This inclusive picture book is a celebration of all the different human bodies that exist in the world. In it, Feder highlights the various skin tones, body shapes, hair types, and more that you might encounter while out and about. With its joyful illustrations and encouraging refrain, it will instill body acceptance and confidence in the youngest of readers. … [Read more...] about Bodies Are Cool
This book teaches that it's okay for kids to say no to hugs and kisses, and that what happens to their body is up to them. It helps children grow up confident in their bodies, comfortable with expressing physical boundaries, and respectful of the boundaries of others. … [Read more...] about C Is for Consent
An important lesson on consent for over-exuberant little huggers, nestled inside this lighthearted, summery story about expressions of love and friendship. Kai is a little mer-boy who’s big on hugs–or “squishes,” as he and his mama call them. But not everyone’s a fan of Kai’s spirited embrace, which he discovers soon after squishing a pufferfish, who swells up in fright! Kai … [Read more...] about Can I Give You a Squish?
This book provides simple answers to basic questions people of all ages wonder about, as well as recommendations for how to have conversations around these topics. … [Read more...] about Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty
This is a smart, playful guide to consent and bodily autonomy, packed with bright and energetic illustrations. Readers will learn about boundaries and how to set them; ways to respect themselves and others; what to do if someone makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe; and much more. Along the way, they'll be encouraged to reflect on (and improve!) their own behavior and to … [Read more...] about Consent (for Kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of YOU
Doug doesn't like hugs. He thinks hugs are too squeezy, too squashy, too squooshy, too smooshy. He doesn't like hello hugs or goodbye hugs, game-winning home run hugs or dropped ice cream cone hugs, and he definitely doesn't like birthday hugs. He'd much rather give a high five--or a low five, a side five, a double five, or a spinny five. Yup, some people love hugs; other … [Read more...] about Don’t Hug Doug (He Doesn’t Like It)
Helping kids set healthy boundaries for their private parts can be a daunting and awkward task for parents, counselors, and educators. Written from a kid's point of view, I Said No! makes this task a lot easier. … [Read more...] about I Said No!
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 … [Read more...] about It’s Not the Stork! A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends
Teaching young children about body boundaries, both theirs and others, is crucial to a child's growing sense of self, their confidence and how they should expect to be treated by others. A child who grows up knowing they have a right to their own personal space has a sense of body ownership and knows they have choices as to what happens to them and to their body. It is equally … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect
This inclusive guide to how every family begins is an honest, cheerful tool for conversations between parents and their young ones. To make a baby you need one egg, one sperm, and one womb. But every family starts in its own special way. This book answers the “Where did I come from?” question no matter who the reader is and how their life began. From all different kinds of … [Read more...] about Making a Baby
Without being taught about body boundaries, a child may be too young to understand when abuse is happening—or that it’s wrong. This straightforward, gentle book offers a tool parents, teachers, and counselors can use to help children feel, be, and stay safe. The rhyming story and simple, friendly illustrations provide a way to sensitively share and discuss the topic, guiding … [Read more...] about My Body Belongs to Me: A Book About Body Safety
This child-friendly picture book provides everything a child needs to know to help keep them safe from inappropriate touch. They will learn to identify safe and unsafe feelings, develop a safety network, use the correct names for private parts, respect others' personal body boundaries, understand the difference between safe and unsafe touch, and more. Throughout the book, … [Read more...] about My Body! What I Say Goes!
'No Means No!' is a children's picture book about an empowered little girl who has a very strong and clear voice in all issues, especially those relating to her body and personal boundaries. This book can be read to children from 3 to 9 years. It is a springboard for discussions regarding children's choices and their rights. … [Read more...] about No Means No!
This guide to periods is bursting with positive, honest advice on managing and understanding menstruation, covering every aspect of periods as well as lots of advice on puberty and growing up. Topics covered include the science behind why things happen, menstruation throughout the lifespan, what vulvas look like, what periods feel like, managing your period, and more. … [Read more...] about Own Your Period
A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book that's about being true to your inner self and following your own path. … [Read more...] about Red: A Crayon’s Story
A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. Much more than the "facts of life" or “the birds and the bees," Sex Is a Funny Word opens up conversations between young … [Read more...] about Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU
This book is about consent, sex positivity, and the right to be curious about your body. The dialogue focuses on the dynamics of sex, rather than the mechanics, as Grandma reminds readers that sex is not marriage or reproduction and doesn't look the same for everyone. Instead, each person's sexuality is their very own to discover, explore, and share if they choose. … [Read more...] about Tell Me About Sex, Grandma
An illustrated LGBTQ+ inclusive kid's guide to sex, gender, and relationships education that includes children and families of all genders and sexual orientations, covering puberty, hormones, consent, sex, pregnancy, and safety. … [Read more...] about The Every Body Book: The LGBTQ+ Inclusive Guide for Kids about Sex, Gender, Bodies, and Families
This body positive book is a powerful opportunity for a supportive adult and child to see a wide range of bodies, understand the origins of the current binary gender system, and learn to see that there's room for all bodies and genders. … [Read more...] about The Gender Wheel
Where did I come from? How did I get out of there? How did I get in there in the first place? If the thought of answering these questions makes you feel awkward, relax! For young children, these are simply questions about science and how the world really works. This book is the perfect tool to help parents and caregivers discover the answers together with their curious kids. … [Read more...] about The Science of Babies
This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the topics of bodies, body safety, and body image through a conversation-based story that begins with an observation at the community pool. Modesty, privacy, and boundaries are discussed, along with how self-image is formed and how some people are more sensitive than … [Read more...] about Under Our Clothes: Our First Talk About Our Bodies
Geared to readers from preschool to age 8, What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. This picture book is about conception, gestation, and birth, which reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, … [Read more...] about What Makes a Baby
When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. But once he came out as a trans boy, Aidan and his parents fixed the parts of his life that didn't fit anymore, and he fell happily into being himself. Then Mom and Dad announce that they're having another baby, and Aidan wants to get everything right for his new sibling. But what does it mean to "get everything right"? … [Read more...] about When Aidan Became a Brother
This story follows Nellie and Gus on a family outing to the beach. Humorous illustrations, conversations between the siblings, and clear text all reassure young kids that whether they have a girl’s body or a boy’s body, their bodies are perfectly normal, healthy, and wonderful. … [Read more...] about Who Has What? All About Girls’ Bodies and Boys’ Bodies
Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood development and activism against injustice, this book offers clear, concrete language and imagery to introduce the concept of consent, normalizing and celebrating the experience of asking for and being asked for permission to do something involving one's body. It centers on respect for bodily autonomy, and reviews the many … [Read more...] about Yes! No! A First Conversation About Consent
This is an inclusive book for children about the entire body, from head to toes and everything in between. Use it to teach your children the names for their genitals in a comfortable and natural way by seamlessly weaving information on them into the information for every other body part. Perhaps one of my favorite aspects of this book is the way it includes information on and … [Read more...] about Your Whole Body: From Your Head to Your Toes, and Everything in Between!