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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While I Was Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girl finds Japanese roots in sweet, reflective memoir.
By Waka T. Brown
(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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Clues to the Universe Book Poster Image
age 8+
Two friends look for fathers, reach for stars in brave tale.
By Christina Li
(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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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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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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The Next Great Paulie Fink Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, touching, thought-provoking middle school story.
By Ali Benjamin
(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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The Girl Guide: 50 Ways to Learn to Love Your Changing Body Book Poster Image
age 10+
Wonderfully candid, body-positive tips to inspire girls.
By Marawa Ibrahim
(2018)
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Unbelievably Boring Bart Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun story of the middle school trials of shy game designer.
By James Patterson, Duane Swierczynski
(2018)
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The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply informative, reassuring puberty handbook for girls.
By Dr. Cara Natterson
(2013)
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The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls Book Poster Image
age 8+
Helpful American Girl guide for girls starting puberty.
By Valorie Lee Schaefer
(2012)
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The Period Book: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up Book Poster Image
age 8+
Very informative -- but limited -- sex ed book for girls.
By Karen Gravelle
(2017)
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