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Some of the best media literacy picture books for kids

There are some great media literacy picture books that will help you to talk to your child about the hidden messages we receive through the media.  Media literacy is the ability to identify different types of media and understand the messages they're sending. And with kids constantly being exposed to a lot of these messages through tv, movies, music, books, magazines, radio, billboards, advertising, video games and more, it is a skill that they definitely need to develop.

One of the easist ways to start talking about media literacy with your child is with some media literacy picture books.  You can either read them together with your child or let your child read the book by themself and talk about it together afterwards. They will provide plenty of opportunities to start conversations with your child. 

You will only find books in this list that are readily available at bookshops today. There's not a lot of books in this list, but I am slowly adding more.

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 about media literacy

Body Drama: Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers by Nancy Amanda Redd
Body Drama: Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers by Nancy Redd is a body image book for teenage girls[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]

These are some of the many media literacy picture books that have been written for children. 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 media literacy picture 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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