recommended books

contraception, pregnancy & birth

The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made – Fiona Katauskas

What Makes a Baby – Corey Silverberg

Making A Baby – Rachel Greener & Clare Owen

Play & Learn Paperdoll Families – Cath Hakanson

Let’s Talk About Where Babies Come From – Robie H Harris

Mummy Laid An Egg – Babette Cole

It’s So Amazing – Robie H Harris


Puberty – Western Australian Department of Health

Hair In Funny Places – Babette Cole

Welcome To Your Period – Yumi Stynes and Dr Melissa Kang

Secret Girls’ Business – Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson and Rose Stewart

More Secret Girls’ Business – Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson and Rose Stewart

The Puberty Book: A guide for children and teenagers, fourth edition – Wendy Darvill and Kelsey Powell

Puberty Girl – Shushann Movsessian

Puberty Boy – Geoff Price

Puberty and Special Girls – Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson and Rose Stewart

changing bodies, growing up and human sexuality

The GENDER Book – Mel Reiff Hill and Jay Mays

Wait, What? A comic book guide to relationships, bodies, and growing up – Heather Corinna and Isabella Rotman

The Sex Education Answer Book: Age responses to questions kids ask parents about sex (revised edition) – Cath Hakanson

Relationships, Sex and Other Stuff – Western Australian Department of Health

It’s Perfectly Normal – Robbie H Harris

The Secret Business of Relationships, Love and Sex – Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson and Rose Stewart

Special Girls’ Business – Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson and Rose Stewart

Special Boys’ Business – Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson and Rose Stewart

Girl Stuff for Girls ages 8 – 12 – Kaz Cooke

Vaginas and Periods 101: A Pop-Up Book – Christian Hoeger and Kristen Lilla

The Ultimate Puberty Book and Boys, Growing Up Great – Scott Todnem

Girlwise: A guide to taking care of your body – Sharon Witt

Teen Talk: Guy talk – Sharon Witt

S.E.X.: The all-you-need-to-know sexuality guide to get you through your teens and twenties – Heather Corina

For Foxes’ Sakes – Row Murray

Sex and Lovers: A practical guide – Ann-Marlene Henning and Tina Bremer-Olszewski

Love Your Body – Jessica Sanders

Be Your Own Man – Jessica Sanders

Play & Learn Paperdoll Superheroes – Cath Hakanson

Play & Learn Paperdoll Friends – Cath Hakanson

King and King – Linda de Hann

And Tango Makes Three – Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Introducing Teddy: A gentle story about gender and friendship – Jessica Walton

Sex: An uncensored introduction (ages 14+) – Nikol Hasler

protective behaviours and body safety

No Means No – Jayneen Sanders

My Body! What I Say Goes! – Jayneen Sanders

This Is My Body – Lil Carle

My Underpants Rule – Kate and Rod Power

Everyone’s Got A Bottom – Tess Rowley and Family Planning Queensland

Cut and Colour Paper Dolls Book: Sex Ed Rescue – Cath Hakanson

Hayden-Reece Learns a Valuable Lesson That Private Means Just For You – Holly-ann Martin

Matilda Learns a Valuable Lesson – Holly-ann Martin

ABC of Body Safety And Consent – Jayneen Sanders

Little BIG Chats – Jayneen Sanders

Let’s Talk About Boundaries, Consent And Respect – Jayneen Sanders

Welcome To Consent – Yumi Stynes and Dr Melissa Kang

How To Say Hello – Sophie Beer

Consent: The new rules of sex education – Jennifer Lang

Can We Talk About Consent? – Justin Hancock

understanding pornography

Someone Should Have Told Me – Holly-ann Martin

Hayden-Reece Learns What To Do If Children See Private Pictures or Private Movies – Holly-ann Martin

Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn proofing today’s young kids – Kristen Jenson

Not For Kids: Protecting kids online – Liz Walker


Girls and Sex – Peggy Orienstein

Boys and Sex – Peggy Orienstein

The Parent’s Guide to Puberty – Cath Hakanson

For Goodness Sex: Changing the way we talk to teens about sexuality, values, and health – Al Vernacchio

Enjoy Sex (How, when and IF you want to): A Practical and Inclusive Guide – Meg-John Barker and Justin Hancock

Talking Sex: A conversation guide for parents – Vanessa Hamilton