Your Tu Books holiday book-buying guide

Hanukkah is in full swing, and Christmas is right around the corner. Thinking about getting a book for that teen or kid in your life? Or for the adult YA reader in your life (you are welcome in this no-judgement zone; we love YA too!). Don’t forget to include Tu Books in those plans! Here are a few examples of people you’re looking to find a gift for.

For the reader looking for comedy (sometimes light, sometimes a little morbid):

Cat Girl's Day OffGalaxyGames-FinalFront

For the teen looking for something with an edge:

Diverse EnergiesWolf Mark front cover FINALTankborn-Cover-Final

For the middle-grade reader or young teen looking for a “clean” read:

Summer of the MariposasCat Girl's Day OffGalaxyGames-FinalFront

For fans of folklore and fairy tales:

Summer of the Mariposas

For fans of science fiction, especially technology and space-related:


For fans of Twilight:

Wolf Mark front cover FINAL

For fans of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Chicago:

Cat Girl's Day Off


Got any other kinds of readers in your life that need a Tu Book recommendation? Ask away in the comments!

3 thoughts on “Your Tu Books holiday book-buying guide

  1. Hi!

    Do you have any chapter books for a third grade girl.? My granddaughter is of mixed race, and SO many books for her age are about white kids.


    1. Hi Sheila,

      Galaxy Games would be great for her, if she likes space adventures and sports. Summer of the Mariposas is written at a junior high school level, so it depends on how high her reading level is, but there’s nothing in it that would make a middle reader blush. Other than those, we don’t currently have chapter books in the Tu imprint, but you should definitely check out Lee and Low‘s offerings on the realism side, because they have several she might like. Also, if you haven’t seen my booklists yet, try those: It’s not exactly a huge list, but I don’t publish early chapter books—just middle grade and young adults—so I haven’t kept up with other publishers’ chapter books quite as thoroughly as I have older age groups (see my other Pinterest boards for middle grade recommendations).

      Hope that helps!

      1. Thanks, Stacy! Somehow the holidays were so hectic, I am just reading your suggestions now. I did find some cute, suitable books for my granddaughter, and I will now look into your books, too. My daughter is a middle school (7th and 8th grade) librarian and she’ll be happy to hear about your recommendations.

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