children reading sex education books for 9 year olds

Sex Education Books for 9 year olds

You'll find some really good sex education books for 9 year olds  in this list, that will help you with talking to your child about the birds and bees or the facts  of life

Some 9 year olds are starting to show the first signs of pubery, which means that it is time to start talking to your child about puberty and growing up. If you are unsure about what signs to look out for, you can learn more about the first signs of puberty in girls and the first signs of puberty in boys, in these blogposts. 

So you will find a few puberty books in this list of sex education books for 9 year olds.  You'll also find books about sexual intercourse, consent, pornography, cybersafety, gender, masturbation, same-sex relationships and more.  You won't find any puberty books in this list, you can find the best puberty books for 9 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 9 year old?

You can find my thoughts about the best puberty books for 9 year olds here. 

If you want a book that covers everything in the one book (including sex), then my favourite is Let's talk about the birds and bees.   A more detailed version is It's so amazing

Books that only talk about the different ways babies are made (including sex) that I really like are Let's Talk About S-E-X or The amazing true story of how babies are made

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!

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.


Body image

Body safety



Diversity & Inclusion


Gender identity

Growing up

Internet safety

LGBTQI+ families

LGBTQI+ kids


Media literacy