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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User Review  - ladycato - LibraryThing

I can see why this book may be deemed "offensive" by some. It is very blunt in how it addresses sexuality. There are many drawings of naked people of all ages and shapes and races; I don't see this as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lake_O_UCC - LibraryThing

Large format book about changing bodies, growing up, sex, and sexual health. Information that kids and teens need to stay healthy and safe as they go through puberty and adolescence. Read full review

Contents

Changing Bodies Growing 9 o The Human Body
19
Outside and Inside
25
Strong Feelings 12 ll The Travels of the Egg
32
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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