Discover 100 Books for Gifted Learners

Books for Gifted Children, their Parents, and Educators

When I really began to embrace the fact that I have a child with gifted, talented and advanced learning abilities, I began researching. I didn’t always understand or find exactly what I was looking for but over time I began to have a general understanding of gifted education.

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 I know that many of you also are researching and I wanted to make it a bit easier for you by providing a list of books for gifted learning.  Below you will find 100 books organized by categories to help you as you parent, educate, or live the gifted life.
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Discover a listing of 100 books for gifted learners, their parents, and educators by Renee at Great Peace Academy.

Books for Gifted Parenting

  1. 10 Things Not to Say to Your Gifted Child: One Family’s Perspective by  Nancy N. Heilbronner , Jennifer Heilbronner Munoz, Sarah Heilbronner
  2. A Parents Guide to Gifted Children  by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, Edward R. Amend, Arlene R. DeVries
  3. Bringing Out the Best: A Guide for Parents of Young Gifted Children by  Jacqulyn Saunders, Pamela Espeland
  4. Exceptionally Gifted by Miraca U.M. Gross
  5. Gifted, Raising Children Intentionally by Chris Davis
  6. How Am I Smart, A Parents Guide to Multiple Intelligences by Kathy Koch
  7. Living with Intensity by Susan Daniels (Editor), Michael M. Piechowski (Editor)
  8. Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children by Olenchak, Goerss, Beljan, Webb, Webb, & Amend
  9. On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children by Tracy Cross
  10. Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions by Pat Harvey and Jeanine Penzo
  11. Parenting Gifted Children by Jennifer Jolly, Donald Treffinger, Tracy Inman , Joan Franklin Smutny
  12. Parenting Gifted Kids by James Delisle
  13. Parents’ Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education: All You Need to Know to Make the Right Decisions for Your Child by David Palmer
  14. Raising a Gifted Child by Carol Fertig
  15. Raising Your Gifted Child 101 by Cathy Wilson
  16. Raising Gifted Kids: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Exceptional Child Thrive by Dr. Barbara Klein
  17. Smart Parenting for Smart Kids by Eileen Kennedy-Moore
  18. The Everything Parent’s Guide to Raising a Gifted Child by Sarah Robbins
  19. The Seven Year Parenting: With A Gifted Child: True Experiences Sharing with Parents Raising Gifted Children by Vien Chan
  20. The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? by Maureen Neihart, Sally Reis, Nancy Robinson, Sidney Moon
  21. The Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Kids: Understanding and Guiding Their Development by Tracy Cross
  22. The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids by Sally Yahnke Walker
  23. The Joy and Challenge Parenting Gifted Children by SENG
  24. You Know Your Child is Gifted When by Judy Galbraith
  25. Your Gifted Child by  Joan Franklin Smutny

Books for Gifted Educators/Homeschool Parents

  1. 5 Disciplines Every Gifted Educator Must Master: A Story of Technology Integration and Servant Leadership by Brandi Maynard
  2. 5 Levels of Gifted: School Issues and Educational Options by Deborah Ruff
  3. Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children: A Parent’s Complete Guide by Barbara Jackson Gillman
  4. Dumbing Down America by James Delisle
  5. Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students by Christine Fonseca
  6. Forging Paths: Beyond Traditional Schooling: Perspectives in Gifted Homeschooling by Wes Beach
  7. Gifted and Talented Children in the Regular Classroom by E. Paul Torrance and Dorothy Sisk
  8. Gifted Education Strategies for Every Child: Homeschool Secrets for Success by Lee Binz
  9. Giftedness 101 by Linda Silverman
  10. Guiding the Gifted; A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers by James Webb, Elizabeth A. Meckstroth, &  Stephanie S. Tolan
  11. Handbook for Counselors Serving Students With Gifts and Talents: Development, Relationships, School by Tracy Cross
  12. Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers by Carol A. Strip and Gretchen Hirsch
  13. How the Gifted Brain Learns  by David A. Sousa
  14. Homeschooling a Gifted Child by Renee Elison
  15. Homeschooling for the Smart, Energetic, and Easily Bored by Carolyn Woods
  16. Homeschooling God’s Gifted Children by S. Faithe Thomas
  17. Homeschooling Gifted and Advanced Learners by Cindy West
  18. Learning in the 21st Century: How to Connect, Collaborate, and Create by Ben Curran and Neil Wetherbee
  19. Losing Our Minds: Gifted Children Left Behind by Deborah L. Ruff
  20. Managing the Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted: A Teacher’s Survival Guide by Judy Galbraith, & Connie Schmitz
  21. Making the Choice: When Typical School Doesn’t Fit Your Atypical Child: Perspectives in Gifted Homeschooling by Corrin Barsily Goodwin
  22. Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom: Identifying, Nurturing, and Challenging Ages 4-9 by Marjorie Lisovskis, Joan Franklin Smutny, Sally Yahnke Walker, Elizabeth A. Meckstroth
  23. The Social and Emotional Characteristics of Gifted Students by NAGC, Tracy Missett, Cheryll Adams
  24. The Unexpected Homeschooler by Diana Starr
  25. When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs by Judy Galbraith & James Delisle

Books for Gifted Twice Exceptional (2E)

  1. 101 School Success Tools for Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties by Sue Jeweler, Linda Barnes-Robinson, Betty Roffman Shevitz , and Marisa Stemple
  2. Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism by Diane M. Kennedy, Rebecca S. Banks, & Temple Grandin
  3. Different Minds: Gifted Children With Ad/Hd, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits by Deirdre V. Lovecky
  4. If This is a Gift, Can I Send it Back?: Surviving in the Land of the Gifted and Twice Exceptional by Jen Merrill, & Sarah J. Wilson
  5. Serving Twice Exceptional Gifted Learners  by  Gifted Education Communicator; Karen Daniels, & Margaret Gosfield
  6. Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential by Rich Weinfeld, Sue Jeweler, Linda Barnes-Robinson, and Betty Roffman Shevitz
  7. Successful Strategies for Twice-Exceptional Students  by Frances Karnes, Kristen Stephens, and Kevin Besnoy
  8. Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students by Beverly Trail
  9. Twice-Exceptional Kids: A Guide for Assisting Students Who Are Both Academically Gifted and Learning Disabled by Rosemary Callard-Szulgit
  10. Uniquely Gifted: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of the Twice-Exceptional Student by Kiesa Kay

Books for Gifted Children

  • Non-Fiction

  1. 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Handbook by Christine Fonseca
  2. Gifted by Beth Evangelista
  3. If I’m So Smart Why Aren’t the Answers Easy? by Robert Schultz and James Delisle
  4. Mistakes that Worked by Charlotte Jones
  5. More than Test Scores by Robert A. Schultz and James Delisle
  6. Smart Teens’ Guide to Living with Intensity: How to Get More Out of Life and Learning by Lisa Rivero
  7. The Gifted Kids Survival Guide for Ages 10 and Under by Judy Galbraith
  8. The Gifted Kids Survival Guide II by James Delisle
  9. The Gifted Kids Survival Guide, A Teen Handbook by Judy Galbraith, & James Delisle
  10. The Gifted Teen Survival Guide: Smart, Sharp, and Ready for (Almost) Anything by Judy Galbraith, & James Delisle
  • Fiction

  1. Children of the Atom by Wilmar Shiras
  2. Clementine by Sara Pennypacker (Be sure to look for the entire series)
  3. Encyclopedia Brown Series by Donald J. Sobol
  4. Jack the Puddle Jumper by Thomas Maddox
  5. Oliver K. Brand…A Very Kind and Intelligent Little Boy by
  6. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  7. The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict (The Mysterious Benedict Society) by Trenton Lee Stewart
  8. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
  9. The Mysterious Benedict Society Complete Collection by Trenton Lee Stewart
  10. There Are Those by Janet Levy

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Books for Gifted Learning

A listing of books for gifted learners at Great Peace Academy
  • Language Arts

  1. A Sentence a Day: Short, Playful Proofreading Exercises to Help Students Avoid Tripping Up When They Write by Samantha Prust
  2. AbraVocabra: The Amazingly Sensible Approach to Teaching Vocabulary (AbraVocabra Series) by Randy Larson and Amy Rider
  3. Active English: Learning Strategies That Will Have Your Students Asking, “Is That the Bell Already?” by Karla Hardaway
  4. Captain Intro and the Conclusionator: Adventures in Writing by Cheryl Miller Thurston
  5. Literature Activities Teens Actually Love by Beth Ahlgrim, Bill Fritz, Jeremy Gertzfield, and Lisa Lukens
  • Logic

  1. Challenging Minds: Thinking Skills and Enrichment Activities grades 5-12 by Lynn Kelly
  2. Lollipop Logic: Grades K-2, Book 1 by Bonnie Risby and Robert K. Risby II
  3. Math Logic Mysteries Grades 5-8 by Marilyn Rapp Buxton
  4. One Hour Mysteries Grades 4-8 by Mary Ann Carr
  5. World’s Greatest Brain Bogglers, Grades 3-9 by Libby Lindsey
  • Math

  1. Beyond Base Ten: A Mathematics Unit for High-Ability Learners in Grades 3-6 (William & Mary Units) by Dana Johnson
  2. Calculator Activities by Carrie S. Cutler
  3. Challenge Math by Ed Zaccaro
  4. Challenge Your Brain, Math and Logic Puzzles (Mensa) by David Tuller and Michael Rios
  5. Math Problem Solvers: Using Word Problems to Enhance Mathematical Problem Solving by Colleen Kessler
  • Science

  1. Electricity and Magnetism by Colleen Kessler
  2. Hands On Ecology by Colleen Kessler
  3. Help Your Kids with Computer Coding by DK Publishing
  4. Real-Life Science Mysteries by Colleen Kessler
  5. Super Smart Science by Colleen Kessler

There you have it 100 books for gifted learners. Young Man and I have read or used many of these but we are just getting started so I can’t say that I’ve used them all. However all of them are from publishers I trust or are recommended by pillars in the gifted education community. I hope you find just what you need for gifted homeschooling success.



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Discover 100 Books for Gifted Learners

7 Replies to “Discover 100 Books for Gifted Learners

    1. Thanks Marie-Claire. I found quite a few kids books I didn’t know about. My son and I are currently reading The Mysterious Benedict Society and are loving it.

      1. I read that book aloud to my self-contained gifted classroom last school year. Such a great read and the whole class was engaged!

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