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My favorite books about Suzuki Method, violin, practicing, child growth, etc.

Books about the Suzuki Method™

Nurtured by Love: The Classical Approach to Talent Education by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
Ability Development from Age Zero by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
To Learn With Love: A Companion for Suzuki Parents by Constance Starr
The Suzuki Violinist : A Guide for Teachers and Parents  by William Starr
The Suzuki Approach by Louise Behrend
Young Children's Talent Education & Its Method  by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
They're Rarely Too Young...and Never Too Old "To Twinkle": Teaching Insights Into the World of Beginning Suzuki Violin by Kay Collier Slone
Teaching from the Balance Point: A guide for Suzuki Parents, Teachers, and Students by Edward Kreitman

Books about Practicing

Between Parent and Teacher: A Plan for Nurturing Suzuki Students at Home by Susan Kempter
Sharpen Your Tools Volume I (For Violin & Viola) by Jennifer Burton
How to Get Your Child to Practice. . .Without Resorting to Violence by Cynthia V. Richards
Time To Practice: A Companion For Parents by Carrie Reuning-Hummel
Suzuki Parent's Diary: Or How I Survived My First 10,000 Twinkles by Caroll Morris

Books about Dr. Shinichi Suzuki (Biographies)

Shinichi Suzuki: His Speeches and Essays (About Suzuki) (About Suzuki)
Shinichi Suzuki: Man of Love : A Suzuki Method Symposium by Masaaki Honda
Shinichi Suzuki: The Man and His Philosophy by Evelyn Hermann 
Suzuki Changed My Life by Masaaki Honda
Diamond in the Sky by Jerlene Cannon
Suzuki Twinkles: An Intimate Portrait by Alfred Garson
The Genius of Simplicity by Linda Wickes

Child Development

Children the Challenge: The Classic Work on Improving Parent-Child Relations-- Intellient, Humane and Eminently Practical by Rudolf Dreikers
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Your Child's Self-Esteem by Dorothy Briggs
Between Parent & Child by Dr. Haim G. Ginott
The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. by Daniel Coyle
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

Children's Books (about Music, Rhythm or Violin)

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss
Mole Music by David McPhail
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Meet the Orchestra by Anne Hayes & Karmen Thompson
The Philharmonic Gets Dressed by Karla Kuskin and Marc Simont
The Magic Violin by Mayra Calvani
Irving the Frog and His Violin by Michelle Zwirn
The Chinese Violin by Madeleine Thien
The Bat Boy And His Violin by Gavin Curtis
I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello by Barbara Garriel
Fiddlin' Sam by Marianna Dengler
Ah, Music! by Aliki
Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music! by Robert Levine
The Story of the Incredible Orchestra: An Introduction to Musical Instruments and the Symphony Orchestra by Bruce Koscielniak
Carnival of the Animals: Classical Music for Kids Music by Saint-Saens, Book by Barrie Turner & Sue Williams