From how babies are made to puberty to sex, this guide has you covered! There are over 250 books in this list, and I keep adding more each month (sorry, but they keep on publishing them!)
You'll find a video review of each book, with many also including a written review. Many parents have asked me for a transcription of the videos, so they are slowly being added. So I have had them transcribed, and my 15 year old niece is rewriting them for easy reading.
You will only find books included that are still available at book shops. There are a couple of books included that you can't buy new (but you can buy secondhand through Ebay or Abebooks ) but they are so good that I had to include them (one is a 3D pop up book of sex!)
If you're unsure about the best way to read these types of books with kids, in this article you'll discover the secret of reading sex education books for kids.
And if you know of a book that isn't included or should be included, please do let me know!
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 200+ sex education book reviews on this site (with more being added each month). If you know the book that you're looking for, you can search on this page which has all the individual book reviews listed on it.
If you're looking for a book on a certain topic, like a book to help with talking about the different body parts or consent, you can search for it by the topic.
Books about bodies and all their different parts.
Books about body safety to help you talk to your child about being the boss of their body.
Books for kids of all ages to start teaching them about the many nuances of consent.
Books to prepare your tween or teen for dating. They'll prepare parents too!
Books about puberty and sex for kids with a disability.
Books for talking about diversity and the fact that everyone is different and that's okay.
Books to help tweens to understand the 'ups and downs' of friends and growing up.
Books for talking to kids about gender and what it actually means.
Books that talk about gender identity and how our gender (B/G) doesn't always match our sex (M/F).
Books to help you talk to your child about internet safety or cybersafety ie staying safe online.
Books to help you to talk with a child that may be questioning their gender or if they are gay (or not).
Books to help you to talk about masturbation for tweens as they go through puberty and younger kids.
Books to help you to talk about the hidden messages we receive through the media.
Books, cards and resources that will help parents with sex education.
Books that talk mainly about periods, giving girls the answers to their many questions.
Books to help you to start talking to your child about porn in a safe way.
Books to help you to explain how a baby grows and is born.
Books to teach preteens about love, sex, relationships and growing up!
Books about private parts to help you name and talk about penises and vulvas.
Books to help you to teach your child about how to stay safe from sexual abuse.
A huge list of puberty books so that your child is prepared for the changes it brings.
Books for talking about same-sex families and that people sometimes fall in love with the same sex.
Books that are what I call manuals or 'all in one' books that include everything. For kids of all ages.
Books that talk about how babies are made ie sex, sexual intercourse, IVF, surrogacy and adoption.
Books to help you talk to your child about sexting
Books to help you talk to your child about social media and responsible online behaviour.
Books to teach teens everything they could possibly need to know about sex.
Books for teen guys about love, sex, relationships and growing up!
Books for teen girls about love, sex, relationships and growing up!
Books for tweens about love, sex, relationships and growing up!
Books that talk about where babies come from WITHOUT mentioning sex.
Each individual book review will include a suggested age range, but I have also sorted them into age-specific lists (because so many parents kept asking me for it). If you're in a hurry, and just want to know which books I recommend the most, you can read this article about the 10 best sex education books.
You won't find puberty books in these lists. They are in the list below this one.
If you are looking for a book for a child of a certain age, you'll find some age-appropriate lists of puberty books for children. Each age-specific list is also sorted into puberty books that do (and don't) talk about sexual intercourse. If you're in a hurry, and just want to know which books I recommend the most, you can read this article about the 10 best puberty books.
Life as a parent can get busy! So below, you'll find resources that will help you to find a better way to talk about sex. Which means you can focus more on the talking instead of searching for the resources that will make it easier!
How to talk to kids about sexual intercourse
How to talk to kids about bodies, penises, and vulvas
Cartoon illustrations of the private body parts (penis, vulva, etc)
Parent book with age-specific answers to kid's questions about sex
Age-specific answers to tough questions kids ask about love, sex, relationships, porn, pregnancy, puberty, STIs and more.
Parent guide to talking to girls about puberty
Parent guide to talking to boys about puberty
100+ answers to kid's most common questions about puberty
Extensive list of sex ed resources from the internet
Find a better way to talk to your child about sex
Resources to help educators (& parents) with sex ed