eliot)
  • Montessori from the start (Paula Polk Lillard and Lynn Lillard Jessen)
  • How to raise an amazing child the Montessori way (Tim Seldin)
  • Last child in the woods: saving our children from nature-deficit disorder (Richard Louv)
  • Punished by rewards: the trouble with gold stars, incentive plans, A’s, praise, and other bribes (Alfie Kohn)
  • Out of our minds: learning to be creative (Ken Robinson)
  • Montessori insights for parents of young children (Aline Wolf)
  • Positive discipline: the first three years (Nelsen, Erwin and Duffy)

Books for children

  • Jack goes to Montessori school (Allyson Collins)
  • 4,962,571 (Trevor Eissler and Ruth Chung)
  • Our peaceful classroom (Aline Wolf)
  • Montessori letter work (Bobby and June George)
  • Montessori number work (Bobby and June George)

Book purchase enquiries may be directed to Montessori Australia Foundation via email to

Enrolled families have access to a free parent Montessori library via administration.