Recommended Reading: For the Kiddos
I don’t have any children myself, but I hear talk ’round these internets that the following books and films are just the ticket for parents (and well-meaning relatives) who want to raise their yung’uns with a healthy sense of respect and compassion for non-human animals and the environment. Again appealing to y’all as a child-free adult, should you have any suggestions, I would be most appreciative of your feedback.
Due to sheer laziness on my part, the list is not sorted by age, however, I have included the suggested age ranges where available.
Bass, Jules and Debbie Harter. 1999. Cooking With Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon: A Cookbook for Kids. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Barefoot Books. Ages 9-12 / Grade 4-6.
Bass, Jules and Debbie Harter. 2005. Peace, Love And Vegetables (Herb the Vegetarian Dragon). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Barefoot Books. Ages 4-8.
Bix, Daisy and Amelia Hansen. 2006. At the Dog Park with Sam and Lucy (Sit! Stay! Read! Series). The Gryphon Press. Ages 4-8 / Kindergarten-Grade 2.
Boelts, Maribeth and David Walker. 2007. Before You Were Mine. Putnam Juvenile. Ages 4-8 / Preschool-Grade 2.
Goodall, Jane. 1996. My Life with the Chimpanzees. Aladdin. Ages 9-12.
Gottfried, Maya. 2010. Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary. http://action.farmsanctuary.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=15881.0&printer_friendly=1
Larson, Kirby, Mary Nethery and Jean Cassels. 2008. Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival. New York: Walker Books for Young Readers. Ages 4-8.
Prevost, Jeanne and Amelia Hansen. 2008. It’s Raining Cats and Cats! (Sit! Stay! Read! Series). The Gryphon Press. Ages 9-12.
Roth, Ruby. 2009. That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books. Ages 4-10. http://www.wedonteatanimals.com
Rudy, Sarah. 2004. Benji Bean Sprout Doesn’t Eat Meat. SK Publishing. Ages 9-12.
Treybal, Tim and Dogs Deserve Better. 2010. Happy Dog!: How to Give Your Dog a Happy, Loving Home (A Coloring Book from Dogs Deserve Better). http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/happydogsponsorship.html
Underwood, Deborah and Scott Magoon. 2010. Granny Gomez & Jigsaw. Disney Hyperion. Ages 4-8.
VanBalen, Nathalie. 2010. Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice. www.thorathinks.com. Ages 6 and up.
Wasserman, Debra and Charles Stahler. 1995. I Love Animals and Broccoli: A Children’s Activity Book. Vegetarian Resource Group.
Last updated 10/18/10