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25 Vegan Kids Books To Help Teach Little Ones About Veganism
In this article you will find vegan books for kids to help introduce them to what being vegan means!
When you choose to raise your little ones vegan, there’s probably a lot that you considered before making that choice. Such as;
Is it safe to raise a child vegan
What supplements they may need
Will they thrive on a vegan diet
What will others say or think about it
Will they get all the nutrients they need
Will the pediatrician approve
How to get them to eat certain foods during the picky eating stage
But, having to explain what it means to be vegan, or what has to happen for non-vegans to get the meat or animal products they consume; that probably isn’t one of the things you have too much thought.
Or, maybe you have thought quite a bit about that, but don’t know how to put it into words in a way that they understand at such a young age, or in a way that isn’t too mature for them.
It’s not like you want to go up to your sweet little 3 or 4 year old and tell them that the friends they see at preschool are eating a cute little pig (just like their favorite stuffed toy) when their friend tells them they love bacon!
That might be a good way to make them cry and then never want to talk to that friend ever again (or for a day).
So, how do you explain veganism to a child without traumatizing them when you’re not sure of the wording to use?
With age appropriate books!
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Kids Books for Raising Vegans! (Aka- Vegan Kids Books)
Reading books to kids to help them understand what being vegan is all about is a great way to teach them, but there are other ways, as well! To find out more ways to explain being vegan to your kids, check out: How To Teach Kids About Being Vegan
This vegan childs book is great for 3 to 7 year olds and will help you teach children what being vegan means in a fun and entertaining way. With rhymes for each letter of the alphabet, it explains veganism in a way young kids can understand!
This book is an adorable book perfect for toddlers and up to learn that the milk of an animal is meant for her babies, not for humans. It’s repetitive in nature to get the point across and help little ones remember what they learned!
This easy to read book will help your child discover where the food on their plate came from. They’ll explore how plant foods grow, get to be bought and sold, and then prepared at home! Even if you or your child aren’t entirely vegan, yet, this is a great way to get your child thinking about where their food actually comes from!
This book is great for little ones with it’s simplistic message that animals are friends, not food, and that they have lives that they’d like to live, too. It shows some of the things animals like to do, and how they are more like us than we thought!
This series uses a child superhero to be on a mission to save all the animals! The way she saves them is her power through knowledge; by teaching others about cruelty free living and a plant based diet! There are 4 books currently in the series.
A book meant for elementary school age children; this book shows animals in their natural habitat and also introduces children to what life is like in factory farms. It goes on to also introduce children to the effects eating meat has on the environment and how kids can help reduce the negative impact.
This book teaches children all about the opportunities they have to make ethical and vegan decisions, to make an impact for the better and live a more sustainable, cruelty free life! It covers how some clothing uses animals, animal testing, zoos, and more.
In Kayla The Vegan, Kayla is in the 6th grade and starting a new school. Other students find her being vegan odd, but they learn from her respect for all living things, and that vegan food isn’t all that bad!
This book teaches kindness and compassion towards all living things through showing Lena being brave and saving her baby animal friends from being eaten by a woman who hates veggies. She saves the babies by sharing delicious vegan food with the woman! It also lightly touches on the environmental aspect of consuming meat.
In this book, Stevens’ classmates make fun of him for eating veggies and find out that he is vegan. This book, meant for little ones, will help teach children how to deal with others not understand what being vegan means and how to explain why animals should not be food.
This alphabet book for kids helps introduce yummy and healthy vegan food for each letter of the alphabet, and not the ‘normal’ foods! You’re not going to see ‘A is for apple’ or ‘B is for banana’, this book will help expand your child’s knowledge of different foods they can eat and try!
This clever book teaches children about the bond of mothers and their babies and how babies need their mothers milk, and no I’m not talking about human babies! I’m talking about baby animals, such as cows. How a cow’s milk is meant for her calf, not humans!
This book is about a child who is not vegan, but learns that being vegan means not consuming animal products. The child then learns that being vegan does not mean missing out on delicious food, by visiting a vegan food truck.
This book has many short stories for vegan kids inside to help them understand what being vegan is, what they eat, and what happens to animals that are a part of the food industry (in an appropriate way in which kids can understand).
This adorable and encouraging book will help your little vegan feel special and like they have super powers just for being vegan! Their super powers are being brave, caring, and smart because they eat plants, care for animals, and live a more sustainable lifestyle.
This chapter book for kids is about an 8 year old boy who knows right from wrong, and knows that eating other creatures is wrong. He doesn’t understand why life is so unfair for animals and why the adults in his life don’t make much sense when trying to explain why. Great for kids who can read on their own!
This story is about a runaway cow who had lived inside a bard all her life and was scared to go on a truck and instead ran to the woods! It gives kids a window into the life of a factory farmed animal and helps your child develop empathy and compassion for animals!
So Many Vegan Kids Books to Choose From!
As you can see, if you have trouble opening the dialogue between yourself and your child about veganism and what that means; there are plenty of books you can simply read to them to help them understand.
For children who can read by themselves, there are books for them as well!
The books above are appropriate for little ears and eyes, unlike some health documentaries that actually show how animals are treated in the food industry.
They are for kind-hearted kids who simply want their questions answered or to know why they don’t eat what other kids eat.
Don’t forget, you can easily view all of these books at once on Amazon HERE.