It's Perfectly Normal: A Book about Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health

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Candlewick Press, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 93 pages
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An updated, fifteenth anniversary edition of the definitive book on kids’ sexual health brings this trusted resource into the twenty-first century.

Now offering a brand-new chapter focusing on safe Internet use — one of parents’ key concerns — this universally acclaimed classic by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley is a cutting-edge resource for kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of tweens and teens. Providing accurate and up-to-date answers to nearly every imaginable question, from conception and puberty to birth control and AIDS, IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL offers young people the information they need — now more than ever — to make responsible decisions and stay healthy.

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Notable Book of the Year
A BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Award Winner
An Association of Booksellers for Children Booksellers’ Choice
An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
Five starred reviews (BOOKLIST, BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS, KIRKUS REVIEWS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL)
 

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Birds and Bees

User Review  - littleinthemiddle - Overstock.com

We purchased all 3 books. Great books to initiate and help explain the birds and bees to our children. We catch the kids reading the book by themselves all the time. Read full review

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It's one thing to present factual truths concerning the human body and it's changes as one grows from a child to an adult. It's quite another to represent those who disagree with homosexuality as ignorant fearmongers who simply just don't know any better. Those of us who refute the homosexual lifestyle as 'normal' do so from biblical teachings that go back to the beginning of humanity, not from ignorance or fear. Please, if you're going to present material for the purpose of an individual making up their own mind, do so with the truth, and not the promotion of your own agendas. 

Contents

Changing Bodies Growing 9 o The Human Body
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Outside and Inside
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Strong Feelings 12 ll The Travels of the Egg
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Straight and Gay 16 13 Not All at Once
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Robie H. Harris has written many award-winning books for children of all ages, including the definitive Family Library about sexuality: IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL, IT'S SO AMAZING!, and IT'S NOT THE STORK! She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Michael Emberley is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including the Family Library. He lives in Wicklow, Ireland.

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