Asking About Sex & Growing Up: A Question-and-Answer Book for Kids

Authors: Cole, Joanna
Publisher: HarperCollins
BISAC/Subject: JNF053010, JNF024050, JNF024090
ISBN: 9780061923340, Related ISBNs: 0061923346, 9780061429866, 9780061923340
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 96,
Audience: Children/juvenile

Joanna Cole's Asking About Sex & Growing Up is the perfect book to provide answers to preteens' questions about sex. Writing especially for kids ages 8-12, the author uses a question-and-answer format to offer straightforward information on a wide variety of subjects related to sex and puberty.

Information about sex is everywhere. But what kids learn from TV, movies, the internet, and friends is not always a healthy or accurate view of sexuality.

Now revised and updated with current facts, Asking About Sex & Growing Up is a safe, honest, friendly resource to share with preteens. The book is appropriate for both boys and girls. With the approachable, nonjudgmental Q&A format, this is a book that a preteen can read on his or her own. It's also likely to open up healthy, positive conversations with parents and caregivers.

Sign up for our literacy platform for reading at home

LightSail includes up to 6,000 high interest, Lexile aligned book titles with every student subscription. Other titles are available for individual purchase.

Watch the power of

Lightsail in action



Immediately Engage Students
Immediately Engage Students
Simple intuitive design has classrooms reading within minutes.
Exponentially Grow Reading Time
Exponentially Grow Reading Time
Students love the LightSail experience and naturally spend more time reading.
Accelerate Literacy Development
Accelerate Literacy Development
Students reading 25 minutes a day on LightSail are seeing 2+ years of Lexile growth in a single year.

LightSail Education is a comprehensive Lexile and standards-aligned, literacy platform and digital e-book library. Including multimodal learning functionality and featuring books from leading publishers, LightSail holistically assesses and nurtures each student on their reading and writing-to-learn journey, throughout elementary, middle, and high school.

*LightSail offers a 2,000 or a 6,000 title bundle with its student subscriptions. Other titles are available for individual purchase.