If you've walked into your local bookshop to find the best puberty books for girls, then you most probably walked out feeling pretty overwhelmed. There are a lot of books out there on this topic!
You will find two lists that are written just for girls.
The first list is the books that don't talk about sex, and that just talk about puberty.
The second list is the books that talk about puberty but also talk about sex or sexual intercourse.
So which list should you look at? The books that do or don't include sex?
That's up to you! Your child will usually cope with whatever book you give them, but sometimes it is easier to give the books without sex to younger kids. Especially if they are resistant to the thought of puberty or are easily overwhlemed by change.
You'll find more information about puberty in my Puberty 101 page.
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Here you will find some of the most popular puberty books for girls. Ths list of puberty books for girls do not talk about sex or sexual intercourse. 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 puberty books for girls. The books that are listed here will also talk about sexual intercourse (either briefly or in greater detail). 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.