A lot of parents ask me about sex education and/or puberty books that are inclusive ie books that don’t assume that all boys have a penis (or girls have a vulva) or all males are boys (or all females are girls). They might be a parent of a gender diverse child or they might be a parent who wants to teach their child in an inclusive way.
So I have finally created a list of books. Now, I have tried to keep the list to the books that are more general ie books that are about love, sex, relationships, bodies and gender. So these are books that talk about lots of different sex education topics that take an inclusive approach.
So you won’t find books in here that are mainly about gender (those are in the gender identity book list). Or books that are specifically written for transgender youth or LGBTQI+ books. They are all in their own booklists.
This is a small list but as I find more books, I will add them. And if you know of a book that should be included, please do let me know (and I will add it).
You can find more books about different topics in the main list of Sex Education Books for Children.
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.
Inclusive sex education and puberty books for children
Below you’ll find all the individual books that are inclusive. Just click the book that interests you to learn more.
Resources to help with talking about sex
My mission is to create resources that will help you to naturally talk to your kids about sex, all while respecting your personal values.
Which means that inside this website, you’ll find lots of resources to help you with talking to your child about love, sex, relationships and growing up.
My Sex Education 101 page includes all of the information on sex education. You’ll find lots of different blog posts to help with getting started, on a wide range of different topics – bodies, consent, diversity, porn, sexual intercourse and more.
You’ll find videos about sex ed in my Sex Education Videos resource page that you can watch with your child or to learn more about sex education yourself.
You’ll also find an extensive range of sex education books for children, for kids of all ages. There are even some books in there for parents!
If you’re looking for some ideas on how to talk to your child about bodies, How to Talk to Kids About Bodies, will help you to start naming the private body parts and to have shame-free conversations with them about bodies. It is filled with lots of different ideas on how to have natural conversations with your child about their body.
You’ll also find some child-friendly anatomically-correct cartoon illustrations of the genitals and internal reproductive organs that are appropriate for children from the age of 3 and up. Let’s Look at Different Body Parts is a printable that will help take the awkward out of talking to your child about their body, so they grow up feeling educated, confident, and comfortable in their own skin.
Or if you’re looking for an activity that you can sit down and complete with your child, then you may want to look at my anatomically-correct paperdolls. They are perfect for starting natural conversations whilst your hands are busy.
If you need some help with explaining sexual intercourse to your child, then How to Talk to Kids About Sex, will help you explain sex to your child in a way they will understand. It breaks sex down into simple steps that take the stress out of explaining!
If you’re unsure about how to answer your child’s questions about sex, then I have the perfect book for you! The Sex Education Answer Book will give you age-specific answers to the most common questions kid’s ask parents about sex. Which means you don’t need to worry about finding a child-friendly explanation that your child understands.
And if you get stuck, feel free to get in touch! You can contact me here.