Here you will find some puberty books for 9 year olds that won't tell your child more than they are ready for.
You might have a 9 year old who is showing some early signs of puberty. Or you might have a 9 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 9 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 9 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.
To make it easier, I have broken the puberty books for 9 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 which means 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 9 year olds.
If you want a 'girl' book that doesn't mention sex, then Secret Girls Business is a very popular, simple and straight forward book (consider More secret girls business if you also want to talk about sex). The Care & keeping of You 1 is also very popular and is quite good.
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 9 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 9 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. 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 9 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 9 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 to empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. You can join my online parent support group here and visit my shop for helpful resources.