Books to Read to Celebrate the Year of the Tiger

By Caroline O'Connor | January 24 2022 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGiftBlog

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Start off the Year of the Tiger by reading stories that inspire independence and fearlessness in your life. Tigers are competitive, ambitious, and courageous. Though they desire to win, they seek justice in the process. While past years centered around thoughtfulness and curiosity, this year, find strength and growth for the months ahead through these Lunar New Year reads.


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Six Starred Reviews!Shelf Awareness Best Children's Book of 2019A 2019 New York Public Library Best Book for Kids
$17.99 US
May 21, 2019
9 x 11
40 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Age 4-6 years

(Newbery Medal Winner)
WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL • WINNER OF THE ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWould you make a deal with a magical tiger? This uplifting story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.
$17.99 US
Jan 28, 2020
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
304 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 8-12 years

A Novel
Three generations of Taiwanese American women are haunted by the myths of their homeland in this spellbinding, corporeal debut about one family's queer desires, violent impulses, and buried secrets.LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE - "Epic and intimate at once, Bestiary brings myth to visceral life. K-Ming Chang's talent exposes what is hidden inside us. She makes magic on the page." --Julia Phillips, author of Disappearing Earth
$17.00 US
Jun 01, 2021
5-3/16 x 8
288 Pages
One World

A Novel
"Belongs on a shelf all of its own." --NPR"Revolutionary...A visionary addition to American literature." - Minneapolis Star TribuneAn electric debut novel set against the twilight of the American gold rush, two siblings are on the run in an unforgiving landscape -- trying not just to survive but to find a home.
$18.00 US
Apr 06, 2021
5-1/8 x 8
336 Pages
Riverhead Books

A woman confronts the scars of her past in order to embrace her true identity in this stunning debut by Lyn Liao Butler.
$17.00 US
Jul 06, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
352 Pages

Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • An exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American. • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER “A classic, for a reason.” —Celeste Ng, bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere and Our Missing Hearts, via TwitterAs a girl, Kingston lives in two confounding worlds: the California to which her parents have immigrated and the China of her mother’s “talk stories.” The fierce and wily women warriors of her mother’s tales clash jarringly with the harsh reality of female oppression out of which they come. Kingston’s sense of self emerges in the mystifying gaps in these stories, which she learns to fill with stories of her own. A warrior of words, she forges fractured myths and memories into an incandescent whole, achieving a new understanding of her family’s past and her own present.
$17.00 US
Apr 23, 1989
5-3/16 x 8
224 Pages

An Animal Poem for Each Day of the Year
A lavishly illustrated collection of 366 animal poems—one for every day of the year! The perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or end of the day.Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 animal poems—one for every day of the year. Filled with favorites and new discoveries written by a wide variety of poets, including William Blake, Christina Rosetti, Carl Sandburg, Grace Nichols, Matsuo Basho, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Lewis Carroll, Emily Dickinson, and many more. This is the perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or end of the day.
$40.00 US
Oct 19, 2021
9-3/4 x 10-13/16
328 Pages
Candlewick Press
Age 3-7 years