Resources by Type: Books

Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, PhD and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, PhD

In just a few years, today’s children and teens will forge careers that look nothing like those that were available to their parents or grandparents. While the U.S. economy becomes ever more information-driven, our system of education seems stuck on the idea that “content is king,” neglecting other skills that 21st century citizens sorely need.

Becoming Brilliant offers solutions that parents, educators, practitioners, and policy makers can implement right now.

Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation

Vicki Abeles, October 6, 2015

A groundbreaking book for parents, students, and educators on how to revolutionize learning, prioritize children’s health, and re-envision success for a lifetime.

Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

Ellen Galinsky, April 20, 2010

Teaching children to think may be the most important thing a parent can do.

Getting to Maybe: How the World Is Changed

Frances Westley, Brenda Zimmerman, Michael Patton, August 7, 2007

The insights of complexity theory lay out a brand new way of thinking about making change in communities, in business, and in the world.

Squandering America’s Future – Why ECE Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy, and Our Children

Susan Ochshorn

Ochshorn offers a pioneering guide to the big issues in contemporary early childhood policy…Ochshorn boldly and clearly shows how early care and education is an issue of social justice and helping America compete on the world stage.

Giants in the Nursery: A Biographical History of Developmentally Appropriate Practice

By David Elkind, March 31, 2015

The evolution of developmentally appropriate practice through a biographical history of early childhood education.

Beyond “Subprime Learning”: Accelerating Progress in Early Education

Laura Bornfreund, et al.
New America Foundation, July 2014

This report is designed to help policy makers as well as teacher preparation programs to clearly see the changes they should make.