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Suggested Reading

The Care & Keeping of You 2 : The Body Book for Older Girls /

Dr. Cara Natterson; illustrated by Josee Masse.

"This thoughtful advice book will guide you through the next steps of growing up. With illustrations and expert contributors, this book covers new questions about periods, your growing body, peer pressure, personal care, and more! Written by Dr. Cara Natterson for girls 10 and up, The Care & Keeping of You 2 follows up the original bestseller with even more in-depth details about the physical and emotional changes you're going through."

Changing Bodies, Changing Lives : A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships /
Ruth Bell and other co-authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves and Ourselves, Our Children, together with members of the Teen Book Project
Candidly discusses teenage sexuality and the many physical and emotional changes that occur during adolescence.


Girl In the Know : Your Inside-and-Out Guide to Growing Up

Anne Katz; illustrated by Monika Melnychuk.

Presents a manual to educate and help ten- to fourteen-year-old girls navigate the many changes of puberty, discussing the physical and emotional transformations girls will encounter as well as grooming, hygiene, and health.


The Girls Body Book: Everything Girls Need to Know for Growing Up! by Kelli Dunham RN BSN


The #1 bestselling Girl’s Body Book includes everything you need to know about growing up, even the embarrassing stuff.


It's Perfectly Normal : Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health /

Robie H. Harris; illustrated by Michael Emberley.

Provides answers to nearly every conceivable question children may have about sexuality, from conception and puberty to birth control and AIDS.


"What's Happening to Me?" : The Answers to Some of the World's Most Embarrassing Questions

written by Peter Mayle ; illustrated by Arthur Robins.

Discusses the mental and physical changes that take place during puberty.

The What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls : a Growing-Up Guide for Parents and Daughters

Lynda Madaras, with Area Madaras ; drawings by Simon Sullivan and Jackie Aher.

Discusses the changes that take place in a girl's body during puberty, including information on the body's changing size and shape, pubic hair, breasts, reproductive organs, the menstrual cycle, and puberty in boys.

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