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5 Vegan Books To Read To Your Child (Third One Is Our Favorite)

by | March 12, 2019

Your kid loves bed time stories and you’ve been wondering which books to get for them that can encourage them more to adopt to your plant based lifestyle? We are trying to make the task easier for you with a list of 5 best vegan books to read to your kid.

5 Vegan Books To Read To Your Child (Third One Is Our Favorite)
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5 Vegan Books To Read To Your Child (Third One Is Our Favorite)

The biggest problem a number of vegan parents come across these days is normalization of animal exploitation in movies, books, and even cartoons. When your child grows up feeding on such TV shows and books that depict barbecuing a pig as some normal weekend activity, it becomes a bit difficult to make them realize what’s popular need not be good. Kids are impressionable and compassionate, making them read books that have a message of living cruelty-free can help them understand the difference between ethical and popular practices.

Here’s a list of books to read to your child.

V Is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind

Credits: Good Reads

With a rating of 4.15 out of 5 stars on Good Reads, this book is an introduction to the ABCs of a cruelty-free compassionate lifestyle. Artist and author, Ruby Roth, uses her characteristic humor to make kids acquainted with the basics of animal rights. There are beautiful rhymes that remains with you for a while, accompanied by attention-grabbing cute graphics, all making the book a great read for your vegan kid.

Buy it here.

A Promise To Blitz


Credits: Good Reads

With a rating of 4.33 out of 5 stars on Good Reads, this book by  Tumeria Langlois and illustrator Jeanelle Tabaranza is in a very understandable easy-to-read format for kids. If you find it difficult to talk to your kid about the realty of farms, this book can help you deliver the information in a kid-friendly way. The book is inspired by the writer’s life experience of discovering the horrible truth about farms in a quest to find a best friend among the cows on her cousin’s farm.

Buy it here.

Sprig the Rescue Pig


Credits: Good Reads

With a rating of 4.77 out of 5 stars on Good Reads, this book by author Leslie Crawford and illustrator Sonja Stangl is an arresting tale of Sprig-the pig who is stuck up with dozens of other pigs in a fast moving truck. In dramatic turn of events, Sprig finds himself trading the factory farm life for a life full of hope and freedom. The book is grasping, light and fun to read, giving a bit of relief from the grim details of a real pig’s life which otherwise doesn’t have a happily ever after.

Buy it here.

That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals

Credits: Good Reads

Finding it difficult to explain to your kid why we shouldn’t be eating animals? This book makes it easy for your kid to understand the basics of veganism and vegetarianism. With a rating of 4.25 out of 5 stars on Good Reads, this book by Ruby Roth uses compelling illustrations and arresting cast of pigs, hens, dolphins, turtles, cows and turkeys to drive the point home. It also has a message of the negative environmental impacts of eating meat.

Buy it here.

The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig 


Credits: Good Reads

Esther is an internet sensation and rightly so. This is a real life heart touching story of Esther the pig adopted by Steve and Derek. The NYT bestselling memoir has been made available in a kid-friendly picture book by authors Steve Jenkins, Derek Walters, Caprice Crane and illustrator Cori Doerrfeld.

With a rating of 4.21 out of 5 stars on Good Reads, this book shares Esther’s story that opened millions of hearts worldwide.

Got more suggestions to add to the list of vegan books to read to your kids? Comment below.


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Mayuri Rajvanshi

Senior Editor | mayurii@raisevegan.com

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