Montessori and Child Development Books

Now that it’s officially Autumn and the days are getting colder, we can’t think of anything better than curling up with a good book in a cosy spot! With this is in mind, we asked our Head of School, Michel Cappobianco, to recommend some of her favourite books on Montessori education and child development


  • The Montessori Toddler – Simone Davies
  • Vitamin N – Richard Louv
  • The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults – Frances E. Jensen, MD
  • Screenwise – Devorah Heitner, Ph.D.
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk – Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • The Child in the Family – Maria Montessori
  • How Children Succeed – Paul Tough
  • The Village Effect – Susan Pinker
  • Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius – Angeline Lillard
  • Simplicity Parenting – Kim John Payne
  • Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood – Paula Polk Lillard
  • How the Mind Works – Steven Pinker
  • How Children Succeed – Paul Tough

Happy reading!

Find out more about our school