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Picture books to read with children about human sexuality

Amazing You—Getting Smart about Your Private Parts

By Dr. Gail Saltz.  Illustrated by Lynne Avril Cravath

(Preschool and Up)


It’s NOT the Stork!—a Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends

By Robie H. Harris.  Illustrated by Michael Emberley

(Ages 4 and Up)


“Where Did I Come From?”
(The facts of life without any nonsense and with illustrations)  Written by Peter Mayle.  Illustrated by Arthur Robins.  Designed by Paul Walter.

(Kindergarten-3rd Grades)


What’s the Big Secret?  (Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys)

By Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown.

(Kindergarten-3rd Grades)


So That’s How I Was Born!

By Dr. Robert Brooks.  Illustrated by Susan Perl.

(Kindergarten-3rd Grades)


Mommy Laid an Egg (or Where Do Babies Come From?)

By Babette Cole

(4th & 5th Grades)


What’s Happening to Me?  (An Illustrated Guide to Puberty)

By Peter Mayle.  Illustrated by Arthur Robins.

(4th-6th Grades)


Shadow and the Ready Time

By Patty Sheehan.  Illustrated by Itoko Maeno.

(4th-6th Grades)


It’s Perfectly Normal (Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex & Sexual Health)

By Robie Harris.  Illustrated by Michael Emberley.

(5th Grade and Up)


It’s MY Body (A Book to Teach Young Children How to Resist Uncomfortable Touch)

By Lory Freeman.  Illustrations by Carol Deach.



Your Body Belongs to You

By Cornelia Spelman.  Illustrated by Teri Weidner



I Said No!  (A kid-to-kid guide to keeping private parts private)

By Zack and Kimberly King.  Illustrated by Sue Rama.

(Preschool to 1st Grade)


My Body Is Private

By Linda Walvoord Girard.  Pictures by Rodney Pate.

(1st-4th Grades)