my pile of books

I am an avid reader.  Here is a list of books I have recently read and books that are in my to be read pile.  I am always on the lookout for new titles that will help me think more deeply about this practice of early childhood education so I welcome your comments and suggestions.  Lately I am reading more non-fiction – perhaps a sign of something?

March 2011 – books I am currently carrying around and trying to read

Strength in What Remains and Mountains Beyond Mountains both by Tracy Kidder

Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey by Catherine Stonehouse

Food Matters by Mark Bittman

The Price of Stones: Building a School for My Village by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

May 2010

Children and Prayer: a shared pilgrimage by Betty Shannon Cloyd

So Sexy, So Soon by Diane Levin and Jean Kilbourne

The Power of Play by David Elkind

Brain Rules by John Medina

Teaching Community: a pedagogy of hope  by bell hooks

The Languages of Learning: how children talk, write, dance, draw, and sing their understanding of the world  by Karen Dallas

The Intentional Teacher: choosing the best strategies for young children’s learning  by Ann S. Epstein

The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori

Mind in the Making: seven essential life skills every child needs by Ellen Galinsky


1 thought on “my pile of books”

  1. Some terrific titles on this list, ones I had not heard of yet. Had to immediately add them to my Amazon cart (where I store all titles I would like to buy/read/makes notes in until the day I have a little spare change. Adding those titles of course led to more suggestions from the Amazon gods, and my cart total is now at just below $1000.00. Hmmm, if only I could find a grant that would add to my personal ECE library!

    Terrific BLOG (I cannot believe I only just found it.)

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