Shelley Swanson Sateren

14 children’s books by the writer

Shelley Swanson Sateren is the award-winning author of many children's books. She has worked as a children's book editor and in a children's bookstore. Today, besides writing, Shelley works with elementary-school-aged children in various settings. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and two sons.

7+ years

Mudball Molly

Shelley Swanson Sateren

Mudball Molly

Twins Alfie and Alfreeda must keep Molly, a West Highland terrier, clean and white. Molly is going to be in her owner's wedding tomorrow! But the little terrier can't stop digging in dirt and mud. That's trouble ...

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7+ years

Fearless Freddie

Shelley Swanson Sateren

Fearless Freddie

It's a dark and stormy day at Hound Hotel, and twins Alfie and Alfreeda are stuck inside, along with all the doggie guests. Every boom of thunder makes Freddie the beagle howl like crazy. Not only are his howls ...

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7+ years

Adventures at Hound Hotel

Shelley Swanson Sateren

Adventures at Hound Hotel

Welcome to Hound Hotel, the perfect place to board your canine family members. Readers will enjoy meeting all sorts of dogs through the eyes of eight-year-old Alfie Wolfe, the good-hearted, funny narrator. Every dog that visits the kennel has different ...

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7+ years

Homesick Herbie

Shelley Swanson Sateren

Homesick Herbie

Alfie and his twin sister Alfreeda are excited to welcome Herbie, a cute little Yorkshire Terrier. But Herbie is not excited about being at Hound Hotel. The furry boy is so homesick that all he does is lay around and ...

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7+ years

Growling Gracie

Shelley Swanson Sateren

Growling Gracie

Hound Hotel is packed! It's so busy and twins Alfie and Alfreeda have to work like dogs just to keep up. They're tired. They're edgy. And they can't stop arguing! The battle is on for the ...

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Stinky Stanley

Shelley Swanson Sateren, Deborah Melmon

Stinky Stanley

Alfie Wolfe's feet stink! And they may cost the Hound Hotel a client, namely Ms. Snoot and her energic Labrador retriever, Stanley. But after gleefully rolling in dead fish, Stanley may give Aflie's feet a run for their ...

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Drooling Dudley

Shelley Swanson Sateren, Deborah Melmon

Drooling Dudley

Alfie Wolfe HATES to clean and does his best to avoid it. But when the Hound Hotel welcomes its first English bulldog guest, a lovable drool-filled lump named Dudley, Alfie gets a quick lesson in slobber clean-up and makes a ...

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6+ years

Cool Crosby

Shelley Swanson Sateren, Deborah Melmon

Cool Crosby

Alfie Wolfe's twin sister, Alfreeda, is an annoying pain in Alfie's side, and he just can't stand it any more! Enter Crosby, a very cool, laid-back German shepherd (with his own pesky puppy in tow) who checks ...

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