Parents rightly pay attention to their kids’ relationships with peers, teachers, siblings, and other important figures in their lives. But another meaningful bond is children’s connection with animals. Fostering compassion for animals can teach children empathy, emotional management, social responsibility, and more. Even if you don’t have any pets in your home, you can promote this connection through media, especially books.
We’ve rounded up 27 children’s books that instill compassion for animals.