Best Children’s Sexuality Books
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1. It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (The Family Library)
Author: by Robie H. Harris
“In their previous landmark volumes … Harris and Emberley established themselves as the purveyors of reader-friendly, straightforward information on human sexuality for readers as young as seven. Here they successfully tackle the big questions … For even younger kids.” The Horn Book (starred review)Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies.
And young children are not afraid to ask questions. What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls’ and boys’ bodies the same and why are some parts different?How was I made?
Where do babies come from? Is it true that a stork brings babies to mommies and daddies?It’s Not the Stork! Helps answer these endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began.
Through lively, comfortable language and sensitive, engaging artwork, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley address readers in a reassuring way, mindful of a child’s healthy desire for straightforward information. Two irresistible cartoon characters, a curious bird and a squeamish bee, provide comic relief and give voice to the full range of emotions and reactions children may experience while learning about their amazing bodies.
2. It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families (The Family Library)
Author: by Robie H. Harris
An outstanding book…. Meets the needs of those in-between or curious kids who are not ready, developmentally or emotionally, for It’s Perfectly Normal. Booklist (starred review)How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female?How is a baby born?
Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babiesand about sex and sexuality, too.It’s So Amazing! Provides the answerswith fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies.
Created by the author and illustrator of It’s Perfectly Normal, this forthright and funny book has been newly updated for its fifteenth anniversary.
3. Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds
Author: by Kristen A. Jenson
Glen Cove Press LLC
“Mom, where do babies come from?” Many parents live in fear of the day their child asks this questionwhich inevitably happens, often as early as the preschool years. Here is a picture book designed especially for young children who are becoming aware of their bodies, but aren’t ready to learn about sexual intercourse.
Written with warmth and honesty, Amazing You! Presents clear and age-appropriate information about reproduction, birth, and the difference between girls’ and boys’ bodies. Lynne Cravath’s lighthearted illustrations enliven the text, making this a book that parents will gladly share with their young ones.
5. Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU
Author: by Cory Silverberg
2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction 2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book2016 ALA Notable Children’s BookA comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers.
Much more than the “facts of life” or the birds and the bees,” Sex Is a Funny Word opens up conversations between young people and their caregivers in a way that allows adults to convey their values and beliefs while providing information about boundaries, safety, and joy.
The eagerly anticipated follow up to Lambda-nominated What Makes a Baby, from sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist Fiona Smyth, Sex Is a Funny Word reimagines “sex talk” for the twenty-first century.
6. Who Has What?: All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies (Let's Talk about You and Me)
Author: by Robie H. Harris
Published at: Candlewick; Illustrated edition (September 13, 2011)
First in the Let’s Talk About You and Me” series. Young children are curious about almost everything. Asking questions is one of many ways they learn about themselves and the world around them. Now, this unique series for our youngest children provides easy-to-understand facts and answers to their delightful, thoughtful, and often nonstop questions.
Launching the series is WHO HAS WHAT?, a simple story following Nellie and Gus on a family outing to the beach. Humorous illustrations, conversations between the siblings, and a clear text all reassure young kids that whether they have a girl’s body or a boy’s, their bodies are perfectly normal, healthy, and wonderful.
Authoring the series is Robie H. Harris, whose nonfiction books are known as the source for addressing kids’ questions about themselves, their families, and their friends. Nadine Bernard Westcott’s accurate and entertaining illustrations offer an inviting way for children to discover straightforward, fascinating information about themselves.
7. What Makes a Baby
Author: by Cory Silverberg
Finalist for the 2014 Lambda Award for LGBT Children’s/Young AdultWhat Makes a Baby is extraordinary! Cory is a Dr. Spock for the 21st century. Susie BrightA Truly Inclusive Way to Answer the Question ‘Where Do Babies Come From?’: The new book What Makes a Baby offers an origin story for all children, no matter what their families look like.” The Atlantic”This is a solid, occasionally quirky book on an important topic.”School Library JournalGeared to readers from preschool to age eight, What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid.
It is a twenty-first century Children’s picture book about conception, gestation, and birth, which reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition.
Just as important, the story doesn’t gender people or body parts, so most parents and families will find that it leaves room for them to educate their child without having to erase their own experience. Written by sexuality educator Cory Silverberg, and illustrated by award-winning Canadian artist Fiona Smyth, What Makes a Baby is as fun to look at as it is useful to read.
8. The Girls' Guide to Growing Up
Author: by Anita Naik
Wren & Rook
A first-of-its-kind inclusive puberty guide that celebrates the good and completely awful parts of puberty. Filled with jokes and countless facts to put this stage in perspective-this book is bound to be every kid’s new best friend!Puberty … Is pretty gross for pretty much everyone.
It’s a smelly, hairy, sticky, and (worst of all) totally confusing time! But did you know there’s a lot about puberty that makes it REALLY AWESOME? Get the whole picture with this honest, humorous, and empowering survival guide to the tween years.
It’s packed with straighforward illustrations, easy-to-understand scientific information, interesting studies, and tips from experts, covering everything from breast development and gender identity to acne and mental health. No matter your gender, sexuality, or race, this book is for you. Never shying away from the tough stuff, this utterly modern take on puberty is the resource this generation needs!
Welcome to modern puberty-it’s transformative, kind of gross, but undeniably AWESOME!
10. The Every Body Book: The LGBTQ+ Inclusive Guide for Kids about Sex, Gender, Bodies, and Families
Author: by Rachel E. Simon
An illustrated LGBTQ+ inclusive kid’s guide to sex, gender and relationships education that includes children and families of all genders and sexual orientations, covering puberty, hormones, consent, sex, pregnancy and safety.
11. The Boys' Guide to Growing Up
Author: by Phil Wilkinson
Wren & Rook
A friendly, reassuring positive guide for boys as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel. Covering everything from body hair and vocal changes to mood swings and self-esteem, puberty and parenting expert Phil Wilkinson addresses any worries that boys might have relating to what is ‘normal’. He reassures readers and boosts their confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty.
The book also includes lifestyle advice on topics like healthy eating and exercise, as well as information on how puberty affects girls. Topics covered:What is puberty? Your puberty timelineHow do hormones work? The height and weight raceA deeper voiceSpotty skinHair, hair, everywhereThe art of shavingSweat, smells and personal hygieneChanges down belowMore changes down belowNew feelingsSex explainedMaking babiesKeeping your confidence upMood swingsManaging your feelingsHealthy eatingThe power of exercisePrivacy and your bodyPuberty for girlsGirls have worries, too
12. It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (The Family Library)
Author: by Robie H. Harris
“Alternately playful and realistic, Emberley’s…. Art reinforces Harris’s message that bodies come in all sizes, shapes, and colors and that each variation is ‘perfectly normal.'” Publishers Weekly (starred review)When young people have questions about sex, real answers can be hard to find.
Providing accurate, unbiased answers to nearly every imaginable question, from conception and puberty to birth control and AIDS, It’s Perfectly Normal offers young people the information they need now more than ever to make responsible decisions and to stay healthy.
Already used as a trusted resource in twenty-five countries around the world (and translated into twenty-one languages), It’s Perfectly Normal marks its tenth anniversary with a thoroughly updated edition that includes information on such topics as birth control, hepatitis, HIV, and adoption, among others.
This definitive edition also reflects the recent input of parents, teachers, librarians, clergy, scientists, health professionals, and young readers themselves. Back matter includes an index and a note to the reader.
Asking About Sex & Growing Up: A Question-and-Answer Book for Kids
Author: by Joanna Cole
Joanna Cole’s Asking About Sex & Growing Up is the perfect book to provide answers to preteens’ questions about sex. Writing especially for kids ages 8-12, the author uses a question-and-answer format to offer straightforward information on a wide variety of subjects related to sex and puberty.
Information about sex is everywhere. But what kids learn from TV, movies, the internet, and friends is not always a healthy or accurate view of sexuality. Now revised and updated with current facts, Asking About Sex & Growing Up is a safe, honest, friendly resource to share with preteens.
The book is appropriate for both boys and girls. With the approachable, nonjudgmental Q&A format, this is a book that a preteen can read on his or her own. It’s also likely to open up healthy, positive conversations with parents and caregivers.
14. S.E.X., second edition: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties
Author: by Heather Corinna
Da Capo Lifelong Books
The go-to sex ed guide for teens and young adults, tackling everything you want to know about sex, from consent, safe sex, emotional health and more, from the founder of scarleteen.Com. As a teen or emerging adult, dealing with all the changes going on in your life, body, and mind can be mighty overwhelming.
When it comes to sex, everyone seems to have strong feelings and opinions about who you should be and what you should (shouldn’t) do. How do you decide who to listen to? Heather Corinna and Scarleteen have provided sex education and information to millions of young people, parents, and mentors since 1998; S.E.X.
Tackles all the big topics:Self-image and how to find and claim your own sexual selfHow to best protect and support your sexual and emotional healthSorting out gender and sexual identities, even when they’re complicated and confusingThe latest on contraceptive methods and other reproductive choices, sexually transmitted infections, and safer sexFinding, creating, and managing healthy and happy relationshipsHow to set and respect limits and boundaries, and rock consentIdentifying, preventing, or healing from abuse or assault…And much more.
15. Where Did I Come From?: An Illustrated Childrens Book on Human Sexuality
Author: by Peter Mayle
Lyle Stuart Inc.
I give this book top grades for humanness and honesty. Some parents will find that its humorousness helps them over the embarrassment. Dr. Spock Over A Million Copies Sold! An international and beloved bestselling Children’s classic, Where Did I Come From?
Helps parents and their curious children get up close and personal with the intimate world of human sexuality in the form of a picture book. Told in an age-appropriate voice respectful of young people’s natural intelligence and warmly and relatably illustrated throughout, Where Did I Come From?
Creates a safe space where families can learn about the traditional facts of lifefrom the different parts of the body to orgasm to birth. If you’ve been wondering how to have this talk with your children, look no further for a trusted resource that will give you the tools you need to share this critical information sensitively and factually.
The best description of sexual intercourse that is out there for children.Sexedrescue. Com You can’t deny Mayle’s talent for translating adult experience into child-level concepts.Kirkus Reviews
16. Before I Was Born: God Knew My Name (God's Design for Sex)
Author: by Carolyn Nystrom
One Million Copies Sold in Series! Christian Book Award: ECPA Medallion of ExcellenceBefore I Was Born emphasizes the creational goodness of our bodies, our existence as men and women, and our sexual organs. This book introduces new topics as well, including the growth and change that occur as boys and girls become men and women.
It includes a tactful but direct explanation of sexual intercourse between a husband and wife. Before I Was Born explains in age-appropriate language the basic nature of sexual intercourse between a husband and wife and discusses conception, fetal development, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
For children ages 5 to 8.