Book Reviews

Wow in the World: The How and Wow of the Human Body Book Poster Image
age 8+
Podcast hosts' hilarious, superb body book for kids, tweens.
By Mindy Thomas, Guy Raz
(2021)
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Welcome to Your Period Book Poster Image
age 10+
Empowering, educational, gender-inclusive primer on periods.
By Yumi Stynes, Dr. Melissa Kang
(2021)
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Red, White, and Whole Book Poster Image
age 9+
Emotional novel in verse follows 1983 Indian American teen.
By Rajani LaRocca
(2021)
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The Body Image Book for Girls: Love Yourself and Grow Up Fearless Book Poster Image
age 9+
Friendly, factual book helps girls appreciate their bodies.
By Charlotte Markey
(2020)
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Everything Comes Next: Collected & New Poems Book Poster Image
age 9+
Unforgettable collection celebrates diversity and kindness.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2020)
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Before the Ever After Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tween copes with father's illness in touching verse novel.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2020)
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Celebrate Your Body 2: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Encouraging, body-positive guide for older girls.
By Dr. Lisa Klein, Dr. Carrie Leff
(2019)
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Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up Book Poster Image
age 10+
Modern, nuanced sex-ed guide fantastic for tweens, teens.
By Heather Corinna, Isabella Rotman
(2019)
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Growing Up Great!: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Boys Book Poster Image
age 8+
Encouraging puberty guide covers emotional growth, too.
By Scott Todnem
(2019)
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S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantastic inclusive, progressive sex guide for teens and up.
By Heather Corinna
(2016)
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The Body Is Not an Apology Book Poster Image
age 14+
Ambitious exploration of the power of self-love.
By Sonya Renee Taylor
(2020)
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Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and YOU Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inclusive, lively guide to bodies, touch for older kids.
By Cory Silverberg
(2015)
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Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls Book Poster Image
age 8+
Pitch-perfect, body-positive puberty guide for young tweens.
By Sonya Renee Taylor
(2018)
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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moving poems, dazzling art show the beauty of black boys.
By Tony Medina
(2020)
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From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea Book Poster Image
age 4+
Loving fantasy tale of gender, identity, and acceptance.
By Kai Cheng Thom
(2017)
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When You Know What I Know Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl heals after sexual abuse in poignant novel in verse.
By Sonja K. Solter
(2020)
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Emmy in the Key of Code Book Poster Image
age 10+
Coding, music, and friendship in inspiring free-verse novel.
By Aimee Lucido
(2019)
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No More Poems! A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse Book Poster Image
age 7+
Funny, mostly realistic poems include some edgy humor.
By Rhett Miller
(2019)
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mister Rogers' songs stand up as uplifting, fun poems.
By Fred Rogers
(2019)
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Breathe with Me: Using Breath to Feel Strong, Calm, and Happy Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle tools for kids to connect daily moments to breath.
By Mariam Gates
(2019)
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