Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes This is a classic. Anything by Kohn is a start for rethinking schools.
Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation Deci is my all-time favorite researcher on motivation
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level Shaywitz is a "must read" for anyone working with struggling readers.
The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want Sonja is a great researcher in this field!
Engaged Reading: Processes, Practices, and Policy Implications (Language and Literacy Series (Teachers College Pr)) (Language & Literacy Series)
The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life