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Sex Education: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • Mommy Laid an Egg! Or Where Do Babies Come From? by Babette Cole Chronicle Books, 1996
  • When You Were Inside Mommy by Joanna Cole HarperCollins, 2001
  • Why Boys and Girls Are Different: for Ages 3 to 5 and Parents by Carol Greene Concordia Publ, 1998

Ages 6 to 10

  • Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • It's Not the Stork: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends by Robie Harris Candlewick, 2008
  • Where Do Babies Come From?: For Ages 6 to 8 and Parents by Ruth S. Hummel rev. ed. Concordia Pub. House, 1998
  • Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle Lyle Stuart, 2000

Ages 9 to 12

  • American Medical Association Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen by Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer Jossey-Bass, 2006
  • American Medical Association Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen by Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer Jossey-Bass, 2006
  • Changing you: a guide to body changes & sexuality by Gail Saltz Dutton Juvenile, 2007
  • It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie Harris Candlewick, 2004
  • No B.O.! The Head-to-Toe Book of Hygiene for Preteens by Marguerite Crump Free Spirit Publishing, 2005
  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow! A ‘What’s happening to My Body’ Book for Younger Boys by Lynda Madaras Newmarket, 2008
  • Personal Hygiene? What's That Got To Do With Me? by Pat Crissey and Noah Crissey Jessica Kinsley Publishing, 2005
  • Ready, Set, Grow! A What's Happening To My Body Book For Younger Girls by Lynda Madaras Newmarket Press, 2003
  • Sex Explained: Honest Answers to your Questions About Guys and Girls, Your Changing Body, and What Really Happens During Sex by Magali Clausener-Petit Amulet Books, 2004

Young Adult

  • Boy's Body Guide: a Health and Hygiene Book by Greta Laube Boy’s Guide Books, 2009
  • Cycle Savvy: the Smart Teen’s Guide to the Mysteries of Her Body by Toni Weschler Collins, 2006
  • Every Girl's Life Guide by Miriam Stoppard DK Publishing, 1999
  • Right On Schedule: A Teen's Guide To Growth And Development by Jean Ford Mason Crest Publishing, 2005
  • The Secret Lives of Teen Girls: What Your Mother Wouldn’t Talk About, But Your Daughter Needs to Know by Evelyn Resh Hay House, 2009
  • The Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy Perigee Books, rev. ed 2008
  • Your Body, Yourself: A Guide To Your Changing Body by Alison Bell Lowell House, 1996

Books for Adults

  • My Teen Has Had Sex, Now What Do I Do? How to Help Teens Make Safe, Sensible, Self-Reliant Choices When They’ve Already Said “Yes” by Maureen Lyon Fair Winds Press, 2009
  • Questions Kids Ask About Sex: Honest Answers for Every Age by Melissa Cox Revell, 2005
  • Sexuality: You Sons and Daughters With Intellectual Disabilities by Karin M. Schwier Paul H. Brooks Co, 2000
  • The New Speaking of Sex: What Your Children Need to Know and When They Need to Know It by Meg Hickling Northstone, 2005
  • The Talk: What Your Kids Need to Hear from You About Sex by Sharon Maxwell Avery Trade, 2008
  • Understanding Your Child's Sexual Behavior: What's Natural and Healthy by Toni Johnson New Harbinger, 1999

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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