Book Recommendations

Books serve as a useful way to navigate the many facets of supporting gifted learners. Here is a compilation of books to consider that can offer insight into your child’s strengths and their needs:


The book title The Self-Driven Child written in pencil on white book cover.The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Send of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives   by William Stixrud, Ph.D. and Ned Johnson

The book title The Smartest Kids in the World on a white book cover with a rubik's cube

The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way  by Amanda Ripley

The book title Could Do Better: Why Children Underachieve and What To Do About It on a yellow and green cover.Could Do Better” Why Children Underachieve and What To Do About It  by Harvey P. Mandel, Ph.D. and Sander I. Marcus, Ph.D.

The book title Smart but Scattered on a purple and yellow book coverSmart by Scattered  by Peg Dawson, Ed.D. and Richard Guare, Ph.D.

The book title When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers on a book cover with a student with their head in their handsWhen Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs   by Judy Galbraith, M.A. and Jim Delisle, Ph.D.

A red book cover with the text Brave Not Perfect in whiteBrave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani

A book cover with a hand picking up a blue marble out of an array of red marbles on the cover of the book PerfectionismPerfectionism by Lisa VanGemert, M.Ed.T.

A book cover for 101 Success Secrets of Gifted Kids101 Success Secrets For Gifted Kids by Christine Fonseca

The book title Thrivers on a red book cover with a silhouette of a jumping child.Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine by Michele Borba Ed.D.

The book title Smart Parenting for Smart Kids next to images of a black and white childSmart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential by Eileen Kennedy-Moore

The back of a child's head with the book title Bright Not Broken: Fited Kids, ADHD and Autism on the back of its shirtBright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism by Diane M. Kennedy

A black family of four under the title of the book: Bright, Talented, and BlackBright, Talented, and Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners by Joy Lawson Davis

The book title The Orchid and the Dandelion on a yellow book coverThe Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive by W. Thomas Boyce

The book title Raising Critical Thinkers on a white coverRaising Critical Thinkers: A Parent’s Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age by Julie Bogart