Make learning about the big cat fun with the fascinating tiger books for kids. A mix of both fiction and nonfiction is included. Even though known for their fiery and stealthy nature, these animals transform into adorable characters for children’s storytime. Go ahead! Choose one based on the child’s age and interest level.

15 Best Children’s Books About Tigers – (Toddlers-Tweens)

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Listed here are some of the best children’s tiger books. The books are in agewise order. Find recommendations for babies, toddlers to middle graders here.

A toddler book from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood series

Moving to the Neighborhood is part of the popular book series – Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

Someone new has moved into Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood. Like a good neighbor, Daniel is helping him feel at home. The story is sweet. And teaches kids to be helpful to others in need. (Ages 1-5 years)

An alphabet book with TIger and other animals

T Is for Tiger teaches toddlers alphabets in an interesting way. Each letter of the alphabet is associated with an animal.

The pictures are simple and bright. Children can learn to recognize animals easily. (Ages 1-3 years)

Tiger Fact: Tiger cubs are born blind and only half of the cubs survive

I Am a Tiger - book for kids

I Am a Tiger Follow what a tiger and her pups do through the peephole. Children can easily relate to the activities tiger cubs do.

The story is simple, with only one line on each page. Babies and toddlers would surely love playing with the attached finger puppet. (Ages 1-4 years)

Sleep Like a Tiger - book for kids

Sleep Like a Tiger is a Caldecott honor picture book. A little girl does not want to sleep. Her parents make her go through the routine. But she is not convinced. “Does everything go to sleep”, she asks.

Finally, a tiger manages to convince the girl to curl up and sleep. The story is beautifully imaginative. Perfect for a bedtime read. (Ages 2-4 years)

The Story of Little Babaji - Tiger book for toddlers and abive

The Story of Little Babaji gives the classic story of The Story of Little Black Sambo (1899) a new life. This version is more in tune being racially correct with appealing images.

Make storytime with toddlers and preschoolers special. Read this favorite tale of a boy and his tiger, set in India. (Age 2-6 years)

Never Tickle A Tiger - a funny tiger story

Never Tickle A Tiger is a fictional story about a girl named Izzy. She finds it hard to sit still and follow instructions.

On their class trip to a zoo, Izzy ends up tickling a tiger with a feather. Read the funny chain of events that follow. All the other animals get caught up inside it.

The text is rhyming and hilarious. (Ages 2-7 years)

Are You There Little Tiger? - a peekaboo tiger book.

Are You There Little Tiger? Little Tiger is missing. Readers go on a peek-a-boo adventure through the die-cut holes in search.

Each time kids spot what they think is part of the tiger ends up being a different animal altogether. Eventually, the little Tiger is found

The book itself is a clever work of art. The story is adorable.

Don't Wake Up the Tiger - an interactive book

Don’t Wake Up the Tiger is an interactive read. The Tiger is deep asleep. All the jungle animals have a special surprise planned. But how do they cross the sleeping tiger on the way, without waking her up?

The frog has an idea of floating over the tiger, holding the shiny balloon. Tortoise, Mouse, Fox, Stork – everyone needs to cross. But the readers also need to help. (Ages 2-5 years)

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild - a hilarious tiger story

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown. What happens when Mr. Tiger wants to have some fun! Find out in this popular children’s book.

The illustrations are whimsical and excellent. They perfectly capture the mood of the situation. In the end, everyone is happy. Kindergarteners can read this story with little help. (Ages 2-5 years)

The Tiptoeing Tiger - a preschooler book

The Tiptoeing Tiger takes a fun game of children a notch further. Pretty soon kids would go, “tiptoe, tiptoe,.. roar!”

No one is scared of the little tiger. So he sets out on tiptoe through the forest. But he does not have much luck scaring anyone. Would he give up or succeed? (Ages 3-7 years)

Secret Life of a Tiger - an adorable tiger storybook.

Secret Life of a Tiger is an adorable read for preschoolers and above. Tiger’s day is usual –  he takes care of a snake, chops salad, spends time with friends.

But the real adventure starts at sundown. And it is a secret. Find out what it is. (Ages 3-7 years)

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Augustus and His Smile by Catherine Rayner. Augustus the tiger is on a mission. He has lost his smile. Now he is out to find it. Under the bushes, atop a shiny tree – he is looking everywhere for it.

Read this fictional story with a beautiful ending. The illustrations are bright and colorful. (Ages 3-7 years)

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Tiger in Trouble! Meet Nitro, the tiger rescued and shifted to Carolina Tiger Rescue. But Nitro ends up losing his eye-sight in fever. Read the effort it took to help and provide Nitro with a new way of life.

Read many such true stories of animal rescue and rehabilitation. An informational book for Primary grades. (Ages 7-10 years)

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Everything Big Cats takes readers into the world of big cats. Read about their amazing smelling power (about 20 times more than human). Get information on ligers and tigons.

The book is big in size and full of amazing information. The pictures are real-life, big, and glossy. The animals are portrayed in the natural habitat. An interesting read for tweens. (Ages 8-12)

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Mission: Tiger Rescue is a nonfiction tiger book from National Geographic Kids. Read real-life tiger stories. Learn about their habitat and everyday challenges.

Middle graders would also learn about saving endangered animals. The ongoing effort on tiger care and rescue are sure to inspire the young ones. (Ages 10+)

Tiger activities for kids

Make learning about tiger fun and easy with these amazing hands on activities.

Keep your preschooler or kindergartener easy with these easy tiger crafts from These are simple enough and most of these just needs basic home stationaries. has some great tiger coloring pages for little ones. Check these out.

Build your child’s reading skills with tiger poetry from

Watch the fascinating Read-aloud of the the book Never Tickle A Tiger

curtesy: Storytime Anytime youtube channel