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Hey, parents! Are you wondering about the best ways to go about raising your kids vegan? It’s no secret that raising vegan kiddos can be challenging. With outside pressure from the world to stick to the status quo (and sometimes serious judgment from others) it can certainly be hard to maintain this lifestyle for your child. But not to worry – we’re here to tell you it’s far from impossible! One of the most important things you can do when raising your child vegan is educate them on your reasoning behind the vegan diet. Children are much smarter than we give them credit for, and many are receptive to learning the “why” behind things. And what’s a great way to teach them the “why” behind vegan eating? By reading them some inspiring, vegan-focused children’s books!
There are tons of amazing vegan children’s books out there. Today, we’re going to let you in on our top five favorites. Whether you have children of your own that you love to read to, or know a vegan family or teacher who would appreciate having some vegan kid’s books around – these picture books truly belong in every child’s life! Find your favorite below and order it today for your favorite kids.
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Here are our top 5 picks for vegan children’s books:
1. Kayla The Vegan
Remember that ‘judgment’ thing we talked about at the beginning of this post? This book helps children gain resilience against that. The book tells the story of 6th grader, Kayla, who is questioned by her friends at school about her vegan diet. Although the other children think Kayla’s vegan eating is strange and out of the ordinary, she teaches them what vegan eating is all about. As a result, your kid will learn about how eating vegan can be a great way to show respect for all living beings and that going vegan doesn’t have to mean giving up their favorite foods.
2. We All Love: A Book For Compassionate Little Vegans and Vegetarians
If you’re searching for a children’s book that teaches about compassion, look no further! We All Love explores the earliest stage of empathy, which is finding things we have in common with others, and ultimately teaches kids about compassion and respect for animals. Of course, this book encourages veganism, but is also about a broader lesson of being empathetic in all areas of life.
3. We’re Vegan
This book is great at breaking down the basics when it comes to vegan eating. The two characters of the picture book, Petra and John, are vegan eaters, and the book addresses all questions a kid may have about veganism. Some examples of questions answered include: What does vegan eating really mean? Why are so many people going vegan? What do vegans eat? This is the perfect read for introducing and sparking interest in veganism.
4. V Is For Vegan
If you’re looking to introduce veganism to a younger child, this is the book to do it with! This ABC picture book breaks down the ethical reasoning of veganism in a way kids will understand, with captivating imagery, memorable rhymes, and subtle humor. Don’t be surprised if you find this book just as intriguing as your child does!
5. Libby Finds Vegan Sanctuary
On a light-hearted note, this adorable picture book tells the story of Libby the turkey finding a vegan sanctuary. The best part is, it’s based on a true story of a turkey that lives in a vegan sanctuary in Florida. Although the story is simple, caters to a young audience, and is quite short and sweet – it certainly gets across the theme of having compassion for animals and all living beings.
We hope you discovered the perfect vegan children’s book for your favorite vegan kid! For a list of more fantastic vegan children’s books, click here. If you found this post helpful, share it with a friend, family member, or someone raising a vegan child. Don’t forget to head to your local grocery store or shop online for The Pizza Plant! There’s nothing like reading a good vegan-focused book with your kid while sharing a wholesome, savory plantbased pizza with them – just saying.
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