Puberty often happens sooner rather than later. And a huge part of puberty for many is getting their first period. And giving your daughter (and even your son) some books about menstruation is a wonderful way to start talking
Finding the right books about menstruation can be challenging. It needs to be age-appropriate but factual. And not overwhelm them with too much information. And it needs to have some good information in it about periods.
This post has pulled together the books that talk mainly about menstruation that are up-to-date and easy to find. I have tried to include books that provide a bit more information than just the basics.
All of the pubery books will also talk about periods as well, and you can find recommendations for puberty books for 8 year olds, puberty books for 9 year olds, puberty books for 10 year olds, puberty books for 11 year olds, and puberty books for 12 year olds.
You can find more books about different topics in the main list of Sex Education Books for Children.
You'll find more information about puberty in my Puberty 101 page.
These are some of the many books about menstruation or periods that have been written for girls. As I find more, I will add them to this list. They are all really good books that you will find useful for starting the puberty conversation.
If you have looked at these books about menstruation, you may also be interested in books on other topics too. You can find many of them listed in my sex education book 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.