Tiger Tracks

Mysterious and powerful, tigers prowl their forest homelands and trail the pages of these books.

Tigers

By Peter Murray

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A good choice for upper elementary students who want to learn more about these fascinating animals.
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The Dancing Tiger

By Malachy Doyle

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"This magical, tender tale about a girl, a tiger and a great-grandmother is a joyous dance through the changing seasons. From the moment the book is opened, we are invited into woodland suffused with moonlight and, as the tiger's story is revealed in all its beautiful simplicity, we are left pondering the power of the imagination, the importance of self-expression and the special nature of a relationship across the generations."
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Close Your Eyes

By Kate Banks

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"Dark is just the other side of light. It's what comes before dreams."
Mother tiger soothes her cub who doesn't want to go to sleep. A good choice to share with young ones in the tradition of The Runaway Bunny.

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Riding the Tiger

By Eve Bunting

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This tiger ride is no flight of fun fantasy and is for older readers. A new boy in town decides to hang with a swaggering tiger until he realizes the animal is more terrifying than magnificent. Danny realizes it's much harder to get off the tiger's back than to get on. This book presents an allegory for gang involvement.
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Sam and the Tigers

By Julius Lester

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An old trickster story is refreshed with new words and illustrations for the fun of today's young audiences.
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The Story of Little Babaji

By Helen Bannerman; illustrated by Fred Marcellino

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Little Babaji's encounters with fierce tigers in the forest ends with a satisfying pancake dinner for his family.
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Tigress

By Helen Crowcher

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A tigress and her cubs leave a game preserve to hunt. Villagers, upset by the loss of their livestock, want to poison the creatures, but the game warden has another solution.
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Brer Tiger and the Big Wind

By William Faulkner

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Greedily protecting his pear tree and spring from the other animals, Brer Tiger refuses to share until clever Brer Rabbit devises a plan to create a "big wind" that will blow in a lesson about generosity.
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Tiger Soup: An Anansi Story from Jamaica

By Frances Temple

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After tricking Tiger into leaving the coconut-mango soup he has been cooking, Anansi the spider eats the soup himself and manages to put the blame on the monkeys.
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A Tiger Cub Grows Up

By Joan Hewett

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Tara is a very cute newborn Bengal tiger who grows up and learns to live with the adult tigers at the wild animal park.

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