Best Children's Books About Tigers

27 Children's Books About Tigers

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
Augustus and His Smile book
#1
Augustus and His Smile
Written and illustrated by Catherine Rayner
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Augustus the tiger was sad. He had lost his smile. So he did a HUGE tigery stretch, and set off to find it. Stunning illustrations celebrate the beauty of the world and the simple happiness it brings to us. An imaginative book for children who love to explore the world around them.

The Tiptoeing Tiger book
#2
The Tiptoeing Tiger
Written and illustrated by Philippa Leathers
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Everyone knows that tigers are sleek, silent, and totally terrifying . . . most tigers, that is. But no one is afraid of Little Tiger. He’s just too small and clumsy to frighten anyone. Determined to prove that he is terrifying, Little Tiger sets out on tiptoe, creeping through the forest to find someone to scare. He gets yawned at and laughed at, but Little Tiger won’t give up. Is there any animal in the forest who will find him just as sleek, silent, and totally terrifying as the bigger tigers? Every child who has ever crept up behind someone and shouted “roar!” will enjoy this utterly adorable story with a gentle final twist.

A Tiger Tail book
#3
A Tiger Tail
Written and illustrated by Mike Boldt
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Anya awakens to discover she has grown a tiger tail, and it just happens to be her very first day of school.

The Tiger's Egg book
#4
The Tiger's Egg
Written and illustrated by Nele Bronner
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Herman the tiger is grumpy because of all the noisy neighbors around him at the zoo. But when a defenseless little egg falls into his lap, suddenly the cranky cat’s mood changes. A playful celebration of family, our wonderful differences, and the transformative power of love.

My Book of Orange book
#5
My Book of Orange
Written and illustrated by Little Bee Books
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Introduce little ones to all sorts of orange objects in their world with this new concept board book! In My Book of Orange, little ones will be introduced to all sorts of different orange objects that they can encounter in their world, such as oranges, tigers, basketballs, clown fish, and more! The pages of this book are filled with familiar, kid-friendly objects, and kids will be invited to identify other orange objects on the last spread!

Ready, Set, Sail! book
#6
Ready, Set, Sail!
Written by Meg Fleming and illustrated by Luke Flowers
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Join these sailors as they explore the sea during a fun day of sailing in this follow-up to Ready, Set, Build! Shout your orders loud and fast. "Hoist the mainsail up the mast!" Grab your life vest, hold on to your compass, and get ready for a day full of sailing fun with a playful tiger and turtle! Follow these salty sailors as they raise their anchor, cast off, and explore the sea in their little sloop. And after a long day of sailing, they gather and tell tales of all the things they've seen!

Tiger's Ocean Adventure: A Peek-Through Story book
#7
Tiger's Ocean Adventure: A Peek-Through Story
Written by Megan Roth and illustrated by Hazel Quintanilla
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

Jump in Tiger's submarine and get ready for an ocean adventure! Follow Tiger as he explores the ocean in his submarine and meets all kinds of friendly sea creatures! This adorably illustrated board book has layered die-cuts that allow children to peek at the next page as they lift the layers and watch the ocean come to life. This unique sturdy board book is sure to be a story time hit!

There's a Tiger in the Garden book
#8
There's a Tiger in the Garden
Written and illustrated by Lizzy Stewart
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

A gorgeous and imaginative debut picture book by author/illustrator Lizzy Stewart, perfect for fans of Emily Hughes, Peter Brown, and Julie Morstad. There's nothing to do at Grandma's house and Nora refuses to believe any outlandish tales of dragonflies as big as birds, grumpy polar bears who like to fish, or a magnificent tiger all allegedly residing in Grandma's garden. Nora's too old for silly games. But this charming picture book proves you are never too young or too old to dream--and adventure can find you when you least expect it. When Grandma says she's seen a tiger in the garden, Nora doesn't believe her. She's too old to play Grandma's silly games! Everyone knows that tigers live in jungles, not gardens. So even when Nora sees dragonflies as big as birds, and plants that try to eat her toy giraffe, and a polar bear that likes fishing, she knows there's absolutely, DEFINITELY no way there could be a tiger in the garden . . . Could there?

Tiger Vs. Nightmare book
#9
Tiger Vs. Nightmare
Written and illustrated by Emily Tetri
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-10

Tiger is a very lucky kid: she has a monster living under her bed. Every night, Tiger and Monster play games until it’s time for lights out. Of course, Monster would never try to scare Tiger—that’s not what best friends do. But Monster needs to scare someone...it’s a monster, after all. So while Tiger sleeps, Monster scares all of her nightmares away. Thanks to her friend, Tiger has nothing but good dreams. But waiting in the darkness is a nightmare so big and mean that Monster can’t fight it alone. Only teamwork and a lot of bravery can chase this nightmare away. In this charming graphic novel for young readers, cartoonist Emily Tetri proves that unlikely best friends can be an unbeatable team, even agianst the scariest monsters.

Munch Your Lunch! book
#10
Munch Your Lunch!
Written by Becky Friedman and illustrated by Jason Fruchter
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! Daniel Tiger is the lunch helper at school and gets a sweet surprise from Mom Tiger in this 8x8 storybook based on an episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood that comes with tiger-tastic lunch notes to pack in your little one’s lunchbox! It’s lunchtime at Daniel Tiger’s school. Teacher Harriet tells everyone to take a deep breath and open their lunch boxes. Daniel Tiger’s lunch box has a sandwich, strawberries, and a special surprise: A note from Mom Tiger! With the Daniel Tiger lunch notes included in this 8x8 storybook, parents and guardians can add special messages in their little one’s lunchboxes to show how much they care!

My First 100 Neighborhood Words book
#11
My First 100 Neighborhood Words
Written by Maggie Testa and illustrated by Jason Fruchter
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! Now the youngest Daniel Tiger fans can learn 100 first words, like “Trolley,” “trumpet,” and “ball,” with their favorite tiger, Daniel! What kinds of words make up Daniel Tiger’s world? Find out in this book of first words for the youngest fans of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. From “flower” to “crayons” to “Tigey” and everything in between, this sweet story takes readers on a tour of Daniel’s favorite places, like his school, and the words and pictures that go along with them, like his “backpack,” “lunch box,” “book,” and more!

Secret Life of a Tiger book
#12
Secret Life of a Tiger
Written and illustrated by Przemysław Wechterowicz
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Tiger is a cat with simple pleasures. He likes to spend his days wandering about, chatting with friends and having a little snack. But at night his secret life is revealed – and its very surprising! Find out about Tiger's unexpected night hobby in this delightfully funny, warm-hearted picture book that reminds us that sometimes animals (and people) behave in unexpected ways.

Daniel Loves You book
#13
Daniel Loves You
Written by Alexandra Cassel and illustrated by Jason Fruchter
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! Daniel says “I love you” in this shaped board book based on Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood! Join Daniel Tiger for a ride around the neighborhood as he says “I love you” to his family, friends, neighbors…and to you! This sweet, simple board book is filled with hearts, hugs, and “Ugga Muggas!” © 2018 The Fred Rogers Company

Trolley Ride! book
#14
Trolley Ride!
Written by Cala Spinner and illustrated by Jason Fruchter
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Take a ride on Trolley with this Ready-to-Go! Ready-to-Read starring Daniel Tiger! Perfect for kids at the beginning of their reading journeys, Trolley Ride! was written for children who have learned the alphabet and are ready to start reading! And what better way to get kids excited than with a fun story featuring words they can actually read and starring their favorite tiger star? Each Ready-to-Go! Ready-to-Read includes a note to parents explaining what their child can expect, a guide at the beginning for readers to become familiar with the words they will encounter in the story, and reading comprehension questions at the end. Each Ready-to-Go! story contains no more than 100 words and features sight words, rhyming words, and repetition to help children reinforce their new reading skills. In this book, readers will learn twenty-two sight words, and four words from two word families. So come on and get reading with Daniel! This paperback edition comes with two sheets of stickers! © 2018 The Fred Rogers Company

A Duckling for Daniel book
#15
A Duckling for Daniel
Written by Angela C Santomero and illustrated by Jason Fruchter
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-5

A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! Daniel and his friends wait for a baby duckling to hatch in this shaped board book with foil on the cover based on a popular episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood! It’s springtime in Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and a baby duckling is about to be born! Teacher Harriet says the egg will hatch soon, but it’s so hard to wait. Daniel and his friends are so excited to meet their fluffy new friend! © 2016 The Fred Rogers Company

Daniel and the Nutcracker book
#16
Daniel and the Nutcracker
Written by Angela C Santomero and illustrated by Alexandra Cassel, Jason Fruchter
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! The show must go on as Daniel Tiger and his friends dance the Nutcracker ballet in this adorable board book with a padded cover and holographic foil! It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for Daniel Tiger fans! Daniel Tiger can’t wait to see his friends Katerina Kittycat and Prince Wednesday perform together in the Nutcracker Ballet! But when he arrives at the Enchanted Garden, Daniel learns that Prince Wednesday is sick and can’t dance! Can Daniel step in and save the show? © 2018 The Fred Rogers Company

Daniel's Winter Adventure book
#17
Daniel's Winter Adventure
Written by Becky Friedman and illustrated by Jason Fruchter
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Join Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday on a wintry adventure in this adorable new 8x8 storybook based on a popular episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood! It’s a sparkling, snowy day in the neighborhood, and Daniel, Dad, and Prince Wednesday are all going out for some wintertime fun! Daniel can’t wait to try ice skating for the first time! © 2016 The Fred Rogers Company.

A Tiger Called Thomas book
#18
A Tiger Called Thomas
Written by Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Shy Tomás is afraid to venture out into the neighborhood until the night of Halloween. Because Tomás has the perfect tiger costume, complete with a mask that hides his identity. But Tomás will soon discover his costume doesn't hide him quite as well as he thinks...

Hold Your Temper, Tiger book
#19
Hold Your Temper, Tiger
Written by Carol Roth and illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A playful look at managing tempers for tigers of every age. Little Tiger has a temper! He stomps his paws, cries, and growls when he doesn't want to do something. But when his mom says, “Hold your temper or else,” Little Tiger has to make some changes. Where will he hold his temper? In his pocket . . . in his underwear?

The Incredible Chapore book
#20
The Incredible Chapore
Written by Monsieur Odyssey and illustrated by Jo de Ruiter
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

I'm just a Tiger, I'm easy to snatch, but I know a creature that no one can catch. It's called the Chapore, I've seen one before, it stood where you're standing, right there, on the floor!' And so begins the story of a foolish poacher and his bid to catch an amazing and elusive creature, the incredible Chapore. During his journey the poacher encounters Tiger, Gorilla and Snake, all of whom give him a clue about where to find the Chapore in exchange for their freedom.

Tiger Walk book
#21
Tiger Walk
Written by Dianne Hofmeyr and illustrated by Jesse Hodgson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

One day Tom draws a tiger, inspired by his visit to the art gallery... That night, when Tom can't sleep, the tiger pads out of his drawing and purrs, "Let's go for a walk!" It's the beginning of a magical and life-changing adventure, as the tiger helps Tom to overcome some of his biggest fears.

Mama Tiger Tiger Cub book
#22
Mama Tiger Tiger Cub
Written and illustrated by Steve Light
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Follow Mama Tiger throughout the day as she explores her world in a sweet, simple board book from Steve Light. Mama Tiger swims up a zigzag river full of slippery fish, climbs onto a shady branch of a big tree, and follows a bird into fragrant flowers. What is Mama Tiger looking for? And what will she do once she finds it? In this companion to the celebrated board book Black Bird Yellow Sun, Steve Light explores the sights of the outside world. Little ones will love tagging along with Mama Tiger until she finally winds down for the night -- with a one-of-a-kind reunion.

Tiger's Roar book
#23
Tiger's Roar
Written by Alex Rance and illustrated by Shane McG
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Tiger was the champion of all the jungle. He was strong and bold and proud, and he sat at the top of the very tallest tree. But one day the winds blew, the birds shrieked, the tree shook, and...Tiger fell all the way down to the mud at the bottom of the tree, and bumped his head on a rock. What will it take for Tiger to be able to climb back to the top of the tree? A hugely entertaining picture book about teamwork and never giving up.

Camp Tiger book
#24
Camp Tiger
Written by Susan Choi and illustrated by John Rocco
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

A talking tiger approaches a family during their annual end-of-summer camping trip and is befriended by the youngest, a boy who does not feel ready for first grade.

Heart of a Tiger book
#25
Heart of a Tiger
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

As the Name Day celebration approaches, a young kitten tries to deserve a noble name, by following the path of the beautiful Bengal tiger.

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