‘Junebug: No Life Too Small’ Virtual Read-Aloud

Watch TeachKind’s read-aloud of an excerpt from a compassionate children’s book about respecting and showing kindness to insects.

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Spotlight: Meet Author and Vegan Activist Stewart Mitchell

The children’s book author and activist known as Vigilante Vegan talks to TeachKind about his inspiring work.

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‘Jack and the Bean Stew’: A Tale of Plants, Animals, and Adventure

Have students take a deep dive into the story of “Jack and the Bean Stew” with Lean & Green Kids and TeachKind.

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Host a Student-Led Book Club Based on PETA President’s Bestseller ‘Animalkind’

“Animalkind” is a fascinating study of reasons why our fellow sentient beings deserve our respect—and it also suggests steps that every reader can take to put this new understanding into action.

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Celebrate National Library Week at Home With TeachKind!

This National Library Week, take advantage of TeachKind’s many literary resources from the comfort of your own home.

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Meet the TeachKind Staff

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Novel Study: Robin Lamont’s ‘The Chain’ From The Kinship Series

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“The Chain” offers a look inside the seemingly opposing worlds of an undercover animal rights investigator and slaughterhouse workers and their families.

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Truly Awesome Turkeys: A Thanksgiving Lesson

Your students will gobble up these awesome facts about turkeys and learn how to help them with this engaging activity!

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TeachKind’s Guide to Addressing Problems in Some Popular Children’s Books

Let’s be real—the world isn’t yet the vegan utopia that we strive for, and the literature we teach our students often reflects that less-than-ideal state. While there are a number of humane children’s books with messages of compassion, empathy, and inclusion, many classic tales as well as modern texts are rife with questionable language and… Read more »

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‘How to Heal a Broken Wing’ and Other Lessons in Empathy

Did you know that pigeons have excellent memories, are devoted to their family, and can recognize their own reflection? These interesting birds are worth learning about and deserve our respect.

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Host a Fun and Scary Animal-Friendly ‘Book-O-Ween’ in Your Classroom

Books and Halloween can be a match made in humane-education heaven. Who knew?

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Make Dissection Digital!

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‘Hey, Little Ant’: Little Guy Makes a Big Case (Grades K–5)

All creatures deserve respect. Use this book to help your students see things from an ant’s point of view.

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Esther’s Story: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Esther the Wonder Pig is a social media sensation, and people of all ages love her story. Use it to help children learn that ALL pigs are wonderful.

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Must-Read Compassionate Books

These animal-friendly books are perfect for school holidays or any other time of the year!

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Inspirational Reading Comprehension Passages: Kids Who Are Heroes to Animals

“Animal Hero Kids: Voices for the Voiceless” highlights many kind actions of young people who are heroes to animals. Use these reading passages to inspire compassion and foster critical thinking.

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The Emotional Life of Hobbes: a Rough Journey With a Happy Ending

Animals have rich emotional lives. Teach your students how to recognize the emotional needs of other living beings as well as their own.

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Epidemic: Kids Hurting Animals

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