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Body Smart, Body Safe Books for Children

My BODY! What I say GOES!

A book to empower & teach children about personal body safety, feelings, safe & unsafe touch, private parts, secrets & surprises, consent & respectful relationships by Sanders

An Exceptional Children's Guide to Touch: Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids by McKinley Hunter Manasco (Author), Katharine Manasco (Illustrator)

“The rules of physical contact can be tricky to grasp and children with special needs are at a heightened risk of abuse. This friendly picture book explains in simple terms how to tell the difference between acceptable and inappropriate touch, thereby helping the child with special needs stay safe.”

The Bare Naked Book by Kathy Stinson (Author), Heather Collins (Illustrator)

“The Bare Naked Book joyfully celebrates this wonderful ordinariness with a matter-of-fact introduction for toddlers to the parts of the body. From hair (dripping, straight, curly, and tangled) to toes (stamping, ticklish, skinny, and squishy) and the private bits in between, Kathy Stinson’s playfully simple prose identifies the parts of the body at rest and in motion. Meanwhile, the friendly realism of Heather Collins’s illustrations offers a variety of body types in familiar environments, from the bathroom to the beach.”

Amazing You!: Getting Smart About Your Private Parts by Gail Saltz (Author), Lynne Avril Cravath (Illustrator)

"Mom, where do babies come from?" Many parents live in fear of the day their child asks this question. Which inevitably happens, often as early as the preschool years (sic). Here is a picture book designed especially for young children who are becoming aware of their bodies, but aren't ready to learn about sexual intercourse.”

It's MY Body: A Book to Teach Young Children How to Resist Uncomfortable Touch (Children's Safety Series and Abuse Prevention) by Lory Britain.

“Discusses the different types of touching and offers advice on how to react to unwanted touching.”

NO-NO THE LITTLE SEAL by Judith Feldman (Author)

“A young seal is upset when his uncle starts touching his body in private places, until he finds the courage to tell Wise Whale. Text includes some songs.”

Your Body Belongs to You by Cornelia Maude Spelman (Author), Teri Weidner (Illustrator)

“In simple, reassuring language, the author explains that a child's body is his or her own; that it is all right for kids to decline a friendly hug or kiss, even from someone they love; and that you can still be friends even if you don't want a hug now.”

I Said No! A Kid-to-kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private by Kimberly King (Author), Zack King (Author), Sue Rama (Illustrator) Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane) by Gavin de Becker

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