What's Inside?

Our book subscription packages provide children unique and age-appropriate English books that encourage them to read in meaningful ways

A synopsis of the book is included in every book package to encourage conversation about the themes it discusses - from well-being, to equality, to gratitude and more. Your child also receives a handmade bookmark and a surprise gift each month, like a journal or a game, to bring a touch more joy with each book. And to welcome you to Little Humane Books, your first package includes a fun tote bag to carry your book and read on the go!

All of our books are screened by parents, teachers, and kids themselves, and are often recommended by humane education experts.  

Inspiration for compassion

Our books are full of inspiration to help children develop their reading skills and shape a more humane world. We curate our books based on 8 themes that cultivate compassion:

  • Human Rights & Equality
  • Environmental Care
  • Activism
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Animal Welfare
  • Peace & Gratitude
  • Health & Well-being
  • Humane Living  

Our library includes unique books for...

A multitude of book themes for a thoughtful monthly read!

Our children's books tell stories about:

Human Rights & Equality

From stories on voter rights to those on gender and racial equality, our books provide tools to raise children who are understanding and compassionate towards all people, regardless of our differences.

Environmental Care

We love inspiring children to care about the planet. Now more than ever it’s critical to inform them about the impact of pollution on the climate and the environment. Our books encourage both conversation and action to protect nature.

Humane Living

We believe that raising humane beings starts with children becoming aware of the impact that every day choices have on other people and the planet. Our books promote lifestyle options to do more good and less harm, to live a more humane and sustainable life.


Activism can mean marching the streets to promote or protest an issue, bring change, and greater political or social justice, but it can also mean a child standing up to someone who is being unkind and demanding respect they deserve. Our books demonstrate the value in doing something about situations that are not right.

Cultural Diversity

The world is a diverse place. Children need books that reflect their culture in the real world, so they feel they are included in society. They also need windows into the lives of others that live (dramatically) differently to appreciate people outside their immediate community. Our books celebrate this diversity.

Animal Welfare

While children are naturally caring, especially towards animals, nurturing this compassion is important. Our books help to explain the complex relationships that we share with the animal kingdom and how we foster healthy ones.

Peace & Gratitude

Teaching children to "play nicely" and say “thank you” only scratches the surface of building patience and gratitude. Learning the importance of serenity and gratefulness is not always easy. Our books demonstrate people living harmoniously together.

Health & Well-being

It is often shocking what is taught in children’s books from other generations.  Some say you must be brave and not cry, others even say how differently girls and boys should behave. Our books show we all have a range of feelings and abilities and how to nurture both our physical and mental health.


Favourites for Pre-Schoolers

(3-5 years old)


On Peace & Gratitude 

We love: The Sea Saw

by Tom Percival

A beautiful and emotional story about hope, determination and how nothing is ever truly lost if you keep it in your heart.


On Humane Living

We love: The Story Machine

by Tom McLaughlin

An inspiring and uplifting book about the magic of storytelling and simple joys of a typewriter in a world of hi-tech machines. It will capture a child’s imagination and their heart. 


On Animal Welfare

We love: Grandma Bird

by Benji Davies

A tender and heart-warming story about exploring and developing an appreciation for living in harmony with nature as well as our own true nature.


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Favourites for Early-Readers

(6-8 years old)


On Human Rights & Equality

We love: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

by Kate Pankhurst

A book to celebrate extraordinary women, like the suffragettes and their fight for rights. See how they opened doors to make it possible for both men and women to pioneer the future. 


On Health & Well-being

We love: Judy Moody Mood Martian

by Megan McDonald

Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest, in this LOL adventure. Bad moods, good moods, even back-to-school moods - this book (series) shows we all have them! 


On Cultural Diversity 

We love:  Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters

by Ailsa Wild 

A refreshing book (series) about a girl from a mixed race background living in a blended family. By exploring modern families, readers are encouraged to embrace diversity.


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Favourites for Keen Thinkers

(9-11 years old)

On Activism

We love: Stand Up, Stand Out!

by Kay Woodward

Full of inspiring stories about rebels who stood up for what they believed in, spoke out against injustice, and overcame impossible obstacles. It offers suggestions on how to take a stand.  


On Environmental Care  

We love: Plastic Sucks

by Dougie Poynter

Plastic is everywhere and it sucks. This book helps kids understand the bigger picture and find ways to cut plastic use to help protect our environment.


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