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The best puberty books for 10 year olds

Here you will find some puberty books for 10 year olds that may (or may not) tell your child more than they are ready for. 

You might have a 10 year old who is starting to show some early signs of puberty. Or maybe you've noticed that they aren't but that some of their friends are. Or maybe your 10 year old is just starting to ask some questions. 

The easiest way to start talking about puberty is with a book. It can be a book that you might read together. Or it may be a book that  your child reads on their own. 

Make sure that your 10 year old knows that they can come to you with any questions that they might have about puberty.

The puberty books for 10 year olds that are listed here all meet the following criteria:

1. It has to be at the right reading level. 

2. It has to be simple and not overwhelm kids with too  many details.

3. If it does talk about sex, it needs to be pretty basic  ie not include too much information.

Puberty books for 10 year olds, is a bit trickier than it is for younger kids. Some 10 year olds are a lot more mature than their peers. Which means that they may be a little curious about sex than other kids might be. 

As kids go through puberty, they start to think about sex a little bit more.  This happens because their body is preparing them for adulthood. And the body interprets being an adult as being fertile and capable of reproducing. So their body makes sure that they will want to have sex, and will rewire their brain to start thinking about sex as something that they might want to do. 

Now, you can relax, as this doesn't usually kick in for a few years yet. And even if your 10 year old is uninterested in sex, reading age-appropriate information about it, isn't going to turn them into a sex fiend.

The problem though, is that kids hear about sex in their everyday life, so they may be curious about what it's really about. And it is better they they get the right information from you than from other sources like the internet and their peers. 

The puberty books for 10 year olds that are listed here will contain a mix of books that  do (and don't) talk about sex. If it talks about sex, that will be highlighted.

From my experience, it is usually the parents who are more unprepared for this information than the kids are. The kids are fine with it. They will tell you if the book is a bit too mature for them. They'll just read the bits that  are relevant to them  for that point in time, and return to the book for more information when they need it. 

You'll find the puberty books for 10 year olds broken into two parts ie boys and girls. ​

​Puberty books for 10 year olds - BOYS

Here you will find some of the most popular boy puberty books for 10 year olds. You will find a video review where I show  you through the book, as well as links to Amazon,  Book Depository and Booktopia.

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,[...]
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[...]
Boy Puberty by Cath Hakanson
Boy Puberty: How to Talk about Puberty and Sex with Your Tween Boy by Cath Hakanson will help parents to[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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.[...]
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[...]
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[...]

Puberty books for 10 year olds - GIRLS

Here you will find some of the most popular girl puberty books for 10 year olds. You will find a video review where I show you through the books, as well as links to Amazon, Book Depository and Booktopia.

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,[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Womanwise Cards by Jane Bennett and Andrew Lines
Womanwise Cards by Jane Bennett and Andrew Lines are designed to help parents and educators to support important, developmentally-appropriate, conversations with girls[...]
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[...]
Girl Puberty by Cath Hakanson
Girl Puberty: How to Talk about Puberty and Sex with Your Tween Girl by Cath Hakanson will help parents to[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Someday by Alison McGhee
Someday by Alison McGhee is a lovely book for girls that talks about life being a cycle that we all[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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.[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Girltopia Cards by Jane Bennett
Girltopia Cards by Jane Bennett will help parents to start to have more meaningful conversations with their daughter about puberty[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 that have been written for children about puberty. 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 puberty books for 10 year olds, 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 puberty books for 10 year olds, 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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