Hawthorne Montessori School recommends the following resources as tools for learning more about the Montessori Method. Many of the books are available in our HMS lending library.

Our Austin Positive Parenting Book Club meets monthly to discuss the selected parenting book and to learn and grow through sharing. To find out about the next meeting date call us, or better yet, join our MeetUp group and stay connected.

The Montessori Method

The Absorbent Mind. Maria Montessori
Montessori Today. Paula Polk Lillard
Montessori: A Modern Approach. Paula Polk Lillard
Maria Montessori, Her Life and Work. E. M. Standing
Education for Human Development. Mario Montessori Jr.
Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius. Angeline Stoll Lillard

Child Development

The Call to Brilliance. Resa Steindel Brown
The Baby Whisperer. Tracy Hogg
Last Child in the Woods. Richard Louv
Nurturing the Spirit. Aline D. Wolf


Children – The Challenge. Rudolf Dreikurs
How to Really Love Your Child. Dr. Ross Campbell
Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility.
Foster Cline MD & Jim Fay
Traits of a Healthy Family. Dolores Curran
Boys will be Boys. Myriam Miedzian
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk.
Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish.
Unconditional Parenting. Alfie Kohn


American Montessori Society www.amshq.org
Association Montessori Internationale www.montessori-ami.org
Austin Children’s Museum www.austinkids.org
Children & Nature Network www.cnaturenet.org
For Small Hands www.forsmallhands.com
Growing Furniture for Kids www.growingfurnitureforkids.com
Little Red Robin www.littleredrobin.com


Montessori in Motion www.mimaustin.com
Heart Roots Photography www.heartroots.org
Bethany Prescott, MA www.bethanyprescott.com
Heartsong Music www.heartsongmusictogether.com
Slow Family Living www.slowfamilyliving.com