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The Best Vegan & Plant Based Books for Kids

Plant based diets are on the rise and so is the demand for vegan books for kids. Below is a short bibliography featuring the best books that I have found. If you only have a few dollars to spend, the starred titles are highly recommended.  

Image of two vegan cookbooks for kids.

*Baby Loves Vegan: An ABC of Plant Food by Jennifer Eckford 

A baby-sized introduction to the alphabet with charming illustrations of plant foods.

*Business Pig by Andrea Zuill 

In a new litter of piglets at Sunshine Sanctuary Farm for Animals – is Jasper – a suit-wearing, pie-chart-loving, resume-writing, adorable little piglet. He doesn’t fit in with the other animals, but he does use his business savvy to find an adoptive family that appreciates his way of doing business. 

Every Color Soup by Jorey Hurley 

Bright, bold illustrations and limited text demonstrate a simple recipe for a colorful vegetable  soup.  

*The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids: 60+ easy plant-based recipes kids can make to stay healthy and save the world! by Ruby Roth 

Recipes for drinks, sauces, meals, salads, and desserts are presented with jubilant collages on brightly colored pages, making every bite a celebration. 

Junebug: No life too small by Nicole Daniels 

June love bugs and knows a lot about them. She shares this knowledge with her friends who gain understanding and respect for the smallest creatures.  

Mindfulness for Vegan Children by Julia Barcalow 

A quiet meditation on a variety of animals, environments, sights, sounds, and smells.  

*The Neighborhood Surprise by Sarah van Dongen  

A brief, but lovely slice of life story set in a friendly and diverse neighborhood. Neighbors cook and bake for a goodbye party, keeping in mind the dietary needs of everyone. Includes an author’s note explaining vegan and vegetarian ways of eating. 

Our Animal Neighbors: Compassion for every furry, slimy, prickly creature on earth by Matthieu Ricard and Jason Gruhl 

A compassionate look at the similarities between our diverse human & animal neighbors and an exploration of how we can support each other. Facts and figures at the back provide information about the planetary benefits of a plant based diet. 

*The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig by Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, and Caprice Crane 

A love story starring a not-so-mini pig in adorable outfits, her two dads, and a growing cast of animals on a sanctuary farm. If you like pictures of cute pigs, Esther can be found on social media and her website

V is for Vegan: The ABCs of being kind by Ruby Roth 

This rhyming alphabet book covers a lot of ground, providing an introduction to and defining many aspects of veganism.  

*The Vegan Cookbook for Kids: Easy plant-based recipes for young chefs by Barb Musick 

Color photographs illustrate this introduction to vegan cooking for breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner, and delicious desserts. Helpful labels indicate one pot, 30 minute, 5 ingredient, gluten free, and nut free recipes making selecting the next meal easy. 

Picture of the covers of Our Animal Neighbors & The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder pig.

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