The following books are on my Must Read list for learning about Montessori.
The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori (Philosophy)
Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius, Angeline Stoll Lillard (Philosophy) *statistics--need I say more?
A Bag of Tricks, Greg Nelsen (Classroom Leadership) *Very valuable to the novice teacher
The Secret of Childhood, Maria Montessori (Philosophy)
Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work, E.M. Standing
Discovery of the Child, Maria Montessori
The Montessori Method, Maria Montessori
Spontaneous Activity in Education, Maria Montessori
Montessori: A Modern Approach, Paula Polk Lillard
The Montessori Way, Tim Seldin & Paul Epstein *Great photos & information!
Essential Montessori, Elizabeth G. Hainstock *Quick read to loan to friends that want to learn about Montessori in a nutshell.
Nurturing the Spirit in Non-Sectarian Classrooms, Aline Wolf
The Hidden Hinge, Rosa Covington Packard *Out of Print, I finally found a copy through Better World Books (hooray for me!)
The Tao of Montessori, Catherine McTamaney *Great book for the experienced teacher & very inspiring!
Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook, Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori – A Biography, Rita Kramer
Think of Something Quiet, Clare Cherry *Out of Print, but available on Amazon, I use this as a required text for Montessori Early Childhood Classroom Leadership.