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How it all began … a note from Jessica Almy, creator of Vegbooks

Hi! Welcome to Vegbooks, where we review kids books, movies, and other media from a veg perspective. Looking for a vegetarian-friendly film for your family movie night or the perfect gift to bring to a vegan birthday party? You’ve come to the right place.

When my daughter was two, I bought her a Sesame Street DVD that taught numbers and counting. But the video was about more than 1-2-3s — one segment featured a dairy cow who encouraged kids to drink her milk!

Kids are bombarded with messages day in and day out, some of which affirm our values and some which don’t. I launched Vegbooks to assist parents (and aunties, uncles, teachers, godparents, and friends) in finding books and movies that affirm vegetarian and vegan values.

I hope that Vegbooks is a useful resource for discovering new books and movies to share with the vegetarian and vegan kids in your life. All of the reviews are written by volunteers who are parents or educators, and we aim to point out what’s good (and what’s not) for families that care about animal rights, animal welfare, environmentalism, and nutrition.

Together we can raise children who value healthy living, the connections between humans and other animals, and the need to protect the earth and all its inhabitants.

About me:

A vegan, mom, and avid reader, I live in Washington, DC with my husband, our amazing eight-year-old daughter, and our cat Cassie.

I launched Vegbooks in October 2009, and I’m delighted to feature reviews by incredible contributors, all of whom are volunteers. I couldn’t do it without Jennifer Gannett, another vegan mom who writes reviews, helps with outreach, and manages our Facebook page.

In addition to Vegbooks, I’m working on a new project called Three Vegan Moms, which will discuss parenting from three perspectives (all vegan!).

Contact me at vegbooks (at) gmail (dot) com.

About the books we review:

Most of the books we review are from the library, a book swapping club, or our own collections, but occasionally, we do receive review copies from publishers free of cost. We pledge not to sell these books, and review copies do not always receive positive reviews. You will, however, catch us waxing poetic about books (regardless of source) that support and promote vegetarian values, and do so in a way that is entertaining, smart, and original.

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan writer and are interested in reviewing books for Vegbooks, check out our writers’ guidelines. Publishers, click here to find out how to get us to review your book.

About the links on Vegbooks:

Most of the links on our site are to informational or charitable content of interest to our readers. From time to time, however, we do include Amazon affiliate links, for which we receive a small commission. If you would like to help defray the operational expenses associated with Vegbooks (such as web hosting), please consider using the Amazon widget in the righthand column the next time you’re shopping online, or click through this link. Your purchases can support more reviews for vegetarian and vegan families.

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And check out these cool websites that have featured our picks for veg-friendly books and movies –

Care2: How to Talk to Your Kids About Veganism (May 2014)

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Institute for Humane Education: 8 Resources for Finding Children’s Books with Humane Themes (June 2013)

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Spoonful: 25 Books to Read Aloud to Toddlers (May 2013) 

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The Kind Life with Alicia Silverstone: 16 Kind Books for Kids (January 2013)

JL Goes Vegan: Vegan Holiday Gift Ideas: A guest post from Jennifer Gannett (December 2012)

VeggieGirl: Vegbooks by Jennifer Gannett, VLC (August 2012)

Annie and Aunt: A Little Love for Our Fellow Kid-Lit Bloggers (February 2012)Annie & Aunt, we love your blog too!

Raising Veg Kids: Why the World Needs Good Books for Vegan Kids (November 2011)

Our Hen House: Episode 83 (August 2011)

Vegans on the Move: Vegbooks (August 2011)

Oh Ma Deehness: Vegbooks.org Review (June 2011)

Vegan Mainstream: Vegan Kid-Lit for the Next Generation (March 2011)

Vegan Consultant – Q & A with Vegbooks (February 2011)

Our Hen House – Stop Lying to Children (February 2011)

Flashlight Worthy books – Transcending Differences: Interspecies Friendships in Children’s Books (January 2011)

Flashlight Worthy books – The Best Books for Healthy (Vegetarian) Babies (December 2010)

Simply Vegan – Vegbooks: Reviews of Kids Books and Movies (November 2010)

Respect the Cupcake – New Pig Review! (October 2010)

Chicos and Beans – Veg Books (June 2010)

Livin’ Veg – Children’s Books for Veg Kids (June 2010)

Kind Green Planet – Teach Them Well (May 2010)

VegBlogger – Books for Vegetarian and Vegan Children (April 2010)

SuperVegan – 10 Great Books for Vegan Kids (April 2010)

The Daily Green – 5 Films that Should Win an Oscar (March 2010)