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Amazing You!

Getting Smart about Your Private Parts

Gail Saltz, Lynne Cravath

Written with warmth and honesty, this information picture storybook presents its content about reproduction, birth, and the difference between girls' and boy' bodies clearly and appropriately for children of pre-school and early primary ages.

22x28cm  32 pages  $14.00  

Body Image in the Primary School

Nicky Hutchinson, Chris Calland

Body image and its impact upon self-esteem has been recognised as an issue which affects increasingly younger children. Research in this area has traditionally focused on adolescents yet anxieties about appearance often develop at a much earlier age than this. Primary schools have a critical role in helping children to develop a healthy body image through positive intervention.
Body Image in the Primary School offers step-by-step lessons for teachers to address this issue. It examines the continuous media and peer pressures that young children are exposed to and encourages children to recognise their own strengths and qualities and to become resilient members of society. The authors demonstrate a practical range of activities and projects for teachers to work with designed to make them confident in discussing body image in the classroom.

24x17cm  169 pages  $61.00  

Changing Bodies, Changing Lives

A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships

Ruth Bell

Presented here is the latest information on the physical and emotional aspects of puberty, sexuality, healthcare, sexually transmitted diseases, safer sex and birth control.
In this revised edition more is included more about eating disorders and AIDS; the section on drugs has been expanded, as have the lists of recommended readings; and a new chapter on violence combines discussion of gang violence and sexual harassment with material on rape.

28x21cm  432 pages  $46.00  

Hair in Funny Places

Babette Cole

A picture storybook about puberty for middle to late primary school boys and girls.
In this book Mr and Mrs Hormone, two hairy monsters, mix potions that turn children into adults. We see some of the changes that result from these potions.
Hair in Funny Places can be a good conversation starter, easing the way for more detailed discussions about puberty.

22x22cm  32 pages  $22.95  

Let's Talk About Sex

Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex & Sexual Health New Edition 2014

Robie H Harris, Michael Emberley

Since its publication in 1994, millions of young people have turned to this book for honest, reliable and accessible information to answer their questions and concerns about these issues.
This new updated edition has a chapter on internet safety as well as the latest information about birth control, the HPV vaccine and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS. This book gives kids the information they need to stay healthy and safe as they go through puberty and adolescence.
What a great resource for 9-16 year olds.

26x21cm  93 pages  $27.95  

Let's Talk about Where Babies Come From

Robie H. Harris, illus Michael Emberley

Introducting “The Bird” and “The Bee”, who explore the nitty-gritties of reproduction with the aid of Embersley’s delightful cartoon-type illustrations. Non-judgmental but responsible, this book gives children an intriguing look at topics such as How Babies Really Begin, Growing Up, What's Love?, Sperm and Egg meet, Pregnancy, Twins, triplets, quadruplets, and quins, Birth, Chrosomes & genes, birth and adoption, “Touches”, Gurges and Drools and more.

25x30cm  81 pages  $27.95  

Let's talk Relationships

Activities for exploring love, sex, friendship and family with young people

Vanessa Rogers

This book offers a multitude of creative ways to get young people aged 13-19 talking about positive relationships, helping them stay safe, healthy and happy. Ideal for groups or one to one work.

28x22cm  144 pages  $44.95  

More Secret Girls Business

The whole story about important girls business

Heather Anderson, Fay Angelo, Rose Stewart, illus Jeff Taylor

More Secret Girls Business is a companion volume to Secret Girl s Business. In addition to information about periods, More Secret Girl s Business includes details about physical and emotional changes. It will give girls greater understanding and deeper knowledge about puberty and sexuality. Information is presented in a sensitive but open manner. It has simple language and fun illustrations which girls will enjoy.
This book aims to:
- Provide girls with a full understanding of the physical and emotional changes experienced at puberty.
- Celebrate changes to the female body.
- Enhance confidence and self-esteem.
- Acknowledge and affirm the development of sexual feelings in girls.
- Provide hints for parents, teachers and carers, with special hints for Dads

21x15cm  72 pages  $17.00  

My Body, My Self for Boys

Lynda Madaras, Area Madaras

"My Body, My Self" for Boys" is filled with activities, checklists, illustrations, and plenty of room for journal jottings, plus lots of personal stories in which boys share their concerns and experiences about growing up. For ages 10 and up.

23x16cm  116 pages  $22.95  

My Body, My Self for Girls

Lynda Madaras, Area Madaras

"My Body, My Self" for Girls" is filled with activities, checklists, illustrations, and plenty of room for journal jottings, plus lots of personal stories in which girls share their concerns and experiences about growing up. For ages 10 and up.

23x16cm  150 pages  $22.95  

On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow

A "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Younger Boys

Lynda Madaras

A "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Younger Boys

18x18cm  123 pages  $21.00  

Puberty Book

A guide for children & teenagers 5th ed

Darvill & Powell

Gives children and teenagers accurate and up-to-date information about themselves, their bodies and growing up. In simple, straightforward language the authors discuss the changes that happen at puberty, sex and sexuality, health and looking after yourself, relationships, pregnancy and birth. Aussie authors.

14x21cm  208 pages  $25.00  

Puberty Boy

Geoff Price

All about puberty for boys 11-15 years old, their parents, carers, and professionals Boys who love to read will love this book. Bursting with information, its brightly coloured pages, illustrated with great photographs, drawings and diagrams will make them want to read it all and turn the page to see what's coming next. Puberty Boy explains the physical and emotional transitions that boys need to go through to become healthy young men.

21x21cm  122 pages  $26.95  

Puberty Girl

Shushann Movsessian

Psst, want a whole new approach to puberty? Puberty Girl is smart, intelligent, fun, colourful and factual and TELLS IT LIKE IT IS. Beautifully illustrated and presented in a teenage appealing format, this book has chapters called Ooh la la: what's happening to me, the big M, the period costume, your body means business, puberty power, I'm the boss of my gody, work it out girlfriend - conflict solving and more. Aussie author who has run groups on puberty at Royal Womens's Hospital Sydney for the last 13 years.

21x21cm  119 pages  $26.95  

Secret Boys' Business

Fay Angelo, Heather Pritchard, Rose Stewart, illus Julie Davey

A terrific little book for younger boys beginning to go through puberty. With large clear text that's easy to read and understand, every page is full of amusing and colourful illustrations.
This is a book that really keeps boys interested as they find out about changes that happen at puberty. There are some handy hints for mums, dads, and cares, and schools and teachers too.

15x21cm  48 pages  $16.95  

Secret Girls' Business

Fay Angelo, Heather Pritchard and Rose Stewart, illus Julie Davey

This attractive little book about periods will particularly appeal to younger girls. Secret Girls' Business is fun and easy to understand with lots of brightly coloured illustrations. Girls learn about changes that happen at puberty, and are encouraged to make the transition with dignity and joy. There is a section at the back for parents, and another one on handy hints for schools and teachers.
Suitable for all girls who are beginning this transition.

15x21cm  32 pages  $17.00  

Sex: A Book for Teens

An Uncensored Guide to Your Body, Sex, and Safety

Nikol Hasler

This honest, funny, and in-depth read features chapters on all things sex, from sexual orientation and masturbation, to foreplay, first-time concerns, birth control, and protection against diseases. It also provides answers to questions posed by real teens on things you definitely want to know but might be afraid to ask.

18x18cm  192 pages  $26.00  

Sexuality Education Across Cultures

Working with Differences

Janice Irvine

Demonstrates how a better understanding of cultural differences can improve communication about sexuality and help to create more effective sexuality educatin programs.

23x16cm  184 pages  $52.95  

Special Boy s Business

Heather Anderson, Fay Angelo, Rose Stewart, illus Jeff Taylor

This book provides practical information about growing up and will help boys understand the changes they will experience at puberty.
Written for boys with special needs - intellectual disability, physical disability, communication disorder and autism - to support them, their parents and carers through the changes experienced in puberty.

21x31cm  51 pages  $39.95  

Special Girls' Business

Fay Angelo, Heather Pritchard and Rose Stewart, illus Julie Davey

About managing periods, for girls with special needs and their carers Here is a terrific new book, which will help girls with special needs to enjoy learning how to manage their periods. Special Girls' Business comes in a large format and uses engaging, full colour illustrations and clear text to take girls with special needs and their carers step-by-step through the process of managing periods. It includes a section on handy hints for mums, dads and carers, and another section especially for school staff.

21x30cm  51 pages  $39.95  

Taking Care of Myself

A Hygiene, Puberty, and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism

Mary Wrobel

Puberty can be especially tough when young people have autism or other special needs. Through simple stories similar to Carol Gray’s Social Stories, author Mary Wrobel teaches caregivers exactly what to say and not say, and shows how you can create helpful stories of your own. Mary addresses hygiene, modesty, body growth and development, menstruation, touching, personal safety, and more. Young students can benefit from self-care skills such as using the toilet, brushing teeth, and washing hands. Parents and teachers should begin teaching these necessary skills as early as possible, even from ages 3-5. The ultimate goal is to maximize the child’s potential for independence and lifelong social success.

28x19cm  250 pages  $44.95  

Teen Talk Girl Talk

Friendships/Self Esteem/Puberty/Choices/Body Image/Boys

Sharon Witt

Being an adolescent girl comes with its own set of issues. In this book you'll discover everything you wanted and need to know about puberty, boys and growing up in today's world. This book provides real stories, shared by girls during their teen years. All your questions are addressed here, and it is easy to read, with great cartoons and quotes.

21x15cm  186 pages  $17.95  

Teen Talk Guy Talk


Sharon Witt

What is going on in my body? Why do girls act in such strange ways? You will find the answers to many of your questions concerning your changing body and, of course, girls! It provides up-to-date information on many issues relating to puberty and growing up, in an entertaining and informative way with humorous cartoons and great quotes. Ages 9+.

21x15cm  150 pages  $17.95  

What's Happening To Me?

A guide to puberty from the authors of Where Did I Come From?

Peter Mayle

What's Happening To Me? talks about puberty with honesty, sympathy and a sense of humour. With bright and funny illustrations, it answers some of the world's most embarrassing questions such as 'What's an erection? What's a period? and Why is mine not like his?

22x22cm  32 pages  $14.95  

What's Happening to Our Girls?

Too Much Too Soon. How Our Kids Are Overstimulated, Oversold and Oversexed

Maggie Hamilton

Why are girls as young as five years old concerned about their looks and addicted to shopping?
Why are young teenage girls having sex and binge-drinking, responding to chat-room predators, and bullying their peers via email and text messages?
Why are depression, cutting and eating disorders on the rise, and why, with so much choice when it comes to careers, do so many just want to marry young and have babies?
Over two years Maggie Hamilton interviewed girls, teachers, school counsellors, psychologists, and law enforcement and medical personnel to get an insider's view on what girls are experiencing at present, from birth to the teenage years.

20x13cm  292 pages  $26.95  

What's the Big Secret?

Talking about sex with boys and girls.

Laurene Krasny Brown & Marc Brown

Are boys and girls different on the inside? How do you tell girls and boys apart? Do girls and boys have the same feelings? Is sex a dirty word? What does being pregnant mean? How do you get a belly button? Tell me about when I was a baby... Extremely well presented with a natural flow to the information and illustrations that will appeal to young readers. Makes you wonder why it all is such a 'big secret'.

21x28cm  $14.00  

Where Did I Come From?

Peter Mayle

With cute, humourous illustrations to help, this book covers all the basic facts from love-making, orgasm, conception and growth inside the womb through to the actual birth day. Names names, and shows all the important parts of the body. Tells the facts of life as they are so that children can understand and parents can enjoy.

22x22cm  32 pages  $14.95  

Your Body is Awesome

Body Respect for Children

Sigrun Danielsdottir, Bjork Bjarkadottir

Bodies do all sorts of amazing things, like move around, grow bigger and heal themselves. Bodies also come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and we need to take care of them so that they stay healthy and strong. If we listen to our bodies they tell us exactly what they need.
The colourful illustrations in this unique picture book will encourage children to love their bodies from an early age. By learning about all the wonderful things bodies can do, and how each body is different and unique, children will be inspired to take good care of their bodies throughout their lives. Promoting respect for body diversity among children will also encourage kindness and help prevent bullying.
This book is ideal for children aged 4 and upwards to read at home or school, either alone or with a parent, family member, teacher or other caring professional.

25x25cm  32 pages  $22.95