17 BOOKS FOR COMPASSIONATE AND HEALTHY KIDS
1. Care for our World
By Karen Robbins
Your child will encounter dozens of playful creatures in their natural habitats and will learn about the importance of caring for all the plants, animals, and people that call planet Earth their home.
2. The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig
By Steve Jenkins, Caprice Crane, Derek Walter
The true story of social media sensation Esther the Wonder Pig and her two dads that inspired the New York Times bestselling memoir for adults is now available in a Children's book with adorable pictures, illustrations and a message of love.
3. That’s why we don’t eat animals
By Ruby Roth
This book uses colorful artwork and lively text to introduce vegetarianism and veganism to early readers (ages six to ten)
4. We Are What We Eat: Holistic Kids
By Kristy Hammill
Do your kids eat too much sugar? Do you find yourself saying, "eat your vegetables" all too often? Give yourself a break and let these hilarious, rhyming, food characters take over for you!
5. Eating the Alphabet
By Lois Ehlert
While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.
6. Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn: For Kids
By John C. Maxwell
Wendy and Wade love to play their favorite sport--Woggleball--and, like most kids, they like to win. But after a disappointing loss leaves Wendy and Wade ready to quit, they turn to their grandpa for advice.
7. The Lorax
By Dr. Seuss
This classic story chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax, who speaks for the trees.
8. I Will Never Not Eat A Tomato
By Lauren Childs
There are many things Lola won’t eat, including - and especially - tomatoes. Or will she? Two endearing siblings star in a witty story about the triumph of imagination over proclivity.
9. A Bad Case of Stripes
By David Shannon
Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!
10. The Big Umbrella
By Amy June Bates
This sweet extended metaphor uses an umbrella to demonstrate how kindness and inclusion work
By Jess Hong
Big, small, curly, straight, loud, quiet, smooth, wrinkly. Lovely explores a world of differences that all add up to the same thing: we are all lovely!
By Kathryn Otoshi
Blue is a quiet color. Red's a hothead who likes to pick on Blue. Yellow, Orange, Green, and Purple don't like what they see, but what can they do? When no one speaks up, things get out of hand — until One comes along and shows all the colors how to stand up, stand together, and count.
13. The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade
By Justin Roberts
Sally notices everything—from the twenty-seven keys on the janitor's ring to the bullying happening on the playground. One day, Sally has had enough and decides to make herself heard.
14. Peace is an Offering
By Annette Lebox
A warm, comforting poem about finding peace in a community of neighbors
15. One Plastic Bag
By Isatou Ceesay
Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred. ... Something had to change
16. Tree Lady
By H. Joseph Hopkins
Unearth the true story of green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city known for its gorgeous parks and gardens.
17. Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green
By Eileen Spinelli
When Miss Fox shows up at school riding her bicycle, Mouse asks, "Do you have a flat tire?" "No," Miss Fox tells her students. "I am going green!" Soon everyone in the class is working to keep the earth healthy.
*These books can all be found at your local library.