A Round-up of Vegan Kids Books, and Why We Need to Read Them Immediately!

by | August 24, 2018

When we try to raise our children with maximum compassion, it’s natural to find being surrounded by the message that animal exploitation is ‘normal’ difficult, and that’s just us adults! So vegan kids books are incredibly important for bridging that gap to kids. 

Children are particularly impressionable, and having a different lifestyle to some of their friends and classmates can be hard for them to understand. Add to that the fact it’s not always easy to know how to explain veganism to children in a way that’s both understandable and are age appropriate, and that’s where amazing books like these come in:

Vegan Kids Books

Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action, by Ruby Roth

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Vegan is Love is just one of author-illustrator Roth’s are yet sensitive vegan kids books that introduce children to veganism as a compassionate and sustainable lifestyle. From avoiding zoos and circuses to refusing to use products tested on animals, the book encompasses all aspects of veganism in a beautifully illustrated format.

Toro: A Calf’s Tale, by Michael Fleming

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The story of Toro the calf and his escape from a factory farm, Fleming’s vegan kids book explains the cruelty of the dairy industry in a way that’s suitable for children.

V is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind, by Ruby Roth

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The basics of veganism and animal rights are covered in an easily understandable ‘ABCs’ format for three to seven-year-olds in V is for Vegan, from the major food groups that vegans eat, to wider ethical themes like the environment. Another of Roth’s vegan kids books, it’s definitely worth picking  up

The Three Little Pigs Save the Earth: A Vegan Fairytale, by Scott Reeve

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An enjoyable and challenging children’s story with illustrations by Jessie Wang, The Three Little Pigs Save the Earth is a twist on the original tale, with the meeting between the pigs and the wolf turning out very differently!

That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things, by Ruby Roth

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Another compassionate and thought-provoking book from Roth, That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals is suitable for six to ten-year-olds and explains the reasons for choosing to avoid animal exploitation in all its forms.

We’re Vegan! by Anna Bean

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With vivid illustrations and rhyming text that children aged three to eight will love, We’re Vegan! tells the story of Petra and John, and their reasons for being vegan.

The ranks of children’s books about veganism are on the rise, and these are just a few great examples. In a world where we’re bombarded with animal exploitation on a daily basis, books like these are vital in teaching the next generation of compassionate individuals just how our lifestyle and food choices affect other animals on the planet.

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Emily Fowler

Emily Fowler I’m a freelance writer living in Birmingham (UK) with my partner and our four rescue cats. We’re expecting our first child together this year, and as a first-time mom-to-be, I was unsure what ‘extra’ information I might need as a vegan. I joined Vegan Pregnancy & Parenting to get tips and advice for a healthy vegan pregnancy, birth, and beyond, and both VPP and Raise Vegan have been invaluable sources of information on my journey. As well as being a crazy cat lady, I love naps and nice food…does that make me an ACTUAL cat?

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