Books for Institute Courses

The Montessori Institute has affiliated with Australia’s local bookstore Booktopia to make it easy to source Montessori and other educational books online.

Check which books are required for your particular course. Click on the book image for pricing and to order.


The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori

The Advanced Montessori Method by Maria Montessori

The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori

Montessori Today by Paula Polk Lillard

Montessori: The science behind the genius by Angeline Lillard

Maria Montessori: A biography by Rita kramer

Understanding Classroom Behaviour by Maurice Balson

The learning brain by Blakemore and Frith

Teaching Aboriginal Studies by R.Craven

Child Development and Education by T. McDevitt and J. Omerod

Inclusion in Action by Ed. P Foreman

Engaging children's minds: the project approach by L.Katz and S. Chard
Bringing the Montessori approach to your Early Years Practice

Bringing the Montessori approach to your Early Years Practice


What's going on in there? How the brain and mind develop in the first five years of life by L. Eliot

The Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori
Children, families and Communities. Context & COnsequences

Children, families and Communities. Context & COnsequences

Child Development: Theory and Practice 0-11

Child Development: Theory and Practice 0-11

Teaching and Learning in Aboriginal Education

Teaching and Learning in Aboriginal Education

Primary English Encyclopedia

Primary English Encyclopedia

Theories of Childhood, 2nd ed: An introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky

Theories of Childhood, 2nd ed: An introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky

Theories of Practice: Raising the standards of Early Childhood Education

Theories of Practice: Raising the standards of Early Childhood Education

Waldorf Education in Practice

Waldorf Education in Practice

Literacy for the 21st Century: A balanced approach

Literacy for the 21st Century: A balanced approach

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