Here you will find some puberty books for 8 year olds that won't tell your child more than they are ready for.
You might have an 8 year old who is showing some early signs of puberty. Or you might have an 8 year old who is curious about what puberty is all about. Whichever it is, it is important to choose a book that can tell them what they need to know without scaring them.
The puberty books for 8 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. It doesn't talk about sex or sexual intercourse.
Puberty books for 8 year olds need to be simple and not overwhelm kids with too many unneccesary details. At this age, they just need to know about what will be happening to their body. They actually aren't all that interested in sexual intercourse. We can talk to them about sex when they are a bit older and actually interested in learning about sex.
All of the book reviews will say if they do or don't talk about sexual intercourse.
To make it easier, I have broken the puberty books for 8 year olds into two parts ie boys and girls.
You can find more books about different topics in the main list of Sex Education Books for Children.
You'll find more information about puberty in my Puberty 101 page.
There are a lot of puberty books in this list whichmeans it will be hard to make a choice.
because you all keep on pestering me I thought I would share the books that I always seem to keep on recommending for 8 year olds.
Hair in funny places is a 'sweet & innocent' yet funny book that is a great book for gently introducing the concept that puberty will one day be happening.
A great book for all kids (but it does talk about sex) is So that's whats happening.
Here you will find some of the most popular boy puberty books for 8 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.
Here you will find some of the most popular girl puberty books for 8 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.
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 blogposts 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, Boy Puberty – How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween boy or Girl Puberty - How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween girl, 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.
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 it down into simple steps that take the stress out of explaining!
If you want a printed book to hold in your hands, then the 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.
If you want the answers to questions about a lot more than just sex, then Sex Ed Quickies is your best option. It has answers to 300+ questions that kids commonly ask parents, including how babies are made, sexual intercourse, body parts, puberty, relationships, pregnancy, birth, masturbation, sexual diversity, gender, pornography, STIs, contraception and much more.
I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. To find a better way to talk about sex, you can join my community of parents and visit my shop for helpful resources.