Recommended Reading

This list is a sampling of the many available resources on puberty and sexuality for preteens and grown-ups. Explore our recommendations to find the ones that best fit your family.

For Pre-teens

Will Puberty Last My Whole Life

Julie Metzger and Rob Lehman

This is Me: A Girl's Journey

Julie Metzger

Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen

American Medical Association

Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen

American Medical Association

The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods

Robyn Steward

It's Perfectly Normal

R.H. Harris

It's so Amazing

R.H. Harris

Puberty Boy

Geoff Price

The Care & Keeping of YOU

Valorie Schaefer

The Feelings Book

Dr. Lynda Madison

The Growing Up Book for Boys

Davida Hartman

The Period Book

Jennifer Gravelle, Karen Gravelle

What's Going on Down There?

Karen Gravelle

What's Happening to Me?

Peter Mayle

For Teens

You Know, Sex: Gender Puberty and other Things

Cory Silverburg

For Grown-ups

Talk To Me First

Deborah Roffman


Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

Why Do They Act That Way?

Dr. David Walsh

Decoding Boys

Cara Natterson, M.D.

The Emotional Lives of Teenagers

Lisa D'Amour, PhD