17 BOOKS FOR COMPASSIONATE AND HEALTHY KIDS

17 BOOKS FOR COMPASSIONATE AND HEALTHY KIDS

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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!

 

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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!

 

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10.   The Big Umbrella

By Amy June Bates

This sweet extended metaphor uses an umbrella to demonstrate how kindness and inclusion work

 

11.   Lovely

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!

 

12.   One

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

 

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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.