cover of books about menstruation

The best books about menstruation and periods for girls

Puberty often happens sooner rather than later.  And a huge part of puberty for girls is getting their first period. And giving your daughter 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.

I’ve Got My Period. So What? by Clara Henry
I've Got My Period. So What? by popular Youtuber Clara Henry is a book for teen girls that is all about[...]
Period: A Girl’s Guide by JoAnn Loulan and Bonnie Worthen
Period: A Girl's Guide by JoAnn Loulan and Bonnie Worthen is a book that tells girls everything they need to[...]
The guide, period. By Naama Bloom (HelloFlo)
The guide, period. by Naama Bloom who created HelloFlo, is a popular book about puberty and periods for girls but manages[...]
Menstrupedia Comic: The friendly guide to periods for girls
Menstrupedia Comic: The friendly guide to periods for girls by Aditi Gupta, Tuhin Paul and Rajat Mittal is an Indian[...]
I’m a Girl: Hormones by Shelley Metten
I'm a Girl: Hormones by Shelley Metten from Anatomy for Kids, is a book for older boys that will educate them about[...]
Have You Started Yet? by Ruth Thomson
Have You Started Yet? by Ruth Thomson is a book for girls that is all about periods and is a[...]
Welcoming Womanhood by Kate Waud
Welcoming Womanhood by Kate Waud provides girls with a positive introduction to menstruation and becoming a woman,  whether they have started their[...]
Cycling to Grandma’s House by Jac Torres-Gomez
Cycling to Grandma's House by Jac Torres-Gomez is a lovely story that shares the ways that different cultures celebrate a[...]

These are some of  the many books about menstruation 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 book review site.

Sex Ed Bootcamp

Sign up for a FREE 5 day bootcamp that gives parents (like you) a solid foundation for sex education.

Get started NOW!

Leave a Comment: