Movies And Books With Good Messages For Kids

by | April 12, 2018

We are all well aware how impressionable our children can be, starting from an extremely young age. What our kids watch, read, see and hear us say makes a lasting impact. There are so many movies and books out there that either are blatantly obvious or send subliminal messages supporting animal cruelty, whether they show people eating meat, hunting, wearing fur, supporting backyard breeders and so on. So are there movies and books with good messages for kids?

It can be extremely difficult to vet each and every single piece of information that your child is absorbing, which is why I decided to put together this list of movies and books with good messages for kids. Hopefully this will help give you one less thing to worry about. Just be sure to double check that it is age appropriate for your child, as everyone has different views on what is appropriate or not for their kids and what they feel they are ready for.



  • Ferdinand
  • Spirit
  • Brother Bear
  • Charlotte’s Webb
  • Happy Feet
  • Chicken Run
  • Flipper
  • Trolls
  • Free Birds
  • Fern Gully
  • Finding Nemo
  • Fly Away Home
  • Okja
  • Zootopia
  • Bambi
  • Dumbo
  • Babe
  • The Lorax
  • Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild
  • Rio
  • Angry Birds
  • The Fox and The Hound
  • 101 Dalmations
  • The Book Of Life
  • The Land Before Time
  • The Secret Of Nimh
  • A Bugs Life


Even when you don’t think your baby can understand what you’re saying just yet, it doesn’t hurt to pick up one of these books and start reading! By having these books with good messages for kids accessible to your child as they grow up, they will see veganism and kindness as the ‘norm’. Plus, if you’re lucky they’ll hand one of these books to your non-vegan friend or family member and ask them to read it, hopefully opening up their mind!



  • That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals – Ruby Roth
  • The Lorax – Dr. Suess
  • Let The Dogs Out – Violet Plum
  • V Is For Vegan – Ruby Roth
  • Why Are You A Vegan? – Violet Plum
  • Vegan Is Love – Ruby Roth
  • Edmunds Lunch – Violet Plum
  • The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein
  • I’m Not Dinner – Violet Plum
  • Humans Are Not Omnivores – Violet Plum
  • We’re Vegan – Anna Bean
  • Steven The Vegan – Dan Bodenstein
  • Do Animals Have Feelings Too? – Trudy L. Calvert
  • ‘Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving – Dave Pilkey
  • The ABC’s Of Being Kind – Ruby Roth
  • Not A Nugget – Stephanie Dreyer
  • We All Love – Julie Hausen
  • That’s Not My Mama’s Milk – Julia Barcalow
  • Always Be Kind – Beth Arnold
  • Emma – Alexandra Fields
  • N Is For Nutrition – Todd Skene
  • Help Yourself (kids cookbook)- Ruby Roth
  • Libby Finds Vegan Sanctuary – Julia Feliz Brueck
  • Choose To Reuse – Lisa Bullard
  • Why Should I Recycle – Jen Green
  • Animal Rescue – Patrick George
  • Dave Loves Chickens – Carlos Patino
  • Lena Of Vegetopia – Sybil Severin
  • Veggie Vero Series – Veronica Green


Of course, this is not all of the vegan-friendly movies and books that are out there, I was surprised to find out that there are so many, some of them very subtle and some very obvious.

What movies have you seen? What are your child’s favorite vegan books? What would you add to these lists?


I grew up on the West Coast of Canada and currently live in Northern California with my amazing husband and our beautiful vegan daughter. I love researching all of the amazing benefits that go hand in hand with being plant based, so I was thrilled to find Raise Vegan and become an active writer for this inspiring team. When I’m not writing for Raise Vegan, you can find me on Instagram!


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