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Suggested Reading

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  • Alphie, A Yellowstone Wolf Pup by Brian A. Connolly with sketches by George Bumann.
    Filled with wolf facts and sketches that offers an accessible introduction to wolves for kids and adults.
  • Arctic Wolf: The High Arctic by Laura DeLallo
    Suitable for age 7 and up Introduces Arctic wolves, examines the mystery of how they survive the extreme cold of an Arctic winter, and discusses how they hunt, communicate, and raise their babies
  • Discovering Wolves, Revised 2017 By Corliss Kareson, Nancy Field Discovering
    Wolves investigates current research and wolf-human conflicts in addition to the natural history of wolves. This book is filled with children activities, great for teachers and those looking for ideas to teach children about wolves. Click to purchase
  • Gray Wolf Pup (Smithsonian Wild Heritage Collection) by Doe Boyle
    Age 5-8 Gray Wolf Pup discovers the consequence of disobedience when he wanders beyond the boundaries of his pack and becomes lost on the tundra.
  • Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten by Trisha Speed Shaskan (author), Gerald Claude Guerlais (Illustrator) (2014)
    Children’s book. The famous story as told from the wolf’s point of view.
  • Jade Lost in Yellowstone by Michelle Caffrey - Based on the true story as told in the widely acclaimed Bring Jade Home, this beautifully illustrated children’s edition follows a lost Australian shepherd as she encounters grizzlies, wolves, bison, and other hazards in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park.
  • Jack the Cat - The Yellowstone Adventure by Wendi Schuller - This delightful book follows Jack Jack the Cat on his adventure through Yellowstone Park. He meets friendly and not-so-friendly inhabitants on his journey to be reunited with his family.
  • Legend of the White Wolf by Max Anderson – suitable for boys age 8-12.  The story brings two young adventurous boys to real life, portraying the wolf in a positive light. The author exposes several issues including the wisdom of Native Americans culture and the constant danger of wolves due to poaching.
  • North American Wolves by Barbara K. Parker
    Age 8 and up Examines the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of the gray wolf and the red wolf.
  • One Wolf Howls by Scotti Cohn
    This adventurous children s book uses the months of the year and the numbers 1 through 12 to introduce children to the behavior of wolves in natural settings.
  • The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas's (author) and Helen Oxenbury's (illustrator) (1997)
    Children’s book. A witty and skewed version of the traditional tale.
  • The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Bob Hartman  (author), Tim Raglin (illustrator) (2004)
    Children’s book. A fun twist on the Boy Who Cried Wolf.
  • Trumpet the Miracle Wolf Pup and its companion book, Trumpet the Miracle Wolf Pup Grows Up by Leokadia George
    These are delightful books, suitable for very young children (under age 8).  Inspired by true events, the books tell the story of Trumpet, a very endangered Mexican wolf born at the Wolf Conservation Center, Salem, NY.  The author is planning a sequel to these books but in the meantime, you can see photos of Trumpet as an adult at
  • Wolf Song by Mary Bevis
    Suitable for age 5 and up A touching tale of a young girl who learns to appreciate the beauty and wonder of wolves, Wolf Song is a perfect book for any child learning to love nature and the great outdoors.
  • ZooBooks: Wolves by John Bonnet Wexo
    Age 9 and up Wolves have varied reputations-as cowardly thieves, as loyal packmates, as fairy tale villains. See what real characteristics these survivors have in common with the domestic dog-and what traits are uniquely their own.


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