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Sex Education Books for 5 year olds

If you have a 5 year old who is starting to ask a lot of questions, then you will want to have a look at this list of sex education books for 5 year olds.

Some 5 year olds can ask a lot of questions. Some of the questions will be easy to answer. Others? Not so easy! Especially when they are about where babies come from or how babies are made

So you will find a mixture of different books that will satisfy your child's curiosity,  in this list of sex education books for 5 year olds.  You'll find books  that will help you with naming the private parts of the body, staying safe online, where babies come from, pregnancy, diversity, families, body safety, pornography and sex education in general. Books that are all age-appropriate, a pleasure to read and pefect for starting conversations about the birds and bees or the facts of life

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 5 year old?

If you want a book that covers everything in the one book, then my favourite is Let's talk about the birds and bees.   A briefer version is Amazing You. And a detailed 'very comprehensive' version is It's not the stork

If you are looking for a book about where babies come from (that doesn't talk about sex), then you can look at The baby tree or What's in there or What makes a baby. Books that mention sex are Mummy laid an egg or Let's talk about the birds and bees or  It's not the stork

The books by Robie H. Harris are excellent  books that you will also read for many years - Who we areWho's in my familyWhat's in there and Who has what.


Body safety


Diversity & Inclusion


Gender identity

Internet safety

LGBTQI+ families



Pregnancy & Birthing