Amazing Books to help you have “The Sex Talk” with Kids


With kids who are 6 and 8, I’m starting to think about HOW and WHEN I’ll need to sit down and have “The Talk” with them about the birds and the bees. I’m loving the incredibly illustrated books from Candlewick Press that dive into “The Sex Talk”- with cartoon style images and comic style illustrations discussing both kids changing bodies and just how babies are made.

As a kid, I can remember, the first time my Mom ever touched the topic was by getting out a colorful picture book from the library and letting me read it on my own. I can remember giggling with my best friend about the book but it was the perfect way to slowly starting thinking about changing bodies and how babies were made so I think this will be my strategy too. Then, kids can ask questions at their own pace too and at least they get an official intro at home instead just hearing whispers on the playground or school bus that leave them feeling clueless or confused.

Since this week 9/21 – 9/27 celebrates BANNED Book week and October is “Let’s Talk” Month, it seems like now is the time to delve into what resources us Mamas can use to gently ease into “The Talk” with our kiddos.

Amazing Books to help you have “The Sex Talk” with Kids

Amazing Books to help you have the sex talk with kids

For kids 7+ “It’s So Amazing! A book about eggs, sperm, birth, babies and families,” gives kids a fantastic and fun intro into the facts of life. I love the comic style illustrations that really focus on the internal HOW versus the act of sex which I think makes for an easier conversation for kids.

For kids 10+ It’s Perfectly Normal is more detailed and geared to older kids as it focuses on the details of those changing bodies, sex and sexual health that we all know lead to the making of babes.

Definitely take a peek at these fabulously illustrated books to start the sex conversation with your kids if you need a helpful tool to get the conversation started. I know this is how I’m going to do it!

Official info about It’s So Amazing and It’s Perfectly Normal

It’s So Amazing!

Amazing Books to help you have the sex talk with kids

By Robie H. Harris

Illustrated by Michael Emberley

For Ages 7-10 / Grades 2-5

Available wherever books are sold

Celebrating 15 years in print!

How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies — and about sex and sexuality, too.It’s So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families provides the answers — with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children ages seven through ten in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies.

Created by the author and illustrator of It’s Perfectly Normal,this forthright and funny book has been newly updated for its fifteenth anniversary.

It’s Perfectly Normal

By Robie H. Harris

Illustrated by Michael Emberley

For Age 10 and up / Grades 5 and up

Available wherever books are sold 

Celebrating 20 years in print!

Millions of kids, preteens, and teens have turned to It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health for honest, reliable, accurate, up-to-date, and accessible information to answer their questions and concerns about: puberty, sex, sexual health, reproduction, birth control, pregnancy, birth, families, LGBT, the Internet, sexual abuse, and STDs, including HIV/AIDS.

The majority of the information in this book remains current. However, as new information has become available, it has been verified by experts in various fields and added to this anniversary edition. Information about topics that are already in the book and needed to be expanded upon has also been added. This is done to make sure kids, preteens, and teens have the most accurate information they need to stay healthy and safe as they go through puberty and adolescence.

 Note: Thanks to Candlewick Press for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own. 

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).


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