Books About Sexuality and the Human Body for Kids and Teens

By Shannon Navin - Ndgrad95reads

By Shannon Navin - Ndgrad95reads

It's Not the Stork!: A Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends

Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley

$12.99 $11.95

It's Not the Stork is the companion to It's Perfectly Normal and It's So Amazing but geared toward the preschool and early elelmentary set. Again, it provides clear, concise information about bodies and what makes girls and boys different. It also provides information about how human beings come to be in a very palatable way for the very young! We loved this was the perfect way to discuss sexuality with my son when he was little!

It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families

Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley

$12.99 $11.95

It's So Amazing is for kids ages 7-10 and is the perfect title to 'graduate' into after It's Not the Stork! Just a bit more sophisticated and with a few more topics thrown in, It's So Amazing will allow you to continue the discuss about sexuality and the human body with your elementary aged child! And, if you haven't yet started that conversation, it's a great place to begin!

Amazing You!: Getting Smart about Your Private Parts

Gail Saltz and Lynne Cravath

$7.99 $7.35

Amazing You is a great book for parents who are ready to talk about differences in body parts between boys and girls without making a foray into the topic of reproduction. The illustrations are cute but the information is factual.

What Makes a Baby

Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth

$18.95 $17.43

I love this book for younger kids. I'm a pretty liberal mom and I love that reproduction is discusssed in this book in a way that takes in all kinds of families and all kinds of gender identities. If you are an adoptive, same-sex parent or surrogate-supported family, this book might be just what you are looking for!

S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties

Heather Corinna

$17.99 $16.55

I'm always looking for good human sexuality titles for my son as he grows older. At almost 13, he's heard just about everything (Hello...Sex Education with Gillian Anderson on Netflix!) but I want him to have a reference guide for things he might want to review without talking to me. S.E.X. is just that book for us!

Where Did I Come From?

Peter Mayle

$10.95 $10.07

I like this book for elementary aged kiddos! It's very forthright...if you are not looking for clear descriptions of sexual intercourse, this book is not for you! But if you need some support in explaining exactly how babies are'll get it with Where Did I Come From? I also love the fact that there is a specific version of the book for Black families. There's no reason why books about the human body have to show the majority of bodies as White!

The Care and Keeping of You (Revised): The Body Book for Younger Girls

Valorie Schaefer and Josee Masse

$12.99 $11.95

It's important to me that there are books for every gender that talk about our bodies and puberty. The Care and Keeping of You is designed for younger girls (ages 8 and up) and starts the conversation about hygiene, periods and the body changes that they should expect in the coming years!

Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys

Cara Natterson, Cara Familian Natterson, et al.

$12.99 $11.95

While I strongly believe that both sexes need to be educated on what happens to the other's bodies during puberty, sometimes it's easier to engage boys in a book that is targeted specifically to them. I really liked Guy Stuff for it's candid explanation of everything from wet dreams to acne and its ability to normalize all of the changes and experiences that boys have as they grow up!

Boys, Girls & Body Science: A First Book about Facts of Life

Meg Hickling and Kim La Fave

$18.95 $17.43

I've always been a proponent of naming our body parts correctly and this is a cartoonish but very scientific book that does just that. I think it would be a great introductory point for talking about bodies and where babies come from with a scientific slant that will make the conversation more comfortable for some parents!