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Sex Education Books for 10 year olds

Books are a great way to start talking to kids about sex, and you're sure to find something suitable in this list of sex education books for 10 year olds. 

It is most likely that by now, your 10 year old will  have started puberty. Which means that you should be starting to think about talking to them about the birds and bees or the facts of life (if you haven't already talked).  You can learn more about how to talk about puberty and sex with your child, in this blogpost.

In this list of sex education books for 10 year olds, you are sure to find a book that will help you to start a conversation about love, sex, relationships and growing up. You will find books that are very general, that cover nearly everything that 10 year olds need to know.  You'll also find books that are very specific, that cover just one topic in great detail, like consent, sex or human anatomy. You won't find any puberty books in this list, you can find the best puberty books for 10 year olds here. 

If it is a particular topic that you're interested in, then you'll find books by the topic in the main list of Sex Education Books for Children.

And if you're looking for book for a different aged child, then you'll want to look at the age-appropriate list of sex education books

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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.

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A warning!

There are a lot of books in this list on a wide range of topics that are relevant to sex education. Which means you'll find books on a lot of different topics, like consent, body safety, diversity families and more. 

So you might feel overwhelmed and not quite sure where to start!


So if you can only buy 1 -5 books, what should you buy for a 10 year old?


You can find my thoughts about the best puberty books for 10 year olds here. 


If you want a book that covers everything in the one book, then the best ones for this age group are the big books by Robie H. Harris.  It's so amazing is good if your child is a little naive or It's perfectly normal if you want the next level up.


Books that only talk about sex that I really like are Let's Talk About S-E-X (this  one is not a picture book so it is good for kids who find picture books babyish) or The amazing true story of how babies are made (which is a picture book but still okay for this age group).


The Nonnie books are also really good as well, as they are interactive ie you can sit down and read it together with your child, and answer questions and talk about what you have just read.

These are some of the many sex education books for 10 year olds 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!

Resources

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 love, sex, relationships and growing up.

My Sex Education 101 page includes all of the information on sex education. You'll find lots of different blogposts to help with getting started, on a wide range of different topics.

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 sex ed in my Sex Education Videos resource page that you can watch with your child or to learn more about sex education yourself.

You’ll also find an extensive range of sex education books for children, for kids of all ages. There's even some books in there for parents! 

If you're looking for some ideas on how to talk to your child about bodies, Let's Talk About Bodies, will help you to start naming the private body parts and to have shame-free conversations with them about bodies. It is filled with lots of different ideas on how to have natural converasations with your child about their body. 

You'll also find some child friendly anatomically-correct cartoon illustrations of the genitals and internal reproductive organs that are appropriate for children from the age of 3 and up. Let's Look at Different Body Parts is a printable that will help take the awkward out of talking to your child about their body, so they grow up feeling educated, confident, and comfortable in their own skin.

If you're worried that talking to your child about bodies might lead to questions about sex, then you can relax. Let's Talk About Sex, will help you to explain sexual intercourse to your child in a way they will understand. It breaks sex down into simple steps that  take the stress out of explaining!

If your're unsure about how to answer your child's questions about sex, then 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. 

About the Author Cath Hakanson

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.

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