Bibliotherapeutic & Gifted Education


Alvino, J. (1989). Parents’ guide to raising a gifted toddler: Recognizing and developing the potential of your child from birth to five years. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company.

Dolla, B. & Doll, C. (1997). Bibliotherapy with young people: Librarians and mental health professionals working together. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.

Halsted, J.W. (1988). Guiding gifted readers from preschool to high school: A guide for parents, teachers, librarians, and counselors. Columbus, OH: Ohio Psychology Publishing Company.

Halsted, J.W. (2009). Some of my best friends are books: Guiding gifted readers. Scottsdale, AZ: Great Potential Press.

Hynes, A.M. & Hynes-Berry, M. (1994). Biblio/Poetry therapy, the interactive process: A handbook. St. Cloud, MN: North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc.

Pardeck, J.T. & Pardeck, J.A. (1993). Bibliotherapy: A clinical approach for helping children. Switzerland: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers.

Philpot, J.G. (1997). Bibliotherapy for classroom use. Nashville, TN: Incentive Publications.

Sebesta, S.L. & Iverson, W.J. (1975). Literature for thursday’s child. Chicago, IL: Science Research Associates.

Wilson, G. & Moss, J. (1988). Books for children to read alone: A guide for parents and librarians. New York, NY: R.R. Bowker Company.



Allen, J. R., Allen, S. F., Latrobe, K. H., Brand, M., Pfefferbaum, B., Elledge, B., & … Guffey, M. (2012). The Power of Story. Children & Libraries: The Journal Of The Association For Library Service To Children, 10(1), 44-49.

Berg-Cross, G. & Berg-Cross, L. (1976). Bibliotherapy for young children. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 5(2), 35-38.

Coleman, D. (1982). Parenting the gifted: Is this a job for a superparent? G/C/T, 5(2), 47-50.

Dettmer, P. (1982). Preventing Burnout in Teachers of the Gifted. G/C/T, (21), 37-38,40-41.

Desai, C. M., Daniels, E. B., Sung, Y. K., & Welch, I. (2010). A Dozen Great Books: Dealing with Disaster: Ways of Coping, Healing and Fighting Back. Journal Of Children’s Literature, 36(2), 80-84.

Forgan, J.W. (2002). Using bibliotherapy to teach problem solving. Intervention in School and Clinic, 38(2), 57-82.

Frasier, M. and McCannon, C. (1981). Using bibliotherapy with gifted children. Gifted Child Quarterly, 25(2), 81-85.

Heath, M. A., Sheen, D., Leavy, D., Young, E., & Money, K. (2005). Bibliotherapy: A resource to facilitate emotional healing and growth. School Psychology International, 26(5), 563–580. doi:10.1177/0143034305060792.

Jalongo, M.R. (1983). Literature to promote socioemotional growth. The Reading Teacher, 36(8), 796-803.

Johnson, T.F. & Roth, H. (1985). Being gifted at home. G/C/T, (37), 7-9.

Lewis, K., Amatya, K., and Coffman, M.F. (2015). Treating nighttime fears in young children with bibliotherapy: Evaluating anxiety symptoms and monitoring behavior change. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 30, 103-112.

Lu, Y. (2008). Helping Children Cope: What Is Bibliotherapy?. Children & Libraries: The Journal Of The Association For Library Service To Children, 6(1), 47-49.

Pola, A., & Nelson, R. (2014). The Impact of Bibliotherapy on Positive Coping in Children Who Have Experienced Disaster. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 48(4), 341-344.

Ricoeur, P. (1978). The metaphorical process as cognition, imagination, and feeling. Critical Inquiry, 5(1), 143-159.

Russell, D. & Shrodes, C. (1950). Contributions of research in bibliotherapy to the language-arts program. The School Review, 58(6), 335-342.

Silverman, H.L. (1977). Creativeness and creativity in poetry as a therapeutic process. Art Psychotherapy, 4, 19-28.

Stewart, P., & Ames, G. (2014). Using Culturally Affirming, Thematically Appropriate Bibliotherapy to Cope with Trauma. Journal Of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 7(4), 227-236. doi:10.1007/s40653-014-0028-6

Swanton, S. I. (1984). Minds Alive: What & Why Gifted Students Read for Pleasure. School Library Journal, 30(7), 99.