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.

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.

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.

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.