In India, September 5th is celebrated as Teachers’ Day as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society.
September 5th is the birth anniversary of a great teacher, Dr Radhakrishnan, a staunch believer in education and a well-known diplomat, scholar, the President of India and above all, a teacher.
Here are some of the best books you can gift your teacher to celebrate teachers’ day.
1. What Can I Give?: Life Lessons From My Teacher, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Author- Srijan Pal Singh
This book is written in memory of the country’s most loved teacher, Dr Kalam, who is often remembered as a teacher par excellence whose words, thoughts and life were lessons in many ways. Recollecting his mentor’s values, oaths and messages to the youth, Srijan beautifully shares the lessons Dr Kalam taught beyond the classroom. This is a great book that you can gift to your teacher.
2. Because I Had a Teacher
Author- Kobi Yamada
We all remember our favourite teacher on teacher’s day. Where would we be without them — those special people who inspire us, support us, and encourage us? This book is for an educator, a coach, or a mentor. To celebrate the world, they open up for us and to thank them for the difference they make. This book is all about thanking a teacher. You can choose this book for your favourite teacher.
3. A Letter to My Teacher
Author- Deborah Hopkinson
This funny, touching picture book-the perfect gift for a child to give to their teacher-celebrates the difference a good teacher can make. Written as a thank-you note to a special teacher from the student who never forgot her, this moving story makes a great read-aloud and a perfect gift for Teacher Appreciation Day or Graduation! The author says, ‘Dear Teacher, Whenever I had something to tell you, I tugged on your shirt and whispered in your ear. This time I’m writing a letter. So begins this heartfelt picture book about a girl who prefers running and jumping to listening and learning-and the teacher who gently inspires her.’ You can gift this book to your teacher. It is a light read book.
4. Children of India
Author- Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond says, ‘They pass me every day, on their way to school-boys and girls from the surrounding villages and the outskirts of the hill station. For many, it’s a very long walk to school.’ Adventurous children, mischievous children, responsible children-there are children of every kind in this collection of stories about the children of India. In this collection, Ruskin Bond brings together some of these unforgettable children and brings alive, once more, the happiness, wonder, heartache and freedom of childhood.
5. I Did My Homework in My Head: (And Other Wacky Things Kids Say)
NYC school teacher Alyssa Cowit was surprised by the funny things her students would say. Cowit collects her favourites plus never-before-seen ones in a sweet gift that celebrates the innocent (and sometimes not-so-innocent) revelations of children. This is a perfect gift for the teacher who does not like excuses for not doing homework.
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(With Inputs from careerindia)