Sex Education books for children

300+ books for kids of all ages & every topic

Sex education books for children

A Guide for Parents

From how babies are made to puberty to sex, this guide has you covered! There are over 300 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.

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.

Individual book reviews

You’ll find 300+ individual book reviews on a wide range of different topics

There are over 300 sex education book reviews on this site (with more being added each month). If you know the book that you’re looking for, you should head to the page with the individual book reviews listed on it. 

You’ll find some of the latest book reviews below, and you can find the rest of the book reviews here

Books on different topics

Books sorted into over 30 different topics

If you’re looking for a book on a certain topic, such as a book to help with talking about the different body parts or consent,  you can search for it by the topic.

baby reading a book
Babies and toddlers
children with super hero cape
Body Safety

child reading bible with parent
Christian books

child holding arm out to say stop, after reading books about consent
teenagers standing around, ready for some dating books

child in wheelchair with friends
dierse group of children
Diversity & Inclusion
family reading a book

child in bed
family on computer
Media literacy

2 parents

period supplies

child and pregnant mother
Pregnancy & Birthing
shocked children on computer
preteen looking at sex education books
group of tweens

children in bath
Private body parts
(or genitals)
family sitting on grass ready to read some protective behaviour story books
Protective behaviours
girl sexting
(or nude pictures)
man and woman in bed
Sexual intercourse
(or how babies are made)
family reading a book
Sex education
(books that cover everything)

children taking selfies
Social media safety

teenage girls looking at sex education books
Teen girls
teenage boys looking at sex education books
Teen boys
tweens looking at sex education books

group of teenagers

pencils coloured
babies that show where babeis come from
Where babies come from

Age-specific book lists

Books for different aged children

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 puberty list, below this one.

baby reading a book
Babies & Toddlers
family reading book
3 year olds
children reading a book
4 year olds
family reading a book
5 year olds
family reading a book
6 year olds
family reading a book
7 year olds
kids reading books
8 year olds
kids reading a book
9 year olds
kids reading a book
10 year olds

kids reading a book
11 year olds

kids reading books
12 year olds

teenagers with books
13 year olds

teenagers reading a book
14 year olds

Puberty books for 8 to 14 year olds

Books that are about puberty

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.

2 children
8 year olds
2 children
9 year olds
children playing by water
10 year olds

mother and son reading a book
11 year olds
group of kids
12 year olds
teenagers jumping for ball at beach
13 year olds

teenagers with books
14 year olds

Resources to help parents with sex education

Resources to help make sex education easier!

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 explain sexual intercourse to kids
How to talk to kids about bodies, penises & vulvas
Cartoon illustrations of the private body parts
cover of The Sex Education Answer Book
Age-specific answers to tough questions kids ask about sex
Age-specific answers to tough questions kids ask about love, sex, relationships, porn, pregnancy, puberty, STIs & more.

cover of Play and Learn paperDoll Friends activity book
Anatomically correct paperdolls to cut & color
How to talk to girls about puberty & sex

How to talk to boys about puberty & sex
a group of parents looking at a phone reading the sex education newsletter
Sign up for my parent newsletter

a group of multi cultural children for the 5 day sex ed boot camp
Sign up to my free sex ed course
mother reading sex education book while child draws
Sex education resources
a group of mums smiling from the facebook parent group
FREE Facebook group for parents
the different teachign resources
Teaching aids for educators (& parents)

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