Over the last couple of years, children's books about gender identity have become extremely popular. With more and more of them being published each year, as parents search for books that will help them to have open conversations with their child about gender and sex.
Children's books about gender identity can help with talking to your child in a number of different ways. They can help you (the parent) to understand what gender and sex is all about so that explaining it to your child will become a lot easier. Books also provide you with age-appropriate language and images in which to explain gender. Books also hold your hand and allow you to talk to your child about a tough topic without the added stress of working out what exactly to say (and then having to remember it).
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.
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 gender identity 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 children's books about gender identity, 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.