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Suggested Readings


Teachers, parents, and students can find good books to read on gifted education on the below publisher websites.
  • Independent Study Program by Susan K. Johnson
  • They Say My Kid’s Gifted, Now What? by Richard F. Olenchak, Ph.D.
  • Barefoot Irreverence by James R. Delisle, Ph.D.
  • Raising Champions: A Parent Handbook for Nurturing Gifted Children by Micheal Sayler
  • The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children edited by Maureen Neihart, Sally Reis, Nancy Robinson, and Sidney Moon
  • Centers in Minutes! by Bertie Kingore
  • The Kingore Observation Inventory by Bertie Kingore, Ph.D.
  • Assessment: Time-Saving Procedures for Busy Teachers by Bertie Kingore, Ph.D.
  • Differentiation: Simplified, Realistic, and Effective by Bertie Kingore, Ph.D.
  • Freeing Our Families from Perfectionism by Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D.
  • Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom by Susan Winebrenner
  • The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids by Salley Yahnke Walker
  • The Survival Guide for Teachers of Gifted Kids by Jim Delisle, Ph.D., and Barbara A. Lewis
  • Perfectionism by Miriam Adderholdt-Elliott, Ph.D.
  • Growing Good Kids by Deb Delisle and Jim Delisle
  • Removing the Mask: Giftedness in Poverty by Paul Slocumb, Ed.D.
  • Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis by Paul D. Slocumb, Ed.D.
  • Re-Forming Gifted Education by Karen B. Rogers, Ph.D.
  • Helping Gifted Children Soar by Carol A. Strip and Gretchen Hirsch (available in Spanish)
  • The Parallel Curriculum by Carol Ann Tomlinson, Sandra N. Kaplan, Joseph S. Renzulli, Jeanne Purcell, Jann Leppien, and Deborah Burns
  • How the Gifted Brain Learns by Davis A.Sousa
  • Primary Education Thinking Skills by Jody Nichols, Sally Thomson, Margaret Wolfe, and Dodie Meritt
  • Active Questioning by Nancy L. Johnson
  • Questioning Makes the Difference by Nancy L. Johnson
  • Curriculum Compacting by Sally Reis, Deborah Burns, and Joseph Renzulli
  • It’s about Time: In-Service Strategies for Curriculum Compacting by Alane J. Starko
  • Brainstorming: The Book of Topics by Marty Fligor
  • Smart Snips by Greta and Ted Rasmussen
  • OPQ Offbeat Adventures with the Alphabet by Greta Rasmussen
  • Letter Getters for Language Development and Thinking Fun by Ted and Greta Rasmussen
  • You Decide: Applying the Bill of Rights to Real Cases by George Bundy and Alene Smith
  • Mind Benders® by Critical Thinking Press
  • How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, Second Edition by Carol Ann Tomlinson
  • Leadership for Differentiating Schools and Classrooms by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Susan Demirsky Allan
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