Stephanie S. Tolan

Books on Gifted and Highly Gifted Children

Guiding the Gifted Child, Webb, Meckstroth and Tolan, Ohio Psychology Press [now Great Potentials Press], 1982.

Counseling the Gifted and Talented, Ed. L. Silverman, Love Publishing, 1993.  (Note the excellent bibliographies at the end of this book -- books for parents; books featuring gifted children; biographies for gifted students)

Nature’s Gambit, D. Feldman, Basic Books, 1986.

Children Above 180 IQ Stanford Binet: Origin and Development, L. Hollingworth, World Book, 1942.

Genius in Residence, A. Grost, Prentice-Hall, 1970.

Exceptionally Gifted Children, M. Gross, Routledge, 1993.

Smart Girls, A New Psychology of Girls, Women and Giftedness. B. Kerr, Gifted Psychology Press, 1994.

The Young Gifted Child, Potential and Promise, an Anthology. Ed. J. Smutny, Hampton Press, 1998.

Books on Meditation

Full Catastrophe Living, J. Kabat-Zinn, Delta, 1990.

Wherever You Go, There You Are, J. Kabat-Zinn, Hyperion, 1994.

Beyond the Relaxation Response, H. Benson, Time Books, reprint 1994.

Teaching Meditation to Children, David Fontana & Ingrid Slack, Element Books, Inc, 1997.


Emotional Intelligence, D. Goleman, Bantam, 1995.

Timeless Healing: The Power and Biology of Belief, H. Benson, Scribner, 1996.

Mental growth through positive disintegration, K. Dabrowski, Little, Brown, 1972.

Theory of Levels of Emotional Development, (Vols. 1 & 2), K. Dabrowski and M. Piechowski, Dabor Science, 1977.

The Right Mind, Making Sense of the Hemispheres, R. Ornstein, Harcourt Brace, 1997.

You Already Know What to Do, 10 Invitations to the Intuitive Life, Sharon Franquemont, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1999.

The Wise Child: a Spiritual Guide to Nurturing Your Child’s Intuition, Sonia Choquette, Three Rivers Press, 1999.

Children of the New Millennium: Children’s Near-Death Experiences and the Evolution of Humankind, P.M.H. Atwater, Three Rivers Press, 1999.

Novels -- Stephanie S. Tolan

A Time to Fly Free, Scribners 1983. (Highly gifted 5th grader looking for his place in the world, leaves school to help a wildlife rehabilitator.)

A Good Courage, Morrow, 1988. (Cults, power, children’s rights.)

Plague Year, Morrow, 1991. (Hatred comes to a small town -- moral choices.)

Save Halloween!, Morrow, 1993. (Moral/spiritual development -- religion and democracy.)

Welcome to the Ark, Morrow, 1996. (4 profoundly gifted children find each other, “home planet,” and the range of their mental powers in a mental institution.)

Ordinary Miracles, HarperCollins [was Morrow], 1999. (Prequel to Save Halloween! -- (Science vs. religion.

Flight of the Raven, HarperCollins, 2001. (Sequel to Welcome to the Ark.)

Surviving the Applewhites, HarperCollins, 2002. (Humorous homeschooling story, set in NC.)

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