The Best Books About Or Featuring Wolves

“What are the best books about or featuring Wolves?” We looked at 343 of the top Wolf books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 37 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Wolf” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 300+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 37 Best Wolf Books



37 .) A Wolf Called Romeo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Destination Wildlife
  • Wolf

The unlikely true story of a six-year friendship between a wild, oddly gentle black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska No stranger to wildlife, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years. But when one evening at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view not far from his doorstep, Nick would finally come to know this mystical species—up close as never before. A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus. At first the people of Juneau were guarded, torn between shoot first, ask questions later instincts and curiosity. But as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch with local dogs, or simply lie near Nick and nap under the sun, they came to accept Romeo, and he them. For Nick it was about trying to understand Romeo, then it was about winning his trust, and ultimately it was about watching over him, for as long as he or anyone could. Written with a deft hand and a searching heart, A Wolf Called Romeo is an unforgettable tale of a creature who defied nature and thus gave humans a chance to understand it a little more.

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36 .) Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) written by Patricia Briggs

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Ranker

Anna never knew werewolves existed, until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’s learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. Then Charles Cornick, the enforcer—and son—of the leader of the North American werewolves, came into her life.

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35 .) Decade of the Wolf: Returning the Wild to Yellowstone written by Douglas W. Smith

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wolf

“In Decade of the Wolf, project leader Douglas W. Smith and acclaimed nature writer Gary Ferguson describe the journey of thirty-one Canadian gray wolves that were released in 1995 and 1996 into Yellowstone National Park and the people who faithfully followed them. With recently updated poignant details about the lives of these animals, including moving stories about survival and family dynamics, Decade of the Wolf serves to mark the end of the opening act of this inspired, often tumultuous tale of preservation. The wolves have not only survived but completely changed the ecosystem, spilling a fresh measure of wildness across the world’s first national park.

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34 .) Dreaming of Wolves written by Alan E. Sparks

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wolf

Part travelogue, part memoir, part natural and cultural history, “Dreaming of Wolves” presents a unique and thought-provoking story of adventure. Through a series of entertaining vignettes and informative essays, the author paints an extraordinary portrait of the lives of wolves, of the researchers who study them, and of the rural people with whom they have coexisted for centuries in a remote mountainous region of Eastern Europe – an exotic land that has remained largely untouched by modern trends and undiscovered by western travelers. Whether joining the narrator as he tracks wolves through the deep snows and dense forests of the Carpathian Mountains, or fends off belligerent shepherd dogs, or journeys through history to discover the real Dracula, the reader learns a remarkable amount of fascinating information about wolves, about the history and folklore of Romania, and about traditional rural life in the mountain villages of Transylvania. The story is written in an understated voice that is at once honest and humorous, deriving from events perceived with a keen and sensitive eye. The book presents several sub-themes – such as the benefits of conserving wilderness, the joy of discovering self through the pursuit of dreams, and an unusual perspective on the nature of time and consciousness – all of which are woven smoothly into the fabric of a well-told story.

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33 .) Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves, #1) written by Jean Craighead George

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wolf

To her small Eskimo village, she is known as Miyax; to her friend in San Francisco, she is Julie. When her life in the village becomes dangerous, Miyax runs away, only to find herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness.

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32 .) Julie’s Wolf Pack (Julie of the Wolves, #3) written by Jean Craighead George

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wolf

The compelling drama that began with the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves continues–this time from the perspective of the wolves themselves.

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31 .) Lone Wolf written by Jodi Picoult

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Ranker

On an icy winter night, a terrible accident forces a family divided to come together and make a fateful decision. Cara, once protected by her father, Luke, is tormented by a secret that nobody knows. Her brother, Edward, has secrets of his own. He has kept them hidden, but now they may come to light, and if they do, Cara will be devastated. Their mother, Georgie, was never able to compete with her ex-husband’s obsessions, and now, his fate hangs in the balance and in the hands of her children. With conflicting motivations and emotions, what will this family decide? And will they be able to live with that decision, after the truth has been revealed? What happens when the hope that should sustain a family is the very thing tearing it apart?

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30 .) Lone Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, #1) written by Kathryn Lasky

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Ranker

A wolf mother has given birth, but the warm bundle snuffling next to her brings only anguish. The pup, otherwise healthy, has a twisted leg, and the mother knows what the harsh code of the pack demands. Her pup will be taken from her and abandoned on a desolate hill. The pack cannot have weakness – the wolf mother knows that her pup is condemned to die.

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29 .) Promise of the Wolves (Wolf Chronicles, #1) written by Dorothy Hearst

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wolf

Set 14,000 years ago in what is now Southern Europe, Promise of the Wolves is told from the point of view of Kaala, a young wolf born of a forbidden, mixed-blood litter. An outcast after her mother is exiled, Kaala struggles to earn her place in her pack. But her world is turned upside down when she rescues a human girl from drowning. Kaala and her young packmates begin hunting and playing with humans—risking expulsion from their pack and banishment from their home in the Wide Valley.

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28 .) The Big Bad Wolf

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Slap Happy Larry

Missy Roper’s fantasies have revolved around Graham Winters since the moment they met. But the imposing leader of the Silverback werewolf clan always seemed oblivious to Missy’s existence. At least he Lupine law decrees that every Alpha must have a mate, and all Graham’s instincts tell him that the sensual, beguiling Missy is his. Trouble is, Missy is human?every delectable inch of her. Convincing his clan that she’s his destined mate, and keeping her safe from his enemies, will be the biggest challenge Graham has ever faced. And now that he is determined to have her?as his lover and as his mate?Missy’s world is changing in ways she never imagined?

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27 .) The Jungle Book written by Rudyard Kipling

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Guardian
  • Wolf

The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling’s philosophy of life is expressed in miniature. They are best known for the ‘Mowgli’ stories; the tale of a baby abandoned and brought up by wolves, educated in the ways and secrets of the jungle by Kaa the python, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the black panther. The stories, a mixture of fantasy, myth, and magic, are underpinned by Kipling’s abiding preoccupation with the theme of self-discovery, and the nature of the ‘Law’.

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26 .) The Killing of Wolf Number Ten: The True Story written by Thomas McNamee

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wolf

A killer. A manhunt. The triumph of justice and of the wolf. The greatest event in Yellowstone history. Greater Yellowstone was the last great truly intact ecosystem in the temperate zones of the earth—until, in the 1920s, U.S. government agents exterminated its top predator, the gray wolf. With traps and rifles, even torching pups in their dens, the killing campaign was entirely successful. The howl of the “evil” wolf was heard no more. The “good” animals—elk, deer, bison—proliferated, until they too had to be “managed.” Two decades later, recognizing that ecosystems lacking their keystone predators tend to unravel, the visionary naturalist Aldo Leopold called for the return of the wolf to Yellowstone. It would take another fifty years for his vision to come true. In the early 1990s, as the movement for Yellowstone wolf restoration gained momentum, rage against it grew apace. When at last, in February 1995, fifteen wolves were trapped in Alberta and brought to acclimation pens in Yellowstone, even then legal and political challenges continued. There was also a lot of talk in the bars about “shoot, shovel, and shut up.” While the wolves’ enemies worked to return them to Canada, the biologists in charge of the project feared that the wolves might well return on their own. Once they were released, two packs remained in the national park, but one bore only one pup and the other none. The other, comprising Wolves Nine and Ten and Nine’s yearling daughter, disappeared. They were in fact heading home.

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25 .) The Last Wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Rain Forest written by Ian McAllister

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wolf

“As if appearing in a dream, a stream of wolves emerged from the forest edge.” So begins this exhilarating journey to one of the planet’s most spectacular regions—Canada’s North Pacific coast, our largest intact temperate Rain Forest and one of the last places where wolves live wild and undisturbed. Award-winning writer and wildlife photographer Ian McAllister draws from his intimate observations of more than forty wolf packs along this rugged coastline over a seventeen-year period in this first-ever documentation of their fascinating, complex way of life. In a compelling narrative and more than 100 stunning photographs, McAllister captures these majestic animals fishing for salmon, stalking seals hauled out on rocks, playing on the beach, and raising their families. The Last Wild Wolves also describes the work of scientists whose recent findings have corroborated McAllister’s own observations and the traditional knowledge gleaned by First Nations people over centuries—that these wolves are genetically distinct; unlike other wolves, they subsist on coastal prey and swim from island to island in their archipelago home. The Last Wild Wolves is a remarkable portrait of the unique lives of island wolves and an eloquent expression of just how much is at stake in their preservation.

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24 .) The Last Wolf

Lists It Appears On:

  • Scottish Book Trust
  • Wolf

For three days out of thirty, when the moon is full and her law is iron, the Great North Pack must be wild. If she returns to her Pack, the stranger will die. But if she stays… Silver Nilsdottir is at the bottom of her Pack’s social order, with little chance for a decent mate and a better life. Until the day a stranger stumbles into their territory, wounded and beaten, and Silver decides to risk everything on Tiberius Leveraux. But Tiberius isn’t all he seems, and in the fragile balance of the Pack and wild, he may tip the destiny of all wolves…

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23 .) The Loop written by Nicholas Evans

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wolf

Helen Ross is a 29-year-old biologist, sent into a hostile place to protect the wolves from those who seek to destroy them. She struggles for survival and for self-esteem, embarking on a love affair with the 18-year-old son of her most powerful opponent, brutal and charismatic rancher, Buck Calder.

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22 .) The Ninemile Wolves written by Rick Bass

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wolf

One of Rick Bass’s most widely respected works of natural history, The Ninemile Wolves follows the fate of a modern wolf pack, the first known group of wolves to attempt to settle in Montana outside protected national park territory. The wolf inspires hatred, affection, myth, fear, and pity; its return polarizes the whole of the West — igniting the passions of cattle ranchers and environmentalists, wildlife biologists and hunters. One man’s vigorous, emotional inquiry into the proper relationship between man and nature, The Ninemile Wolves eloquently advocates wolf reintroduction in the West. In a new preface, Bass discusses the enduring lessons of the Ninemile story.

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21 .) The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness written by Mark Rowlands

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wolf

This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his well-traveled wolf. After acquiring Brenin as a cub, it quickly became apparent that Brenin was never to be left alone, as the consequences to Mark’s house and its contents were dire. As a result, Brenin and Mark went everywhere together—from classroom lecture to Ireland, England, and France. More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person, and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to re-evaluate his attitude to love, happiness, nature and death. By turns funny (what do you do when your wolf eats your air-conditioning unit?) and poignant, this life-affirming book will make you reappraise what it means to be human.

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20 .) The Predator Paradox: Ending the War with Wolves, Bears, Cougars, and Coyotes

Lists It Appears On:

  • Softonic
  • Wolf

An expert in wildlife management tells the stories of those who are finding new ways for humans and mammalian predators to coexist. Stories of backyard bears and cat-eating coyotes are becoming increasingly common—even for people living in non-rural areas. Farmers anxious to protect their sheep from wolves aren’t the only ones concerned: suburbanites and city dwellers are also having more unwanted run-ins with mammalian predators. And that might not be a bad thing. After all, our government has been at war with wildlife since 1914, and the death toll has been tremendous: federal agents kill a combined ninety thousand wolves, bears, coyotes, and cougars every year, often with dubious biological effectiveness. Only recently have these species begun to recover. Given improved scientific understanding and methods, can we continue to slow the slaughter and allow populations of mammalian predators to resume their positions as keystone species? As carnivore populations increase, however, their proximity to people, pets, and livestock leads to more conflict, and we are once again left to negotiate the uneasy terrain between elimination and conservation. In The Predator Paradox, veteran wildlife management expert John Shivik argues that we can end the war while still preserving and protecting these key species as fundamental components of healthy ecosystems. By reducing almost sole reliance on broad scale “death from above” tactics and by incorporating nonlethal approaches to managing wildlife—from electrified flagging to motion-sensor lights—we can dismantle the paradox, have both people and predators on the landscape, and ensure the long-term survival of both. As the boundary between human and animal habitat blurs, preventing human-wildlife conflict depends as much on changing animal behavior as on changing our own perceptions, attitudes, and actions.

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19 .) The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone

Lists It Appears On:

  • Softonic
  • Wolf

The inside account of the environmental story of the decade Early in this century, U.S. government agents trapped, poisoned, or shot every wolf they could track down in and around Yellowstone National Park. By 1926, not one wolf was left alive. After generations of struggle between the wolf’s friends and foes, the wolf was returned to Yellowstone in January of 1995. Thomas McNamee chronicles the drama of the reintroduction, the political machinations behind it, and the harrowing details of the wolves’ own lives. In his telling, it is easy to see why this saga has stirred the imagination of a nation.

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18 .) The Three Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig

Lists It Appears On:

  • Slap Happy Larry
  • Wolf

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. It takes a chance encounter with a flamingo pushing a wheelbarrow full of flowers to provide a surprising and satisfying solution to the little wolves’ housing crisis. Eugene Trivizas’s hilarious text and Helen Oxenbury’s enchanting watercolors have made this delightfully skewed version of the traditional tale a contemporary classic.

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17 .) The Wolf: The Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species written by L. David Mech

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wolf

A fine, comprehensive survey of the ecology and habits of the wolf – his food, habitat, hunting, mating, social behavior and much more. Written in non-technical language, the book sets down just about everything that we know about this beautiful and – propaganda aside – shy animal, who, authorities agree, has never in this country attacked a man

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16 .) The Wolves Are Back written by Jean Craighead George

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wolf

Two renowned children’s book creators teamed up to make this stirring picture book that tells the story of how, over a century, wolves were persecuted in the United States and nearly became extinct. Gradually reintroduced, they are thriving again in the West, much to the benefit of the ecosystem. This book will teach a new generation to appreciate the grace, dignity, and value of wolves as it promotes awareness of the environment’s delicate balance. Paired with gorgeous paintings by landscape artist Wendell Minor, Jean Craighead George’s engaging text will inspire people of all ages to care about the protection of endangered species.

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15 .) The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (The Wolves Chronicles, #1) written by Joan Aiken

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian

Wicked wolves and a grim governess threaten Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia when Bonnie’s parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage. Left in the care of the cruel Miss Slighcarp, the girls can hardly believe what is happening to their once happy home. The servants are dismissed, the furniture is sold, and Bonnie and Sylvia are sent to a prison-like orphan school. It seems as if the endless hours of drudgery will never cease.

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14 .) Three Among the Wolves: A Couple and Their Dog Live a Year with Wolves in the Wild written by Helen Thayer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wolf

Three Among the Wolves is a highly readable true-life adventure tale combined with a fascinating natural history of the wolf. Helen and Bill Thayer, accompanied by their part-wolf, mostly Husky dog, Charlie, set out on foot to live among wild wolf packs — first in the Canadian Yukon and then in the Arctic. They eventually set up camp within 100 feet of a wolf den, and are greeted with apprehension at first. They establish trust over time, because the wolves accept Charlie as the alpha male of the newly arrived “pack.”

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13 .) Wolf: Legend, Enemy, Icon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Scottish Book Trust
  • Wolf

A passionate look at one of the most fascinating animals in the world. Throughout history, wolves have fascinated, inspired and terrified people around the world. Fierce, loyal, tribal and intelligent, these animals are the subject of this intimate portrait. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, the author weaves together ancient legends, up-to-date science, historical writings and personal observations. With penetrating photography by Daniel J. Cox, the result is a magnificent, passionate and powerful story of an animal worth understanding and preserving. Chapters include: * Early Myths and Legends — stories that record the earliest human-wolf encounters * Part of the Pack — how wolves work together to hunt, for protection and to take care of the young * Legendary Predator — how wolves organize the hunt and select their prey * Warriors and Wolves — how, from ancient times, wolves have been role models for warriors * Shamans and Shape shifters — how wolves have been seen as a great source of power and healing * Predator Becomes Prey — how humans have hunted wolves beyond all reason or need * At the Edge Again — what the future holds for this magnificent animal. Wolf blends natural science, history and folklore to explore the fascination with one of the most complex creatures in the world. The book reveals how humans have interacted with wolves, from the earliest creation myths to current attempts to restore near-extinct populations.

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12 .) Wolf: Spirit of the Wild – A Celebration of Wolves in Word and Image

Lists It Appears On:

  • Destination Wildlife
  • Wolf

This handsome new book presents the wolf in fact, fiction, legend, folklore, and art, pairing outstanding color photographs and art reproductions with excerpts from writings about wolves. The photos are the work of well-known nature and outdoor photographers, and the writings include observations by field biologists…and fiction, poetry, and folk legends from many lands….has much to teach about the habits and unique social structure of wolves and also raises important questions about the issue of the preservation of the wolf…and its reintroduction to former habitats….will be hailed by wolf enthusiasts and is recommended wherever interest warrants.

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11 .) Wolves at Our Door: The Extraordinary Story of the Couple Who Lived with Wolves written by Jim Dutcher

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Softonic

A lyrical and revealing memoir of living with wolves, from the creators of the Emmy Award winning Discovery Channel documentary. For centuries, wolves have haunted the human imagination. It has been accepted as conventional wisdom that they are savage predators, creatures of nightmare. Determined to overcome such misconceptions, Jim and Jamie Dutcher spent six years in a tented camp on the edge of Idaho’s wilderness, living with and filming a pack of wolves. Now, in this lyrical memoir, the Dutchers share their experience of life among these intelligent and elusive animals. By socializing with the pack from the time they were pups, the Dutchers were able to gain the wolves’ trust and observe their behavior in a way that few people ever have. What they witnessed was remarkable: a complex nature oriented toward family life and strong social bonds. Wolves at Our Door is much more than a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Dutchers’ Emmy Award-winning Discovery Channel documentary. It is the story of two people brought together by their devotion to wildlife and held together by their belief in each other. It is about their struggle to keep the project alive amid marauding mountain lions, forest fires, subzero temperatures—and the never-ending storm of controversy that surrounds the wolf.

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10 .) Of Wolves and Men written by Barry Lopez

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • Wolf

Originally published in 1978, this classic exploration of humanity’s complex relationship with and understanding of wolves returns with a new afterword by the author. Humankind’s relationship with the wolf is based on a spectrum of responses running from fear to admiration and affection. Lopez’s classic, careful study won praise from a wide range of reviewers and went on to improve the way books about wild animals are written. Of Wolves and Men reveals the uneasy interaction between wolves and civilization over the centuries, and the wolf’s prominence in our thoughts about wild creatures. Drawing on an astonishing array of literature, history, science, and mythology as well as considerable personal experience with captive and free-ranging wolves, Lopez argues for the necessity of the wolf’s preservation and envelops the reader in its sensory world, creating a compelling picture of the wolf both as real animal and as imagined by man. A scientist might perceive the wolf as defined by research data, while an Eskimo hunter sees a family provider much like himself. For many Native Americans the wolf is also a spiritual symbol, a respected animal that can make both the individual and the community stronger. With irresistible charm and elegance, Of Wolves and Men celebrates scientific fieldwork, dispels folklore that has enabled the Western mind to demonize wolves, explains myths, and honors indigenous traditions, allowing us to further understand how this incredible animal has come to live so strongly in the human heart.

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9 .) Secret Go the Wolves written by R.D. Lawrence

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Softonic
  • Wolf

They were pathetic bundles of fur when naturalist R.D. Lawrence pulled them from the gory sack stowed in the Cree Indian’s canoe. Lawrence paid the Indian for the cubs and began an amazing adventure for Lawrence, his wife, and their dog.

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8 .) Shadow Mountain: A Memoir of Wolves, a Woman, and the Wild written by Renee Askins

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Softonic
  • Wolf

After forming an intense bond with Natasha, a wolf cub she raised as part of her undergraduate research, Renee Askins was inspired to found the Wolf Fund. As head of this grassroots organization, she made it her goal to restore wolves to Yellowstone National Park, where they had been eradicated by man over seventy years before. In this intimate account, Askins recounts her courageous fifteen-year campaign, wrangling along the way with Western ranchers and their political allies in Washington, enduring death threats, and surviving the anguish of illegal wolf slayings to ensure that her dream of restoring Yellowstone’s ecological balance would one day be realized. Told in powerful, first-person narrative, Shadow Mountain is the awe-inspiring story of her mission and her impassioned meditation on our connection to the wild.

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7 .) The Call of the Wild written by Jack London

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian
  • Wolf

First published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London’s masterpiece. Based on London’s experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondike.

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6 .) White Fang written by Jack London

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • Wolf

White Fang is part dog and part wolf, and the lone survivor of his family. In his lonely world, he soon learns to follow the harsh law of the North–kill or be killed. But nothing in White Fang’s life can prepare him for the cruel owner who turns him into a vicious killer. Will White Fang ever know the kindness of a gentle master?

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5 .) Wolf Brother (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, #1) written by Michelle Paver

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian
  • Wolf

Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. Only twelve-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined.

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4 .) Wolf Totem written by Jiang Rong

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Ranker
  • Wolf

An epic Chinese tale in the vein of The Last Emperor, Wolf Totem depicts the dying culture of the Mongols-the ancestors of the Mongol hordes who at one time terrorized the world-and the parallel extinction of the animal they believe to be sacred: the fierce and otherworldly Mongolian wolf Published under a pen name, Wolf Totem was a phenomenon in China, breaking all sales records there and earning the distinction of being the second most read book after Mao’s little red book. There has been much international excitement too-to date, rights have been sold in thirteen countries. Wolf Totem is set in 1960s China-the time of the Great Leap Forward, on the eve of the Cultural Revolution. Searching for spirituality, Beijing intellectual Chen Zhen travels to the pristine grasslands of Inner Mongolia to live among the nomadic Mongols-a proud, brave, and ancient race of people who coexist in perfect harmony with their unspeakably beautiful but cruel natural surroundings. Their philosophy of maintaining a balance with nature is the ground stone of their religion, a kind of cult of the wolf. The fierce wolves that haunt the steppes of the unforgiving grassland searching for food are locked with the nomads in a profoundly spiritual battle for survival-a life-and-death dance that has gone on between them for thousands of years. The Mongols believe that the wolf is a great and worthy foe that they are divinely instructed to contend with, but also to worship and to learn from. Chen’s own encounters with the otherworldly wolves awake a latent primitive instinct in him, and his fascination with them blossoms into obsession, then reverence.

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3 .) The Company of Wolves written by Peter Steinhart

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Softonic
  • The Guardian
  • Wolf

As wolves return to their old territory in Yellowstone National Park, their presence is reawakening passions as ancient as their tangled relations with human beings. This authoritative and eloquent book coaxes the wolf out from its camouflage of myth and reveals the depth of its kinship with humanity, which shares this animal’s complex complex social organization, intense family ties, and predatory streak.

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2 .) Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation written by L. David Mech

Lists It Appears On:

  • Destination Wildlife
  • Goodreads
  • Wolf
  • Wolf

Wolves are some of the world’s most charismatic and controversial animals, capturing the imaginations of their friends and foes alike. Highly intelligent and adaptable, they hunt and play together in close-knit packs, sometimes roaming over hundreds of square miles in search of food. Once teetering on the brink of extinction across much of the United States and Europe, wolves have made a tremendous comeback in recent years, thanks to legal protection, changing human attitudes, and efforts to reintroduce them to suitable habitats in North America. As wolf populations have rebounded, scientific studies of them have also flourished. But there hasn’t been a systematic, comprehensive overview of wolf biology since 1970. In Wolves, many of the world’s leading wolf experts provide state-of-the-art coverage of just about everything you could want to know about these fascinating creatures. Individual chapters cover wolf social ecology, behavior, communication, feeding habits and hunting techniques, population dynamics, physiology and pathology, molecular genetics, evolution and taxonomy, interactions with nonhuman animals such as bears and coyotes, reintroduction, interactions with humans, and conservation and recovery efforts. The book discusses both gray and red wolves in detail and includes information about wolves around the world, from the United States and Canada to Italy, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Israel, India, and Mongolia. Wolves is also extensively illustrated with black and white photos, line drawings, maps, and fifty color plates. Unrivalled in scope and comprehensiveness, Wolves will become the definitive resource on these extraordinary animals for scientists and amateurs alike. “An excellent compilation of current knowledge, with contributions from all the main players in wolf research. . . . It is designed for a wide readership, and certainly the language and style will appeal to both scientists and lucophiles alike. . . .

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1 .) Never Cry Wolf written by Farley Mowat

Lists It Appears On:

  • Destination Wildlife
  • Goodreads
  • Ranker
  • Softonic
  • Wolf

More than a half-century ago the naturalist Farley Mowat was sent to investigate why wolves were killing arctic caribou. Mowat’s account of the summer he lived in the frozen tundra alone — studying the wolf population and developing a deep affection for the wolves (who were of no threat to caribou or man) — is today celebrated as a classic of nature writing, at once a tale of remarkable adventures and indelible record of myths and magic of wolves.

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The 300+ Additional Best Books Featuring Wolves



# Books Authors Lists
38 A Companion to Wolves (Iskryne World, #1) Sarah Monette Goodreads
39 A Naturalist’s Guide to the Arctic Wolf
40
A New Era for Wolves and People: Wolf Recovery, Human Attitudes, and Policy
Wolf
41 A Sand County Almanac Wolf
42 A Wolf at the Door Ranker
43 A Wolf Story James Byron Huggins Goodreads
44
Alaska’s Wolf Man: The 1915-55 Wilderness Adventures of Frank Glaser
Wolf
45 American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West Nate Blakeslee Goodreads
46
Among Wolves: Gordon Haber’s Insights into Alaska’s Most Misunderstood Animal
Wolf
47 An Appeal to Save Life on Earth Wolf
48
Another Country: Journeying Toward the Cherokee Mountains
Wolf
49 Archaic Wolves Makayla Redmon Goodreads
50
Arctic Wild: The Remarkable True Story of One Couple’s Living Among the Wolves
Wolf
51 Baby wolf Ranker
52 Baree: The Story of a Wolf-Dog James Oliver Curwood Goodreads
53 Beauty and the big bad Wolf Ranker
54
Beyond Wolves: The Politics of Wolf Recovery and Management
Wolf
55 Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2) Patricia Briggs Goodreads
56 Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4) Patricia Briggs Goodreads
57 Bound by Fate (Moon Bound #1) Mandy Lou Dowson Goodreads
58
Buffalo Wolf: Predators, Prey, and the Politics of Nature
Wolf
59 Call of the wolf Ranker
60
Captive Wild: One Woman’s Adventure Living with Wolves
Wolf
61 Caribou and Wolves, the Endless Dance Wolf
62 Catch Me If You Can II Wolf
63 Cerberus: A Wolf in the Fold Ranker
64 Children of the wolf Ranker
65 Christmas in Yellowstone Wolf
66 Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves Wolf
67 Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo Wolf
68
Collared: Politics and Personalities in Oregon’s Wolf Country
Wolf
69
Comeback Wolves: Western Writers Welcome the Wolf Home
Wolf
70 Critters Up Close: Wolves (ages 0 – 5) Wolf
71 Cry Wild; The Story Of A Canadian Timber Wolf R.D. Lawrence Goodreads
72 Desert Solitaire Wolf
73
Dogs: A Startling New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior, & Evolution
Wolf
74
Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History
Softonic
75 Dracula Bram Stoker The Guardian
76 Echoes of Winter Dominique Goodall Goodreads
77
Ecology and Conservation of Wolves in a Changing World
Wolf
78
Everything You Need To Know About The Bizarre Genetics Of Werewolves
Slap Happy Larry
79 Face to Face with Wolves
Destination Wildlife
80 Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3) Patricia Briggs Goodreads
81
Far Traveler: A Teacher’s Companion to Red Wolf Recovery
Wolf
82 Fell (The Sight, #2) David Clement-Davies Goodreads
83 Fenrir Hella S. Haasse Goodreads
84 Firstborn Wolf
85
Following the Pack: The World of Wolf Research
Wolf
86 Following the Tundra Wolf Wolf
87 Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) Maggie Stiefvater Goodreads
88 Foster Fox (A 10,000 Lakes Tale) William D. Writer Goodreads
89
From gluttony to philandering, wolf synonymous with bad deeds in children’s literature
Slap Happy Larry
90 Ghost Wolf Ranker
91 Gray Wolves (True Books – Animals) Wolf
92 Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman Wolf
93
Guidelines for Gray Wolf Management in the Northern Great Lakes Region
Wolf
94 Hades’ Disciples (The Legacy of the Gods, #2) Michael West Goodreads
95 Hayden Valley Pack Wolf
96 Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) Kevin Hearne Goodreads
97
Highlights of the Ambassador Wolves: An Intimate View
Wolf
98 Hoagland on Nature Wolf
99 How to cook a wolf Ranker
100
Howl: A Book About Wolves (Level 3 – Hello Reader – Science Early Readers)
Wolf
101 Hungry for Home: A Wolf Odyssey Wolf
102 Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) Patricia Briggs Goodreads
103 I Can Read About Wolves Wolf
104 Imax: Wolves Wolf
105 In Praise of Wolves R.D. Lawrence Goodreads
106
In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone
Wolf
107 In the Valley of the Wolves Wolf
108
In Wolf Country: The Power and Politics of Reintroduction
Wolf
109 Inspector West cries wolf Ranker
110 Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) Patricia Briggs Goodreads
111 Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins, #1) Scott O’Dell Goodreads
112 Journey of the Red Wolf Wolf
113 Julie (Julie of the Wolves, #2) Jean Craighead George Goodreads
114 Kavik the Wolf Dog Walt Morey Goodreads
115 Kazan James Oliver Curwood Goodreads
116
Keepers of the Wolves: The Early Years of Wolf Recovery in Wisconsin
Wolf
117
Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth
Wolf
118
Large Carnivore Conservation: Integrating Science and Policy in the North American West
Wolf
119 Life after Death Ted Hughes The Guardian
120 Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) Maggie Stiefvater Goodreads
121 Little Red Riding Hood Wolf
122
Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality, and the Evolution of A Fairy Tale
Scottish Book Trust
123 Lobo The Wolf That Changed America Wolf
124 Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary Wolf
125
Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators
Wolf
126 Loving the lone wolf Ranker
127
Mammal Tracks and Sign: A Guide to North American Species
Wolf
128 Meet the Coywolf Wolf
129 Metamorphoses Ovid The Guardian
130
Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds
Wolf
131 Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) Patricia Briggs Goodreads
132 Mozart and the Wolf Gang Ranker
133
National Geographic Kids Mission: Wolf Rescue
Wolf
134
National Geographic Kids Mission: Wolf Rescue: All About Wolves and How to Save Them
Destination Wildlife
135 National Geographic Readers: Wolves
Destination Wildlife
136
Neither God Nor Devil: Rethinking Our Perceptions of Wolves
Wolf
137 Night of the wolf Ranker
138 Night wolf Ranker
139 Nutik, the Wolf Pup Wolf
140 Of Wilderness and Wolves Wolf
141 Old Wolf (Contemporary fiction ages 9 – 14) Wolf
142
Once a Wolf: How Wildlife Biologists Brought Back the Gray Wolf
Wolf
143 One Wolf Howls Slap Happy Larry
144 Otherworlds: The Lost Katherine L. Walker Goodreads
145
People and Predators: From Conflict to Coexistence
Wolf
146 People of the Wolf Ranker
147 Peter and the Wolf Wolf
148 Picturing the Wolf in Children’s Literature Wolf
149
Predatory Bureaucracy: The Extermination of Wolves and the Transformation of the West
Wolf
150 Radioactive Wolves Wolf
151 Ragnarok
Scottish Book Trust
152 Ramblefoot Ken Kaufman Goodreads
153 Raven Quest Sharon Stewart Goodreads
154 Recovering a Species: The Red Wolf Wolf
155
Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes Region of the United States
Wolf
156 Red Wolf Country Wolf
157
Red Wolves: And Then There Were (Almost) None
Wolf
158 Return of the Red Wolf Wolf
159
Rewilding North America: A Vision for Conservation in the 21st Century
Wolf
160
Rewilding Our Hearts – Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence
Wolf
161 Rewilding the West Wolf
162
Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution (2009)
Wolf
163 River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6) Patricia Briggs Goodreads
164 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe The Guardian
165 Runt Marion Dane Bauer Goodreads
166
Saving America’s Wildlife: Ecology and the American Mind, 1850-1990
Wolf
167 Scent of the Wolf Tracey DeVore Goodreads
168 Secrets of the Wolves (Wolf Chronicles, #2) Dorothy Hearst Goodreads
169 Shapechangers (Chronicles of the Cheysuli #1) Jennifer Roberson Goodreads
170 Shara Steven E. Wedel Goodreads
171 She Wolf Wolf
172 Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) Maggie Stiefvater Goodreads
173 Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5) Patricia Briggs Goodreads
174 Sins of the Wolf Ranker
175 Sirko and the wolf Ranker
176 Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1) Jackson Pearce Goodreads
177 Small Bad Wolf Ranker
178 Smiling Wolf Ranker
179
Society of Wolves: National Parks and the Battle Over the Wolf
Wolf
180 Sophie and the Sea Wolf Ranker
181
Southeastern Naturalist, Volume 1, Number 2, 2002
Wolf
182
Summer of the Wolves (Contemporary fiction ages 9 – 14)
Wolf
183 The Behavior and Ecology of Wolves Wolf
184 The Book of Werewolves
Scottish Book Trust
185 The Boundary Waters Wilderness Ecosystem Wolf
186 The Call of the Wolves Wolf
187
The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving North America’s Predators
Wolf
188 The Creation: Wolf
189 The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms, #4) Cinda Williams Chima Goodreads
190 The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1) Cinda Williams Chima Goodreads
191 The Dog with Golden Eyes Wolf
192 The Dragon of Despair (Firekeeper Saga #3) Jane Lindskold Goodreads
193 The Ethiopian Wolf Wolf
194 The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms, #2) Cinda Williams Chima Goodreads
195 The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1) Robert Jordan Goodreads
196 The Eyes of Gray Wolf Wolf
197 The Future of Life Wolf
198 The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms, #3) Cinda Williams Chima Goodreads
199 The Great American Wolf Wolf
200 The Herdsman of Wolves Tamuna Tsertsvadze Goodreads
201 The House of the Wolf Ranker
202 The Howling Gary Brandner Goodreads
203
The Howls of August: Encounters with Algonquin Wolves
Wolf
204 The Language and Music of Wolves American Museum of Natural History Goodreads
205 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe CS Lewis The Guardian
206 The Lost Wolves of Japan Wolf
207 The Mammoth Hunters (Earth’s Children, #3) Jean M. Auel Goodreads
208 The Man Who Lives with Wolves Softonic
209 The Messenger Kylen Gartland Goodreads
210
The New Wolves: The Return of the Mexican Wolf to the Southwest
Wolf
211 The North Runner R.D. Lawrence Goodreads
212 The Princess and the Hound (The Hound Saga, #1) Mette Ivie Harrison Goodreads
213
The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom 1879-1960
Wolf
214 The Red Wolf Wolf
215
The Return of the Mexican Gray Wolf: Back to the Blue
Wolf
216
The Return of the Wolf: Reflections on the Future of Wolves in the Northeast
Wolf
217 The Rise of Black Wolf Wolf
218 The Secret World of Red Wolves Softonic
219
The Secret World of the Red Wolves: The Fight to Save North America’s Other Wolf
Wolf
220 The shadow of the wolf Ranker
221 The Sight (Sight, #1) David Clement-Davies Goodreads
222 The Silent Spring Wolf
223 The Silver Wolf Ranker
224 The Sixth Extinction Wolf
225
The Soul of the Wolf: A Meditation on Wolves and Man
Wolf
226
The Spine of the Continent: The Race to Save America’s Last, Best Wilderness
Wolf
227 The Tenderness of Wolves Stef Penney Goodreads
228 The Three Little Pigs Wolf
229
The Timber Wolf in Wisconsin: The Death and Life of a Majestic Predator
Wolf
230 The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Wolf
231 The Truth Of Wolves, Or: The Alpha Problem Slap Happy Larry
232 The Two Princesses of Bamarre (The Two Princesses of Bamarre, #1) Gail Carson Levine Goodreads
233 The Wisdom of Wolves Softonic
234 The Wolf Joseph Smith Goodreads
235 The Wolf Almanac Softonic
236 The wolf and the buffalo Ranker
237 The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids Ranker
238 The Wolf at the Door Ranker
239 The Wolf Gift Ranker
240
The Wolf in the Southwest: The Making of an Endangered Species
Wolf
241 The Wolf That Changed America Wolf
242 The Wolf Tracker Ranker
243 The Wolf Who Cried Boy Wolf
244 The Wolf Within Ranker
245 The Wolf, a Species in Danger Wolf
246 The Wolf, the Woman, the Wilderness Wolf
247
The Wolf’s Tooth: Keystone Predators, Trophic Cascades, and Biodiversity
Wolf
248 The Wolves Wolf
249 The Wolves in the Walls Neil Gaiman Goodreads
250
The Wolves of Algonquin Park: A Twelve-Year Ecological Study
Wolf
251 The Wolves of Denali Wolf
252 The Wolves of Isle Royale Wolf
253 The Wolves of Midwinter (The Wolf Gift Chronicles, #2) Anne Rice Goodreads
254 The Wolves of Paris Daniel P. Mannix Goodreads
255 The Wolves of Yellowstone Wolf
256
The World of Wolves: New Perspectives on Ecology, Behavior and Management
Wolf
257
The Yellowstone Wolf: A Guide and Sourcebook
Wolf
258 The Yellowstone Wolves: The First Year Wolf
259 Three Dogs of Yellowstone Wolf
260 Through Wolf’s Eyes (Firekeeper Saga, #1) Jane Lindskold Goodreads
261 Tinder Sally Gardner Goodreads
262 To catch a wolf Ranker
263 Touch of the Wolf Ranker
264 Tracks, Scats and Signs (Take-Along Guide) Wolf
265 Trapped (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #5) Kevin Hearne Goodreads
266 Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #4) Kevin Hearne Goodreads
267
Vanishing Lobo: The Mexican Wolf and the Southwest
Wolf
268 Vicious: Wolves and Men in America Wolf
269
Waiting for Wolves in Japan: An Anthropological Study of People-Wildlife Relations.
Wolf
270 Walk with a Wolf Wolf
271
War Against the Wolf: America’s Campaign to Exterminate the Wolf
Wolf
272 Watchful Wolves (Pull Ahead Books) Wolf
273 Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf Ranker
274 We Are Wolves Wolf
275
When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone
Wolf
276 White Falcon, White Wolf Wolf
277 White Wolf Wolf
278
Why Do Wolves Howl? Questions and Answers About Wolves (Scholastic Question and Answer Series)
Wolf
279 Wild Dogs: Past & Present Wolf
280
Wild Echoes: Encounters With the Most Endangered Animals in North America
Wolf
281 Wild Wolves Wolf
282 Wild Wolves We Have Known Wolf
283 Wild, Wild Wolves Wolf
284 Winter of the Wolf Ranker
285 Winter Study Wolf
286 With Wolves Wolf
287 Wolf Ranker
288 Wolf Albert Ranker
289
Wolf Almanac, New and Revised: A Celebration Of Wolves And Their World
Destination Wildlife
290 Wolf at the Window Ranker
291 Wolf Blood (Totem, #2) Tamuna Tsertsvadze Goodreads
292 Wolf Breeds Ranker
293 Wolf Captured (Firekeeper Saga, #4) Jane Lindskold Goodreads
294 Wolf Children Slap Happy Larry
295
Wolf Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book of Wolves Featuring 40 Wolf Designs in Various Styles
Wolf
296 Wolf Comes To Town Slap Happy Larry
297
Wolf Country: Eleven Years Tracking the Algonquin Wolves
Wolf
298
Wolf Ecology and Prey Relationships on Isle Royale
Wolf
299
Wolf Empire: An Intimate Portrait of a Species
Wolf
300 Wolf Hall Ranker
301 Wolf Hunting (Firekeeper Saga, #5) Jane Lindskold Goodreads
302 Wolf in the Shadows Ranker
303 Wolf Islan Ranker
304
Wolf Mountains: A History of Wolves Along the Great Divide
Wolf
305 Wolf of the Plains Ranker
306 Wolf Pack Wolf
307 Wolf Pack: Tracking Wolves in the Wild Wolf
308 Wolf Rider Sharon Stewart Goodreads
309 Wolf Story Slap Happy Larry
310 Wolf to the Slaughter Ranker
311
Wolf Wars: The Remarkable Inside Story of the Restoration of Wolves to Yellowstone
Wolf
312 Wolf whistle Ranker
313 Wolf Won’t Bite Wolf
314 Wolf-Speaker (Immortals, #2) Tamora Pierce Goodreads
315 Wolf’s Blood (Firekeeper Saga, #6) Jane Lindskold Goodreads
316 Wolf’s Head, Wolf’s Heart (Firekeeper Saga, #2) Jane Lindskold Goodreads
317 Wolf’s Rain, Vol. 1 (Wolf’s Rain, #1) BONES Goodreads
318 Wolfer: A Memoir Wolf
319
Wolfie the Bunny (Fractured Wolf Tales – picture books ages 3 – 6)
Wolf
320 Wolfsaga Käthe Recheis Goodreads
321 Wolves Wolf
322 Wolves Slap Happy Larry
323 Wolves (A New True Book) Wolf
324
Wolves and Human Communities: Biology, Politics, and Ethics
Wolf
325 Wolves and Their Relatives Wolf
326 Wolves and Wild Dogs Wolf
327 Wolves for Kids Wolf
328 Wolves in Minnesota Wolf
329 Wolves in the Land of Salmon Wolf
330 Wolves in Yellowstone Wolf
331 Wolves of Europe Wolf
332
Wolves of Minong: Isle Royale’s Wild Community
Wolf
333 Wolves of Mount McKinley Wolf
334
Wolves of the Rocky Mountains from Jasper to Yellowstone
Wolf
335
Wolves of the World: Natural History and Conservation
Wolf
336
Wolves of the World: Perspectives of Behavior, Ecology and Conservation
Wolf
337
Wolves on the Hunt: The Behavior of Wolves Hunting Wild Prey
Wolf
338
Wolves, Bison… and the Dynamics Related to the Peace-Athabasca Delta in Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park
Wolf
339 Wolves: A Legend Returns to Yellowstone Wolf
340
Wolves: Complete Cross-Curricular Theme Unit That Teaches About These Totally Cool Canines
Wolf
341 Wolves! Wolf
342
Yellowstone Wolves: A Chronicle of the Animal, the People, and the Politics
Wolf
343 Yellowstone’s Wildlife in Transition Wolf


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