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BOOKS ABOUT SEXUALITY, REPRODUCTION, BIRTH AND BODIES FOR KIDS

It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (The Family Library) Cover Image
By Robie H. Harris, Michael Emberley (Illustrator)
$11.69
ISBN: 9780763633318
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Published: Candlewick - August 26th, 2008

"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)


It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families (The Family Library) Cover Image
By Robie H. Harris, Michael Emberley (Illustrator)
$11.69
ISBN: 9780763668747
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Published: Candlewick - August 8th, 2014

“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)


It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (The Family Library) Cover Image
By Robie H. Harris, Michael Emberley (Illustrator)
$11.69
ISBN: 9780763668723
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Published: Candlewick - August 8th, 2014

The definitive book about puberty and sexual health for today’s kids and teens, now fully updated for its twentieth anniversary.


Who Has What?: All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies (Let's Talk about You and Me) Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780763629311
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Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2011

First in the “Let's Talk About You and Me" series.


Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls Cover Image
$11.69
ISBN: 9781641521666
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Published: Rockridge Press - May 29th, 2018

Your body rules--the know-how a girl needs to navigate the changes of puberty


You Be You!: The Kid's Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family Cover Image
$17.06
ISBN: 9781787750104
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - July 18th, 2019

Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal Winner

This is an illustrated children's book for ages 7-11 that makes gender identity, sexual orientation and family diversity easy to explain to children.


Amazing You!: Getting Smart About Your Private Parts Cover Image
By Gail Saltz, Lynne Avril Cravath (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9780142410585
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Published: Puffin Books - January 31st, 2008

Mom, where do babies come from?? Many parents live in fear of the day their child asks this question?which 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!


Changing You!: A Guide to Body Changes and Sexuality Cover Image
By Gail Saltz, Lynne Avril Cravath (Illustrator)
$6.29
ISBN: 9780142414798
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Published: Puffin Books - September 17th, 2009

An honest and reassuring guide to puberty for elementary school children

Puberty can be an exciting?and confusing?time for children. In the follow-up to her bestselling Amazing You!, Dr. Gail Saltz navigates the curiosity and confusion that youngsters feel as they start to notice the changes their bodies undergo.


What's the Big Secret?: Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys Cover Image
By Laurie Krasny Brown, Marc Brown (Illustrator)
$8.09
ISBN: 9780316101837
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2000

Simple, straightforward, and age-appropriate answers to kids' most common questions about sex, the human body, reproduction, and development.

Are boys and girls different on the inside? How do you tell girls and boys apart? Do girls and boys have the same feelings? Is sex a dirty word? Where do babies come from? What does being pregnant mean? How do you get a belly button?


Ready, Set, Grow!: A What's Happening to My Body? Book for Younger Girls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781557045652
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 14th, 2003

Ready, Set, Grow!

In her uniquely warm and funny style, Lynda wrote this entirely new book especially for younger girls to give them what they need to know to celebrate and accept the new and exciting changes that are happening to their bodies during puberty.


On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!: A
$15.99
ISBN: 9781557047816
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 13th, 2008

Hi. My name is Lynda Madaras. I write books about growing up. I get tons of letters from boys. They tell me just what they’re thinking. They ask questions. Many of the things they say are here in this book. Many of their questions are here, too, along with my answers. So boys like you helped to write this book.


What Makes a Baby Cover Image
By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator)
$17.06
ISBN: 9781609804855
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Published: Triangle Square - May 7th, 2013

Finalist for the 2014 Lambda Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult

What Makes a Baby is extraordinary! Cory is a Dr. Spock for the 21st century.”—Susie Bright


Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU Cover Image
By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator)
$21.56
ISBN: 9781609806064
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Published: Triangle Square - July 28th, 2015

2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction 

2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book


2016 ALA Notable Children's Book


The Boys Body Book: Fifth Edition: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up! Cover Image
$11.66
ISBN: 9781604338324
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Published: Applesauce Press - May 7th, 2019

The updated fifth edition of the #1 bestselling Boy’s Body Book includes everything you need to know about growing up, even the embarrassing stuff. 

Things can get rocky during puberty. That’s why we made the Boy’s Body Book.


The Girls Body Book: Fifth Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604338331
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Published: Applesauce Press - May 7th, 2019

The updated fifth edition of the #1 bestselling Girl’s Body Book includes everything you need to know about growing up, even the embarrassing stuff.

From periods to peer pressure, puberty can be a confusing time for pre-teens and parents alike.


The Period Book: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up Cover Image
$12.59
ISBN: 9781619636620
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - June 20th, 2017

Celebrating over twenty years in print, this best-selling, essential illustrated guidebook for adolescent girls is now available as a refreshed edition, with new and updated content.


The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods Cover Image
$20.85
ISBN: 9781785923241
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - April 18th, 2019

Written by autistic author Robyn Steward, this is a detailed guide for young people aged 9 to 16 on the basics of menstruation. Created in consultation with young people, an online survey and a group of medical professionals, this is a book that teaches all people about periods, which can be a scary and overwhelming issue.


Tell Me about Sex, Grandma (Ordinary Terrible Things) Cover Image
By Anastasia Higginbotham (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781558614192
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Published: Feminist Press - April 11th, 2017

Patiently forthcoming with lessons your parents redacted, this necessary conversation stresses consent, sex positivity, and the right to be curious about your body. The dialogue focuses on the dynamics of sex, rather than the mechanics, as Grandma reminds readers that sex is not marriage or reproduction, and doesn't look the same for everyone.


C is for Consent Cover Image
By Eleanor Morrison, Faye Orlove (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780999890806
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Published: Phonics with Finn - May 1st, 2018

Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born Cover Image
By Miranda Paul, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$17.09
ISBN: 9780823441617
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Published: Neal Porter Books - April 23rd, 2019

Join a family of three who spend nine whole months waiting, from a frosty winter through a sun-dappled summer, until finally . . . a baby is here.

A Boston Globe - Horn Book Honor Recipient
An Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students
A Capitol Choices Noteworthy Title