Fiction: Children’s and YA

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Karen Acosta, The Three Little Pigs (1977) – picture book version of ‘The Three Little Pigs’

Aesop, Aesop’s Fables, ed. and trans. by Laura Gibbs (2008) – translated edition of all of Aesop’s fables, including many about wolves, such as “The Boy who Cried Wolf”

Joan Aiken, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1962) – an alternative history novel in which wolves have recolonised England from Russia

Jonathan Allen, Wolf Academy (1997) – picture book about a wolf couple who adopt an orphaned wolf, but who are disappointed when he isn’t big and bad

Lee Allen, The Little White Wolf (2018) – about Leesu, the runt of a litter who is teased by his pack for being a different colour than them

Zoë B. Alley, There’s a Wolf at the Door (2020) – picture book containing new versions of classic wolf fairy tales

Victor Ambrus, Hot Water for Boris (1972) – picture book about a woodcutter who tries to deal with the wolves in the forest who keep everyone awake at night with their howling and try to steal his pig

Max Elliot Anderson, Legend of the White Wolf (2005) – novel about the bond between a wolf pup and the eleven-year-old boy who saved him, who sets out to find the pup once again

Kristina Andres, Good Little Wolf (2008) – picture book about a little wolf who cannot be big and bad, no matter how hard he tries

Laurence Anholt, Eco-Wolf and the Three Pigs (1999) – a retelling of the ‘Three Little Pigs’ story, in which Eco-Wolf helps to save the forest from the polluting pigsTop of Form

Laurence Anholt, Little Red Riding Wolf (1998) – picture book which turns ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ on its head, in which the big bad girl terrorizes a wolf cub on his way to visit his grandmother

Keith Austin, Snow, White (2014) – novel about an isolated young boy living with his eccentric grandfather, who dreams about a white wolf

Avi, The Good Dog (2001) – written from the point of view of a dog living in Colorado, who encounters a wolf attempting to recruit dogs into her pack

Avi, Old Wolf (2015) – novel for older children about a wolf pack who reluctantly team up with a raven to find food in a computer game world

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Elizabeth Baguley, Just Like Brothers (2018) – picture book about a little boy and a wolf cub who encounter each other in the forest despite the warnings of their mothers to avoid the other species

Olaf Baker, Dusty Star (1922) – the titular Dusty Star is a Native American boy who, having been given a wolf pup, forms a deep bond with his pet

Olaf Baker, Shasta of the Wolves (1919) – following a she-wolf named Nitka who adopts an abandoned Native American baby and raises him with her cubs

Margaret Barbalet, The Wolf (1991) – picture book about a family trapped in their home by a wolf

Mac Barnett, The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse (2017) – picture book about a mouth and a duck who make the best of the situation when they are swallowed by a wolf, until a hunter joins them in his stomach

Nevada Barr, Winter Study (2009) – novel following a park ranger named Anna, who is studying the oddly-behaving wolves in Isle Royale National Park

Harold Mortimer Batten, Starlight: The Life Story of a Timber Wolf (1936) – life story of a timber wolf who lives in the forests of the north

Marion Dane Bauer, Runt (2002) – following the story of the runt of a litter of wolves, and his struggle to break free of his name

Susan Williams Beckhorn, The Wolf’s Boy (2016) – following the story of a disabled boy living in the Ice Age who, unable to become a hunter and not accepted by his people, befriends and adopts an orphaned wolf cub

Anthea Bell (trans.), The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids (1995) – picture book version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale ‘The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids’

A. H. Benjamin, The Good Little Wolf (2010) – picture book about a wolf who tries to be nice in order to change the narrative about wolves that he always reads in his story books

Peter Bently and Mei Matsuoka, The Great Sheep Shenanigans (2011) – picture book about a wolf who, despite having a clever scheme to catch a few lambs to eat, is outsmarted by the sheep

Pascal Biet, A Cultivated Wolf (1999) – picture book about a wolf who learns to read to impress some farmyard animals

Boden Bindley, Fernin the Wolf (2021) – about the unlikely friendship between two wolves and their quest to survive while searching for a new pack

Val Biro, The Joking Wolf (2001) – picture book based on a Hungarian folk tale, about a wolf who is outsmarted by the animals he wants to eat when they tell him they will be better to eat in the autumn

Aaron Blabey, The Bad Guys (2015-2021) – series of graphic novels about a gang of criminals comprising traditionally vilified animals – including Mr. Wolf – who decide to be good

Kitty Black, Who’s Afraid of the Quite Nice Wolf? (2019) – picture book about a wolf who is too nice, so he trains to become big and bad

Tony Blundell, Beware of Boys (1991) – picture book about a boy who stalls the wolf who has captured him by suggesting recipes for cooking him

Tony Blundell, Beware of Girls (2002) – sequel to Beware of Boys, about a little girl who outwits a wolf

Tony Blundell, Beware of Teachers (2004) – sequel to Beware of Girls, about a wolf who decides to join a school for easy access to children to eat, though they outsmart him

Tony Blundell, Lucky Clucky (2000) – picture book about a chicken who bumps into the Big Bad Wolf while in search of her friends

Morgan L. Booth, Fearless (2014) – novel about a white wolf-dog who invades a wolf pack’s territory, who does not fear them nor humans

Asta Bowen, Hungry for Home: A Wolf Odyssey (1997) (republished as Wolf: The Journey Home in 2006) – YA novel written in response to the poaching of wolves in the Ninemile Valley, USA, following a wolf whose pack has been relocated, and who has to find a new home

Sam Bowring, The Little Bad Wolf (2016) – picture book about a little wolf who dreams of being just like his grandfather, the Big Bad Wolf, so he goes out to make trouble

Tony Bradman, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? (1989) – picture book version of ‘The Three Little Pigs’

Max Brand, The White Wolf (1926) – about a dog named White Wolf who runs away from its owner and becomes the leader of its own wolf pack before encountering his former owner once more

Henrietta Branford, White Wolf (1998) – about a young wolf who is held captive as a pet against his will, but is yearning for freedom

Chandler Brett, Wolf Code: A Sheltering Wilderness (2015) – novel about the intertwined fates of a wolf pack whose alpha pair have gone missing, and a video game designer turned animal rights activist

Rachel Bright, The Way Home for Wolf (2018) – picture book about a stubbornly independent wolf cub who gets lost in the snow and learns that everybody needs help sometimes

Leo Broadley, Pedro the Brave (2002) – picture book about a boy named Pedro who finds a creative way to ward off a hungry wolf

Susan Brocker, The Wolf in the Wardrobe (2011) – novel about a boy named Finn who saves an injured wolf who has escaped from the circus

Ken Brown, What’s the time, Grandma Wolf? (2001) – picture book about a group of animals who play ‘what’s the time, Mr Wolf?’ at Grandma Wolf’s house when they learn she lives in their forest

Paul Brown, Wolf Pack of the Winisk River (2010) – free verse novel set in Ontario, written from the point of view of a wolf who, leading his pack on a long journey, faces many struggles along the way

Anthony Browne, Into the Forest (2004) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, though with the main character a young boy

Nadine Brun-Cosme, Big Wolf and Little Wolf, trans. by Claudia Bedrick (2011) – picture book in which the Big Wolf, who has always lived alone, must suddenly come to terms with living with another, little wolf

Dick Bruna, Red Riding Hood (1966) – picture book version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Ann Bryant, Tag! (2008) – picture book about a wolf playing tag with three little pigs

Constance M. Burge, Spirit of the Wolf (2002) – about two young girls who confront a demonic wolf haunting the resort they are staying at

Melvin Burgess, The Cry of the Wolf (2012) – short novel about the last wolves in England, who are ruthlessly hunted by one of the only humans who knows of their existence

Ernestine N. Byrd, The Black Wolf of Savage River: A Story of the Alaskan Wild (1959) – novel about a wolf’s journey from puppyhood to adulthood

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Polly Carlson-Voiles, Summer of the Wolves (2012) – about a young girl who goes to stay with her uncle, who studies wolves in Minnesota

Paul Vincent Carroll, St Francis and the Wolf (1947) – play for children about the Wolf of Gubbio, which was tamed by St Francis

Angela Carter, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Other Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (2008) – Carter’s retold versions of Charles Perrault’s fairy tales, including ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Lou Carter, There Is No Big Bad Wolf in This Story (2021) – retelling of the ‘Three Little Pigs’ story, with the wolf refusing to be ‘big’ and ‘bad’

Mary Casanova, Wolf Shadows (2013) – novel about a twelve-year-old boy who is caught up in the debate about wolves and their protection in Minnesota

Michael Catchpool, Howling at the Moon (2006) – picture book about a wolf who frightens all the other animals by howling at the moon every night, but who is not what he seems

Mircea Catusanu, The Strange Case of the Missing Sheep (2009) – picture book about a dog who goes on the hunt for some lost sheep he was guarding, suspecting they have been taken by a wolf

Kathryn Cave, William and the Wolves (1991) – novel for younger readers about a brother and sister who torment each other with teir imaginary animals: lambs and wolves

Laura Cecil, Wicked Wolf Tales (2001) – retold versions, with illustrations, of three lupine fairy tales: ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘The Wicked Wolf and the Seven Little Kids’, and ‘Mr. W. Wolf’.

Warren Chappell, Peter and the Wolf (1961) – picture book retelling of Serge Prokofiev’s orchestral piece ‘Peter and the Wolf’

C. J. Chesterton, Rosie Mouse and the Big Bad Wolf (2012) – illustrated book for younger readers about a girl who has been shrunk and who is living with a mouse, in danger of being eaten by a wolf in the neighbouring wood

Lauren Child, Beware of the Storybook Wolves (2000) – picture and pop-up book about a boy who has to escape from two wolves who escape from his story book

Joseph E. Chipperfield, Boru: Dog of the O’Malley (1965) – about a half wolf, half dog who grew up among a pack of wolves in Canada, who was kidnapped by a man who forces him into fighting pits

Jean Claverie, The Three Little Pigs (1989) – picture book retelling of ‘The Three Little Pigs’

David Clement-Davies, The Sight series (2002-2007) – a duet of fantasy novels following a wolf pack, one of whose unborn pups is prophesied to die by a lone wolf with ‘the Sight’

Anna Clothier, The Big Sad Wolf and the Mean Little Pigs (2015) – picture book retelling of ‘The Three Little Pigs’, in which a bookworm tells his friend all about the true story of the fairy tale

Amelia Cobb, The Wild Wolf Pup (2018) – about a young girl who can speak to animals, who helps care for a homeless wolf pup at Halloween

Brian A. Connolly, Wolf Journal (2002) – novel about a boy who is investigating wolves in Pennsylvania, which teaches about wolves’ place in the natural world

Brian A. Connolly, Hawk (2007) – sequel to Wolf Journal

Brian A. Connolly, Alphie, A Yellowstone Wolf Pup (2013) – about a wolf pup of the Yellowstone Lamar pack who have accidentally left him behind, but who is rescued by an older wolf returning to the pack

David Conway, The Great Fairy Tale Disaster (2012) – picture book about the Big Bad Wolf who doesn’t want to blow the Three Little Pigs’ houses down anymore, so he goes off to look for a new fairy tale to be in

Barbara Cooney, Peter and the Wolf (1986) – picture pop-up version of Sergei Prokofiev’s orchestral piece ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Pie Corbett, Wolf Fables (2010) – picture book retelling of three of Aesop’s fables about wolves: ‘The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’; ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’; and ‘The Wolf and the Goat’

Barbara Corcoran, Wolf at the Door (1993) – novel about a girl named Lee who cares for her family’s wolf pack in Montana

Matthew Cordell, Wolf in the Snow (2017) – picture book about a girl who becomes lost in a snowstorm after attempting to return a lost wolf pup to its family

Philippe Corentin, Splosh!, trans. by Sarah Pakenham (2000) – picture book about a hungry wolf who is trapped in a well

David Cory, Little Jack Rabbit and Mr Wicked Wolf (2008) – picture book about a rabbit escaping from one of his enemies, Mr Wicked Wolf

Emily Costello, Runaway Wolf (1999) – book about a nine-year-old girl who, along with her wildlife biologist mother and her vet aunt, must help locate a group of wolf pups to protect them from hunters

Ruth Craig, Malu’s Wolf (1995) – set in the Stone Age, this novel is about a girl named Malu, whose life is changed when she raises a wolf pup

Catherine Creedon, Blue Wolf (2003) – fantasy novel following a boy descended from a wolf-warrior, and his interactions with a pack of real wolves

Helen Cresswell, Sophie and the Seawolf (1997) – picture book about a girl who meets a wolf by the sea, with whom she goes on adventures

Gillian Cross, Wolf (2011) – about a young girl sent by her grandmother to live with her mother, who is producing a play about wolves

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Mischa Damjan, Atuk (2002) – picture book about a young boy who seeks revenge on the wolf who kills his pet husky puppy

Jennifer Dance, Red Wolf (2014) – young adult novel set in the later 1800s, when an orphaned wolf befriends a young Native American Boy displaced from his homeland

Kate Daubney, The Boy who Cried Wolf (2016) – picture book version of ‘The Boy who Cried Wolf’ fable by Aesop

Susanna Davidson, The Three Little Pigs (2011) – picture book retelling of the ‘Three Little Pigs’ fairy tale

Gordon R. Dickson, Wolf and Iron (1990) – novel about a man who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in which he befriends a wolf, who helps him to survive

Nicolas Digard and Myriam Dahman, The Wolf’s Secret (2021) – the story of a wolf who, having become enchanted with a human girl, overcomes his lupine nature in his quest for friendship with her

Paige Dixon, Silver Wolf (1973) – about the puppyhood of a young wolf and the threats he faces, told from the wolf’s point of view

Emma Dodd, Wish (2014) – picture book about a brave little wolf cub who has a special friend helping to teach him about the world

Ariel Dorfman, The Rabbits’ Rebellion (2001) – about rabbits who live in a kingdom ruled by a wolf who kicks the rabbits out of their homeland

Louis Dorfman, Dakar, a Wolf’s Adventure (2015) – novel written from the point of view of a wolf named Dakar, who travels across Canada after having saved his pack from hunters

Richard Dungworth, The Way of the Wolf (2005) – picture book about a young wolf named Kolta who runs into trouble when he abandons the cubs he is supposed to be looking after

Anne Dyckman, Wolfie the Bunny (2015) – picture book about a rabbit couple who, having found a baby wolf on their doorstep, raise him as their own

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Alan Early, Arthur Quinn and the Fenris Wolf (2012) – second book in the Father of Lies Chronicles, about a boy who must defeat Loki, the Norse god who has assembled an army of wolves to take over the world

Naomi Ruth Eccles-Smith, Lonely the Wolf (2020) – about the titular wolf who, being very different from her pack, must find her place in the animal kingdom

Richard Egielski, Saint Francis and the Wolf (2005) – picture book retelling of the story of the Wolf of Gubbio and its taming by St Francis

Rachel Elliot, Little Red Riding Hood (2017) – picture book version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Jerome Emanuel and Anamaria Rose, Wendy the Wild Wolf: This Book Must Not Be Destroyed! (2017) – picture book about the adventures of a wolf named Wendy in the woods

Jonathan Emmett and Steve Cox, Pigs Might Fly: The Further Adventures of the Three Little Pigs (2005) – picture book follow up to ‘The Three Little Pigs’, in which the pigs must outwit the wolf for a second time

Amanda Enright, What’s the Time Mr Wolf? (2014) – picture book in which the superhero, Mr Wolf, helps his friends

Gary Enright, The Last Wolf (1992) – novel based on the true story of a wolf named Three Toes, who evaded capture by men for nearly 20 years in early 1900s America

Lisa Campbell Ernst, Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale (2005) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ set on the prairie

Ann Evans, Deadly Hunter (1998) – mystery story about a group of three children who have seen a wolf stalking through the woods, though no one believes them

Katherine Evans, The Boy Who Cried Wolf (1969) – picture book version of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’

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Sara Fanelli, Wolf! (1997) – picture book about a wolf who struggles to make friends after moving to the city, because he is a wolf

N. K. Faria, The Little Smart Rabbit and the Greedy Wolf: Finding Carrots (2009) – picture book about the unlikely friendship between a well-behaved rabbit and a mischievous wolf

Liam Farrell, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf (2012) – retelling of the ‘Three Little Pigs’ story, about a wolf who is framed for destroying the Three Little Pigs’ houses

Jan Fearnley, Mr Wolf and the Enormous Turnip (2008) – picture book about a wolf who has to go looking for help to make a stew with a huge turnip that he has found

Jan Fearnley, Mr Wolf’s Pancakes (1999) – picture book about a wolf who wants to make pancakes, but no one will help him

Jan Fearnley, Mr Wolf and the Three Bears (2001) – picture book about a wolf and Grandma who organize a birthday party for Baby Bear, only for Goldilocks to invite herself and behave rudely

Nina Filipek, The Three Little Pigs (2015) – picture book retelling of ‘The Three Little Pigs’

Sarah Finan, Erik the Lone Wolf (2018) – picture book about a wolf who longs for a solitary adventure, but doesn’t quite get what he bargained for

Peter Firmin, Chicken Stew (1982) – picture book about a family of wolves who, tired of their vegetarian diet, acquire some chickens

Amélie Fléchais, Little Red Wolf, trans. by Jeremy Melloul (2017) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, translated from the original French

Toby Forward, The Wolf’s Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood (2005) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, though from the wolf’s point of view

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Neil Gaiman, The Wolves in the Walls (2007) – picture book about a girl who is proven correct in her fear that there are wolves in the walls of her family home, despite the fact that no one had believed her

Paul Galdone, Little Red Riding Hood (1974) – picture book version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Paul Galdone, The Three Little Pigs (1971) – picture book version of ‘The Three Little Pigs’

Amélie Galé, Who’s Afraid of Howie (2013) – picture book about a wolf who tries to make friends, but cannot since he is a scary wolf

Dee Garretson, Wolf Storm (2011) – novel about a young man named Stefan shooting a film in the mountains, where he sees wolves haunting the forest around the set

Kylen Gartland, The Messenger (2015) – novel about a young wolf on a journey to discover the truth of and overcome the prophetical nightmares she has, about an evil beast who kills her in every dream

Jean Craighead George, Julie of the Wolves (1972-1997) – a trilogy following a young Inuk girl, Julie, who can communicate with wolves

Jean Craighead George, Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary (1997) – picture book about the first year of life for three wolf pups as they grow up

Jean Craighead George, Nutik, the Wolf Pup (2008) – picture book spin-off of Julie and the Wolves, following Julie’s younger brother, Amaroq

Jean Craighead George, The Wolves are Back (2008) – picture book about how wolves were extirpated from most of the United States, and the success story of their reintroduction

Farrar Straus Giroux, Brother Wolf: A Seneca Tale (1996) – picture book about a wolf who is blindfolded by a raccoon, and the wolf’s efforts to thank the other animals who helped him, and get his own back to the racoon

Debi Gliori, What’s the Time, Mr Wolf? (2012) – picture book following a day in the life of Mr Wolf, in showing that he is not so big and bad

Paul Goble, The Friendly Wolf (1974) (reprinted as Dream Wolf in 1997) – picture book about two lost children who seek shelter with a wolf, who leads them home

Paul Goble, The Woman Who Lived with Wolves: And Other Stories from the Tipi (2010) – picture book containing 26 traditional Native American stories, including some about wolves

Celia Godkin, Wolf Island (1989) – picture book about the devastating ecological effects on an island’s ecosystem after the wolves are removed

Rebecca J. Gomez, Federico and the Wolf (2020) – Mexican-American retelling of the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Valeri Gorbachev, Nicky and the Big, Bad Wolves (1998) – picture book about a rabbit who has a bad dream, in which he is chased by a pack of hungry wolves

Greg Gormley, Rocky and the Lamb (2006) – picture book about a cowardly wolf named Rocky who bullies the animals who travel through the mountain pass where he lives

Emily Gravett, The Three Pigs Proudly Present: Wolf Won’t Bite! (2011) – picture book parody of ‘The Three Little Pigs’, in which the pigs have captured a wolf and make him perform in the circus

Emily Gravett, Wolves (2005) – picture book in which a rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library, only for the animals to come to life

Margaret Greaves, Little Jacko and the Wolf People (1973) – picture book about a boy who saves a Native American boy who belongs to the Wolf People tribe

Mini Grey, The Last Wolf (2018) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ in which Little Red tries to catch a wolf, only to find that there aren’t any left

Grimm Brothers, The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, ed. and trans. by Jack Zipes (2003) – full collection of all fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, including several about wolves, such as “The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids”

Steven Guarnaccia, The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale (2010) – picture book retelling of ‘The Three Little Pigs’, in which the pigs build houses based on the styles of famous architects

Charlotte Guillain, Little Red Riding Duck (2013) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, though Little Red is a duck

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Elizabeth Hall, Child of the Wolves (1996) – novel about a husky puppy named Granite, who joins a wolf pack in Alaska

Gijs van der Hammen, Little Wise Wolf (2020) – following a young wolf who, despite being a bookworm, finds that there is much to learn out in the real world

Sharon Harmer, The Three Little Pigs (2015) – picture book retelling of ‘The Three Little Pigs’

Tara K. Harper, Wolfwalker series (1990-2005) – six part (so far) series following a girl named Dion, a ‘wolfwalker’ who has a telepathic connection with a wolf

Cora Harrison, Nuala and Her Secret Wolf (1998) – about a young Iron Age girl who secretly trains and cares for an orphaned wolf cub

Paula Harrison, The Star Wolf (2017) – book for younger readers about ‘star wolves’, whose song makes stars appear, and one of whom is rescued from a trap by a young girl

Caryl Hart, Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Wash (2012) – picture book about a smelly wolf who must be persuaded to wash

Caryl Hart, Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf Who Wouldn’t go to Bed (2015) – picture book about wolf who must be persuaded to go to bed

Bob Hartman, Grumblebunny (2003) – picture book about three rabbits who find they are not so different from a hungry wolf whom they meet

Bob Hartman, The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing (2014) – picture book about a sheep who is bored of being a sheep, so she disguises herself as a wolf

Bob Hartman, The Wolf Who Cried Boy (2002) – picture book about a little wolf who sends his parents on a wild goose chase trying to catch a boy for their dinner

Selina Hastings, Peter and the Wolf (1987) – picture book retelling of Serge Prokofiev’s orchestral piece ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Colin Hawkins, What’s the Time Mr Wolf? (1983) – picture book about Mr Wolf and his day; companion to Mr Wolf’s Birthday Surprise and Mr Wolf’s Week

Colin Hawkins, Mr Wolf’s Birthday Surprise (1987) – picture book about Mr Wolf, whose friends are all too busy to play with him, but only because they’re planning his birthday party

Colin Hawkins, Mr Wolf’s Week (1985) – picture book about Mr Wolf and how he dresses according to the weather each day, before going off on his adventures

Colin Hawkins and Jacqui Hawkins, Fairytale News (2004) – picture book about a paperboy who encounters fairy tale characters such as the Big Bad Wolf

Teresa Heapy, Very Little Red Riding Hood (2013) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Sylvia Vanden Heede, Wolf and Dog (2013) – illustrated stories about the difference between a wolf and his tame cousin, the dog

Brian J. Heinz, The Wolves (1996) – picture book following a wolf pack before and after a hunt

B. G. Hennessy, The Boy Who Cried Wolf (2006) – picture book retelling of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’

Steven Herrick, Lonesome Howl (2006) – YA verse novel about two young children who go to a mountain in search of a wolf, who has been sighted despite the fact that there aren’t any wolves in Australia

Joseph Heywood, Blue Wolf in Green Fire (2002) novel about a rare blue wolf who has escaped from a lab

Stacy Hinojosa, Wild Rescuers: Guardians of the Taiga (2018) – novel about a girl who is raised by wolves on a mission to protect their woodland home from destruction

Stacy Hinojosa, Escape to the Mesa (2019) – sequel to Wild Rescuers, in which the wolf pack escapes from the humans to the desert

Helen Hoover, Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman (1967) – fabulistic story about the Great Wolf, whose clever plans help save an injured woodsmen, much to the surprise of the other forest animals

David Hornsby, Red Riding Hood Anthology Big Book (2002) – picture book with the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, plus some related fiction and non-fiction texts

Michael Hoyt, Ranger (2013) – novel about a young wolf who learns he has magical powers while dealing with the loss of his family, who have all been murdered

Charlotte Hudson, In a Little While (2005) – picture book about a young wolf who visits his mother in the hospital every day until she’s better

James Byron Huggins, A Wolf Story (1993) – fantasy novel about a grey wolf’s battle to overcome the evil in his world

Kris Humphrey, A Whisper of Wolves (2015) – fantasy novel about a girl who, along with her wolf companion, sets out to save her village from attack by demons

Fran Hunia, Red Riding Hood (1977) – new, illustrated version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Fran Hunia, The Three Little Pigs (1977) – new, illustrated version of ‘The Three Little Pigs’

Fran Hunia, Peter and the Wolf (1978) – new, illustrated version of ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Trina Schart Hyman, Little Red Riding Hood (1983) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

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Joseph Jacobs (ed.), English Fairy Tales (1890) – collection of traditional English fairy tales, containing the best-known version of ‘The Three Little Pigs’

Émile Jadoul, Look Out! It’s the Wolf! (2004) – picture book about a group of animals as they wait for a wolf to arrive at their door

Yvonne Jagtenberg, Jack the Wolf (2002) – picture book about a young boy who plays the Big Bad Wolf in a play version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Marilyn Janovitz, Can I Help? (1996) – picture book about a wolf cub who tries to help his dad do some gardening, but is more of a hinderance than help

Marilyn Janovitz, Is it Time? (1994) – picture book about a wolf getting his cub ready for bed

Tim Jessell, Amorak (1994) – picture book retelling of an Inuit creation myth about why the caribou and wolf are brothers

Maria Jönsson, Valdemar’s Peas (2018) – picture book about a little wolf named Valdemar who doesn’t want to eat his vegetables. Translated from the original Swedish

Sherryl Jordan, Wolf-Woman (1994) – YA novel following a girl raised by wolves until the age of three until she is adopted by humans, now having to decide whose side to choose

Alexandria Joyce, Trail of the Caribou: A Tale of Dire Wolves in the Time of the Ice Age (2011) – novel set in the Ice Age about a pack of dire wolves and their struggle to survive

Marie-Odile Judes, Max, the Stubborn Little Wolf (2002) – picture book about a stubborn wolf cub who defies his father’s wishes that he grow up to become a hunter

Ann Jungman, Lucy and the Big Bad Wolf (1986) – a new version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ set in the modern era, in which a wolf mistakes a young girl named Lucy for Red Riding Hood

Ann Jungman, Lucy and the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing (1987) – another story about Lucy and the wolf, in which Lucy has befriended the wolf, who is smitten with a she-wolf

Ann Jungman, Lucy Keeps the Wolf from the Door (1990) – another story about Lucy and the Wolf, in which the wolf, now a father, has become a vegetarian and an environmentalist

Ann Jungman, Sasha and the Wolfcub (1996) – about a boy named Sasha who discovers that wolves and humans aren’t so different after being lost in the snow with a wolf cub, and tries to persuade his village of this when he returns

Ann Jungman, Sasha and the Wolf-child (1999) – sequel to Sasha and the Wolfcub featuring a now-adult Sasha, whose village’s harmonious relationship with the wolves is threatened by those from a nearby town

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Seth Kantner, Pup and Pokey (2014) – book for younger readers about the friendship between a young porcupine and wolf

Keiko Kasza, The Dog who Cried Wolf (2005) – picture book about a dog who, having become disillusioned with his life when he learns about wolves, decides to run away

Keiko Kasza, The Wolf’s Chicken Stew (1990) – picture book about a wolf trying to fatten up a chicken for a stew

Amie Kaufman, The Elementals Trilogy (2018-2020) – trilogy about the rivalry between two warring groups, the ice wolves and scorch dragons

Mij Kelly, One More Sheep (2012) – picture book of some big bad wolf tales, though in reverse

Susan Kelly, A Tale of Two Wolves (2002) – picture book about a Big Bad Wolf who is on trial for blowing the Three Little Pigs’ house down and for eating Little Red Riding Hood, though who claims he is innocent

Christa Kempter, Dear Little Lamb (2006) – picture book about a lamb whose pen pal is a wolf. Translated from the original German

Will Kenyon, The Three Trespasses (2013) – fantasy novel about a society of anthropomorphic wolves, one of whom threatens his peoples’ existence

Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book (1894) – collection of short stories set in India, about a boy named Mowgli who is raised by wolves

Satoshi Kitamura, Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing (1995) – picture book about a sheep detective who is investigating the robbery of two sheep’s fluffy coats, committed by a wolf

Jim Kjelgaard, Snow Dog (1948) – story about a dog who is orphaned after a wolf kills his family. Having to survive in the wilderness, he becomes friends with a trapper before having to face the wolf who orphaned him

Lisa Williams Kline, Summer of the Wolves (2012) – about two stepsisters who bond over their mission to free some caged wolves which they find in the forest in North Carolina

Timothy Knapman, Time Now to Dream (2016) – picture book about two children who follow a noise which they think is the Wicked Wolf into the forest

Richard Knight, Winter Shadow (2009) – about a nine-year-old girl and her grandfather who raise a wolf in their mountain village

Gloria Koster, Little Red Ruthie: A Hanukkah Tale (2017) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, set on the first night of Hanukkah

Annie Kubler, What’s the Time Mr Wolf? (2003) – picture book with finger puppets about the game ‘what’s the time, Mr Wolf?’

Chris Kurtz, The Pup Who Cried Wolf (2011) – book about a chihuahua named Lobo who dreams of joining a wolf pack

L. Kyle, Kavishar: Reflections in a Wolf’s Eyes (2013) – novel for older children and young adults about a wolf who has been raised as a dog, but who struggles to adjust when his master takes him to live in a busy Alaskan town

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Orianne Lallemand, The Wolf Who… series (2012-2018) – series about a wolf who learns new things and goes on adventures

J. S. Landor, The Mirror of Pharos (2020) – a novel following Jack, a young boy who travels through time under the watch of a wolf named Alpha

Kathryn Lasky, Wolves of the Beyond series (2010-2013) – six book series following an abandoned wolf pup, and his fight for survival

Michele Lemieux, Peter and the Wolf (1996) – picture book version of Sergei Prokofiev’s orchestral piece ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Marjolaine Leray, Little Red Hood, trans. by Sarah Ardizzone (2011) – picture book of a take on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, translated from the original French

Gail Carson Levine, Betsy who Cried Wolf (2002) – picture book about a young shepherd who is determined not to let the wolf eat her sheep

Gail Carson Levine, Betsy Red Hoodie (2010) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ about a young girl who takes her lupine friend with her to visit her grandmother

Gill Lewis, Run Wild (2018) – two young girls kindle a relationship with the wilderness after they help an injured wolf

Rob Lewis, Friska: The Sheep That was Too Small (1987) – picture book about a sheep who, despite being very small, manages to save her flock from a wolf

Rob Lewis, It’s Gone, Jac! (2006) – picture book about a woman who encounters a wolf while out looking for her stolen knitting machine

Rob Lewis, Three Little Sheep (2010) – picture book about three sheep who have to escape from a wolf they unwittingly bump into

Rob Lewis, Wolf Goes to Sea (2008) – picture book about a wolf who undertakes a stowaway sea voyage in order to find some fellow wolves to befriend

Siân Lewis, The Faithful Dog, Gelert (2005) – picture book retelling of the story of Gelert, the dog who saved his master’s baby from a wolf

Pija Lindenbaum, Bridget and the Gray Wolves (2001) – picture book about a timid young girl who tames a pack of wolves

B. R. Lie and S. J. Donaldson, The Wolf’s Whistle (2010) – first book in the ‘Behind the Tails’ series about the villains of fairy tales, in which the Big Bad Wolf is the victim of bullying by the three little pigs

Jane Lindskold, Firekeeper Saga (2001-2019) – seven book series about a girl raised by wolves, named Firekeeper, who re-joins human society

Joseph Wharton Lippincott, The Wolf King (1933) – about a legendary black wolf living in the Alberta wilderness

Joseph Wharton Lippincott, Wilderness Champion: The Story of a Great Hound (1944) – about a dog who must choose between the wolf who raised him and the human who adopted him

Jonathan London, The Seasons of Little Wolf (2014) – picture book about the adventures of Little Wolf as he learns about the seasons

Wilfrid Lupano, The Wolf in Underpants (2019) – picture book about a group of forest animals who are proven wrong in their assumption that the wolf they have heard is nearby is big and bad, when he appears in his underwear

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Elizabeth MacDonald, The Wolf is Coming! (1997) – picture book about a rabbit who saves all the animals on a farm from a wolf

Elizabeth MacDonald and Ken Brown, The Wolf is Coming (1997) – picture book about a wolf who is chasing some farmyard animals, but who eventually scare him into running away

Geoffrey Malone, Wolf! (2002) – story of a wolf pack who travel to Wyoming in search of food, where they are met by local ranchers who do not welcome them, as well as a boy who wants to protect them

Elona Malterre, The Last Wolf of Ireland (1990) – book set in 18th century Ireland, where two children find a wolf den and vow to protect its inhabitants

Dennis Manton, Wolf Comes to Town (1994) – picture book about a wolf who disguises himself as a human so that he can go shopping

Chantel de Marolles, The Lonely Wolf (1979) – picture book about a young wolf who, having been abandoned by his pack, has to seek help from humans in a village

James Marshall, Red Riding Hood (2013) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

James Marshall, Swine Lake (2000) – picture book about a wolf who attends the pig ballet in order to eat the dancers

Anthony Masters, Hunted (2003) – novel about two young boys who are stranded in the mountains after a plane crash, and who are hunted by wolves

Mei Matsuoka, Footprints in the Snow (2007) – picture book about a Wolf who, deciding to try to change his species’ reputation, writes a book about a kind wolf who is in search of a new friend

Maritgen Matter, Sheep with Boots (2009) – picture book about a sheep who befriends a wolf, not realising that the wolf intends him to become his next meal

Andrew Matthews, Wolf Summer (2001) – about a young girl, Anna, who becomes involved with a wolf sanctuary near her grandmother’s house

Cerys Matthews, Gelert: A Man’s Best Friend (2014) – picture book retelling of the Welsh legend of Gelert, a dog who saved his owner’s baby from a wolf

William McCleery, Wolf Story (1947) – book about a five-year-old named Michael, whose father tells him stories about a hen escaping from a wolf

Gillian McClure, What’s the Time, Rory Wolf? (1982) – picture book about a wolf who, having become lonely, leaves his mountain to make friends in a village

Avril McDonald, Feel Brave series (2016) – series of picture books centred on a wolf named Wolfgang

Marni McGee, Winston the Book Wolf (2006) – picture book about a wolf who likes to eat books

Colin McNaughton, Preston Pig series (1996-2002) – picture book series about a pig whose antagonist is a hungry wolf

Susan Meddaugh, Hog-eye (1995) – picture book about a young pig who outwits a hungry wolf

David Melling, The Scallywags (2014) – picture book about a bad-mannered group of wolves who lose their friends because of their impoliteness

David Melling, The Scallywags Blow Their Top (2014) – sequel to The Scallywags

Yanan Meng, Happy Mid-Autumn Festival (2018) – picture book about a rabbit who is preparing a Mid-Autumn Festival meal, but is stalked by Mr Wild Wolf

Jonathan Meres, The Big Bad Rumour (2000) – picture book about the soon-distorted rumours about a wolf after they are passed around all the animals

Anna Milbourne, Little Red Riding Hood (2015) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Tony Mitton, What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf? (2000) – picture book with flaps showing what the wolf is up to at each time of day

Kees Moerbeek, Three Little Pigs (2011) – picture book retelling ‘The Three Little Pigs’ story in diary form

Sarah Monette, A Companion to Wolves (2008) – fantasy novel about a boy named Isolfr who goes to live among wolves, one of whom he becomes bonded to

Eva Montanari, A Wolf’s Tale (2014) – picture book about the great-great-great-great-grandson of the Big Bad Wolf, who is trailing three little pigs, either to eat them or befriend them

Rutherford G. Montgomery, Gray Wolf (1949) – following a lone, outlawed wolf named speed and the hunter pursuing him

Walt Morey, Kävik the Wolf Dog (1968) – novel about a wolf-dog who travels thousands of miles to Alaska to find the boy who saved his life

Jackie Morris, Little Evie in the Wild Wood (2013) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, in which Evie and the wolf share some jam tarts

Johnny Morris, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (1992) – picture book retelling of Sergei Prokofiev’s orchestral piece ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Michael Morpurgo, The Last Wolf (2002) – the story of an orphaned boy and an orphaned wolf who become friends and travel to America in search of a better life

Barry Moser, The Three Little Pigs (2001) – picture book retelling of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ fairy tale

Jim Murphy, The Call of the Wolves (1989) – picture book about a young wolf’s quest to reunite with his pack, from whom he was separated during a caribou hunt

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Christine Naumann-Villemin, When a Wolf is Hungry (2017) – picture book about a one wolf whose plans to hunt for and eat a city rabbit are foiled

Peter Nickl, The Story of the Kind Wolf, trans. by Marion Koenig (1982) – picture book about a gentle wolf who wants to be a doctor, but who is left without patients thanks to a judgemental owl, translated from the original German

Jenny Nimmo, Wilfred’s Wolf (2015) – short book for younger readers about a wolf who sets off to England from Scandinavia, and who meets a friendly chef with an Alsatian along the way

Keiko Nobumoto, Wolf’s Rain (2003-2004) – two volume manga series about four lone wolves who cross paths (adaptation from an anime TV series)

Chinyere Nwakanma, Benny the Horrible Wolf (2014) – picture book about a naughty wolf called Benny who makes every animal in the forest want him dead when he eats a sheep, so he runs away

Kimara Nye, The Four Little Pigs (2010) – picture book about a boy whose grandmother transports him into the ‘Three Little Pigs’ story, where he has to watch out for the Big Bad Wolf

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Nicola O’Byrne, Use Your Imagination (2015) – picture book about a librarian wolf who teaches a rabbit how to use his imagination to write a story

Finbar O’Connor, Wolfgran (2001) – sequel to ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ in which Granny is still stalked by the Big Bad Wolf, who is sought by the police

James O’Neill, The Wolf Who Cried Boy! (2016) – picture book about a boy and a wolf who, despite being terrified of each other, learn they are not so different

Hilda Offen, Nice Work, Little Wolf! (2004) – picture book about a wolf who is enslaved by a family of pigs, but who soon gets his revenge

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Brenda Parkes, Red Riding Hood: A Play (1999) – picture book play version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Rosanne Parry, A Wolf Called Wander (2019) – following the journey of a wolf who is separated from his pack

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, Return of the Wolf (1997) – about a young wolf rejected by her pack who must find her own territory and a mate

Michelle Paver, The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series (2004-2009) – a series following a character named Torak, his friend Renn, and the wolf cub with whom he can communicate

Daniel Pennac, Eye of the Wolf (2014) – story of a wolf in a zoo, and a boy on the other side of the cage

Charles Perrault, The Complete Fairy Tales, trans. by Christopher Betts (2010) – complete collection of Perrault’s fairy tales, including the best-known version of “Little Red Riding Hood”

Delphine Perret, The Big Bad Wolf and Me, trans. by Shannon Rowan (2005) – picture book about a boy who tries to teach a wimpish wolf to become scary

Clotilde Perrin, Inside the Villains (2018) – picture and pop-up book containing versions of traditional fairy tales, in which the reader gains insight into the villains of the story, including some wolves. Translated from the original French

Randy Peters, Vengeance in the North Woods (2011) – novel about a wolf pack who are forced to embark on a journey to find a new territory after being forced out by humans

Liz Pichon, The Three Horrid Pigs and the Big Friendly Wolf (2008) – picture book about the Three Little Pigs, who are helped by a wolf after their mother kicks them out of her house

Caroline Pignat, Timber Wolf (2011) – about a boy named Jack who has lost his memory, and who is lost in the Canadian wilderness and followed by a wolf cub

Harriet Pincus, Little Red Riding Hood (1968) – picture book version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Maurice Pledger, An Adventure with Wally Wolf (1997) – pop-up picture book about a wolf named Wally who goes in search of the owner of a feather he has found

Maurice Pledger, An Adventure with Winnie Wolf (1997) – picture and interactive pop-up book about a wolf named Winnie who goes in search of the owner of a feather she has found

Sue Porter, Little Wolf and the Giant (1989) – picture book about a little wolf who is being chased by a giant

Beatrix Potter, Red Riding Hood (2019) – picture book of Beatrix Potter’s version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Timothy Power, The Boy Who Howled (2012) – novel about a young boy named Callum who, after having lived with wolves for many years, is sent back to live among humans

Susan Price, The Wolf’s Footprint (2003) – for young readers (6-10), based on Hansel and Gretl, in which two children abandoned by their parents meet a pack of wolves in the woods

Simon Puttock, Big Bad Wolf Is Good (2002) – picture book about a wolf who tries to make friends but is shunned for being big and bad

Simon Puttock, The Little Old Lady Who Cried Wolf! (2007) – picture book about a little old lady who, being lonely, cries wolf for attention

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Mario Ramos, Aren’t I Handsome! (2007) – picture book about a wolf who meets a cast of fairy tale characters, asking them if they think he is handsome

Mario Ramos, I Am So Clever, trans. by Linda Burgess (2019) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Mario Ramos, I Am So Strong, trans. by Jean Anderson (2012) – picture book about a wolf who soon gets his comeuppance after he brags to everyone he meets about how strong he is. Translated from the original French

Ronne Randall, Red Riding Hood (1987) – picture book picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Jeanie Franz Ransom, Big Red and the Little Bitty Wolf: A Story about Bullying (2016) – picture book in which ‘Big Red Riding Hood’ bullies ‘Little Bitty Wolf’

Chris Raschka, Peter and the Wolf (2008) – picture book retelling of Sergei Prokofiev’s orchestral piece ‘Peter and the Wolf’, though set as a stage performance

Mary Rayner, Garth Pig and the Ice Cream Lady (1988) – picture book about a pig who is kidnapped by Mrs Wolf, who is driving an ice cream van

Alisha M. Risen-Kent, Timber’s Gambit (2013) – novel about a grey wolf in America who travels through the wilderness to find a new territory to begin his own pack

Thierry Robberecht, The Wolf Who Fell Out of a Book (2015) – picture book about a wolf who falls out of a book and jumps into others to escape the real world

Lynn Roberts-Maloney, Little Red (2005) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, though ‘Little Red’ is a boy in this version, and he uses ginger beer to get rid of the wolf

Eliza Robertson, Spur, a Wolf’s Story (2019) – picture book about a wolf who is separated from, and searching for her brother after they are hunted by humans from a helicopter

Lynda K. Robinson, The Goat and the Wolf (2009) – picture book poetical retelling of ‘The Wolf and the Goat’

John Rocco, Wolf! Wolf! (2007) – picture book about a wolf who befriends a young goat herder who cries ‘wolf’

Shen Roddie, Mrs. Wolf (1992) – picture book about an innocent wolf who invites a lost lamb for dinner, but she doesn’t understand why her guest is afraid

Brett Roehr, The Yukon Wolf (2018) – novel about the struggles of a wolf pack living in the mountains of north-western Canada

Elizabeth Rose, How St. Francis Tamed the Wolf (1958) – picture book retelling of the story of the Wolf of Gubbio, who was tamed by St Francis

Elizabeth Rose and Gerald Rose, Wolf! Wolf! (1974) – picture book retelling of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ fable

Natascha Rosenberg, The Three Little Pigs (2017) – picture book retelling of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ fairy tale, with interactive elements

Tony Ross, The Boy Who Cried Wolf (1985) – picture book retelling of the ‘Boy Who Cried Wolf’ fable, though with a twist

Tony Ross, Mrs Goat and Her Seven Little Kids (2004) – picture book retelling of ‘The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids’

Tony Ross, Stone Soup (1987) – picture book about a hen who escapes becoming the wolf’s lunch by persuading him to eat some of her stone soup

Louise Rowe, Red Riding Hood (2009) – picture and pop-up book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Claudia Rueda, Huff and PuffCan You Blow Down the Houses of the Three Little Pigs? (2012) – picture book retelling of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ which casts the reader as the wolf

Katherine Rundell, The Wolf Wilder (2015) – novel about a young girl who rewilds wolves whom other humans have attempted to tame

Lindy Ryan and Christopher Brooks, Throw Me to the Wolves (2022) – novel about a young girl who was cursed to be wolf by a witch  

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Daniel Salmieri, Bear and Wolf (2018) – picture book about the unlikely friendship between a bear and a wolf who are both out walking in the snow

Malcolm Saville, Susan, Bill and the Wolf-dog (1954) – first book in the Susan and Bill series, about two friends who want to explore the land belonging to a grumpy old man who owns a wolf-dog

Nik Sawe, Wolf Trails (2001) – novel about a wolf pack who escape from a lab, but who find the outside world difficult to adjust to

Ragnhild Scamell, Who Likes Wolfie? (1995) – picture book about a friendly wolf who has difficulty finding a friend

Katie Schenkel, The Wolf in Unicorn’s Clothing: A Graphic Novel (2021) – about a young wolf who, with unicorns becoming her neighbours, decides to knit a unicorn disguise to become part of the herd

Jon Scieszka, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! (1989) – picture book parody of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ fairy tale, told from the point of view of the Big Bad Wolf

Victoria Scott, Hear the Wolves (2017) – novel about a partially deaf girl who is part of a group attempting to help an injured neighbour in her remote Alaskan hometown, but who are stalked by wolves on the way

Louise Searl, Kona’s Song (2017) – novel about the titular wolf Kona who, once he has come of age, undertakes an incredible journey

Tor Seidler, Firstborn (2015) – novel for older children about a young wolf who does not follow pack rules, and who faces an ultimatum when he becomes attracted to a coyote

Margaret Shannon, The Red Wolf (2002) – picture book about a girl named Roselupin who has spent her childhood locked in a tower by her father, but who escapes on her seventh birthday

Nick Sharratt and Stephen Tucker, Little Red Riding Hood (2001) – picture book version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, told in rhyme

Nick Sharratt and Stephen Tucker, The Three Little Pigs (2002) – picture book version of ‘The Three Little Pigs’, told in rhyme

Trisha Speed Shaskan, Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten (2014) – picture book about the story of Little Red Riding Hood, from the wolf’s point of view

Gillian Shields, The Littlest Bear (2011) – picture book about a young bear who, after wandering off, makes an unlikely friend in a wolf

Nadia Shireen, Good Little Wolf (2011) – picture book about a little wolf whose identity as a wolf is questioned because he is kind and good, not big and bad

Shen Shixi, Jackal and Wolf, trans. by Helen Wang (2012) – Chinese novel following a jackal who adopts an orphaned wolf cub

Judy Sierra, Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf (2007) – picture book about a wolf who has to remember his manners when he is invited to tea

Judy Sierra, Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf (2007) – picture book about a wolf who has to remember his manners when he is invited to tea

Steve Smallman, The Lamb Who Came for Dinner (2006) – picture book about a hungry old wolf who plans to turn a lamb trying to make friends into a stew

Madeline Smoot, Stepmothers and the Big Bad Wolf (2014) – anthology of stories based on the most popular villains of fairy tales: stepmothers and wolves

C. K. Smouha, Born Bad (2018) – picture book about a wolf who goes on a journey to find animals who know about change, to find out if he can stop being bad

Grégoire Solotareff, Wolfy (2018) – picture book about a rabbit and a wolf who become unlikely friends, whose relationship is tested

Anna Starobinets, In the Wolf’s Lair: A Beastly Crimes Book (2018) – mystery novel about Chief Badger, a detective investigating the murder of Rabbit and who suspects that Wolf is the culprit

Jade V. Stephenson, Shadow (2010) – about the hardships faced by a young half-wolf named Shadow

Paul Stewart, In the Dark of the Night (2008) – picture book about a father wolf showing his young cub what night time is like outside of his den

Maggie Stiefvater, The Wolves of Mercy Falls (2009-2014) – a series of four novels following wolf-human tensions following the death of a child

Judith Stinton, Tom’s Tale (1983) – picture book set several hundred years ago about a boy named Tom who sets out to find a wolf, but finds an entirely different animal

William Stobbs, The Story of the Three Little Pigs (1965) – picture book version of ‘The Three Little Pigs’, with text from the earliest known printed version in England

Jessica Stockham, The Boy Who Cried Wolf (2011) – picture book retelling of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ fable

Anu Stohner, Charlotte and the Wolves (2010) – picture book about a sheep who stands up to bullies, in both sheep and wolf form

George Stone, A Legend of Wolf Song (1975) – novel about a wolf who breaks with convention by howling and singing, unlike his silent pack, who outcast him

Catherine Storr, The Complete Adventures of Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf (2016) – multi-volume set of stories about a young girl who consistently outwits wolf. Originally published in four books between 1955 and 1999

Whitley Strieber, Wolf of Shadows (1985) – following a wolf’s effort to survive after a nuclear disaster

Karah Sutton, A Wolf for a Spell (2020) – the story of a young wolf who forms an alliance with a witch

Melissa Sweet, The Three Little Pigs (2000) – picture book version of ‘The Three Little Pigs’

Sami Sweeten, Wolf (1992) – picture book about a boy who befriends a wolf, a relationship which soon goes awry when the wolf takes drastic action against those the boy doesn’t like

Jana Synek, Little Wolf series (2008) – set of picture books about a young wolf with parallel French and English text, designed to instil a love of French in young readers. A version of one of the books in parallel English and Gaelic is also available

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Sean Taylor, Small Bad Wolf (2003) – picture book about a wolf learning to be big and bad

Britta Teckentrup, Little Wolf’s Song (2017) – the story of a wolf pup who, initially unable to howl, learns to find his voice

Fulvio Testa, Wolf’s Favour (1986) – picture book about a wolf who, having done a favour for a porcupine, sets off a chain of good deeds

Bryce Richard Thomas, Rhamin (2010) – fantasy book told from the perspective of a pack of wolves who can communicate with children

Bryce Richard Thomas, Blue Tooth (2012) – sequel to Rhamin

Sam Thompson, Wolfstongue (2021) – about a boy who, though struggling to speak to humans, finds he can talk to animals, including wolves

David Thomson, Danny Fox Meets a Stranger (1968) – book for younger readers, about a fox who has to protect his family from a wolf trying to invade his home in the mountains

Kerr Thomson, The Rise of Wolves (2017) – novel following a child who hears a wolf howling on an island where they have long been extinct, and who embarks on a journey to discover the true story of the wolves on the island

Eugene Trivizas, The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig (1993) – picture book that turns the ‘Three Little Pigs’ fairy tale on its head

Ann Turnbull, The Last Wolf (1995) – picture book about a lonely wolf who is the last of his kind, but who is saved when the moon creates a silver wolf to be his mate

Alice Turner, Wolf-Cub Finds His Voice (2008) – picture book about a wolf cub exploring a mountain

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Paula Underwood, Who Speaks for Wolf: A Native Learning Story (1991) – a poem-story about a Native American tribe who, after moving to a place occupied by wolves, must learn to co-exist with the animals

Frances Usher, Gelert and the Wolf (2002) – picture book retelling of the story of Gelert, the dog who saved his master’s baby from a wolf

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Jett Valmond, Wolf Town: A Tale of Wolves Roaming the Post-Apocalyptic Land (2018) – about a wolf pack living in a post-apocalyptic world, one of whom goes in search of the human who raised her

Deb Vanasse, Black Wolf of the Glacier: Alaska’s Romeo (2013) – semi-fictional story of Romeo, the wolf who frequented a town in Alaska, told through the eyes of a local dog who befriended him and who searches for him after he goes missing

Séverine Vidal, Mega Wolf: How Mega Wolf Saved the Little Girl in Red (2015) – picture book about a strong, brave, superhero wolf who saves Little Red Riding Hood from a villain, translated from the original French

Jessica Vitalis, The Wolf’s Curse (2021) – about a young boy who, after crying wolf, is accused of witchcraft. Fleeing his village, he is in constant danger from the wolf that he saw

Erna Voigt, Peter and the Wolf (1979) – picture book retelling of Sergei Prokofiev’s orchestral piece ‘Peter and the Wolf’

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John Wallner, The Three Little Pigs (1987) – picture pop-up book retelling of ‘The Three Little Pigs’

Nick Ward, The Biggest Baddest Wolf (2005) – picture book about the biggest, baddest wolf, who is upset when he loses his teddy bear

Nick Ward, A Wolf at the Door! (2005) – picture book about a group of fairy tale characters who are all trying to escape from a wolf

Holly Webb, The Winter Wolf (2014) – about a young girl who finds a diary of a nineteenth-century boy caring for a wolf cub, who suddenly is transported into the boy’s world

Sylvia Weber, The Wolves’ Keeper Legend (2009) – fantasy novel about a young boy caught in the enmity between wolves and men

Robert Paul Weston, Dust City (2010) – YA fantasy novel about the Big Bad Wolf’s teenage son, who is investigating the possibility that his father was framed for the murder of Little Red Riding Hood

Hannah Whitten, For the Wolf (2021) – about a young princess named Red who, being the second-born daughter of a king, is to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood

Ian Whybrow, Little Wolf series (1995-2004) – series of books about a little wolf who isn’t as bad as his parents had hoped

David Wiesner, The Three Pigs (2001) – picture book based on ‘The Three Little Pigs’, in which the pigs escape from the wolf by entering other fairy tales

Frances Wilbur, The Dog with Golden Eyes (1998) – novel about a young teenager who befriends a lost arctic wolf

Melanie Williamson, Wolf’s Magnificent Master Plan (2009) – picture book about a wolf with toothache who goes in search of a lamb to eat

Jane H. Wood, GoldenEars: The Whispering Mountain (2019) – book about the friendship between an abandoned wolf pup and a human child, and a journey they undertake together

Bethan Woollvin, Little Red (2017) – picture book retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, with a new ending

Chris Wormell, In the Woods (2003) – picture book about a wolf who threatens to spoil three teddy bears’ picnic

William D. Writer, Foster Fox (A 10,000 Lakes Tale) (2012) – picture book about a fox separated from his family and how must grow up alone in the company of Lone Gray Wolf, who wants to eat him for dinner

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Ed Young (trans.), Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China (1989) – retelling of the Chinese version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, though following three sisters whose grandmother has been eaten by a wolf

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Boris Zakhoder, The Wolf Who Sang Songs, trans. by Avril Ryman (1973) – picture book about a bullying wolf, translated from the original Russian

Aaron Zevy, Once Upon a Breath: The Story of a Wolf, 3 Pigs & Asthma (1997) – picture book about the asthmatic Big Bad Wolf, who is tormented by the Three Little Pigs

Andrea Zuill, Wolf Camp (2016) – the story of a dog who goes to a camp to live like a wolf

Lisbeth Zwerger, Little Red Cap, trans. by Elizabeth Crawford (1995) – picture book version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, from the original Brothers Grimm version ‘Little Red Cap’

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