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A Girl’s Guide to Puberty by Michelle Mitchell

Book Review: A Girl’s Guide to Puberty by Michelle Mitchell is a comprehensive guide to puberty with a focus on growing up.

Book Review

A short overview of this book

A Girl’s Guide to Puberty by Michelle Mitchell is a puberty book for girls (or kids with a vagina) that provides them with a comprehensive introduction to puberty and growing up. What I like about this book, is the casual, conversational tone, the use of humour and funny illustrations.

It’s a great book to use with younger tweens, especially if you want a book that focuses on puberty (and not sex).

So if you’re after a book that is Australian, with a slightly different approach to the many other puberty books, then you’ll like this book.

Here’s what’s inside:

  • Who is a trusted adult – Choosing trusted adults – Feelings about puberty
  • What is puberty? – When will it start? – What should I expect? – Stages of Puberty
  • The inside bits – The outside bits
  • What changes will happen – Growth spurts – Pubic hair – Even more hair – Erections – Ejaculating – Body shape – New Feelings – Voice deepens
  • Basic changes girls go through including periods – How to be a good friend to girls
  • How to care for your changing body – Facts about pimples – About sleep, exercise and play -Protecting your body – Tricky questions
  • Brain changes – What this means for you – How parents can help – New friends and ideas – Liking someone – Bad hair days
  • More conversations – Becoming an adult you – Puberty to-do list
  • Your Puberty Vocabulary Guide

Sexual intercourse is briefly mentioned (The most common way for an egg and sprm to meet is if a man and a woman have sex).

You can learn more on this page, about how to talk to kids about sex education

✅ Buy a copy of A Girl’s Guide to Puberty by Michelle Mitchell directly from the author.

Ideal ages

What’s the ideal age for this book?

A Girl’s Guide to Puberty by Michelle Mitchell is ideal for children between the ages of 8 and 12 years.

✅ Buy a copy

Where can you buy a copy of this book?

You can buy a copy of A Girl’s Guide to Puberty by Michelle Mitchell from the author.

You can find more books like this in my extensive list of Sex Education Books for Children.

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