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Some of the best gender positive children’s books

If you are wanting to talk to your child about gender, you'll like some of the gender positive children's books in this list. They will definately help you to start having open honest conversations about gender with your child.  

The trend today, in regards to talking to kids about gender, is to not stereotype. By stereotype, I mean that we don't allow society to dictate how they should express their gender. The days of boys not being allowed to wear pink or play with dolls are slowly changing. Today, we allow boys to wear pink and to play with dolls or trucks or whatever it is that they want to play with. We allow children to express their gender in the way that they want to. And we know that letting a boy wear a pink tutu won't make him grow up to be gay (this is a common fear that parents have as they see it as a sign that their child will be same-sex attracted).

Gender positive children's books are a great way to make talking about gender a whole lot easier. There are some fantastic books that talk about what gender means in language that children easily understand. You will also find some ideas about how to talk to your child about gender in this blogpost of mine.  

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.

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.

Sex education books for kids that are gender positive

Some Girls by Nelly Thomas
Some Girls by Nelly Thomas is a cute little book that talks about how girls can do anything. It's a[...]
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love is a beautifully illustrated and simple book about diversity. What I really like[...]
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[...]
The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee
The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee is a book about gender for younger children. This is a[...]
My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis
My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis is one of the first books that was written about the fact that sometimes[...]
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[...]
No Difference Between Us by Jayneen Sanders
No Difference Between Us by Jayneen Sanders is a book that talks about the differences and similarities between the different[...]
William’s Doll by Charlotte Zolotow
William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow is a lovely story about gender stereotypes. This book is an old one (but a[...]
Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman
Jacob's New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman is a fantastic little book that preaches that it is okay to[...]

These are some of the many  gender positive children's books 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. Plus they will help prepare you too!

If you have looked at these  gender positive children's books, you may also be interested in books on other topics too. You can find many of them listed in my book review site.

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