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Are You Raising Your Kids Vegan? Try These Children’s Books

Adopting a vegan diet is something more and more people are moving toward – whether it’s the known health benefits from a plant-based diet or to support animal rights – and are also raising their children with the same rules.

But how do you explain your choices to your children? We uncovered four children’s books to help you do just that!

“V Is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind,” By Ruby Roth
Created for three- to seven-year-olds, this book is the newest from author Ruby Roth, explaining the compassionate lifestyle for both vegans and vegetarians. Rhyming lines and colorful illustrations explain animal rights and the vegan diet, introducing children to the major vegan food groups, including grains, beans, seeds, nuts, vegetables and fruits.

“That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things,” by Ruby Roth
Dedicated to children between the ages of six and 10, this book features as cast of animals, including pigs, turkeys, cows, quail, turtles and dolphins to create the story of the animals in the natural environment, as well as the factory farm. The book also describes the negative effects eating meat has on the environment.

“Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action,” by Ruby Roth
Author and illustrator Ruby Roth broadens the scope of “That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals,” showing how our daily choices effect our community and the world, and explaining what we can individually do to protect animals, the environment, and people across the world.

“Steven the Vegan,” by Dan Bodenstein
In this book, the main character, Steven, and his classmates go on a field trip to a local farm sanctuary where his classmates discover he is vegan. Steven, along with many of the farm animals in the story, teach his friends why he made this choice and what it means. The book can help many children learn how to explain their diet and lifestyle to friends or others who ask.


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