This comprehensive list of sex education books for 8 year olds will help parents with starting tricky conversations with their 8 year old about the birds and bees or the facts of life.
Eight is an age that many parents start to think about sex education for the first time. Especially as they start to see the first signs of puberty in their child. Or they recall that awkward talk that their own parents gave them, when they were a child.
Thankfully sex education has changed over the years, and we now know that one awkward conversation is not enough. Today we encourage many conversations that start when children are young. If you're unsure about what sex education can look like for your family, go and watch the video in my blogpost about what sex education in the home can look like.
Many of the sex education books for 8 year olds that are inside this list, will help you with starting open and honest conversations with your 8 year old.
You'll find a wide range of books inside this list. Some of the books are what I call an 'all in one' book ie books that include nearly everything that you need to talk about with your child. Whereas other books are more specific and are focused on just one topic, like diversity, sexual intercourse or consent. You won't find any books about puberty in this list, you can find the best puberty books for 8 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.
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.
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 8 year old?
You can find my thoughts about the best puberty books for 8 year olds here.
Tell me about sex grandma talks about sex but focuses on all the other parts (rather than the actual act).
Sex is a funny word is a book about sexuality (not sex) that is also quite good!
These are some of the many sex education books for 8 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!
If you have looked at these sex education books for 8 year olds, you may also be interested in books on other topics too. You can find many of them listed in my sex education book review site.
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 to empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. You can join my online parent support group here and visit my shop for helpful resources.