If you’re looking for books about human bodies, that also talks about the private parts, then you are in the right place.
There are lots of books out there that talk about the human body but most forget to talk about the reproductive system. So here you’ll find the best books about the bodies for toddlers, preschoolers, early schoolers, middle schoolers and even teens. Some books focus just on the reproductive body parts and genitals. Whereas other books are more general and include the genitals and reproductive organs.
Most preschoolers are curious about the differences between boys and girls. So having a book that empowers your preschooler with this information means that they are less likely to go exploring with their peers (ie playing doctor and inspecting their friend’s genitals).
Books can also help with answering some of the many questions that your child may have. Plus a book will provide your preschooler with lots of information that is age-appropriate and easy to understand.
If you want a few tips, then this article on how to start talking about the private body parts with your child may help. OR these printable cartoon images of the genitals, where you can decide how much detail you want your child to see.
You will only find books in this list that are readily available at bookshops today.
You can find more books about different topics in the main list of Sex Education Books for Children.
And if you find this list a little overwhelming, you might want to look at the age-appropriate list of sex education books.
You’ll find more information about sex education in my Sex Education 101 page.
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NOTE: Before passing any book to your child or reading the book with your child, you should read it yourself first. I might think it is a great book for a certain age child or that the information is valuable, but you may disagree. You need to choose books that reflect your values and the messages you want your child to receive.
Children’s books about bodies
Below you’ll find all the individual books about the human body. Just click the book that interests you to learn more.
Books that only show intact penises
A lot of parents ask me about books that include intact penises (i.e. uncircumcised penises). So these are the books that include intact penises. But I do warn you, sometimes it is difficult to tell whether it is intact or not. There is a way to draw a penis so that it could be viewed as both intact or circumcised (many of the books in this list have penises drawn that way).
Books that only show circumcised penises
A lot of parents also ask me about books that include circumcised penises (i.e. a penis that has had the foreskin removed). So these are the books that include circumcised penises i.e. the glans (or head of the penis is easily visible.
Books that show both intact & circumcised penises
Some books include both types of penis i.e an intact penis (that hasn’t been circumcised) and a circumcised penis. So these are the books that illustrate both types of penis i.e. you will see an intact penis as well as a circumcised penis.
These are some of the many books about the human body that have been written. As I find more, I will add them to this list. They are all really good books that you will find useful for starting to talk about bodies.
Resources to help with talking about bodies
My mission is to create resources that will help you to naturally talk to your kids about sex, all while respecting your personal values.
Which means that inside this website, you’ll find lots of resources to help you with talking to your child about bodies.
My Sex Education 101 page includes all of the information on sex education. You’ll find lots of different blog posts to help with getting started, on a wide range of different topics – bodies, consent, diversity, porn, sexual intercourse and more.
You’ll find videos about sex education (and bodies) in my Sex Education Videos resource page that you can watch with your child or to learn more about sex education yourself.
You’ll also find an extensive range of sex education books for children, for kids of all ages. There are even some books in there for parents! And a list of children’s books about bodies and children’s books about private parts.
If you’re looking for some ideas on how to talk to your child about bodies, How to Talk to Kids About Bodies, will help you to start naming the private body parts and to have shame-free conversations with them about bodies. It is filled with lots of different ideas on how to have natural conversations with your child about their body.
You’ll also find some child-friendly anatomically-correct cartoon illustrations of the genitals and internal reproductive organs that are appropriate for children from the age of 3 and up. Let’s Look at Different Body Parts is a printable that will help take the awkward out of talking to your child about their body, so they grow up feeling educated, confident, and comfortable in their own skin.
Or if you’re looking for an activity that you can sit down and complete with your child, then you may want to look at my anatomically-correct Paperdolls. They are perfect for starting natural conversations whilst your hands are busy.
If you’re worried that talking to your child about bodies might lead to questions about sex, then you can relax. How to Talk to Kids About Sex, will help you to explain sexual intercourse to your child in a way they will understand. It breaks sex down into simple steps that take the stress out of explaining!
If you’re unsure about how to answer your child’s questions about sex, then I have the perfect book for you! The Sex Education Answer Book will give you age-specific answers to the most common questions kid’s ask parents about sex. Which means you don’t need to worry about finding a child-friendly explanation that your child understands.
And if you get stuck, feel free to get in touch! You can contact me here.