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The best books for tweens to read about sex

As your tween begins to go through puberty, it is a good ideas to have some books for tweens that will give them more detailed information about love, sex and relationships.  In this sexualised world that we live in, your tween is going to hear about sex whether you like it or not. So it is better that they hear about it from you and know that they can come to you with any questions that they may have. 

Books come in handy as they provide more information than you could ever possibly share. Plus sometimes tweens are too shy to ask you a question directly, which means that having some  books for tweens with age-appropriate information inside it, is a great resource for your tweens to turn to. 

This list of books for tweens includes books on  online safety,  consent, puberty, sex, gender and much, much more!

Books for tweens

Here you will find some of the best books for tweens that they should read while growing up. You will find a video review where I show  you through the book, as well as links to Amazon, Book Depository and Booktopia.

Nerdy Bird Tweets by Aaron Reynolds
Nerdy Bird Tweets by Aaron Reynolds is a great book for starting important conversations with children about social media, online[...]
Body Pro by Erin Falligant
Body Pro by Erin Falligant is a great book for tween girls about their body and will start many conversations[...]
Tell Me About Sex, Grandma! By Anastasia Higginbotham
Tell Me About Sex, Grandma! By Anastasia Higginbotham is a book that will help parents to start conversations about the[...]
A Kid’s First Book About Sex by Joani Blank
A Kid's First Book About Sex by Joani Blank is an older book that explains sexuality to young children and[...]
Nonnie Talks About Sex…& More by Mary Jo Podgurski
Nonnie Talks About Sex...& More by Mary Jo Podgurski is a fantastic book for tweens and their parents that talks[...]
The Fantastic Body by Howard Bennett
The Fantastic Body by Howard Bennett is a book about the human body that actually includes the reproductive system (most[...]
Anatomy: A Cutaway Look Inside the Human Body by Jeane-Claude Druvert
Anatomy: A Cutaway Look Inside the Human Body by Jeane-Claude Druvert is a beautiful book that looks at the human[...]
Someone should have told me. A book by Holly-ann Martin.
If you're looking for a book that will help you to empower and protect your child from the harmful effects[...]
Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body by DK
Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body by DK is a book about the human body that also includes the reproductive system (most of[...]
Real Friends book by Shannon Hale and Leuyen Pham
Real Friends book by Shannon Hale and Leuyen Pham is a book for tweens that talks about how hard it[...]
Positively Izzy By Terri Libenson
Positively Izzy By Terri Libenson is a book for tweens about the drama, angst and humour of middle-school life. This[...]
Everybody Masturbates (for girls) by Christian YoungMiller
Everybody Masturbates (for girls) by Christian YoungMiller is a book for girls that talks about masturbation. This chapter book provides[...]
Everybody Masturbates (for boys) by Christian YoungMiller
Everybody Masturbates (for boys) by Christian YoungMiller is a book for boys that talks about masturbation. This chapter book provides[...]
My Private Parts are Private by Robert D. Edelman
My Private Parts are Private by Robert D. Edelman is a children's book that will help parents to start talking[...]
Gary just didn’t know the rules by Holly-ann Martin
Gary just didn't know the rules by Holly-ann Martin is a book that will help parents to talk to their[...]
Guy Talk by Lizzie Cox
Guy Talk by Lizzie Cox is a simple book that provides boys with everything that they need to know about[...]
Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson
Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson is a graphic book for tweens that talks about the social aspects of growing up.[...]
Social Media Savvy: Facts and Figures About Selfies, Smartphones and Standing Out by Elizabeth Raum
Social Media Savvy: Facts and Figures About Selfies, Smartphones and Standing Out by Elizabeth Raum is a fact-filled book about[...]
Petra’s Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure by Educate & Empower Kids
Petra's Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure by Educate & Empower Kids is a book for tween that talks[...]
So That’s What’s Happening by Gina Dawson
So That's What's Happening by Gina Dawson is a book for younger children that talks about puberty and growing up,[...]
Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys (American Girl) by Cara Natterson
Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys (American Girl) by Cara Natterson is a popular book for boys that is[...]
Girlology: There’s Something New About You by Melissa Holmes & Trish Hutchison
Girlology: There's Something New About You by Melissa Holmes & Trish Hutchison is one of the few books that teaches[...]
What is Gender? How Does It Define Us? And Other Big Questions for Kids by Juno Dawson
What is Gender? How Does It Define Us? And Other Big Questions for Kids by Juno Dawson explains gender to[...]
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[...]
Let’s Talk About the Birds and the Bees by Molly Potter
Let's Talk About the Birds and the Bees: Starting conversations about the facts of life (From how babies are made[...]
Girl Talk by Lizzie Cox
Girl Talk by Lizzie Cox is a simple book that provides girls with everything that they need to know about[...]
So That’s Where I Came from by Gina Dawson
So That's Where I Came from by Gina Dawson is a modern day alternative to the old book we all[...]
Let’s Talk About S-E-X. A Guide For Kids 9 To 12 And Their Parents
Let’s Talk About S-E-X. A Guide For Kids 9 To 12 And Their Parents by Planned Parenthood Mar Monte is[...]
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: My Changing Body by Shelley Metten
I'm a Girl: My Changing Body by Shelley Metten from Anatomy for Kids, is a book for girls that provides them[...]
I’m a Boy: My Changing Body by Shelley Metten
I'm a Boy: My Changing Body by Shelley Metten from Anatomy for Kids, is a book for boys that provides them[...]
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret? by Judy Blume
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret? by Judy Blume is a classic book that tells the story of Margaret,[...]
What is Consent? Why is it Important? And Other Big Questions by Louise Spilbury & Yas Necati
What is Consent? Why is it Important? And Other Big Questions by Louise Spilbury & Yas Necati is a book[...]
Poppy Pretzel: Passage into Puberty by Debi Slinger
Poppy Pretzel: Passage into Puberty by Debi Slinger prepares girls for puberty by telling the story of what puberty is[...]
Everybody Has Those Thoughts. So It Doesn’t Mean You’re Gay by Christian YoungMiller
Everybody Has Those Thoughts. So It Doesn’t Mean You’re Gay by Christian YoungMiller is a book for tweens and teens[...]
Levi Sprocket: What’s in my Pocket by Debi Slinger
Levi Sprocket: What’s in my Pocket by Debi Slinger prepares boys for puberty by telling the story of what puberty[...]
Noah’s New Phone: A Story About Using Technology for Good by Educate & Empower Kids
Noah's New Phone: A Story About Using Technology for Good by Educate & Empower Kids is a book for tweens[...]
The Puberty Book by Kelsey Powell and Wendy Darvill
The Puberty Book by Kelsey Powell and Wendy Darvill is a popular aussie book for kids who want to learn[...]
Messages About Me: Wade’s Story: A Boy’s Quest for Healthy Body Image by Educate & Empower Kids
Messages About Me: Wade's Story: A Boy's Quest for Healthy Body Image by Educate & Empower Kids is a book[...]
Help Your Kids With Growing Up by DK
Help Your Kids With Growing Up by DK  is a factual book for tweens and teens that is filled with[...]
Messages About Me: Sydney’s Story: A Girl’s Journey to Healthy Body Image by Educate & Empower Kids
Messages About Me: Sydney's Story: A Girl's Journey to Healthy Body Image by Educate & Empower Kids is a book[...]
What’s Going on Down There by Karen Gravelle
What's Going on Down There by Karen Gravelle is a book for older boys that tells them everything they need[...]
A Smart Girl’s Guide: Digital World by Carrie Anton (American Girl)
A Smart Girl's Guide: Digital World by Carrie Anton is an American Girl book that prepares tween girls for social[...]
The Period Book by Karen Gravelle
The Period Book by Karen Gravelle is a book for older girls that tells them everything they need to know[...]
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[...]
The Care and Keeping of Us (American Girl)
The Care and Keeping of Us is a mother/daughter set of books from American Girl that provide an opportunity for talking[...]
500+ Questions Kids Have About Sex by Interrelate
500+ Questions Kids Have About Sex by Interrelate answers a lot of questions that older kids have about sex and[...]
I’m a Boy: Hormones by Shelley Metten
I'm a Boy: Hormones by Shelley Metten from Anatomy for Kids, is a book for older boys that will educate them[...]
Beautiful Girl Celebrating the Wonders of Your Body by Christiane Northrup
Beautiful Girl: Celebrating the Wonders of Your Body by Christiane Northrup provides girls with a beautiful empowering approach to growing[...]
Matilda Learns a Valuable Lesson by Holly-ann Martin
Matilda Learns a Valuable Lesson by Holly-ann Martin is a book for children about what to do if they ever[...]
Mummy Never Told Me by Babette Cole
Mummy Never Told Me by Babette Cole is a fantastic book for talking about many of the little things that[...]
Someday by Alison McGhee
Someday by Alison McGhee is a lovely book for girls that talks about life being a cycle that we all[...]
Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg
Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg is a book about sexuality. that is all the other things that[...]
My Changing Body Book (Girls’ Edition): Book Review
My Changing Body book (Girl's Edition) by Linda Picone is a puberty book for girls that talks about everything that[...]
My Changing Body Book (Boys’ Edition): Book Review
My Changing Body Book (Boy’s Edition) by Linda Picone is a puberty book for boys that talks about everything that[...]
Secret Business of Relationships, Love and Sex: Book Review
The Secret Business of Relationships, Love and Sex by Heather Anderson, Fay Angelo and Rose Stewart is what I would[...]
More Secret Girls’ Business: Book Review
More Secret Girls’ Business by Heather Anderson, Faye Angelo and Rose Stewart is a book for girls that explains puberty[...]
Secret Girls’ Business: Book Review
Secret Girls’ Business by Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson and Rose Stewart is a book for younger girls that provides them[...]
Secret Boys’ Business: Book Review
Secret Boys’ Business by Rose Stewart, Fay Angelo and Heather Anderson is a book for boys that provides them with[...]
It’s so Amazing: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families by Robie H. Harris
It’s so Amazing: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families by Robie H. Harris is a sex education[...]
It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris
It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris is a sex education book[...]
I am Jazz book by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
I am Jazz book by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings is a book for young children about transgender. It tells[...]
What’s happening to my body? Book for boys by Lynda Madaras: Book Review
What’s happening to me? Book for boys was written by Lynda Madaras with her daughter Area Madaras. It is a[...]
Ready, Set, Grow! book by Lynda Madaras: Book Review
Ready, Set, Grow! book by Lynda Madaras is a puberty book that has been written with the younger girl in[...]
My Body, My Self for Girls by Lynda Madaras: Book Review
My Body, My Self for Girls was written by Lynda Madaras and her daughter Area Madaras. It is a puberty[...]
My Body, My Self for Boys by Lynda Madaras
My Body, My Self for Boys was written by Lynda Madaras and her daughter Area Madaras.  It is a puberty[...]
The Tech Users Guide to the Digital World by Lori Getz
The Tech Users Guide to the Digital World by Lori Getz is a book for tweens and teens about how[...]
What’s happening to Me? (for Girls) by Susan Meredith: Book Review
What's happening to me? (for Girls) by Susan Meredith is first book on puberty for young girls, published by Usborne Books. Talking[...]
Girl Stuff by Kaz Cooke
Girl Stuff : Your full on guide to the teen years by Kaz Cooke is a book teenage girls that looks at everything girls[...]
How To Text Girls by Kelli Dunham
How To Text Girls and Everything You Need to Know About Friendships, Crushes and Social Media by Kelli Dunham, is[...]
How To Text Boys by Kelli Dunham
How To Text Boys and Everything You Need to Know About Friendships, Crushes and Social Media by Kelli Dunham, is[...]
Good Pictures Bad Pictures by Kristen Jenson
Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-proofing today's young kids by Kristen A. Jenson, is a book for older kids (9-12) that addresses pornography: what[...]
Cell Phoney by Julia Cook
Cell Phoney by Julia Cooke is a book for school aged children about using mobile/cell phones safely.  It teaches six rules[...]
What’s happening to me? by Peter Mayle: Book Review
What's happening to me? A guide to puberty is written by Peter Mayle who also wrote the  classic book that many parents would[...]
What’s the big secret? by Laurie Krasny Brown
What's the Big Secret? Talking about sex with girls and boys by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown, is one[...]
Girl Stuff 8–12: Your real guide to the pre-teen years: Book Review
Girl Stuff 8-12: Your real guide to the pre-teen years, by Kaz Cooke, is the essential younger girl's guide to[...]
The Pregnant Body Book: The Complete Illustrated Guide from Conception to Birth
The Pregnant Body Book: The Complete Illustrated Guide from Conception to Birth by the publishers DK, is a highly detailed[...]
Puberty: Coming to a Body Near You by Kerri Isham
Puberty: Coming to a Body Near You by Kerri Isham, from Powerup Workshops in Canada, is a workbook for tweens[...]
21st Century Guide to the Birds and Bees by Belinda Messer and Rosie Luik
21st Century Guide to the Birds and Bees by Belinda Messer and Rosie Luik provides a very simple overview of[...]
The Boy’s Body Book by Kelli Dunham
The Boy's Body Book by Kelli Dunham is a book for tween boys that talks about puberty and growing up.[...]
What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls by Lynda Madaras
What's Happening to my Body? Book for Girls by Lynda Madaras is a book for tween and teen girls about[...]
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[...]
Where Did I Really Come From by Narelle Wickham
Where Did I Really Come From by Narelle Wickham  is a book that provides a very straightforward and non-judgemental approach to[...]
Hayden-Reece Learns What to do if Children See Private Pictures or Private Movies by Holly-ann Martin
Hayden-Reece Learns What to do if Children See Private Pictures or Private Movies by Holly-ann Martin is book that will[...]
Is this normal? (American Girl)
Is this normal? is a book from American Girl that answers the most common questions girls ask about puberty. This book[...]
100+ Questions Kids Have About Having a Baby by Interrelate
100+ Questions Kids Have About Having a Baby by Interrelate is a book that provides answers to the 100 most[...]
The Care and Keeping of You 1 (American Girl) by Cara Natterson
The Care and Keeping of You 1 by Cara Natterson is an American Girl book that tells younger girls about the changes[...]
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Friendship Troubles by American Girl
A Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Troubles by American Girl is a book that will help girls to be a[...]
The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made by Fiona Katauskas
The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made by Fiona Katauskas, is the book that replaces the book that many[...]
Will Puberty last my Whole Life? by Julie Metzger & Robert Lehman
Will Puberty last my Whole Life? by Julie Metzger & Robert Lehman is question and answer book for boys and[...]
The Girl’s Body Book by Kelli Dunham
The Girl's Body Book by Kelli Dunham is a book for tween girls that talks about puberty and growing up. This[...]
Hayden-Reece Learns a Valuable Lesson that Private Means ‘Just for You’ by Holly-ann Martin
Hayden-Reece Learns a Valuable Lesson that Private Means 'Just for You' by Holly-ann Martin is a children's book for teaching[...]
A Smart Girl’s Guide: Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself, and other (love) stuff by American Girl
A Smart Girl's Guide: Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself, and other (love) stuff by American Girl is a[...]
Growing Up For Boys (Usborne Books) by Alex Frith
Growing Up For Boys (Usborne Books) by Alex Frith provides boys with everything that they need to know about puberty[...]
The Feelings Book by American Girl
The Feelings Book by American Girl is a book that will help tween girls to understand and manage their feelings[...]
Puberty Boy by Geoff Price
Puberty Boy by Geoff Price is a highly detailed book about puberty for boys that is filled with pictures and[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]

These are some of  the many books for tweens that they should read as they are growing up. 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 for tweens, you may also be interested in books on other topics too. You can find many of them listed in my book review site.

And don't forget that if you're starting to think about talking to your tween about growing up, then you may want a few tips on how to get started. So check out the book that I have written for parents on how to start talking about puberty and sex  to your tween boy or girl - Boy Puberty and Girl Puberty.

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