Essential books about sexuality — for children and adults who work with children — are listed here. Additional books of value are highlighted in my Book Reviews under 10,000 Tiny Talks.

For children ages 4+, It’s Not the Stork! A Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends, by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley, is excellent.

It's Not The Stork Book Cover

Harris and Emberley continue their collaboration in my all-time-favorite, illustrated, human-reproduction book for children ages 7+: It’s So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families.

It's So Amazing Book Cover

The trio of Harris-Emberley books concludes with a book for children 10+: It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health.

It's Perfectly Normal Book Cover

For adults who are wondering, “How on earth do I even begin to talk to children about sexuality?” I recommend Lin Myers Jovanovic’s book, Project Parent: Preparing Yourself for Your Child’s Sex Education.

Project Parent Book Cover