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Some of the best puberty books for children

WARNING! This is a really big list of puberty books and it is rapidly growing! 

So to ensure you don't reach overwhelm, you can either look at all of the puberty books listed below or you can look at some more specific puberty book lists (sorted by age and gender).

You can look at a list of puberty books for boys or puberty books for girls. These lists have been further broken down into the books that do and don't talk about sexual intercourse. I do this mainly because so many parents ask for a book about puberty that doesn't include sex. 

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

You can even find a list of puberty books about menstruation and periods

If you are unsure about how to start talking to your child about puberty, then you have a couple of choices. You can look at the many puberty blogposts that I have written.

If you are looking for more detailed information, then you might be interested in my puberty books for parents. I wrote these books because I found that so many parents had the same questions, and that I was telling them the same thing. So I decided to put it all into a book for them - Boy Puberty and Girl Puberty.

You will only find books in this list that are readily available at bookshops today. 

You can find more books about different topics in the main list of Sex Education Books for Children

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.

Sex education books for kids about puberty and growing up

Puberty Chit Chat Cards by Lori Ann Reichel
Puberty Chit Chat Cards by Lori Ann Reichel are cards that parents or educators can use to start meaningful conversations[...]
Guy Talk by Lizzie Cox
Guy Talk by Lizzie Cox is a simple book that provides boys with everything that they need to know about[...]
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,[...]
Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys (American Girl) by Cara Natterson
Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys (American Girl) by Cara Natterson is a popular book for boys that is[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Womanwise Cards by Jane Bennett and Andrew Lines
Womanwise Cards by Jane Bennett and Andrew Lines are designed to help parents and educators to support important, developmentally-appropriate, conversations with girls[...]
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[...]
I’m a Boy: My Changing Body by Shelley Metten
I'm a Boy: My Changing Body by Shelley Metten from Anatomy for Kids, is a book for boys 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[...]
Levi Sprocket: What’s in my Pocket by Debi Slinger
Levi Sprocket: What’s in my Pocket by Debi Slinger prepares boys for puberty by telling the story of what puberty[...]
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[...]
What’s Going on Down There by Karen Gravelle
What's Going on Down There by Karen Gravelle is a book for older boys that tells them everything they need[...]
Boy Puberty by Cath Hakanson
Boy Puberty: How to Talk about Puberty and Sex with Your Tween Boy by Cath Hakanson will help parents to[...]
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[...]
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[...]
I’m a Boy: Hormones by Shelley Metten
I'm a Boy: Hormones by Shelley Metten from Anatomy for Kids, is a book for older boys that will educate them[...]
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[...]
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[...]
My Changing Body Book (Boys’ Edition): Book Review
My Changing Body book (Boy’s Edition) by Linda Picone is a puberty book for boys 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[...]
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[...]
Secret Boys’ Business: Book Review
Secret Boys’ Business by Rose Stewart, Fay Angelo and Heather Anderson is a book for boys that provides them with[...]
What’s happening to my body? Book for boys by Lynda Madaras: Book Review
What’s happening to me? Book for boys was written by Lynda Madaras with her daughter Area Madaras. It is a[...]
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[...]
My Body, My Self for Boys by Lynda Madaras
My Body, My Self for Boys was written by Lynda Madaras and her daughter Area Madaras.  It is a 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.[...]
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 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[...]
Girltopia Cards by Jane Bennett
Girltopia Cards by Jane Bennett will help parents to start to have more meaningful conversations with their daughter about puberty[...]
The Boy’s Body Book by Kelli Dunham
The Boy's Body Book by Kelli Dunham is a book for tween boys that talks about puberty and growing up.[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Growing Up For Boys (Usborne Books) by Alex Frith
Growing Up For Boys (Usborne Books) by Alex Frith provides boys with everything that they need to know about puberty[...]
Puberty Boy by Geoff Price
Puberty Boy by Geoff Price is a highly detailed book about puberty for boys that is filled with pictures 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[...]
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[...]
What’s Happening To Me (boy) by Alex Frith
What's Happening To Me (boy) by Alex Frith is an Usborne book for younger boys that talks to them about[...]
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[...]

These are some of the many puberty books that have been written. As I find more, I will add them to this list. They are all really good books that kids can read to find reliable and accurate information about love, sex and relationships. Plus they will help prepare you too!

If you have looked at these puberty books, you may also be interested in books on other topics too. You can find many of them listed in my book review site.

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