7 Best Books About Puberty for Boys
Talking about puberty with our sons can be, for most of us, awkward and embarrassing.
Not only is it difficult to know what to say, our boys aren’t the biggest fans of hearing all about “it” from us! This is where additional resources are helpful. These best selling puberty books will provide your son with answers to his questions, help him to take care of himself better, from hair care to healthy eating, acne to voice changes and everything in between.
Here are our picks of highly reviewed, best sellers to help your son (and you)!
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Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys (age 8+) (American Girl) by Cara Natterson and Micah Player
Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys has answers to the most common changes teen boys have as they enter puberty: from acne to hair care, voice changes to healthy eating, and everything in between. Also include tips, facts, and how-tos from a pediatrician.
American Medical Association Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen (ages 9-12) by American Medical Association and Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer
Developed by The American Medical Association, this book is filled with invaluable advice for your teen boy to get ready for the changes he will experience as he enters puberty. Topics include physical and emotional changes you can expect, acne and skincare, the reproductive system inside and out, among others.
What’s Going on Down There? A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (age 9+) by Karen Gravelle
This illustrated guidebook to puberty, written in consultation with preteen boys, offers a supportive and practical approach to common issues boys experience as they grow into adulthood: physical changes, how to handle sexual feelings, sexual harassment and consent, using social media safely are among the topics.
What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: Revised Edition by Lynda Madaras with Area Madaras
A bestselling growing-up guide for boys, written by an experienced educator and her daughter, includes all your teen boy needs to know in a reassuring and down-to-earth style. Body changing, the growth spur, reproductive organs, romantic and sexual feelings are among the topics. Also features illustrations and real-life stories, plus an introduction to parents and resources section.
The Boy’s Body Book: Fourth Edition: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU! (ages 9-12)by Kelli Dunham RN BSN
Author and nurse Kelli Dunham wrote this book just for boys thinking of everything they need to know about growing up, even the embarrassing stuff. Includes topical issues like school safety and consent. This book gives your pre-teen boy the answers he needs to prepare for puberty and beyond.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
The fifth book in the phenomenal Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney catches Greg Heffley navigating his way through life and school as he deals with the pressures, responsibilities and awkward changes that come with getting older.
It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (The Family Library)
This book offers boys the information they need to make responsible decisions and to stay healthy, providing accurate, unbiased answers to nearly every imaginable question. It’s Perfectly Normal is a trusted resource in 25 countries around the world and translated into 21 languages.
Most of all let your son know that you are there to answer any questions they may have.
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