Books About Puberty

The physical and emotional changes that come with puberty can be challenging for tweens, but these books can help. From expert guides filled with biological facts to the funny Wimpy Kid installment in which Greg freaks out about zits, body hair growth, and B.O., these titles address the anxiety and confusion that boys and girls feel at this sensitive time. For more great stories about growing up, check out our Coming-of-Age Books and Books That Promote a Healthy Body Image.

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The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls Book Poster Image
Helpful American Girl guide for girls starting puberty.
By Valorie Lee Schaefer
(2017)
(2012)
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Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys Book Poster Image
Frank, funny boys' guide to growing up is packed with tips.
By Dr. Cara Natterson
(2017)
(2017)
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The Period Book: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up Book Poster Image
Very informative -- but limited -- sex ed book for girls.
By Karen Gravelle
(2017)
(2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth Book Poster Image
Greg faces puberty's horrors in funny 5th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2010)
(2010)
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What's Going on Down There? A Boy's Guide to Growing Up Book Poster Image
Modern update improves empowering sex ed classic.
By Karen Gravelle
(2017)
(2017)
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Are You There God? It's Me Margaret. Book Poster Image
Classic coming-of-age story rings true decades later.
By Judy Blume
(2003)
(1970)
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The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls Book Poster Image
Deeply informative, reassuring puberty handbook for girls.
By Dr. Cara Natterson
(2017)
(2013)
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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health Book Poster Image
Informative, updated, explicit sex ed book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2017)
(2014)
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Girling Up:  How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular Book Poster Image
Lots of knowledge and positivity in girl-power advice book.
By Mayim Bialik
(2017)
(2017)
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