10 puberty books

10 puberty books your kids will actually enjoy

UPDATED February 2018 (because I keep on discovering new books!) 10 puberty books (that even you will enjoy!) There are a lot of puberty books out there – more books than you can poke a stick at!

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cover of Jacob's New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman

Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman

Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman is a fantastic little book that preaches that it is okay to not conform to our expectations about gender ie if you are a boy and you want to wear a dress

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A DIY period kit for school – make one for your daughter’s schoolbag

If your daughter is 10, you need to start thinking about getting ready for her first period ie  making up a DIY period kit for school. They even make period kits up for dolls! You may think ‘WHAT?’

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cover of Growing Up For Girls (Usborne Books) by Felicity Brooks

Growing Up For Girls (Usborne Books) by Felicity Brooks

Growing Up For Girls (Usborne Books) by Felicity Brooks provides girls with everything that they need to know about puberty and being a teenager. It covers all the topics that girls want to find out about,

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cover of A Smart Girl's Guide to Drama, Rumors & Secrets by American Girl

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Drama, Rumors & Secrets by American Girl

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Drama, Rumors & Secrets by American Girl is a book for tween girls that will prepare them for the dramas that can happen in their friendships and at school. This is one

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cover of Mummy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole

Mummy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole

Mummy Laid an Egg, by Babette Cole, is a really fun but educational read about how babies are made! There aren’t many sex education books out there that are a pleasure to read, but Babette Cole

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cover of Puberty and Growing Up by Anna Claybourne

Puberty and Growing Up by Anna Claybourne

Puberty and Growing Up by Anna Claybourne is a book for children that provides a nice simple overview of what puberty is all about. It covers a wide range of topics and provides a brief overview ie it

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cover of 100+ Answers About Puberty by Interrelate

100+ Answers About Puberty by Interrelate

100+ Answers About Puberty by Interrelate provides answers to the 100 most common questions that older kids ask about puberty ie what it is, why it happens, when it happens, how it happens, who it happens

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mother and child sitting on bench using a teachable moment as an opportunity for sex education

How to find teachable moments for sex education

Teachable moments are everyday situations that give you an opportunity to talk to your child about sex. They provide parents with an opportunity to bring up specific issues about sexuality with your kid.

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child looking out to the sea who is the appropriate age for sex education

What age is appropriate to teach sex education?

So, what age is appropriate to teach sex education? It all depends… Theoretically, sex education starts from birth ie from the moment the midwife holds up the baby and calls out ‘It’s

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cover of Puberty Girl by Shushan Movsessian

Puberty Girl by Shushan Movsessian

Puberty Girl by Shushan Movsessian is a highly detailed book about puberty for girls that is filled with pictures and great information. This book is a little different to a lot of the other puberty books

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cover of pearl fairweather pirate captain by jayneen sanders

Pearl Fairweather Pirate Captain: Book Review

Pearl Fairweather Pirate Captain, by Jayneen Sanders, allows parents to start having some important conversation with their kids. As the mother of a daughter, I feel quite strongly about making sure

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cover of What's Happening To Me (boy) by Alex Frith

What’s Happening To Me (boy) by Alex Frith

What’s Happening To Me (boy) by Alex Frith is an Usborne book for younger boys that talks to them about puberty and how babies are made. This is a nice simple and straightforward  book that talks

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girl standing on a fence to depict myths and facts about sex

15 reasons why parents don’t talk to their kids about sex: myths and facts about sex

When you first start thinking about sex education, it is pretty common to have  fears about whether you are doing the right thing by talking to your kids about sex. There are a whole lot of common myths

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cover of Take It as a Compliment book by Maria Stoian

Take It as a Compliment book by Maria Stoian

Take It as a Compliment book by Maria Stoian is a collection of short stories of sexual assault and can be used to start conversations about sexual consent. This book is ‘pretty heavy’ as it

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cover of For Goodness Sex by Al Vernacchio

For Goodness Sex by Al Vernacchio

For Goodness Sex: Changing the Way We Talk to Teens about Sexuality, Values, and Health by Al Vernacchio helps parents to promote healthy sexuality, values, and body image in young people instead of withholding

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cover of Being Born by Sheila Kitzinger and Lennart Nilsson

Being Born by Sheila Kitzinger and Lennart Nilsson

Being Born by Sheila Kitzinger and Lennart Nilsson is the perfect book for kids who are really curious about what actually happens to a fetus as it develops. It covers from conception (egg and sperm)

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cover of The Care and Keeping of You 2 (American Girl) by Cara Natterson

The Care and Keeping of You 2 (American Girl) by Cara Natterson

The Care and Keeping of You 2 American Girl by Cara Natterson is an American Girl book about puberty and growing up for slightly older tweens. This is the next book from American Girl and is for girls

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pile of 5 sex education books

Which books on sex education, best explain sex to kids?

I was recently this question about books on sex education, and it got me thinking about the different books that I have used! And trust me - I have looked at quite a few! Some people collect china

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cover of Hair in Funny Places by Babette Cole

Hair in Funny Places by Babette Cole

Hair in Funny Places, by Babette Cole, is an explanation of puberty written with humour! I love it as it introduces the concept of  the physical and emotional changes of puberty in such a way, that your

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