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Books For Tweens
Books on sexual health for kids this age tend break off into ones specifically for boys or girls. Though it is understandable that kids will want to read about what is happening to them, there is value in understanding the opposite sex as well. The last reference book in the series we’ve been recommending is It’s Perfectly Normal, and it is an excellent reference for all things sex, health, and other important (but hard to talk about) topics.

For girls, The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls builds on its pre-puberty predecessor in giving advice and facts in a friendly manner. Is This Normal?, like The Care and Keeping series, is from American Girl and is written in an advice column style that makes it fun to read. Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes Too!) is a body positive guide to puberty that covers the physical changes as well as emotional.

For boys, we recommend The Boys’ Guide to Growing Up as an accessible overview for what’s going on and what’s to come. Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys has great illustrations and covers anatomy, physical and emotional changes. Don’t be surprised if your son isn’t super excited about being handed a book about his changing body, though. He will appreciate having the book handy when he has questions later.