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Sex Education Books for Children | 300+ Book Reviews
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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

There are  250+ 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. 

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

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.

Age-specific book lists

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.

Puberty books for 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14 year olds

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.

Resources to help with talking

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)

cover of the sex education answer book

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.

cover girl puberty

Parent guide to talking to girls about puberty

cover boy puberty

Parent guide to talking to boys about puberty

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Find a better way to talk to your child about sex

Extensive list of sex ed resources from the internet

the different teachign resources

Resources to help educators (& parents) with sex ed