This is a list of books about growing up for children, that will help parents to prepare their child for all the social or friendship things that happen with growing up.
This booklist is a little different to most of the other lists of books about growing up for children. It is different because it isn't a list of books about puberty. You can find the puberty book list over here.
Instead it is a list of books that is about the social side of growing up. So you will find some novels that talk about the experience of growing up. As well as some puberty books that talk about this stuff in more detail too!
If you are unsure about how to talk to your child about puberty and growing up, then I do have a few resources that can help. There are a lot of puberty resources in my sex education resource list. Plus I have a lot of blogposts on how to talk to children about puberty. If you are looking for more specific help, then I have written 2 books that will help with starting to talk to your tween boy or girl about puberty and sex - Boy Puberty and Girl Puberty.
You will only find books about growing up for children 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.
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.
These are some of the many children's books about growing up that have been written. As I find more, I will add them to this list. They are all really good books that kids can read to find reliable and accurate information about love, sex and relationships.
If you have looked at these books about growing up for children, you may also be interested in books on other topics too. You can find many of them listed in my sex education nook review site.
I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and to empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. You can join my online parent support group here and visit my shop for helpful resources.