Not sure what to get your child’s teacher? Confused on the politics of cookie-making for the entire staff versus small gifts for individual educators? For those elementary-level teachers, we have the perfect holiday gifting suggestions. It’s something that every teacher enjoys and every classroom constantly needs more of: Children’s Books!

Plenty of teachers use their own personal money to stock up on the latest and greatest children’s books. I’m pretty sure my mother has poured thousands of dollars into her classroom library, as well as books that she gifts to her students every year. After a rough survey of approximately 20 early child educators, I learned that 100% would be completely thrilled to get a nice new hardcover for the holidays.

The problem is that teachers already have massive collections of books. It can seem a little intimidating to pick out a great book that a teacher wouldn’t already own. To help out, I put together a list of the newest soon-to-be classics to hit the shelves. These awesome picture books haven’t had a chance to hit the Scholastic book order just yet.

We have a great mix of lesser-known authors and literary powerhouses, making it easy to find the perfect gift for your favorite teacher. While you’re at it, pick a second copy to keep at home. These books deserve to be in every little one’s private collection.

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