Sex Ed Books and Resources
Books for Kids
Recommended for ages 3 to 8
What’s the Big Secret? Laurie Krasny Brown, Ed.D. and Marc Brown
It’s NOT the Stork Robie Harris and Michael Emberley
It’s So Amazing! Robie Harris
It’s My Body (Children’s Safety & Abuse Prevention) Lory Freeman and Carol Deach
Your Body Belongs to You Cornelia Spelman and Teri Weidner
The Ask ANYTHING Journal Amy Lang
What’s Happening to Me? Peter Mayle
It’s Perfectly Normal! Robbie Harris
The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library) Valerie Schaefer
The Girl’s Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU (Girlsworld) Kelly Dunham and Laura Tallardy
The Boy’s Body Book: Everything You Need To Know For Growing Up YOU! Kelly Dunham and Steven Bjorkman
What’s Going on Down There? Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask Karen Gravelle with Nick and Chava Castro
Recommended ages 14 and older
Changing Bodies – Changing Lives Ruth Bell and others
GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens Kelly Huegel and Steven CozzaDeal With It! By Esther Drill, Heather McDonald & Rebecca Odes
It’s A Girl Thing by Mavis Jukes
My Gender Workbook by Kate Bornstein
S.E.X: Everything You Need to Know Through High School and College by Heather Corrina
Books for Parents and other adults
Birds + Bees + YOUR Kids—A guide to sharing your beliefs about sexuality, love, and relationships Amy Lang, MA
The Talk: What Your Kids Need to Hear from You About Sex Sharon Maxwell, Ph.D.
Protecting the Gift, Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane) Gavin De Becker
Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex by Judith Levine
Recommended Web Sites
Advocates for Youth- demand your right to comprehensive sex education
Glsen – dedicated to safe schools for all gender identities & orientations
Go Ask Alice – sexuality and other questions answered by Health Services at Columbia University
Not 2 Late – Emergency Contraception Information
Outproud – National Coalition for Gay, Lesbianm bisexual, & Transgender youth
Positive – Highly Recommended! The coalition for Positive Sexuality, volunteers tackle teen sexuality topics.
Scarleteen – Highly recommended! Teens swap info & get non-judgemental and frank advise from sexperts.
Sex Etc – a newsletter for and by teens about sexuality
About Face – great web site empowering girls to resist harmful media messages about body image
Gurl – Online community for girls of all persuasions.
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- Sex Books for Moms
- “Did You and Daddy Ever Do Sex?”
- Teens’ Sexual Bill of Rights
- Toddlers and Preschoolers: Too Young for the Sex Talk?
- What Kids Should Be Learning in School About Sex