, Linda Silverman (2013). This book is from one of the most respected authorities in the field and is sure to incite thought and dialogue.
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (3rd Edition)
, Thomas Armstrong (2009). The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University. Dr. Gardner proposes eight different intelligences to account for a broader range of human potential in children and adults.
The Gifted Teen Survival Guide: Smart, Sharp, and Ready for (Almost) Anything (4th Edition)
, Judy Galbraith and Jim Delisle. The authors surveyed nearly 1,500 gifted adolescents. This book is a compilation of that data, facts, strategies, inspirational quotes and essays.
Handbook of Gifted Education (3rd Edition)
, Nicholas Colangelo. This book is a must-have for teachers, administrators and parents of the gifted. The diversity of articles includes all the hot topics of gifted education written by some of the best known experts in the field. This book is especially good for the serious reader who has some background in gifted education.
Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults
, Susan Daniels, Michael M. Piechowski (2008). Do you know an intense gifted child? You must read this book! An easy-to-read volume for parents, teachers, psychologists, everyone dealing with the gifted child, that explains the inexplicable, and guides us all in guiding the growth and development of our gifted children.
Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy, and Successful Kids
, James R. Delisle (2006). Provides a humorous, engaging and encouraging look at raising gifted children today. Offers practical, down-to-earth advice that will cause parents to reexamine the ways they perceive and relate to their children.
Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential, Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Mark S. Lowenthal (2011). This practical and compassionate book explains the reasons behind struggles of highly capable children and offers parents do-able strategies to help them cope with feelings, embrace learning, and build satisfying relationships. Drawing from research as well as the authors’ clinical experience, it focuses on the essential skills children need to make the most of their abilities and become capable, confident, and caring people.
Ten Things NOT to Say to Your Gifted Child: One Family's Perspective, Nancy N. Heilbronner, Jennifer Heilbronner Munoz, Sarah Heilbronne (2011). This book offers a different perspective on parenting gifted children: what not to do. Most books for parents of gifted youngsters focus on what adults should be doing, but not many hone in on how inadvertently we push our children to be more "normal," or more "reasonable," or even, sometimes, more exceptional. The author takes common mistakes that parents make (mistakes that even she admits to making with her own children) and discusses why these are harmful to gifted children, and she offers better, healthier approaches that will help gifted children become comfortable with who they are and strive to be all that they are capable of being.
I'm Not Just Gifted: Social-Emotional Curriculum for Guiding Gifted Children, Christine Fonseca (2015). What does it mean to be a successful person? What traits and characteristics define successful people? Why do gifted children, in particular, need a strong affective curricula in order to maximize their potential? These questions and more are explored in this guide to helping gifted children in grades 4-7 as they navigate the complicated social and emotional aspects of their lives. This curriculum is designed to help gifted children explore their giftedness, develop resiliency, manage their intensities, face adversities and tough situations, and cultivate their talents and passions.