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Be sure to add these picture books about wolves to your upcoming animal studies. They also go great with a forest habitat study.
Whether you’re studying animals and habitats or you’re looking for picture books to accompany your favorite literature selections, these wolf books for kids are a great place to start.
These books make a great addition to your Little Red Riding Hood unit studies. I’ve got a huge collection of Little Red Riding Hood themed activities on the site. Be sure to check them out.
Picture Books About Wolves
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of wolf books that kids of all ages will enjoy.
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Wolf Camp – Homer is a dog . . . but he also secretly fancies himself part wolf. So when an invitation to attend WOLF CAMP (“Where every dog can live as a wolf for a week”) falls out of his kibble bag one morning, he’s determined to go.
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! – In this hysterical and clever fracture fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young readers will finally hear the other side of the story of “The Three Little Pigs.”
Wish – Exploring the loving relationship between a wolf and pup, this beautifully designed picture book is certain to become a bedtime favorite.
Wolf’s Coming!– As a distant howl echoes through the forest, animals quickly stop what they’re doing and run for home. Look out―Wolf’s coming! As the shadowy figure gets closer and closer and the day draws to a close, the animals shut the door, pull the shades, and turn out the lights. Soon the wolf’s glowing eyes appear at the window and the front door opens . . .
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig – When it comes time for the three little wolves to go out into the world and build themselves a house, their mother warns them to beware the big bad pig. But the little wolves’ increasingly sturdy dwellings are no match for the persistent porker, who has more up his sleeve than huffing and puffing.
Peter and the Wolf – This beloved fairy tale, with music by Sergei Prokofiev, tells of how the courageous Peter and his animal friends – the bird, the duck, and the cat – set out to capture a ravenous wolf.
Little Wolf’s First Howling – Some may favor the proper way to howl, but what if you have a song in your heart that needs to come out? A delightful, disarmingly funny tale for little and big wolves everywhere.
My Lucky Day – When a delicious-looking piglet knocks on Mr. Fox’s door “accidentally,” the fox can hardly believe his good luck. It’s not every day that dinner just shows up on your doorstep. It must be his lucky day! Or is it?
Little Wolf’s First Howling – A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?
Little Wolf’s Song – Even though Little Wolf’s mom, dad, sister, and brothers all have their own special song, he can only manage a poor, pitiful squeak. His siblings tease him: “A wolf who can’t howl is no wolf at all!” But one snowy day, Little Wolf finds himself lost and alone in the woods—and underneath a glistening, perfect full moon, he discovers his own special, beautiful voice.
Wolf Crunch – Harry the wolf loves scaring the other animals with his big teeth. He scares the sheep, the rabbits, and the bear cubs, but when he hears something in the bushes, he’s afraid the mama bear is going to get him! But it turns out it’s only his wolf buddies who want to give him a scare for a change!
The Wolf’s Song – A story of a lonely wolf, who learns he is not alone. And that there are others in the world who understand, he was never meant to be alone.
The Wolf’s Chicken Stew – The wolf loves to eat more than anything in the world and one day he has a terrible craving for chicken stew. He spots a chicken who seems just right, but then he thinks how much more stew there will be if he fattens her up before dining himself. So he goes home and begins to cook all kinds of scrumptious food for the chicken to eat. A big surprise is in store for the wolf when he finally visits Mrs. Chicken to collect his meal.
Wolf! – Wolf is befuddled when he encounters a group of animals that completely ignores him and his antics because they are engrossed in reading, which prompts him to learn to read and to share his love of reading with all his new friends.
Big Wolf & Little Wolf – Big Wolf lives alone under a tree at the top of a hill. He is alone, but happy. One day, another wolf arrives: a little wolf. Without a word, Little Wolf sits down next to Big Wolf. He stays all night and all the next day. At first, Big Wolf is suspicious and worried that Little Wolf will grow bigger and become a rival…