Join Celia Bird, Family Nurse Practitioner and trained Our Whole Lives Facilitator, for conversations about bodies, consent, how babies are made, and sex--and for support in preparing to have these talks with your own young people.

Choose one or more from each month's recommended books (available at the Youth Desk) and bring your thoughts for discussion.

Title Author Reading Age
Julián Is a Mermaid Jessica Love 2-6 years
Being You: A First Conversation About Gender Megan Madison , Jessica Ralli , et al. 2-5 years
Pink, Blue, and You!: Questions for Kids about Gender Stereotypes Elise Gravel and Mykaell Blais 4-8 years
Me & My Dysphoria Monster: An Empowering Story to Help Children Cope With Gender Dysphoria Laura Kate Dale and Hui Qing Ang 6-10 years
Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth 8-10 years


Title Author Reading Age
The Bare Naked Book
Kathy Stinson
1-4 years
Bodies Are Cool
Tyler Feder
2-5 years
Every Body: A First Conversation About Bodies
Jessica Ralli and Megan Madison
2-5 years
Everybody has a Body
Molli Jackson Ehlert
4-8 years
Let's Talk About It
Erika Moen and  Matthew Nolan
14-17 years


Title Author Reading Age
This Is My Body-I Get to Choose: An Introduction to Consent Brook Sitgraves Turner 2-6 years
Yes! No!: A First Conversation About Consent Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli 2-4 years
Welcome to Consent: How to Say No, When to Say Yes, and How to Be the Boss of Your Body Yumi Stynes, Dr. Melissa Kang 10-14 years
Consent (For Kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being In Charge of YOU Rachel Brian 5-9 years


How Babies are Made & Sex
Title Author Reading Age
What Makes a Baby Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth 2-5 years
Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth 8-10 years
You Know, Sex: Bodies, Gender, Puberty, and Other Things Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth 10-12 years



The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.