Child Prodigies: A Bibliography

Compiled by: Kathi Kearney, Gifted Education Consultant
Founder, The Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children

Books & Book Chapters:

Baumgarten, F. (1930). Wunderkinder psychologische Untersuchungen. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth.

Cox, C. M. (1926). The early mental traits of three hundred geniuses. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Feldman, D. H., & Goldsmith, L. T. (1986). Nature's gambit. New York: Basic Books.

Goertzel, V., & Goertzel, M. G. (1962). Cradles of Eminence. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.

Grost, A. (1970). Genius in residence. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

McCurdy, H. G., with Follett, H. (1966). Barbara: The unconscious autobiography of a child genius. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Morelock, M. J., & Feldman, D. H. (1992). Extreme precocity. In N. Colangelo & G. Davis (Eds.), The handbook of gifted education (pp. 347-364). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Morelock, M. J., & Feldman, D. H. (1993). Prodigies and savants: What they tell us about giftedness and talent. In K. A. Heller,F. J. Monks, & A. H. Passow (Eds.), International handbook for research on giftedness and talent (pp. 161-181). Oxford: Pergamon Press.

Radford, J. (1990). Child prodigies and exceptional early achievers. New York: The Free Press.

Revesz, G. (1925). The psychology of a musical prodigy. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company.

Smith, S. B. (1983). The great mental calculators: The psychology, methods, and lives of calculating prodigies, past and present. New York: Columbia University Press.

Waitzkin, F. (1984). Searching for Bobby Fisher. New York: Penguin Books.

Wallace, A. (1986). The prodigy: A biography of William James Sidis, America's greatest child prodigy. New York: E. P. Dutton.

Wiener, N. (1953). Ex-prodigy: My childhood and youth. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Journal Articles:

Lehndorff, H., & Falkenstein, L. (1955). Christian Heinrich Heinekin: The miracle baby from Lubeck. Archives of Pediatrics, 72, 360-377.

MacLeish, R. (1984, March). Gifted by nature, prodigies are still mysteries to man. Smithsonian Magazine, p. 71-79.

Weiner, N. (1957, June 7). Analysis of the child prodigy. The New York Times Magazine, p. 15, 30, 32, 34.

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