Craft Roots is collecting new and gently used books for the Gift of Reading Morgan Hill Book Drive.
Now through December 14th, please consider donating a new and like-new book for a child aged 0 to 14. Bring it into Craft Roots and receive $1 off your order. Or, better yet, you can donate in person at Booksmart and receive a 20% discount for any new books purchased for the Gift of Reading program!
While you’re shopping for a children's book to donate, pick one up for your favorite little sprout. There are a lot of great children's books on choosing compassion and kindness toward all living things. Here are our favorites:
Our Favorite Vegan and Animal-Friendly Children’s Books
"That's Why We Don't Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things" by Ruby Roth
Geared toward six to ten-year-olds, That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals uses an endearing cast of four-legged friends, birds, and sea creatures to introduce vegetarianism and veganism to early readers. Written and illustrated by Ruby Roth, the book describes the negative effects eating meat has on the environment and suggests ways children can learn more about the vegetarian and vegan lifestyles.
"Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action" by Ruby Roth
Another book written and illustrated by Ruby Roth, this follow up to That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals is not your typical storybook for little sprouts. Instead, Roth introduces young readers to veganism as a lifestyle of compassion and action. The book introduces the idea that we have many opportunities in our daily lives to make choices that matter - to animals, to humans, to our planet.
Vegan is Love provides a great conversation starter for parents and kids to discuss their choices from refusing products tested on or made from animals to avoiding entertainment options like sea parks and circuses and choosing to buy organic food. We especially like the helpful resources in the back of the book.
One More by Ruby Roth: "V is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind"
V is for Vegan introduces three- to seven-year-olds to the "ABCs" of a compassionate lifestyle in an easy-to-understand format that uses memorable rhymes, darling illustrations, and humor. Roth covers the major vegan food groups and other important topics like protecting animals and the environment. We love that this book helps kids feel confident about their compassionate choices and helps grownups explain theirs in a way that little sprouts can understand.
Where to Buy
Here in Morgan Hill, all of these titles by Ruby Roth are available at Booksmart. Stop in and see the owners, Brad and Cinda at their store located at 421 Vineyard Town Center, Morgan Hill, CA or order online at mybooksmart,indielite.org . Supporting local businesses is important to us at Craft Roots. Here’s where you can find an independent bookstore in your neck of the woods: https://www.indiebound.org/indie-bookstore-finder
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The Craft Roots Team
Craft Roots is locally owned and family friendly. Created on an idea to give our community a new concept that embodies artesian ideologies. We believe food is love and the best way to share our passion is with healthy whole foods concentrating on a 100% plant-based menu.