Sex Education Books for Children:
The Parent Guide

The Ultimate List of the Best Sex Education Books for Children

From how babies are made to puberty to sex, this guide has you covered!

Use the buttons below to navigate to the topics that interest you the most. Each chapter contains the best (and most readily available) sex education books for children from around the world. Some books are classics that are still very relevant today, some have been around for a little while, whilst others are only recently published!

And if you know of a book that isn't included or you would like reviewed, please do let me know!


Chapters

How babies are made

(WITH NO MENTION OF SEXUAL INTERCOURSE)

SPECIAL ME: FOR IVF FAMILIES by Tara Mitchell

This beautifully illustrated book is a great resource for parents to use, when having to explain how their IVF child was made.  Kids become very curious about how babies are made, and when they aren't made the 'ol fashioned' way, it is up to parents to find the right way to explain it. This book does the job beautifully, but what I really like is how special it makes it all sound - it talks about all the love and heartache that goes into a much wanted IVF baby.
It is ideal for children aged between 4-8 years of age.

Special Me for IVF families - Sex Education Books for Children


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THE BABY TREE by Sophie Blackall

A lovely book for younger kids who are curious about where babies come from. It describes where babies come from simply, with no talk of sexual intercourse. Perfect for young kids aged between 4 - 7.

the baby tree

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WHAT'S IN THERE? ALL ABOUT BEFORE YOU WERE BORN by Robie H. Harris

This book looks at pregnancy, how a baby develops and is born. So if you have a kid that is really interested in pregnant bellies and what's happening inside, then this is the book to grab. Also, it does not talk about sexual intercourse. It is ideal for younger children between the ages of 3 - 6 years of age. 


WHERE WILLY WENT by Nicholas Allan

Where Willy Went by Nicholas Allan, is a humorous take on how babies are made. It is about a sperm named Willy, who is in training to win a great race where the prize is an egg. The book doesn't talk about sexual intercourse but it does have a page with Mr and Mrs Browne in bed together, hidden under the covers, with the text saying that they 'joined together'. 
It is ideal for  children between the ages of 5 - 8 years of age. 

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WHAT MAKES A BABY by Cory Silverberg

This book looks at how babies are made, pregnancy, and birth. If your child wasn't conceived through 'penis in vagina' sexual intercourse, this book will allow you to talk about the way that your child was conceived - sperm and/or egg donation, IVF, adoption, surrogacy, etc. This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 4 - 7.

What makes a baby - Sex Education Books for Children

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You can find a Readers Guide at the authors site.

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Pregnancy & Birthing

(how babies grow and come out)

 100+ QUESTIONS KIDS HAVE ABOUT HAVING A BABY by Interrelate

This book provides answers to the 100 most common questions that older kids ask about pregnancy, conception, birth and looking after a baby. The information is simple,  age-appropriate and up-to-date. A great book to have on the family bookshelf.
This book is ideal for children aged between 10-12 years of age.

Bodies Babies and Bellybuttons - Sex Education Books for Children


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 BABY ON THE WAY by William & Martha Sears

An oldie but a classic that talks about pregnancy and how a baby develops. It doesn't talk about how babies are made and the actual birth process, but gives lots of info on what happens during a pregnancy.
This book is ideal for children aged between 4-8 years of age.


 BEING BORN by Sheila Kitzinger & Lennart Nilsson

An oldie that you can't buy new, but I have included it as it has the most amazing in-utero photographs. The perfect book for kids who are really curious about what actually happens to a fetus as it develops. It covers from conception (egg and sperm) to a vaginal birth and breastfeeding. A lovely book!
This book is ideal for children aged between 4-14 years of age.

Bodies Babies and Bellybuttons - Sex Education Books for Children


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 HELLO BABY by Jenni Overend

Hello Baby by Jenni Overend, is a lovely little book that is about what happens during birth. It is written in a positive way and focuses on the excitement of having a new baby in the family.
This book is ideal for children aged between 4-8 years of age.


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 OUR NEW BABY INSIDE by Mick Manning

Our New Baby Inside by Mick Manning is a lovely 'lift the flap' book for children that explains pregnancy.  This book does not talk about sexual intercourse (just the fact that it takes a sperm and egg from the mummy and daddy). The 'lift the flap' show what happens on the inside (the part that you can't see) and talks about what happens to the mummy and the baby as it grows. Birthing talks about vaginal and casearian birth.  It is a lovely little book!
This book is ideal for children aged between 4-10 years of age.

Bodies Babies and Bellybuttons - Sex Education Books for Children


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 THERE'S A HOUSE INSIDE MY MUMMY by Andreae Giles

There's a House inside my Mummy by Giles Andreae is a book for younger children that focuses more on the change that will happen for that child, rather than how a baby develops inside the uterus. So it is great book that you can use to explain to a younger child about the change that will soon be happening in their life. And to help foster some excitement about a new baby. 
This book is ideal for children aged between 3-8 years of age.

Bodies Babies and Bellybuttons - Sex Education Books for Children


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 WHAT'S IN THERE? ALL ABOUT BEFORE YOU WERE BORN by Robie H. Harris

This book is  just about pregnancy and birthing. It briefly touches on conception  in regards to it requires half a cell from a man and half a cell from a woman to make a baby (there is no mention of sexual intercourse). It mainly focuses on pregnancy and what the baby does whilst it grows. If your child has lots of questions about babies, then this is the ideal book to buy.
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 3 - 6, and if you DON"T want to talk about sexual intercourse yet. 

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Sexual Intercourse

(how babies are made)

21ST CENTURY GUIDE TO THE BIRDS AND BEES by Belinda Messer and Rosie Luik

This book provides a very simple overview on how babies are made, talking about sexual intercourse but also the other ways that they can be made, IVF, IUI, egg or sperm donation and surrogacy. It is very straight forward but also very age-appropriate.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 5 - 10.

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HOW DID I BEGIN by Mick Manning

A lovely book that talks about how babies ​are made (just sexual intercourse and not IVF or surrogacy). It gives a really nice simple description of sexual intercourse, ​​with lots of great info about what happens to the baby during pregnancy. 
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 5 - 8.

How did I begin

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MUMMY LAID AN EGG by Babette Cole

This book is a fun read on how babies are made with a simple description of sexual intercourse.  If this is your first time of talking about sex with your child, this is probably a nice simple book to start with - plus it is a fun read! 
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 5 - 7.


SEX IS A FUNNY WORD by Cory Silverberg

This book is for kids who know what sexual intercourse is and are ready to learn that  'having sex' is more than just  doing things with our private parts. It talks about all the other things that go with sex (healthy relationships, consent, feelings, bodies).
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 8 - 12.


So That's Where I Came from by Gina Dawson

This book is being updated in 2018. This book is a modern day alternative to the old book we all grew up with, 'Where did I come from?'. So it provides a matter of fact approach to how babies are made, which means that sexual intercourse is discussed (IVF, adoption , etc), as well as gender differences, how the baby develops and is born.  
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 6 - 11.


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WHAT'S THE BIG SECRET? TALKING ABOUT SEX WITH GIRLS AND BOYS by Laurie Krasny Brown & Marc Brown

This book covers a range of different topics but has a nice and simple age-appropriate  description of how to start a baby. It would be a good book to start with if you want a book that covers more than one topic.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 6 - 9.

Whats the big secret - Sex Education Books for Children

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WHERE DID I COME FROM? by Peter Mayle

This book provides the most detailed description of sexual intercourse that you will find in a children's book. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 6 - 9.


WHERE DID I REALLY COME FROM? by Narelle Wickham

This book is a very straight forward and non-judgemental approach to answering kids questions about where babies come from. It talks about sexual intercourse and the other ways that babies can be made: donor insemination, IVF. It talks about how a pregnancy develops, the birth (vaginal and delivery) and other ways a baby can join a  family (adoption and surrogacy). 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 5 - 12.

Where did I come from - Sex Education Books for Children


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 THE AMAZING TRUE STORY OF HOW BABIES ARE MADE by Fiona Katauskas

This book provides all the details of how babies are made. It provides a pretty good description of sexual intercourse  - not as descriptive as in "Where Did I Come From', but more descriptive than any other books that are available. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 7 - 10.

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Body parts

(and how they differ)

 EVERYONE'S GOT A BOTTOM  by Tess Rowley

This book provides an introduction to our private parts and how to keep them safe. The illustrations are very simplistic but get the message across!
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 3 - 5. 


I'M A BOY: SPECIAL ME   by Shelley Metten

This is a series of 3 books, of which this is the first book. Basically, this book introduces what makes boys different, and provides age-appropriate and sensitive information for boys on their anatomy (penis and testicles) and introduces how babies are made (sex is not talked about).
This book is ideal for younger boys between the ages of 5 - 7.

I'm a boy Special Me


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I'M A GIRL: SPECIAL ME   by Shelley Metten

This is a series of 3 books, of which this is the first book. Basically, this book introduces what makes boys different, and provides age-appropriate and sensitive information for girls on their anatomy (internal and external) and introduces how babies are made (sex is not talked about).
This book is ideal for younger girls between the ages of 5 - 7.

I'm a Girl Special me


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Rudie Nudie by Emma Quay

A fun books that talks about being naked or a 'rudie nudie'. A book that you could use to start conversations about your child's body and where it is okay (and not okay) to be naked!
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 3 - 6. 


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WHO HAS WHAT? ALL ABOUT GIRLS' BODIES AND BOYS' BODIES by Robie H. Harris

This book is just about the similarities and differences between girl and boy bodies. It has some lovely illustrations and lots of information that will satisfy even the most curious child!
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 3 - 5. 

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Diversity

(gender, families, sexual orientation and being different)

10,000 DRESSES by Marcus Ewert

A book for younger children on transgenderism, that is about a boy who feels like a girl on the inside. One of the many books that are out now out there. It is more a book that I would read to help explain transgender to a child. 
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 4 - 8.


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AND TANGO MAKES THREE by by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson

'And tango makes Three', is a lovely book that addresses diversity and explains that a family is a family, regardless of who is in it. This book could be used to explain same sex families or to just reinforce the acceptance of diversity to your child.
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 4 - 8.

and tango makes three


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ENID AND HER TWO MUMS by Jessica Skogstad

'Enid and her Two Mum's by Jessica Skogstad, is another book that addresses diversity and families. This one is the story of a little girl who notices that she is the only one with two mums. So you could use this book to talk about same sex relationships. You could also use it to talk about the fact that families can all be very different but they are still a family, regardless.
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 5 - 7.

enid and her two mums


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I AM JAZZ by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

I am Jazz book by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings is a book for young children about transgender. It tells the story of a child that was born with a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. This confused her family until they went to see a doctor who told them that Jazz was transgender and that she had been born that way. It is a lovely simple story that explains a concept that adults struggle with but children easily accept. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 4 - 12. 


INTRODUCING TEDDY: A GENTLE STORY ABOUT GENDER AND FRIENDSHIP by Jessica Walton

This book is a story about gender identity and the  transition from one gender to another. It is presented very age-appropriately and is a lovely way to introduce this topic to young children. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 4 - 7. 


IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT by Todd Parr

A fantastic book that talks about the fact that we are all different in many different ways. A great book as it plants the seeds of inclusion and tolerance of differences. It also helps with accepting our own differences.
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 3 - 8. 

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JACOB'S NEW DRESS by Sarah and Ian Hoffman

A fantastic little book that preaches that it is okay to not conform to our expectations about gender ie if you are a boy and you want to wear a dress, than that's okay.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 4 - 8. 


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KING & KING by Linda de Haan

This book is a lovely story about a prince who is expected to get married. So his mother calls up all the princesses but none of them take his fancy. But he does fall in love with one of the princesses' brother. They get married and live happily every after. This is  a fantastic book to introduce same-sex attraction.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 4 - 8. 

King & King - Sex Education Books for Children


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MUMMY NEVER TOLD ME by Babette Cole

This book is a fantastic book for talking about  many of the little things that we are often reluctant to talk to our kids about - same sex relationships, the difference between boys and girls,  what the belly button is all about,  where babies come from and more. A really funny book that raises some questions that provide an opportunity to talk about many different topics!
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 4 - 10. 


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MY PRINCESS BOY by Cheryl Kilodavis

This book is one of the first books that was written about the fact that sometimes our gender does not match our genitals. It is a book that you can read to encourage tolerance of the differences that we may have as well as to promote a basic understanding of gender identity. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 4 - 8. 

My Princess Boy


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NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN US by Jayneen Sanders

This book talks about the differences and similarities between the different genders. It also includes gender equality, respectful relationships, feelings, choice, self-esteem, empathy, tolerance, and acceptance.
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 3 - 7.


RED: A CRAYON"S STORY by Michael Hall

You can use this book, that talks about being different and  that that is okay, to talk about diversity.  
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 3 - 7.

Red. A crayon's story


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THE BOY WITH PINK HAIR by Perez Hilton

This book addresses gender and diversity. It is the story of a boy who is a little different because he has pink hair. A  book that is good to slip into the pile of bedtime stories, so as to chat about the fact that it is okay to be different yourself or for others to be different.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 4 - 8. 

The boy with pink hair


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THE GENDER FAIRY by Jo Hirst

This book addresses gender and explains to kids that sometimes the gender that they identify as may not match their sex eg they may be male on the outside (with a penis) but feel like a girl on the inside (or vice versa). The main message is that it is normal for this to happen and that other children can  feel this way too. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 4 - 8. 

The Gender Fairy - Sex Education Books for Children


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THE GREAT BIG BOOK OF FAMILIES by Mary Hoffman & Ros Aquith

A beautiful book that talks about the many different types of families. A great way to start talking about how we can all differ. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 4 - 8. 

The great big book of families


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PEARL FAIRWEATHER PIRATE CAPTAIN by Jayneen Sanders

This book teaches children about  gender equality, respect, respectful relationships, empowerment, diversity, leadership, recognising bullying behaviours, and the prevention of violence. (This book was donated by the Author)
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 5 - 9.


SEX IS A FUNNY WORD by Cory Silverberg

This book isn't about sex but about sexuality - body parts, gender, feelings, touch, privacy, consent, rights, families,   and other topics related to reproduction. It is  very inclusive and diverse in representing race, ability, gender and sexuality. It also includes a trans/non gender conforming  character within the story. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 8 - 12.


SOME GIRLS by Nelly Thomas

A cute little book that talks about how girls can do anything. The boy version will be published late 2018.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 4 - 8.



What is Gender? How Does It Define Us? And Other Big Questions for Kids by Juno Dawson

A fantastic book that talks about gender and what it means. A great book that really simplifies a topic that many adults find confusing. 
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 8 - 14.


Who Are You? : The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee

This is a lovely simple book that simply explains gender to children ie how we are given a sex at birth, which may not always match how we feel. Emphasis is on diversity ie it is okay to be different. It is a lovely book that should be on every child's bookshelf.
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 5 - 8.


WHO'S IN MY FAMILY: ALL ABOUT OUR FAMILIES by Robie H. Harris

This book is all about families ie how different they can be. Younger children can become very curious about families and this book normalises the fact that all families are different and  wonderful!
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 3 - 5.


WHO WE ARE! ALL ABOUT BEING THE SAME AND BEING DIFFERENT by Robie H. Harris

This book explains the many ways that people are the same and different from one another. These types of books are important for children as it normalises the fact that it is okay to be different.
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 3 - 5. 


WILLIAM'S DOLL by Charlotte Zolotow

This book is an old one but a good one that tells the story of a little boy who wants a doll. The overall message is that there is nothing wrong with boys who play with dolls. A great book for talking about gender stereotypes.
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 5 - 8. 

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BODIES, BABIES AND BELLYBUTTONS by Lynnette Smith

This book covers a lot of the sexuality stuff that is relevant for younger children: diversity, being the boss of your body, private parts, keeping safe, looking after your body, sexual intercourse, conception, pregnancy and birth.
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 5 - 7.


IT'S NOT THE STORK: A BOOK ABOUT GIRLS, BOYS, BABIES, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS by Robie H. Harris

This book cover everything that younger kids need to know about girls, boys, babies, bodies, families and friends.
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 4 - 7.


IT'S SO AMAZING! A BOOK ABOUT EGGS, SPERM, BIRTH, BABIES AND FAMILIES by Robie H. Harris

This book covers everything that kids need to know about eggs, sperm, birth babies and families. It has a lot of content but is very age-appropriate.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 7 - 10.


IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL! CHANGING BODIES, GROWING UP, SEX, AND SEXUAL HEALTH by Robie H. Harris

This book covers everything that older kids need to know about their changing bodies, growing up, sex and sexual health. It has a lot of content but is very age-appropriate. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 10-14.


Let's Talk About the Birds and the Bees : Starting conversations about the facts of life (From how babies are made to puberty and healthy relationships) by Molly Potter

This book is fantastic and literally covers everything a child needs to know about the birds and bees. At the back, it has tips for parents and even addresses some of the fears that parents have about talking to their kids about sex.  It covers gender differences, the private body parts, what private means, what touching is okay, puberty, how babies are made, sexual intercourse love and much more. The  author provides kids with the facts and doesn't overwhelm them with unnecessary details. If you just want the one book that covers everything, then this is the book to have. 
Ideal for kids from the ages of 5 to 11 years.


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THE SECRET BUSINESS OF RELATIONSHIPS, LOVE AND SEX by Heather Anderson, Fay Angelo, Rose Stewart

This book covers everything that kids need to know about relationships, love and sex. It covers many topics, including conception, pregnancy & birth, sexual decision-making, contraception, unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, consent, sex and the law. And all written very age-appropriately. 
This book is ideal for children from ages 12+.


WHAT'S THE BIG SECRET? TALKING ABOUT SEX WITH GIRLS AND BOYS by Laurie Krasny Brown & Marc Brown

This book covers a lot of what younger kids need to know about sexuality: the differences between boys and girls, feelings, body parts, privacy, touching your genitals, good and bad touch, how babies are made, sexual intercourse, conception, pregnancy, birth. This book provides a lot of information but is not as detailed as the Robie H. Harris books. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  6 - 9.

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Masturbation

(touching yourself)

EVERYBODY MASTURBATES (for boys) by Christian YoungMiller

This chapter book provides a story for boys about masturbation.  It talks about why we masturbate, why it feels good, who does it, where it's appropriate and hygiene advice.  It is a useful guide for parents who are looking for the right words to start a conversation with their boy. 
This book is ideal for boys between the ages of 8-11. 

Everybody Masturbates Boys


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EVERYBODY MASTURBATES (for girls) by Christian YoungMiller

This chapter book provides a story for girls about masturbation.  It talks about why we masturbate, why it feels good, who does it, where it's appropriate and hygiene advice.  It is a useful guide for parents who are looking for the right words to start a conversation with their girl. 
This book is ideal for girls between the ages of 8-11. 

Everybody Masturbates Girls


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Puberty

(puberty, tweens and growing up)

BOY PUBERTY: HOW TO TALK ABOUT PUBERTY AND SEX WITH YOUR TWEEN BOY by Cath Hakanson

Not a book for boys but a book that will help you  to talk to your son about puberty and sex. This book won't just tell you what you should be talking about but it gives you lots of different ideas on how to start conversations. And yes, it is my book so I am biased!
This book is ideal for parents of boys aged between 9-13.


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GIRL PUBERTY: HOW TO TALK ABOUT PUBERTY AND SEX WITH YOUR TWEEN GIRL by Cath Hakanson

Not a book for boys but a book that will help you  to talk to your daughter about puberty and sex. This book won't just tell you what you should be talking about but it gives you lots of different ideas on how to start conversations. And yes, it is my book so I am biased!
This book is ideal for parents of girls aged between 8-13.

Girl Puberty


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 100+ ANSWERS ABOUT PUBERTY by Interrelate

This book provides answers to the 100 most common questions that older kids ask about puberty ie what it is, why it happens, when it happens, how it happens, who it happens to, etc.  The information is simple,  age-appropriate and up-to-date. A great book to have on the family bookshelf.
This book is ideal for children aged between 10-12 years of age.

Bodies Babies and Bellybuttons - Sex Education Books for Children


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 100+ QUESTIONS KIDS HAVE ABOUT HAVING A BABY by Interrelate

This book provides answers to the 100 most common questions that older kids ask about pregnancy, conception, birth and looking after a baby. The information is simple,  age-appropriate and up-to-date. A great book to have on the family bookshelf.
This book is ideal for children aged between 10-12 years of age.

Bodies Babies and Bellybuttons - Sex Education Books for Children


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400+ QUESTIONS KIDS HAVE ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS by Interrelate

This book answers a lot of questions that older kids have about relationships. Relationships with their family, friends special friends and peers.   It is based on answers to real questions that kids ask during puberty/sex education workshops. THIS BOOK HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED
This book is ideal for older children between the ages of 10-12.

Its not the stork - Sex Education Books for Children



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500+ QUESTIONS KIDS HAVE ABOUT SEX by Interrelate

This book answers a lot of questions that older kids have about sex and sexuality. So it talks about sexual intercourse but also all the other things that go along with that. It is based on answers to real questions that kids ask during puberty/sex education workshops. THIS BOOK HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED
This book is ideal for older children between the ages of 10-12.

Its not the stork - Sex Education Books for Children



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ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET? by  Judy Blume

A lovely story for girls about what it is like to go through puberty. About how they want to fit in with their peers and are in a hurry to grow up. 
This book is ideal for girls between the ages of  11-14.


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A Smart Girl's Guide: Boys : Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself, and Other (Love) Stuff (American Girl)

This is a book for girls who are starting to like boys, or whose friends are liking boys. It doesn't talk about same sex attraction at all but the information would still be relevant in regards to liking someone in a special way. A good book that talks about what having a boyfriend can mean. Sex is not talked about at all.  
This book is ideal for girls between the ages of  8 - 12.


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A Smart Girl's Guide: Drama, Rumors & Secrets : Staying True to Yourself in Changing Times (American Girl)

This is one of those books that every tween girl should have, as it talks about all the dramas that girls can create. So it covers cyberbullying, jealousy, gossip and more, with helpful strategies and insight into why it happens. An essential book for every tween girl!
This book is ideal for girls between the ages of  8 - 12.


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A Smart Girl's Guide: Friendship Troubles : Dealing with Fights, Being Left Out, and the Whole Popularity Thing (American Girl)

This is one of those books that every tween girl should have, as friendship issues can start as early as 8 years of age! A great book that talks about the games that girls can play and how to handle them. An essential book for every tween girl!
This book is ideal for girls between the ages of  8 - 12.


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Beautiful Girl : Celebrating the Wonders of Your Body by  Christiane Northrup

This is a lovely story that can be read with girls as an introduction to puberty. Can also be used to talk about body image, self esteem and womanhood. A beautiful empowering approach to growing up and being a woman.  
This book is ideal for girls between the ages of  8 - 12.


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CYCLING TO GRANDMA'S HOUSE by  Jac Torres-Gomez

This is a lovely story about the different ways that cultures celebrate the beginning of menarche ie the first period. It is a fantastic resource that mothers can use with their daughters, to start a conversation about menarche and how they would like to celebrate it.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  8 - 12.

Cycling to Grandma's House - Sex Education Books for Children


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GIRL STUFF  by  Kaz Cooke

Girl Stuff by Kaz Cooke, is a puberty book for teenagers that covers a diverse range of topics. It is a big fat book that is visually easy to read and is backed up by the expertise of the many health professionals who were consulted during it’s writing.
This book is ideal for children from the ages of 12 and over.


GIRL STUFF FOR GIRLS AGED 8-12 by  Kaz Cooke

A humorous (but factual) look at what happens during puberty for the preteen age group. It covers all the physical and emotional changes, managing friends, staying healthy, phones and being online, and families. And because it is for a younger age group, there is no mention of sex, alcohol and drugs. The information is also backed up by medical and health experts in the field.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  8 - 12.


GROWING UP FOR BOYS (Usborne Books)  by Alex Frith

This book for boys provides them with everything that they need to know about puberty and being a teenager. It covers a range of topics, including moods and feelings, what happens to girls, diet, exercise, body image, sex and relationships, self-confidence, alcohol and drugs.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  12-14. 


GROWING UP FOR GIRLS (Usborne Books)  by Felicity Brooks

This book for girls provides them with everything that they need to know about puberty and being a teenager. It covers all the topics that girls want to find out about, including moods and feelings, periods and how to survive them, what happens to boys, diet, eating disorders, exercise, body image, sex and relationships, contraception, sexual health, self-confidence, drink and drugs, exam stress, cyberbullying, and staying safe - both out and about and online.
This book is ideal for girls between the ages of  12-14. 


GUY STUFF: THE BODY BOOK FOR BOYS (American Girl) by Cara Natterson

This book for boys is more of a book about growing up than on puberty. It talks about all the changes that a boy will face as he is growing up. Sex or liking girls/boys is not talked about but wet dreams and erections are included. This book is what I call a 'nice  safe introduction' to puberty that doesn't focus on sex, which means it is good for younger and less mature boys
This book is ideal for boys between the ages of  10-13. 


HAIR IN FUNNY PLACES by  Babette Cole

This book is a fun introduction for kids to the fact that one day their bodies will change into an adult body. The story is fun to read but is also quite factual about what happens and what it all means.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  7 - 9.


Have You Started Yet? : You and Your Period: Getting the Facts Straight   by Ruth Thomson

A book for girls that will answer all their questions about getting their first period and how to manage them.
This book is ideal for girls between the ages of 10-14.


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HELLOFLO: THE GUIDE, PERIOD.  by Naama Bloom

A book for girls that focuses on periods but does talk about the other part of puberty as well (but not masturbation, sexual feelings and sexual intercourse). The book is factual and provides some interesting information but  I don't like that the author talks it talks about periods and puberty as a negative experience.  
This book is ideal for girls between the ages of 10-14.

Hello Flo. The guide, period.


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HELP YOUR KIDS WITH GROWING UP: A NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO PUBERTY AND ADOLESCENCE  by Dorling Kindersley Limited DK

A book for tweens and teens that talks about all the different things that will interest them about puberty, love, sex and relationships. It provides talking points for parents and discusses a lot of the newer issues that kids face today ie porn, sexting, consent, gender, etc. A great book to have on your shelf as it means that your kids can turn to it for information and not the internet. It
This book is ideal for kids between the ages of 12 - 14+.

Help your kids with growing up


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I'M A BOY: MY CHANGING BODY   by Shelley Metten

This is a series of 3 books, of which this is the second book. This book focuses on the early signs of puberty and the reproductive organs and genitals. The information is age-appropriate, the illustrations are amazing, and overall the presentation is very sensitive and not at all confronting. 
This book is ideal for boys between the ages of 8-10.

I'm a Boy My Changing Body


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I'M A BOY: HORMONES   by Shelley Metten

This is a series of 3 books, of which this is the third book. This book  talks about the hormone changes during puberty, with age-appropriate information being given on wet dreams, ejaculation and other changes that happen to the reproductive organs during puberty. 
This book is ideal for boys from 11+.

I'm a Boy Hormones


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I'M A GIRL: MY CHANGING BODY   by Shelley Metten

This is a series of 3 books, of which this is the second book. This book focuses on the early signs of puberty and the reproductive organs and genitals. The information is age-appropriate, the illustrations are amazing, and overall the presentation is very sensitive and not at all confronting. 
This book is ideal for girls between the ages of 8-10.

I'm a Girl My changing body


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I'M A GIRL: HORMONES   by Shelley Metten

This is a series of 3 books, of which this is the third book. This book  talks about the hormone changes during puberty, with age-appropriate information being given on the early changes of puberty and what to expect next. The menstrual cycle is discussed and the management of periods. 
This book is ideal for girls from 11+.

I'm a Girl Hormones


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IS THIS NORMAL? (American Girl) 

This book is a follow up book to 'The Care and Keeping of You 2'.  It answers the most common questions that girls ask about puberty. 
This book is ideal for girls between the ages of  9-12.

Is this Normal- American Girl


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Menstrupedia Comic: The friendly guide to periods for girls by Aditi Gupta, Tuhin Paul and Rajat Mittal

A comic book that explains puberty and periods through a story in a comic book. Factual but  entertaining as 3 girls (and a big sister) talk about what growing up can mean. A fantastic resource for all girls!
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  9 - 12.


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MY BODY, MY SELF FOR BOYS by Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras

My Body, My Self for Boys by Lynda Madaras, is one of the many puberty books that have been written for boys. This one has been written for the younger teen and tween, which means that it focuses just on puberty, leaving sex for when they are a bit older.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  10 - 14.

Puberty Coming to a body near you - Sex Education Books for Children

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MY BODY, MY SELF FOR GIRLS by Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras

My Body, My Self for Girls by Lynda Madaras, is one of the many puberty books that have been written for girls. This one has been written for the younger teen and tween, which means that it focuses just on puberty, leaving sex for when they are a bit older.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  10 - 14.

My body my self for girls

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MY CHANGING BODY: BOY'S EDITION by Linda Picone

My Changing Body (Boy's Edition) is a fantastic book for kids who want to know about more than just puberty. It provides age-appropriate information on love, relationships, sex, and more.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  10 - 14.


MY CHANGING BODY: GIRL'S EDITION by Linda Picone

My Changing Body (Boy's Edition) is a fantastic book for kids who want to know about more than just puberty. It provides age-appropriate information on love, relationships, sex, and more.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  10 - 14.

My changing body girls edition

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PERIOD: A GIRL'S GUIDE by JoAnn Loulan and Bonnie Worthen

A book for girls one everything they need to know about periods. There is a pullout guide at the back for parents, on how to talk to their daughters too.
This book is ideal for girls between the ages of 10 - 14.


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PUBERTY AND GROWING UP by Anna Claybourne

'Puberty and growing up' by Anna Claybourne, is an overview of what puberty is all about. It covers a wide range of topics and provides a brief overview ie it isn't highly detailed. But it is a good introduction to puberty. It does include a page on sexual intercourse.
This book is ideal for both boys and girls between the ages of 11 - 13.

puberty and growing up


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PUBERTY: COMING TO A BODY NEAR YOU by Kerri Isham

This book  is a workbook for kids that goes through all the changes associated with puberty. It provides lots of valuable information, written activities and thought-provoking questions for kids to answer. (This book was donated by the Author)
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  10 - 14.

Puberty Coming to a body near you - Sex Education Books for Children


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PUBERTY BOY by Geoff Price

This book is a little bit different to a lot of the other puberty books that are out there. It is more like a magazine than a novel - it has lots of images, uses colour everywhere, and breaks the content into small sections. It provides lots of information and shares stories from other boys and men of growing up.
This book is ideal for boys from the age of  12+.

Puberty Boy - Sex Education Books for Children


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PUBERTY GIRL by Shushan Movsessian

This book is a little different to a lot of the other puberty books that are out there. It is more like a magazine than a novel - it has lots of images, uses colour everywhere, and breaks the content into small sections. It provides lots of information and shares stories from other girls and women of puberty, menstruation and sexuality. 
This book is ideal for girls from the age of  12+

Puberty Girl - Sex Education Books for Children


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READY, SET, GROW! by Lynda Madaras

Ready, Set, Grow! book by Lynda Madaras is a nice little puberty book for younger girls who are starting to show early signs of puberty. It keeps the content just to puberty, which means that sex isn’t talked about. Which means less overwhelm for younger girls.
This book is ideal for girls between the ages of  8-10.

Ready set grow book

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SECRET BOYS' BUSINESS by Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson, & Rose Stewart

This book provides information about the physical and emotional changes experienced during puberty. It gives boys a greater understanding and deeper knowledge about puberty. The information is age-appropriate and provides boys with what they need to know. This is a great first book on puberty, as it focuses purely on puberty ie sex is not talked about. It does talk about masturbation, ejaculation and wet dreams.
This book is ideal for boys between the ages of  9 - 12.


SECRET GIRLS' BUSINESS by Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson & Rose Stewart

This book is perfect for those girls who are  beginning to experience puberty early. It provides a lovely gentle introduction to puberty that will educate young girls and not alarm them. It talks about what girls need to know about puberty, discussing both the physical and emotional changes. The information is age-appropriate and provides girls with what they need to know. This is a great first book on puberty, as it focuses purely on puberty and periods ie sex is not talked about.
This book is ideal for girls from the ages of 8 and over.


MORE SECRET GIRLS' BUSINESS by Heather Anderson, Fay Angelo & Rose Stewart

This book is for girls who are starting to show signs of puberty from the ages of 9 and older. It provides more detailed information that the other book (Secret Girls' Business). It provides further information about periods, and the physical and emotional changes of puberty. The information is age-appropriate and provides girls with what they need to know. This is a great second book on puberty, as it focuses purely on puberty and periods but introduces how babies are made, masturbation, orgasm and sexual feelings.
T
his book is ideal for girls between the ages of 9 - 12.


Someday by Alison McGhee

A lovely simple book that you could use to talk with your daughter about the fact that life is a cycle. That we all start life as babies and then recreate our own life. So you could use it to start a conversation about puberty.
This book is ideal for younger girls from the ages of 7-11.


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THE CARE AND KEEPING OF US (American Girl) 

This is a set of 3 books that provide information but also questions. So it provides both you and daughter with information about growing up. As well as many questions that you can ask each other, to keep the conversation going. There is also a journal that provides some structured content that you can work through together, strengthening your connection with each other. A good alternative to the other American Girl books but it talks more about growing up  than the changes associated with puberty. Sex is not talked about at all. 
This book is ideal for younger girls from the ages of 11 +.


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THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 1 (American Girl) by Valorie Schaefer

This book tells younger girls about the changes that will soon be happening and how they need to care for their changing body,from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between. 
This book is ideal for younger girls from the ages of 8 - 10.

The care and keeping of you 1


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THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 2 (American Girl) by Cara Natterson

This is the next book from American girls for girls who are starting to show some signs of puberty.  This book covers new questions that girls might have about periods, their growing body, peer pressure, personal care, and more!
This book is ideal for girls from the ages of 10 - 12.

The care and keeping of you 2


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The Feelings Book: The care and keeping of your emotions (American Girl) by Dr Lynda Madison

This American Girl book, that was written to go with the other 'Care and Keeping of You' books, focuses on emotions and feelings. Gives girls an insight into the fact that their emotions and feelings will change during puberty, plus provides suggestions on how to manage these changes. An important book that will help with supporting your daughter as she grows up. 
This book is ideal for girls from the ages of 10 - 12.


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THE BOY'S BODY BOOK by Kelli Dunham

This book looks at the physical, emotional and social changes associated with puberty. It would be a good first puberty book for tweens, and focuses just on puberty ie sex is not talked about.  NEW EDITION JULY 2017.
This book is ideal for boys from the ages of 10 - 12.

The Boys Body Book - Sex Education Books for Children


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THE GIRL'S BODY BOOK by Kelli Dunham

This book looks at the physical, emotional and social changes associated with puberty. It would be a good first puberty book for tweens, and focuses just on puberty ie sex is not talked about. NEW EDITION JULY 2017.
This book is ideal for girls from the ages of 10 - 12.

The Girls Body Book - Sex Education Books for Children


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THE PERIOD BOOK by Karen Gravelle

This book for older girls tells them everything they need to know about puberty, periods and growing up.  It was updated mid 2017, and now includes extra information on pornography, sexting and social media. It provides really good age-appropriate information on love,  sex, relationships, consent, STIs, contraception and much more.   
This book is ideal for older girls aged between 12-14. 

What's happening to me?


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The Puberty Book (6th edition) by Kelsey Powell and Wendy Darvill

A good little book that talks about puberty, which has been updated with info about social media, cyber-bullying, online safety and dieting trends. An aussie book that
This book is ideal for children aged between 9 -14. 

The Puberty Book


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WHAT'S GOING ON DOWN THERE by Karen Gravelle

This book for older boys tells them everything they need to know about puberty and growing up.  It was updated mid 2017, and now includes extra information on pornography, sexting and social media. It provides really good age-appropriate information on love,  sex, relationships, consent, STIs, contraception and much more.   
This book is ideal for older boys aged between 12-14. 

What's happening to me?


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WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME? A GUIDE TO PUBERTY by Peter Mayle

What's happening to me? A guide to puberty by Peter Mayle is a lovely little book that explains puberty in a lovely casual style. But it does just focus on the physical changes whereas modern books also look at the emotional and pyschological changes, which are equally as important.
This book is ideal for children from the ages of 10+.

WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME (FOR BOYS) by Alex Frith

What's happening to Me? (for Boys) by Alex Frith, is a book for younger boys that talks about puberty. It also talks about sex and how babies are made.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  10+

What's happening to me Boys


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WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME (FOR GIRLS) by Susan Meredith

What's happening to Me? (for Girls) by Susan Meredith, is a book for younger girls that talks about puberty. It also talks about sex and how babies are made.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  10+


WHAT’S HAPPENING TO MY BODY? BOOK FOR BOYS by Lynda Madaras

What’s happening to me? Book for boys was written by Lynda Madaras with her daughter Area Madaras. It is a puberty book for boys that talks about all the stuff that teens need to know about growing up.
This book is ideal for boys between the ages of  11 - 14.


WHAT’S HAPPENING TO MY BODY? BOOK FOR GIRLS by Lynda Madaras

The 'What's happening to my body' book for girls by Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras, is over ten years old but the information is still very relevant. It provides really good information for girls about puberty. It also talks about the tricky stuff, like sex, masturbation, STIs, contraception etc. It would satisfy the curiosity of the most inquisitive girl.
This book is ideal for girls between the ages of 11-13.

 the whats happening to my body book for girls


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WILL PUBERTY LAST MY WHOLE LIFE? by Julie Metzger & Robert Lehman

This book provides information for preteens about body changes, sex and growing up. It is based on questions commonly asked by children about puberty.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  10+


WELCOMING WOMANHOOD by Kate Waud

This book provides a positive introduction for girls to menstruation - whether they have started their periods or not. It takes a holistic approach and provides an opportunity for mothers to share their own stories with their daughters.
This book is ideal for girls from the age of 11+.

Welcoming Womanhood - Sex Education Books for Children


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Pornography & Cybersafety

(keeping kids safe online)

A SMART GIRL'S GUIDE: DIGITAL WORLD by Carrie Anton (American Girl)

The sort of book that all girls should be given before they are allowed onto social media or are given their first phone. It gives advice on how to behave online, what to d about bullying and how to not be a bully themselves. The quizzes are relevant and designed to get girls thinking about safe and responsible behaviour online. A great little book!
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  9 - 12.

A smart girl's guide digital world


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CELL PHONEY by Julia Cook

This book introduces rules for using phones safely and how to not get hurt or to hurt others whilst using them.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  8 - 10.


GOOD PICTURES BAD PICTURES JR: A SIMPLE PLAN TO PROTECT YOUNG MINDS by Kristen Jenson

A lovely little book for younger kids on a topic that scares most parents - pornography. It explains to kids the difference between good pictures and bad pictures, why bad pictures are bad, and what to do when you find them. With helpful tips for parents at the back.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  4-8.

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GOOD PICTURES BAD PICTURES: PORN-PROOFING TODAY'S YOUNG KIDS by Kristen Jenson

This book is a chapter book with pictures that addresses pornography: what it is, why it's dangerous and what kids should do if they happen to find it. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  9 - 12.

Good pictures good pictures - Sex Education Books for Children

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HAYDEN-REECE LEARNS WHAT TO DO IF CHILDREN SEE PRIVATE PICTURES OR PRIVATE MOVIES by Holly-ann Martin

This book provides parents with a story but most importantly the age-appropriate language to use when talking about pornography with young children. The story simply explains what children may find online, where they may find it, what to do when they find it, and why it is not good for kids to see this stuff. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  5 - 10.

Hayden-Reece learns what to do if children see private pictures or movies - Sex Education Books for Children


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HOW TO TEXT BOYS by Kelli Dunham

How To Text Boys and Everything You Need to Know About Friendships, Crushes and Social Media by Kelli Dunham, is the book for all modern day tweens & teens. It talks about all the stuff that tweens and young teens need to know about being online.
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of  10-14.


HOW TO TEXT GIRLS by Kelli Dunham

How To Text Boys and Everything You Need to Know About Friendships, Crushes and Social Media by Kelli Dunham, is the book for all modern day tweens & teens. It talks about all the stuff that tweens and young teens need to know about being online.
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of  10-14.


Messages About Me: Sydney's Story: A Girl's Journey to Healthy Body Image by Educate & Empower Kids

A book for girls that talks about the messages they receive and the impact they can have on your body image and self esteem. A  book that you can read together and start conversations about healthy body image and being true to yourself.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  10-14.


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Messages About Me: Wade's Story: A Boy's Quest for Healthy Body Image by Educate & Empower Kids

A book for boys that talks about the messages they receive and the impact they can have on your body image and self esteem. A  book that you can read together and start conversations about healthy body image and being true to yourself.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  10-14.


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Noah's New Phone: A Story About Using Technology for Good by Educate & Empower Kids

A book for kids that  have received their first phone. The story talks about what you can do with a phone but also talks about how mobile phones can take over your life, and some of the negative impacts of having a phone. A great book that will guide you in having meaningful conversations with your child about responsible phone usage. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  9-13.


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NOT FOR KIDS! by Liz Walker

This book tells kids what to do if they come across upsetting images whilst online. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  5 - 10.

Not for Kids - Sex Education Books for Children


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Petra's Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure by Educate & Empower Kids

A book that helps kids to understand media messages and how they influence they way they think. the only book that I know f, that addresses this issue.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  9 - 13.


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THE INTERNET IS LIKE A PUDDLE by Shona Innes

This book provides an introduction for younger children to the dangers of the internet. It does not talk about pornography but provides an introduction to online safety. 
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of  4 - 7.

The internet is like a puddle - Sex Education Books for Children


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THE TECH USERS GUIDE TO THE DIGITAL WORLD by Lori Getz

The book that all tweens and teens need, especially if you want your kids to have some tools to be safe and responsible whilst being online. It provides some great information that is presented conservatively - so you don't need to stress about your child being exposed toexplicit information. I think this is a book that all tweens and teens should be handed along with their first phone!
This book is ideal for kids between the ages of  12/13 +.


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The Tweeting Galah by Kim Maslin

An Australian book that tells 4 stories about cybersafety: posting inappropriate content, cyberbullying, online stranger danger and too much screen time. What I really like about this book is that as well as having an entertaining story that teaches a lesson, that the author has provided questions and even some online activities to do. The scenarios are a great inclusion as they help your child to think about other situations that are relevant. A great book. The only downside is that it's is only sold through Australian bookstores or  it can be ordered online through the author's website. I love this book, and it is already helping me to have meaningful conversations with my own kids.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  8 to 12.


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Keeping kids safe

(keeping kids safe from sexual abuse)


A SECRET SAFE TO TELL by Naomi Hunter

This book  gently opens conversations for parents to talk to their kids about sexual abuse, and what they should do if it ever happens. 
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of  4 - 7.


BODY SMART : RIGHT FROM THE START by Kerri Isham

This book provides activities and discussions that parents can use  with their child to begin conversations about how to keep safe from sexual abuse. It covers a wide range of topics including: boundaries, bodies, public/private, touch, secrets, perseverance, trusted adults, body signals and many more. (This book was donated by the Author)
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of  3 - 7.

Body Smart Right from the start - Sex Education Books for Children


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 EVERYONE'S GOT A BOTTOM  by Tess Rowley

This book provides an introduction to keeping kids safe in the early years. It is a great first book to start with. 
This book is ideal for younger children between the ages of 3 - 5. 


Gary just didn't know the rules by Holly-ann Martin

The only book that I know of that will help parents to talk with their kids about the fact that children should be doing sexual stuff with other kids. It may be your child who has been touched by another child, or an incident that happened to someone you know.  This book is a very gentle (but informative) approach to  empowering kids with the knowledge to stay safe.  The author will give you the language to be able to have these discussions iwth your own child. The incidence of child on child sex is increasing due to the increased exposure of kids to porn at an age where they are too young to understand what they are seeing, which means they may then act out what they saw with another child in their play. Such an important book that helps parents to talk about 'yucky stuff' in a nice way that won't scare your child.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  5 - 12.


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HAYDEN-REECE LEARNS A VALUABLE LESSON THAT PRIVATE MEANS 'JUST FOR YOU' by Holly-ann Martin

This book will help children to understand the difference between public and private, that no one should see or touch their private parts, and that private means ‘just for you’. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  5 - 10.

Hayden-Reece learns a valuable lesson that private means just for you - Sex Education Books for Children


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MATILDA LEARNS A VALUABLE LESSON by Holly-ann Martin

This book will help children to understand the importance of listening to their body signals, what to do if they feel unsafe, and the importance of persisting with telling until they feel safe again. 
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  5 - 10.

Matilda learns a valuable lesson - Sex Education Books for Children


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MY BODY WHAT I SAY GOES! by Jayneen Sanders

This book teaches children  about personal body safety, feelings, safe and unsafe touch, private parts, secrets and surprises, consent, and respectful relationships.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 3 - 7.

My Body! What I say Goes! - Sex Education Books for Children


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My Underpants Rule by Kate and Rod Power

A book for young children that  teaches body safety by teaching kids that's what's under their underpants is just for them.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 3 - 7.


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NO MEANS NO! by Jayneen Sanders

This book teaches children about personal boundaries, respect and consent. A pretty important message to start instilling from a young age!
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  3 - 7.

No means No - Sex Education Books for Children


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SOME SECRETS SHOULD NEVER BE KEPT by Jayneen Sanders

This book is a sensitive introduction for children as to the fact that sexual abuse can happen.  It was written to ensure that kids would know what to do if they are ever touched inappropriately ie to tell a trusted adult and to keep on telling until they are believed.
This book is ideal for children between the ages of  5 - 8.

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TEENAGERS

(books about love, sex & relationships for teens)

DATING AND SEX: A GUIDE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY TEEN BOY by Andrew P. Smiler

Dating and Sex: A guide for the 21st century teen boy by Andrw P. Smiler, is the book that all teenage boys need to have. It includes everything that they want to know as well as what they need to know. It is the sort of book that all teenage boys should have by their bedside.
This book is ideal for teens from the ages of 14+.

DATING SMARTS: WHAT EVERY TEEN NEEDS TO KNOW TO DATE, RELATE OR WAIT! by Amy Lang

This book tells teens everything they need to know about  date, having a relationship,  and whether or not they should have sex.  
This book is ideal for teens from the ages of  14+.

Dating Smarts - Sex Education Books for Children


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Doing It! by Hannah Witton

This English book is a very straightforward and laidback approach to everything a teen knows about sex. It has a really good section on consent, sexting and pornography which is good to see! Plus the usual stuff on STIs, contraception, sex, etc.  A great resource book for teens!
This book is ideal for teens from the ages of  14+.


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ENJOY SEX! (HOW, WHEN AND IF YOU WANT TO) by Meg-John Barker & Justin Hancock

This English book provides a holistic approach to sex, focusing on the all the other things that go along with sex. It will help teens to quesiton the messages they receive about `normal' sex, how to understand and care for themselves, different ideas of pleasure for different bodies, ages and tastes, explores relationships, and tackles the tricky topics of communication and consent.
This book is ideal for teens from the ages of  15+.

Dating Smarts - Sex Education Books for Children


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For Foxes' Sake : Everything a Fox Needs to Know About Sex by Row Murray

A book for mature teens on everything they need to know about sex written in a nice casual style that will appeal to this age group. It covers a lot of topics, is factual, accurate and up-to-date.
This book is ideal for  mature teens from the ages of 16+ years of age. 

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GIRL: LOVE, SEX, ROMANCE & BEING YOU by Karen Rayne

A book for older teens and tells them everything they need to know about love, sex, romance and being themself. It is  diversity friendly and there is a lot of information packed into it. The sort of book that every teen girls needs to have by her bedside. 
This book is ideal for  mature teens from the ages of 15/6+ years of age. 

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Hang-ups, Hook-ups, and Holding Out : Stuff You Need to Know About Your Body, Sex, and Dating by Melissa Holmes and Trish Hutchison (Girlology)

I can't wait for the updated version of this book. This version was published in 2007 but despite the age, it is still very relevant and good. It gives lots of factual info, and has some great stories that keep you interested!
This book is ideal for teens from the ages of 14+ years of age. 

Hang-ups, Hook-ups, and Holding Out : Stuff You Need to Know About Your Body, Sex, and Dating

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I've Got My Period. So What? by Clara Henry

A really big, beautifully illustrated book for those teens that provides lots of interesting information about menstruation or getting your period, written by a popular Swedish Youtube star. Lots of really good information for the empowered girl.
This book is ideal for teens from the ages of 14+ years of age. 

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Loveability : An Empowered Girl's Guide to Dating and Relationships by Danielle Miller and Nina Funnell

A book for girls who are ready to have their first relationship or are already in a relationship. It talks about all the things that trouble you in your teens years, when it comes to relationships. Things like what to do when your heart is broken, what if you like them and they don't like you, and more. It isn't a sex manual, so the focus is on healthy relationships and dating (not sex).
This book is ideal for teen girls from the ages of 14+ years of age. 

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LOVE, SEX AND NO REGRETS by Elizabeth Clark

A book for those teens who are curious about sex, but sex that is deep and meaningful.  The book encourages teens to see sex as  something special and pleasurable. It also touches on consent, porn sex, and more. It is what i would call 'a sex therapy approach to teen sexuality'. 
This book is ideal for teens from the ages of 14+ years of age. 

Love, sex and no regrets

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PARENTS, TWEENS & SEX app by Sarah Calleja

This app is resource that parents can use to talk about sex with their tweens. It was not  designed to be a sex education guide, but as a tool to help parents share their personal values and ethics whilst talking about sex-related stuff. 
This app is ideal for tweens from the ages of 10-13 years of age. 

Parents, tweens and sex - Sex Education Books for Children

You can find more information at the apps website.

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SEX & LOVERS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE by Ann-Marlene Henning & Tina Bremer-Olszewski

This book provides teenagers who are curious about sex, with an alternative to turning to the internet (and pornography) for information about sex. It provides them with everything they would possible want to know about masturbation, bodies and sex. It is the sort of book that I wish I'd had as a curious teen. It is explicit, does include sexual photos (my copy arrived sealed in a plastic bag) but it is written sensitively and not in a bragging way. 
This book is ideal for teens from the ages of 15+.

S.E.X. - The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties - Sex Education Books for Children


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S.E.X.: THE ALL-YOU-NEED-TO-KNOW SEXUALITY GUIDE TO GET YOU THROUGH YOUR TEENS AND TWENTIES by Heather Corinna

This book covers everything that teens need to know about love, relationships and sex. It covers a range of topics that are relevant to the sex education of teens: gender, sexual  orientation, masturbation, self esteem, sexual intercourse, sexually transmitted infections, contraception and so much more.
This book is ideal for teens from the ages of 15+.

S.E.X. - The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties - Sex Education Books for Children


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SEX AND OTHER STUFF: THE A TO Z OF EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW by Annie Rose

A book for teenagers that literally tells them what they need to know. So it is very practical and straightforward and includes current topics like sexting, porn, online time, etc. As well as all the usual sex stuff like STIs, contraception, consent etc. A good alternative to what teens usually do ie google.
This book is ideal for teens from the ages of 13+.

S.E.X. - The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties - Sex Education Books for Children


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Sexpectations: Sex Stuff Straight Up by Craig Murray and Leissa Pitts

This ​is a book that has 2 parts - one for girls and one for boys. It provides teens with honest and straightforward information that will help them to make healthy choices about sex. 
This book is ideal for teens from the ages of  14+. 


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Sexual Decisions : The Ultimate Teen Guide by L. Kris Gowen

This book is a textbook on absolutely everything a teen needs to know about love, sex and relationships. It looks like a textbook but is written in a casual, easy going style, and covers a wide range of topics that are very relevant for today's teen. An essential book for every teen who is starting to think about having a sexual relationship.
This book is ideal for teens from the ages of  14+. 


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SPARE ME 'THE TALK'! A GUY'S GUIDE TO SEX, RELATIONSHIPS AND GROWING UP by Jo Langford

This book is a guide for boys on sex, relationships and growing up. It has lots of valuable information for teens (and there is now a girls version  out too!)
This book is ideal for teenage boys from the ages of  12+. 

Spare me the talk - Sex Education Books for Children


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THE SECRET BUSINESS OF RELATIONSHIPS, LOVE AND SEX by Heather Anderson, Fay Angelo, Rose Stewart

This book covers everything that kids need to know about relationships, love and sex. It covers many topics, including conception, pregnancy & birth, sexual decision-making, contraception, unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, consent, sex and the law. And all written very age-appropriately. (This is what I call the beginners guide - it tells kids what they need to know but it is kept simple ie they aren't overwhelmed with lots of details!)
This book is ideal for children from the ages of 12+.


The V-Word: True Stories about First-Time Sex by Amber J. Keyser

A book that shares 17 first time stories of sexual intercourse (or losing your virginity). It may be useful for some teens who are curious about first time sex.
This book is ideal for children from the ages of 14+.


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Books for parents

(on sex ed, puberty and more)


BOY PUBERTY: HOW TO TALK ABOUT PUBERTY AND SEX WITH YOUR TWEEN BOY by Cath Hakanson

Not a book for boys but a book that will help you  to talk to your son about puberty and sex. This book won't just tell you what you should be talking about but it gives you lots of different ideas on how to start conversations. And yes, it is my book so I am biased!
This book is ideal for parents of boys aged between 9-13.


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GIRL PUBERTY: HOW TO TALK ABOUT PUBERTY AND SEX WITH YOUR TWEEN GIRL by Cath Hakanson

Not a book for boys but a book that will help you  to talk to your daughter about puberty and sex. This book won't just tell you what you should be talking about but it gives you lots of different ideas on how to start conversations. And yes, it is my book so I am biased!
This book is ideal for parents of girls aged between 8-13.

Girl Puberty


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A BLESSING NOT A CURSE by Jane Bennett

This book is a mother-daughter guide to the transition from child to woman ie puberty and menstruation. It  looks at turning this event into a positive and empowering time in a girl's life. 

A blessing not a curse - Sex Education Books for Children


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BODY SAFETY EDUCATION: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO PROTECTING KIDS FROM SEXUAL ABUSE by Jayneen Sanders

This book provides a step-by-step guide for parents on how to keep their kids safe from sexual abuse. 

Body Safety Education - Sex Education Books for Children


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FOR GOODNESS SEX: CHANGING THE WAY WE TALK TO TEENS ABOUT SEXUALITY, VALUES, AND HEALTH by Al Vernacchio

This book for parents provides advice on how to talk to their teenagers about sex in a positive way (instead of negatively). It provides parents with the tools to have important conversations about sexuality and to help teens to develop healthy values and to make safe decisions. 

For Goodness Sex - Sex Education Books for Children


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GIRLTOPIA CARDS by Jane Bennett

This set of cards have been designed as a tool that parents can use to start having important conversations with their daughters as they  mature to adulthood. 

Girltopia - Sex Education Books for Children


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THE PARENT'S HELPING HAND BOOK: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR TEACHING YOUR CHILD PROTECTIVE BEHAVIOURS by Holly-ann Martin

If you find this protective education thing just a trifle overwhelming, then this is the book to have. It tells you what the current risks are for your child and how to go about protecting them. It provides simple advice that any parent can implement so as to protect their child from sexual abuse.


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TALK SEX TODAY by Saleema Noon and Meg Hickling

This book is a parents guide to how to talk to kids about sexuality. It is very comprehensive and includes the latest changes in sex education. 

Talk Sex Today


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Traffic Lights App for mobile devices

This app by TRUE Relationships & Reproductive Heath, helps parents with monitoring and managing sexual behaviour in children and teens.  The App describes healthy sexual behaviours (green), concerning behaviours (orange) and harmful behaviours (red) for children aged 0-17. It also explains possible reasons for specific behaviours, suggested responses and provides case studies.

Traffic Lights app - Sex Education Books for Children


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THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME... FOR SEX EDUCATION: A GUIDEBOOK FOR PARENTS by Mary Gossart

This book provides a friendly and practical guide for parents on talking about sexuality with confidence, comfort and humour.

Theres no place like home - Sex Education Books for Children


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UNTANGLED by Lisa Damour

This book provides parents with insight into girls as they progress through puberty and adolescence.  The author breaks it up into 7 stages that all girls transition through on their journey to adulthood. Personally, this book gave me an understanding of what was happening to my daughter and it changed the way I reacted to my daughter and her relationships at school. Meaning that I am now supporting my daughter in a way that I never could have before!

Theres no place like home - Sex Education Books for Children


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WOMANWISE by Jane Bennett and Andrew Lines.

These cards are fantastic, and are a great tool for starting conversations with your tween or teen girl, about what it means to be a woman. Topics include my future, my mind, my philosophy, my relationships, my self, my body. Each card asks a significant question, with the back  providing you with other questions, that will enrich the conversation on that point. I love them and  I think they are a great tool for educators, as well as for parents who need some ideas on how to start conversations. 


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(books that focus just on consent)

Most of the teenager books include information about sexual consent.


Take It as a Compliment by Maria Stoian

This book is pretty heavy as it tells stories of sexual assault or where consent was not given. Probably not a book to give to your teen to ready by them self. It is a fantastic book for sex educators as they could use it in workshops and classes. How would you use it as a parent? It could give you ideas of conversations to chat about. You could read a story together, and then talk about it. Watch the video for ideas!.
This book is ideal for children from the ages of 14+.


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What Does Consent Really Mean? by Pete Wallis and Thalia Wallis

A comic style book about sexual consent for teens! It is fantastic! And has an amazing resource list at the back! So, if you are wanting to talk with your child about sexual consent (and it's many nuances) then this is the book to have! I love it!!!!!
This book is ideal for children from the ages of 14+.


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What is Consent? Why is it Important? And Other Big Questions by Louise Spilbury & Yas Necati

A fantastic little book that talks about consent in general. Sexual consent is included but the focus is on consent as a wider (not specific) topic.   Consent sounds simple but it is actually  quite complicated when applied to every day life. An essential book for all bookshelves.
This book is ideal for children aged between 8 -14. 


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