Books for preschoolers and primary children 

• Brown, Laurie & Marc. What’s the Big Secret? Little, Brown pub.

A great book for ages 3-10 by the author of Arthur books.

• Hindman, Jan. A Very Touching Book. Alexandria, pub.

A book that teaches about privacy.

• Hickling, Meg. Boys, Girls & Body Science: A First Book About Facts of Life. Harbour Publishing. 2002

Puberty Books For Kids

• Mayle, Peter. What’s Happening to Me? Lyle Stuart, pub.

This book describes puberty changes with an English sense of humour. Also available on video.

• Harris, Robie. It’s Perfectly Normal . Candlewick, pub.

A very comprehensive book with marvellous illustrations on puberty and sexual health.

The Caring and Keeping Of You: The Body Book For Girls. American Girl Library. ISBN 1-56247-666-1

Books for parents and older teens

• Pollack, William. Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From The Myths Of Boyhood.

• Pipher, Mary. Reviving Ophelia Saving The Selves Of Adolescent Girls.

More Speaking of Sex — A newly revised and expanded book by Meg Hickling. Published by Northstone Publishing, Inc. Call 1-800-299-2926 to order.

Web sites on sexuality:

A starting place for teens to learn about sexuality issues: www.siecus.org

Sex, Etc is an information, advice and resource site for teens by teens. Check out www.sextc.org.

Talking with kids about tough issues is a site which offers encouragement for parents to talk with their children early and often and sexuality issues: www.talkingwithkids.org

Options for Sexual Health (Planned Parenthood Association of B.C.) has a very comprehensive book and Web site list for parents and kids which can be accessed by calling 604-932-3202.

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