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.
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.
If you have looked at these puberty books for 8 year olds, you may also be interested in books on other topics too. You can find many of them listed in my sex education book review site.
And don't forget that if you're starting to think about puberty books for 8 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 - Girl Puberty and Boy Puberty.
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.