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The Puberty Book

Trusted by families for over 20 years The Puberty Book is the classic puberty book for girls and boys aged 9–14.

Children and teenagers usually have lots of questions about what happens to them during puberty. Since its first publication The Puberty Book has helped over 140,000 families answer those questions by providing up-to-date information on sex and sexuality, health and wellbeing, relationships, pregnancy and birth.

It answers commons questions asked by boys and girls aged 9-14 such as:

What does it feel like to have a period?

How are sperm made?

Does sex hurt?

What’s a wet dream?

How does the milk get into breasts?

How do you ask a girl on a date?

This bestselling book was inspired by the authors’ real work with real kids and real parents in real situations. This book is suitable to be given to your child so they can read it alone, and it can also be used as a valuable resource for parents.


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Publication Date

July 2018




Paperback, 208 pages

Country of Origin



Gill Books


209 x 135 mm


By Wendy Darvill and Kelsey Powell

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Wendy Darvill and Kelsey Powell were actively involved in sexuality education in Australian primary and secondary schools and with community organisations for many years. Their bestselling book was inspired by their work with real kids and real parents in real situations.

In addition to her wide ranging nursing qualifications and a Bachelor of Education Studies, Kelsey has experience in international development work and was Manager of Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia’s International Program. She was previously Chief Executive Officer at Family Planning Queensland (now True Relationship and Reproductive Health) and Assistant Professor at Bond University Medical School. She continues her interest in sexual and reproductive health and currently works in the development of medical education programs at True Relationship and Reproductive Health.

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