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  • Changing you : a guide to body changes and sexuality
    Changing you : a guide to body changes and sexuality
    Gail Saltz
    Explains puberty and sex to girls. Puberty can be an exciting - and confusing - time for children. In her follow-up to her bestselling Amazing You! , Dr. Gail Saltz navigates curious youngsters through body changes for boys and girls, reproduction, and emerging sexuality with her renowned brand of warmth and candor. Lynne Cravath's lively illustrations provide just enough detail while underscoring the direct and honest tone of the text. This refreshingly accessible picture book also includes an author's note to parents.
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  • The period book : everything you don't want to ask (but need to know)
    The period book : everything you don't want to ask (but need to know)
    by Karen Gravelle & Jennifer Gravelle
    Explains what happens at the onset of menstruation, discussing what to wear, going to the gynecologist, and how to handle various problems.
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  • It's not the stork! : a book about girls, boys, babies, bodies, families, and friends
    It's not the stork! : a book about girls, boys, babies, bodies, families, and friends
    Robie H. Harris
    From the expert team behind IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL and IT'S SO AMAZING! comes a book for younger children about their bodies - a resource that parents, teachers, librarians, health care providers, and clergy can use with ease and confidence. Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies. And young children are not afraid to ask questions. What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls' and boys' bodies the same and why are some parts different? How was I made? Where do babies come from? Is it true that a stork brings babies to mommies and daddies? IT'S NOT THE STORK! helps answer these endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began. Through lively, comfortable language and sensitive, engaging artwork, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley address readers in a reassuring way, mindful of a child's healthy desire for straightforward information. Two irresistible cartoon characters, a curious bird and a squeamish bee, provide comic relief and give voice to the full range of emotions and reactions children may experience while learning about their amazing bodies. Vetted and approved by science, health, and child development experts, the information is up-to-date, age-appropriate, and scientifically accurate, and always aimed at helping kids feel proud, knowledgeable, and comfortable about their own bodies, about how they were born, and about the family they are part of.
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  • It's perfectly normal : a book about changing bodies, growing up, sex, and sexual health
  • Your body belongs to you
    Your body belongs to you
    Cornelia Spelman
    Explains what to say and do if someone touches your body when you do not want to be touched, especially when the action involves the touching of private parts.
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(University of Cincinnati) -- Includes periodicals (indexing to over 150 titles with selective indexing and full text of health-related articles from over 2500 general interest periodicals), pamphlets (full text coverage of over 500 medical education pamphlets) and reference books (full text coverage of Mosby's Medical Dictionary, The People's Book of Medical Texts, Oryx Press Consumer Health Information Source Book, USPDI Drug Information in Lay Language, and Columbia University Complete Home Medical Guide.

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Kid's Health
A place for kids, teens, and parents to find information about health and body issues. Also in Spanish.
Being Girl: For Girls By Girls
Periods and changing bodies, a resource for parents and daughters.
PBS It's My Life!
Information for tweens on changing bodies, feelings, and social issues. Spanish resources availabile.
Nickelodeon: Big Talk Help
Information how to talk about puberty and sex at various ages with your child.
Children Now
How to bring up and discuss important topics dealing with relationships.
Healthy Children
Information how to talk to your children about puberty and sex.
Advocates for Youth
A sex education resource center for parents and educators.