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The best puberty books for girls

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 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 can also find lists of puberty books for 8 year oldspuberty books for 9 year oldspuberty books for 10 year olds, puberty books for 11 year olds, and puberty books for 12 year olds.

​Puberty books for girls (that don't talk about sex)

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.

Girlology: There’s Something New About You by Melissa Holmes & Trish Hutchison
Girlology: There's Something New About You by Melissa Holmes & Trish Hutchison is one of the few books that teaches[...]
Period: A Girl’s Guide by JoAnn Loulan and Bonnie Worthen
Period: A Girl's Guide by JoAnn Loulan and Bonnie Worthen is a book that tells girls everything they need to[...]
The guide, period. By Naama Bloom (HelloFlo)
The guide, period. by Naama Bloom who created HelloFlo, is a popular book about puberty and periods for girls but manages[...]
Menstrupedia Comic: The friendly guide to periods for girls
Menstrupedia Comic: The friendly guide to periods for girls by Aditi Gupta, Tuhin Paul and Rajat Mittal is an Indian[...]
I’m a Girl: My Changing Body by Shelley Metten
I'm a Girl: My Changing Body by Shelley Metten from Anatomy for Kids, is a book for girls that provides them[...]
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret? by Judy Blume
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret? by Judy Blume is a classic book that tells the story of Margaret,[...]
Poppy Pretzel: Passage into Puberty by Debi Slinger
Poppy Pretzel: Passage into Puberty by Debi Slinger prepares girls for puberty by telling the story of what puberty is[...]
I’m a Girl: Hormones by Shelley Metten
I'm a Girl: Hormones by Shelley Metten from Anatomy for Kids, is a book for older boys that will educate them about[...]
Have You Started Yet? by Ruth Thomson
Have You Started Yet? by Ruth Thomson is a book for girls that is all about periods and is a[...]
The Care and Keeping of Us (American Girl)
The Care and Keeping of Us is a mother/daughter set of books from American Girl that provide an opportunity for talking[...]
Beautiful Girl Celebrating the Wonders of Your Body by Christiane Northrup
Beautiful Girl: Celebrating the Wonders of Your Body by Christiane Northrup provides girls with a beautiful empowering approach to growing[...]
Someday by Alison McGhee
Someday by Alison McGhee is a lovely book for girls that talks about life being a cycle that we all[...]
Welcoming Womanhood by Kate Waud
Welcoming Womanhood by Kate Waud provides girls with a positive introduction to menstruation and becoming a woman,  whether they have started their[...]
Secret Girls’ Business: Book Review
Secret Girls’ Business by Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson and Rose Stewart is a book for younger girls that provides them[...]
Ready, Set, Grow! book by Lynda Madaras: Book Review
Ready, Set, Grow! book by Lynda Madaras is a puberty book that has been written with the younger girl in[...]
My Body, My Self for Girls by Lynda Madaras: Book Review
My Body, My Self for Girls was written by Lynda Madaras and her daughter Area Madaras. It is a puberty[...]
What’s happening to me? by Peter Mayle: Book Review
What's happening to me? A guide to puberty is written by Peter Mayle who also wrote the  classic book that many parents would[...]
Girl Stuff 8–12: Your real guide to the pre-teen years: Book Review
Girl Stuff 8-12: Your real guide to the pre-teen years, by Kaz Cooke, is the essential younger girl's guide to[...]
Puberty: Coming to a Body Near You by Kerri Isham
Puberty: Coming to a Body Near You by Kerri Isham, from Powerup Workshops in Canada, is a workbook for tweens[...]
Cycling to Grandma’s House by Jac Torres-Gomez
Cycling to Grandma's House by Jac Torres-Gomez is a lovely story that shares the ways that different cultures celebrate a[...]
Is this normal? (American Girl)
Is this normal? is a book from American Girl that answers the most common questions girls ask about puberty. This book[...]
The Care and Keeping of You 1 (American Girl) by Cara Natterson
The Care and Keeping of You 1 by Cara Natterson is an American Girl book that tells younger girls about the changes[...]
The Girl’s Body Book by Kelli Dunham
The Girl's Body Book by Kelli Dunham is a book for tween girls that talks about puberty and growing up. This[...]
Puberty Girl by Shushan Movsessian
Puberty Girl by Shushan Movsessian is a highly detailed book about puberty for girls that is filled with pictures and[...]
The Care and Keeping of You 2 (American Girl) by Cara Natterson
The Care and Keeping of You 2 American Girl by Cara Natterson is an American Girl book about puberty and growing[...]
Hair in Funny Places by Babette Cole
Hair in Funny Places, by Babette Cole, is an explanation of puberty written with humour! I love it as it introduces[...]

Puberty books for girls (that do talk about sex)

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.

So That’s What’s Happening by Gina Dawson
So That's What's Happening by Gina Dawson is a book for younger children that talks about puberty and growing up,[...]
Girl Talk by Lizzie Cox
Girl Talk by Lizzie Cox is a simple book that provides girls with everything that they need to know about[...]
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret? by Judy Blume
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret? by Judy Blume is a classic book that tells the story of Margaret,[...]
The Puberty Book by Kelsey Powell and Wendy Darvill
The Puberty Book by Kelsey Powell and Wendy Darvill is a popular aussie book for kids who want to learn[...]
Help Your Kids With Growing Up by DK
Help Your Kids With Growing Up by DK  is a factual book for tweens and teens that is filled with[...]
The Period Book by Karen Gravelle
The Period Book by Karen Gravelle is a book for older girls that tells them everything they need to know[...]
My Changing Body Book (Girls’ Edition): Book Review
My Changing Body book (Girl's Edition) by Linda Picone is a puberty book for girls that talks about everything that[...]
More Secret Girls’ Business: Book Review
More Secret Girls’ Business by Heather Anderson, Faye Angelo and Rose Stewart is a book for girls that explains puberty[...]
What’s happening to Me? (for Girls) by Susan Meredith: Book Review
What's happening to me? (for Girls) by Susan Meredith is first book on puberty for young girls, published by Usborne Books. Talking[...]
Girl Stuff by Kaz Cooke
Girl Stuff : Your full on guide to the teen years by Kaz Cooke is a book teenage girls that looks at everything girls[...]
What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls by Lynda Madaras
What's Happening to my Body? Book for Girls by Lynda Madaras is a book for tween and teen girls about[...]
Will Puberty last my Whole Life? by Julie Metzger & Robert Lehman
Will Puberty last my Whole Life? by Julie Metzger & Robert Lehman is question and answer book for boys and[...]
Growing Up For Girls (Usborne Books) by Felicity Brooks
Growing Up For Girls (Usborne Books) by Felicity Brooks provides girls with everything that they need to know about puberty[...]
Puberty and Growing Up by Anna Claybourne
Puberty and Growing Up by Anna Claybourne is a book for children that provides a nice simple overview of what[...]
100+ Answers About Puberty by Interrelate
100+ Answers About Puberty by Interrelate provides answers to the 100 most common questions that older kids ask about puberty[...]

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 girls, you may also be interested in books on other topics too. You can find many of them listed in my book review site.

And don't forget that if you're starting to think about puberty books for girls, 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 girl - Girl Puberty.

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