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Wolf Picture Books for ages 4 -6:


 

Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman – Helen Hoover   Beautiful heartwarming story of a wolf, a deer, a

squirrel, and a chickadee who work together to bring help to an injured woodsman. A classic Christmas tale

with a message of peace, tolerance, and kindness.

Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, by Emma Bland Smith. This book tells the story of Oregon’s famous
wolf, Journey, as followed by the little girl who won the contest to name him.

Little Wolf's First Howling, by Laura McGee Kvasnosky. Practice makes perfect, as a wolf pup learns to howl
by imitating his father.

Lobos: A Wolf Family Returns to the Wild, by Brenda Peterson. The story of one family of Mexican gray
wolves being released from captivity into the wild.

The Wolves are Back – Jeanne Craigshead Beautifully illustrated book telling the story of the wolves return to Yellowstone.

Together, We Are Family, by Kelly M. Condon. For younger children, gorgeous illustrations of various aspects of wolf family life, with accompanying text.

We are Wolves – Molly Grooms and Lucia Guarnotta Delightful story of two wolf pups learning from their Uncle Wolf what it means to be a wolf.

Walk with a Wolf – Janni Howker An intimate glimpse into the wolf’s wintry world. Includes CD reading of the book

Wolf Island, by Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read. The account of a wolf family in the Great Bear Rainforest, with beautiful photographs of the wolves and their habitat.

 

Wolf Pups Join the Pack, a publication of the American Museum of Natural History.  Wolf pups' first year, focusing on both their physical and social development. 

 

Wolf Watch – Kay Winters Sweet story of a wolf family watching over their pups and the den

2nd - 4th Grade Reading

A Wolf Called Wander – Rosanne Perry, 2019 A fictional story inspired by the Oregon’s wolf OR7. The events are

based on the lives of real wolves in the wild. A story of family, courage and survival.  Grades 3 - 7

Call of the Wolf – Denver Bryan 2005 Includes CD of wolf howls Stunning, comprehensive photographic portrait

answering the most commonly asked questions

Discovering Wolves – Nancy Field and Corliss karasov 1991 Venturing into the world of wolves with 18 fun activities

Face to Face with Wolves – Jim and Judy Brandenburg 2008 Learn about wolves through the stunning photos of

Jim Brandenburg.


The Call of the Wolves – Jim Murphy Story of a young wolf who is separated from his pack during a caribou hunt but is eventually

reunited.  Grades 2 - 5

Wolf Stories - Myths and True Life Tales from Around the World  - Susan Strauss  1994  A wonderful collection of both true and legends that portray the wolf not as a villain but a wise, resourceful and intelligent character. Companion CD available  Grades 4 - 6

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Wolves – James Maclaine 2013 Easy to read – full color photographs on the main wolf topics

Books for Grades  5 - 8

Call of the Wolf – Denver Bryan 2005 Includes CD of wolf howls Stunning, comprehensive photographic
portrait answering the most commonly asked questions

Face to Face with Wolves – Jim and Judy Brandenburg 2008 Learn about wolves through the stunning
photos of Jim Brandenburg.

Julie of the Wolves – Jean Craighead George 2016 Newbery Medal–winning classic fiction based on
factual information. About an Eskimo girl lost on the Alaskan tundra – third of a trilogy: Julie (1994) and
Julie's Wolf Pack (1998).   Ages 10 and up

Journey – the Amazing Story of OR7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History – Beckie Elgin 2017  Follows OR7’s trail as he ventured across the landscape in search of a mate    Middle school readers
Mission: Wolf Rescue – National Geographic Meet real-life wolves and learn about their habitats, challenges, and successes, plus learn how you can take action and save these amazing endangered creatures.  Grades 5 - 6
 
 
High School - Adult
A Wolf Called Romeo - Nick Jans  The unlikely true story of a six year friendship between a wild and gentle
black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska
American Wolf - Nate Blakeslee  Follows the saga of 06, a famous Yellowstone wolf - also a story of the
challenges  to wolf recovery
 
Among Wolves - Gordon Haber  filled with wolf stories as observed over a 40 year period of observing wolves
in Alaska - includes the politics of wolves in Alaska

Decade of the Wolf – Douglas Smith and Gary Ferguson   2012 – recounts the years since the wolves’ return to
Yellowstone. Includes individual portraits of Yellowstone’s wolves.

In the Temple of Wolves - Rick Lamplugh  A journal of the author's first winter in Yellowstone researching wolves
The Rise of Wolf 8 - Rick McIntyre    Follows the story of a lesser known Yellowstone wolf: wolf 8 - told by Yellowstone's most steadfast and famous wolf watcher - a wonderful story teller

Wolf Nation – the Life, Death and Return of Wild American Wolves, Brenda Peterson 2017 Excellent account of the 300 year history of wild wolves in America.