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Multcolib Kids Picks: Understanding Sex & Sexuality for Young Children

Where Willy Went
Where Willy Went By Allan, Nicholas (Book - 2004 ) jE Parenting ALLAN Available in some locations

Annotation:PreS-Gr 2-Willy is not good at math but excels at swimming...armed with goggles, a number, and two maps, he and 300 million other competitors swim madly for the prize-the egg inside Mrs. Browne. Willy is a sperm. All his practicing pays off and he victoriously burrows into the "lovely and soft" egg, which grows and grows in Mrs. Browne's tummy until it becomes a baby girl...This breezy and amusing romp may not resolve those pesky questions about reproduction but it certainly lends personality to the process of fertilization. --School Library Journal

What's the Big Secret?
What's the Big Secret? Talking About Sex With Girls and Boys By Brown, Laurene Krasny (Book - 1997 ) j 649.65 B878w 1997 Parenting Available in some locations

Annotation:The Authors tackle a thorny subject: sex and sexuality and not simply physical differences but also gender roles, the issue of privacy, and reproduction.,,the Browns do an outstanding and very responsible job of introducing a wide variety of terms (everything from the expected, umbilical cord, to the unexpected, masturbation, which is handled with honesty but restraint), synthesizing a great deal of information kids want to know at this age, and presenting facts in a nonthreatening but forthright context. They even manage a good deal of humor along the way. --Booklist

My Mom's Having A Baby!
My Mom's Having A Baby! By Butler, Dori Hillestad (Book - 2005 ) j 618.2 B985m 2005 Parenting Available in some locations

Annotation:Elizabeth's mom is having a baby, and the whole family is involved. Elizabeth learns all about the baby's development, and she traces his growth, month by month. She learns how the baby got inside Mom, too. Finally the big day comes Mom and Dad head off to the hospital, and soon there's a brand-new little person in the family!

When You Were Inside Mommy
When You Were Inside Mommy By Cole, Joanna (Book - 2001 ) j 612.6 C689w 2001 Parenting Available in some locations

Annotation:With clear text and lively illustrations, this book introduces young children to the concepts of pregnancy and childbirth--from the time babies begin as one tiny cell to the joyful moment when their parents welcome them in into the world. Full-color illustrations.

Who Has What?
Who Has What? All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies By Harris, Robie H. (Book - 2011 ) j 612.6 H315w 2011 Parenting Available in some locations

Annotation:This series for young children provides easy-to-understand facts and answers. Launching the series is Who Has What?, a simple story following Nellie and Gus on a family outing to the beach. Humorous illustrations, conversations between the siblings, and a clear text all reassure young kids that whether they have a girl's body or a boy's, their bodies are perfectly normal, healthy, and wonderful.

It's Not the Stork!
It's Not the Stork! A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends By Harris, Robie H. (Book - 2006 ) j 649.65 H315i 2006 Parenting Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 24 copies

Annotation:From the expert team behind IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL and IT'S SO AMAZING! comes a book for younger children about their bodies - a resource that parents, teachers, librarians, health care providers, and clergy can use with ease and confidence. Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies. And young children are not afraid to ask questions. What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy?...Where do babies come from? Is it true that a stork brings babies to mommies and daddies? IT'S NOT THE STORK! helps answer these endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began.

My Princess Boy
My Princess Boy A Mom's Story About A Young Boy Who Loves to Dress up By Kilodavis, Cheryl (Book - 2011 ) jE KILODAVIS 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:"This little boy loves the color pink, and sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses, and sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He's a Princess Boy, and his family loves him exactly the way he is. Inspired by her son, and by her own struggles to initially understand, this is one mother's story about unconditional love, and one remarkable family." --jacket blurb

Amazing You
Amazing You Getting Smart About your Private Parts By Saltz, Gail (Book - 2005 ) j 612.6 S179a 2005 Parenting Available in some locations

Annotation:Here is a picture book designed especially for young children who are becoming sexually aware but aren't ready to learn about sexual intercourse. Written with warmth and honesty, Amazing You! presents clear and age-appropriate information about reproduction, birth, and the difference between girls' and boys' bodies.

What Makes A Baby
What Makes A Baby A Book for Every Kind of Family and Every Kind of Kid By Silverberg, Cory (Book - 2013 ) j 612.6 S5874w 2013 Parenting Available in some locations

Annotation:PS-Gr 2 - This book 'emphasizes that not everyone goes about having a baby the same way....The bold, stylized illustrations show non-gender-specific people in a rainbow of hues, some with internal parts to make a baby and others without. The final spread asks, "Who was waiting for you to be born?" and successfully makes the point that the people waiting for the birth to occur are excited. ' School Library Journal review

Your Body Belongs to You
Your Body Belongs to You By Spelman, Cornelia (Book - 1997 ) j 613.6 S743y 1997 Parenting Available in some locations

Annotation:In a nonthreatening tone, the text explains to young children that they always have the right to refuse a touch, hug, or kiss from anyone, even from someone they love and trust. The soft watercolors provide a warm atmosphere in which families can feel comfortable discussing the differences between appropriate and inappropriate touches. --Horn Book

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink By Yolen, Jane (Book - 2010 ) jE YOLEN 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Some princesses roll around, / wrestling on the muddy ground." A series of tight rhymes describe plain-clothed modern-day "princesses" playing soccer, wielding tools, etc., each with (let it be noted) "a sparkly crown" set primly atop her head. The book doesn't end memorably, but throughout it makes its ever-important girl-power point with panache and, thanks to Lanquetin's dynamic art, pizazz." --The Horn Book

Annotation:A great downloadable guide to sexual development and behavior in children created by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).

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