Just in Time for the Holidays: 22 Children’s Books to Inspire Kindness

Looking for some amazing reads to add to your child’s library that will inspire him or her to be kind to all sentient beings, but are great family reads as well? Look no further than this list! The following books will not only inspire kindness toward animals and the environment, but to other humans as well. There’s nothing better than an excellent story with a kind message! Don’t forget to click on the titles to lead you to the place where you can pick up these books!

  1. Santa’s First Vegan Christmas by Robin Raven
  2. The Invisible Boy by Patrice Barton
  3. Libby Finds Vegan Sanctuary by Julia Feliz Brueck
  4. How to Eat a Rainbow: Magical Raw Vegan Recipes for Kids! by Ellie and Sabrina Bedford
  5. Eco Babies Wear Green by Michelle Sinclair Colman
  6. Lena of Vegitopia and the Mystery of the Missing Animals by Sybil Severin
  7. Animals Have Feelings, Too!: Exploring Emotions From A to Z Paperback by Karen Lee Stevens
  8. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  9. We All Sing With The Same Voice by J. Philip Miller and Sheppard M. Greene
  10. Dave Loves Chickens by Carlos Patino
  11. Dave Loves Pigs by Carlos Patino
  12. V is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind by Ruby Roth
  13. The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids: 60 Easy Plant-Based Recipes Kids Can Make to Stay Healthy and Save the Earth by Ruby Roth
  14. If I Ran the Rainforest by Bonnie Worth
  15. That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things by Ruby Roth
  16. Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals
  17. Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action by Ruby Roth
  18. Gardening with Children by Monika Hannemann, Patricia Hulse, Brian Johnson, Barbara Kurland, and Tracey Patterson
  19. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  20. Don’t Throw That Away! By Laura Bergen
  21. Pole Dog by Tres Seymour
  22. Kids Can Save the Animals: 101 Easy Things to Do by Ingrid Newkirk

Is there a kind book on your shelf that didn’t make this list? Please share the kindness! Write to lori@cottonbranch.org to let me know!

** This post was also featured on Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary’s blog, The Branch.