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

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

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by Joanna Cole, Bill Thomas
     
 

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What do you want to know about sex?

Information about sex is everywhere. But what you 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, Joanna Cole's Asking About Sex & Growing Up is the perfect book to provide answers to questions about sex.

Overview

What do you want to know about sex?

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

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School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—Cole employs the same question-and-answer format and much of the same text as in her 1988 title (Morrow). She offers straightforward information about topics such as physical changes in puberty, masturbation, birth control, pregnancy, homosexuality, and STDs. Minor changes include lowering the age of the onset of puberty and substituting trendier names for characters (e.g., Olivia for Sharon). Sections on AIDS, birth control, and homosexuality have undergone more extensive alterations to incorporate new medical information and societal changes such as moves to legalize same-sex marriage. The most striking change in the book's appearance comes from the new black-and-white illustrations that replace the previous edition's line drawings. Thomas's wide-eyed preteens sport modern hairstyles and clothing. Most are Caucasian, and all are slim, attractive, and perky. The author continues to emphasize the importance of parent-child discussion, although she has eliminated her list of recommended resources. Libraries with the original book will want to replace it with this edition. Others should consider adding it as a source of basic information for curious preteens.—Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061923340
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
376,079
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Joanna Cole is the author of the popular Magic School Bus series, I'm a Big Brother, I'm a Big Sister, and many other award-winning books. In Asking About Sex & Growing Up, she provides a reassuring blend of practical guidance and scientific fact for the audience that needs it most.

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Asking About Sex & Growing Up 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 417 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To all haters of this book this is for you, this book is about sex so wat some people say its for teens but if you going through puberty youu need to reed it and just because alot of viewers hated this book dosnt mean you wount like it ether, you mite LOVE this book and some viewers say ewwwwwwwwww alot like its descusting but sex is a normal part of life it means girl or boy and macking love and someday YOU would like that too a speshal some one to spend your life with to be the father or mother of the buty fall baby so give this book a try and dont worry about other viwers disagreing cuse if you like it than you wount care about about the viewers any more hope you like my comment ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Theres always a certain time where your parents need to tell you about sex. Its part of growing up for children. 10 years of age probably. Someone told you once right? Now this book is telling you and helping parents explain
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 10 years old and i cant read it but i dont thing sex is gross its the miricle of child birth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think you should get this book if your parents say its ok. It doesn't matter if its for boys too ir not. But before you get it ask your parents first. Welcome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you think sex is gross, then you need to grow up! If your ten-13 and dont know much about sex then you should read this book! Its only gross because youve watched to much tv!!! GROW UP PEOPLE WHO ARE COMMENTING ABOUT SEX BEING GROSS!!! enjoy health in a couple years!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kids nook books go from ages baby-13. People who are grossed out and laugh at some things are to immature for this book and shouldnt read it. I give it five stars because it could be good for tweens who have questions aabout what is happening to their bodies as they grow up. If you have questions and are too scared tp ask your parents this book is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok so I think its ok for kids/teens under 16 to read. Im only 11, and i can not buy this. But,its ok for kids/teens to learn about sex. Its a part of life,just deal with it... so, in conclusion, its ok for kids/teens to learn and read sex
Gracieliz Ortiz More than 1 year ago
The book is realy good. Kids should learn move as they develop. They should how there bodies are changing. They my be having lots of quetions about the topic. This also provides information when there 10 and going through teen years. This book is not gross its just the way of life, man and woman make the world go round!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is a GREAT book for teens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is a good book,but i dont like the pictures
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay so am in 6th grade and i like this guy. And he doesnt even know i am alive. How to i get for him to notice me and how do i get for him to like me...... PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, so i never read this book, but i feel it has some goid info in it. Its better to learn that stuff at a young age, abd by a book, than learn it from some teens that will make you think about it in a wrong way, with wrong ideas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helped me with a lot of boy dramma that I was having at school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok i know it sounds gross but someday u miht have sex. U actually need to know about this stuff. So stop saying ewww and gross. Because u might be having sex to one day. Its the only way to have a baby
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is ok to read about sex you are going to learn it in school this is how we got here if we did not have sex we people would not be here on this world or planet so stop saying ewwwwwwww and grossssssss you will jearn it some day in highschool and you will do it your self i am12 and l am in 6grade i no a lot about sex not by reading this book i have not even read it i just no a lot about sex from friends and at school pluss my stepdad told me somethings about it and some things i just aready new by my self
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sex is normal. Get over it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why cant we ask our parents about sex ourselfs. Yeah cause they allways yell at you. But why do we have to have sex you know . Boys think that girls cant do anything that girls are for clean . But really look what all girls have to go through our periodos and getting pregant
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This helps kids understand good ssex bad sex periods,orgasms,pregnancy and almost everything else read it with your kids but read it fir hide pics with cards and let them take an peek to see if they are ready to see an pic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just had sex because of this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great if parents say its okay to get
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book with my cousin n it was really interesting ik ik what ur thinking eww grosss not accecptable well just to let u 11 n 12 n 13 yr olds and 15 16 17 18 yr olds know sex is something not 4 u yah might sound nice but good things cum to those who wait and yes i am 11 and also stop saying u want tohave sex on here it is ver annoying so plz this is not a chat room! ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sex is when a boys penis or dick or crotch enters the girls vagina hole. I have never had it and hope i never will but my friend had has it before and she says it feels super good and she says its addicting so now she is cheating on 12 of her boyfriends she already has had 4 kids 1 in each year of high school she says that sex is undescribleable and to a girl feels like a super sexy tampon has just entered your hole she also said that a girl will bleed but a boy will start to get addicted like when she bends over to the washing machine he starts to hump her save your sex until your married its for the best cause you might get cheated on. Boys dont rage girls girls dont force boys to do it it may seem fun but its NOT!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE LISTEN TO ME I WANT WHAT BEST FO ALL OF YOU DONT START EARLY WITH YOUR ROMANCE START WHEN YOU FIND YOYR SOUL MATE IN COLLEGE PINEAPPLEFAN11
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book about sex and why people have it and other things like that. So stop yelling about how we're " betraying God " and how " sex is wrong "! You have your frickin opinions and we have ours! Besides, how do you think YOU came into the world, eh? Read this book and you will know EXACTLY how you came to be. So dont go whining about all that crap here. Do that in church or something. Posted by Snapplesauce66.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why does every one have't to have sex but i want to have sex but why does every one need to have sex????????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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