There are some good puberty books for 13 year olds who might need some information about puberty.
Most of the books that are listed on this page will also talk about all the other things that go with puberty eg love, sex, relationships, etc.
You’ll find the puberty books for 13 year olds broken into two parts ie boys (or males) and girls (or females).
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 puberty in my Puberty 101 page.
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There are a lot of puberty books in this list which means it’ll be hard to make a choice.
I thought I would share the books that I’m always recommending to parents of 13 year olds.
If you want a book for boys or kids with a male body, then you might like Guy Talk or What’s Going on Down There as they are simple but comprehensive. Puberty Boy is a really nice informative book that has a lot of information that is presented in a really nice way.
If you want a book for girls or kids with a female body, then you might like Girl Talk or The Period Book (which is more about puberty than just periods). Puberty Girl is also a really nice book that is quite detailed and has a lovely gentle approach (plus it doesn’t talk about sex).
If you want a book that is for all kids, then my new favourite puberty book which talks about everything (including love, relationships and sex) is Does This Happen to Everyone. It is very comprehensive but it is fun and not too confronting. The photos inside it are excellent too! Another favourite is the comic book Wait, What? by Heather Corinna (it is very inclusive and educational).
Puberty books for 13 year olds
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.
Books for boys
Here you will find some of the most popular boy puberty books for 13 year olds.
Books for girls
Here you will find some of the most popular girl puberty books for 13 year olds.
Books for all kids
Here you will find some of the most popular puberty books for all 13 year olds.
These are some of the many sex education books suitable for 13 year olds, that have been written. As I find more, I will add them to this list. They are all really good books that they can read to find reliable and accurate information about love, sex and relationships.
Resources to help with talking about puberty
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 puberty.
My Puberty 101 page includes all of the information on puberty. You’ll find lots of different blog posts to help with talking to your child about growing up.
You’ll find videos about puberty in my Sex Education Videos resource page that you can watch with your child or to learn more about puberty yourself.
You’ll also find an extensive range of children’s books on puberty, for kids of all ages.
If you get stuck and feel that you need some extra support with talking to your child about puberty, then my book, The Parents’ Guide to Puberty, may be helpful. It’s a straightforward common sense guide that will help you to start having honest conversations that will guide your child through puberty, and strengthen your relationship without feeling embarrassed, awkward or nervous.
Or maybe you’re looking for a video course to sit down and watch together with your child. My friend Rowena from Amazing Me has created a fantastic 2 part interactive course for parents/carers to attend together with their 9 to 12 year old. It’s fun, educational and age-appropriate! You can learn more about her puberty course here.
If you have a child who is expecting their first period, then you may want to consider period pants. Period pants are fantastic for kids who are worried that they won’t know that their period has started until it stains through their clothing for the world to see. My favourite brand for tweens and teens is ModiBodi, as they are good quality and quite absorbent.
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.