Vegan Kids Books — And Children’s Books With a Kind Message

Vegan Kids Books — And Children’s Books With a Kind Message

We’re so excited to share this comprehensive guide to vegan kids books. Whether you’re looking for children’s books to read to your own little one(s), or you’re searching for compassionate books to gift to the young people in your life, we’ve got you covered!

In this guide, we’ve compiled the best and most popular books written specifically for vegan kids (that talk about why we don’t eat animals, highlight vegan superheroes, share farm animal rescue stories, and beyond). We’ve also included books that would make great gifts for any kids—plant-based or not—that help build values of compassion, kindness, and mindfulness.

These are exciting times we’re living in. Scroll back just a decade and there were virtually zero kids books written specifically for vegan kids. Parents were left to their own devices to try and navigate these topics with their kids. Today, there are new vegan children’s books published every year and there are more vegan children’s books than ever before. Which is a really good thing.

Now more than ever we need to teach our little ones that compassion and kindness go a long way, and what better way to do this than through precious reading time.

Teach Kindness to Children—World of Vegan Kids Book Guide

Top 5 Vegan Kids Books

As you’ll see below, there is an ever-growing collection of vegan kids books coming to life. But as a team of moms and parents here at World of Vegan, we definitely have our favorites. Here are our top picks, chosen for the beautiful high-quality artwork, the friendly approachable message with concepts that don’t get too dark, and a positive ethical takeaway.

Interestingly, a few of our top picks are not specifically vegan books and are not even written by vegan authors, but they’re loved in homes of all types of eaters, and carry special significance to vegan parents and children. 

Vegan Kids Books vivi the super vegan and slumberkins slumber sloth book

More Vegan Children’s Books: A Growing List

These books are so beautiful and carefully written! Each of them touches the topic of compassion and empathy for animals in a different way but they all share the same core: animals are our equals. We picked from all age ranges for you to have a broad selection!

Vegan Children's Book by Stanley Foo | World of Vegan

Recommended Children’s Books (That Aren’t Specifically Vegan)

If you prefer to share kindness with the littles ones without a focus on veganism, you also have plenty of options! These would be a great option if you need to gift non-vegan kids or families. These will do the trick, for sure!

Vegan Kids Books | Slumberkins |

Vegan Kids Cookbooks

Teaching kids how to cook healthy food from a young age will benefit them for the rest of their lives! Giving them this skill and allowing them to fend for themselves in the kitchen can help them boost their confidence and awaken a love for healthy food!

We’ve also had lots of families share how much their kids love the recipes from The Friendly Vegan Cookbook!

Try giving your child a cookbook and allowing them to pick out a recipe that you’ll cook for them. This is a great way to involve and empower them in the kitchen—without the mess!

A Growing Movement Of Vegan Kids & Vegan Parents

We have to give a big shout out to Ruby Roth, one of the first visionaries and vegan children’s book authors to emerge. She really paved the way for the books that followed. As a vegan teacher, she saw the urgent need to start spreading kindness form a very early age, which led her to write three vegan children storybooks and a vegan kids cookbook.

We all want the world to be a better place for all living beings, right? Spreading the vegan message is not only achieved in conversations or by sharing animal welfare-related posts on social media, but you can also pay attention to what the little ones in your life read. Teaching compassion and kindness is the best way to ensure that our future generations do better than our previous ones.

More Resources for Vegan Parents & Kids

Kids are the future, and teaching kindness and healthy habits from a young age can change the world. That’s why we’re so passionate about bringing lots of resources for kids (and parents, and aunties, and uncles, and friends) to inspire compassion in the next generation. Here are some of our other favorite resources for vegan kids:

Cover photograph for this vegan kids book guide was designed by Michelle Cehn with Canva. This guide is not sponsored, and we only share products and companies we sincerely adore! This article does contain affiliate links, and shopping through these links supports World of Vegan. Thank you, and happy reading!

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  1. Also check for my vegan-specific activity books for kids on Amazon (search Bethany Veganna activity book). Thanks!


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