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!
This post has pulled together the puberty books for girls that are up-to-date and easy to find. You’ll find books that have been written specifically for girls or kids with female reproductive organs.
Most of the books that are marketed as being for girls assume that your child has female reproductive organs – vagina, vulva, uterus etc. So they are not what you would call ‘gender-diverse’.
You will find two lists of books that are written just for girls (or females).
The first list is the books that don’t talk about sex, with the focus being on 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 overwhelmed by change.
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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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.
Children’s books about puberty for girls
Below you’ll find all the individual books about puberty for girls (or kids with a female body). Just click the book that interests you to learn more.
Puberty books that DON’T mention sex
Here you will find some of the most popular puberty books for girls (or kids with female reproductive parts). This list of puberty books DO NOT talk about sex or sexual intercourse.
Puberty books that DO mention sex
Here you will find some of the most popular puberty books for girls (or kids with female bodies). The books that are listed here DO talk about sexual intercourse (either briefly or in greater detail).
These are some of the many children’s books about puberty for girls (or kids with a female body) 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.