Beautiful Girl presents this simple but important message: that to be born a girl is a very special thing and carries with it magical gifts and powers that must be recognized and nurtured. Through these empowering words and illustrations, little girls will learn how their bodies are perfect just the way they are, the importance of treating themselves with gentle care, and how changes are just a part of growing up. Dr. Northrup believes that reading and discussing this book with your girls will help them to value the wonder and uniqueness of their bodies and have positive benefits that will last throughout their lives.
9 - 14 years old
Reaching For The Moon
by Lucy H. Pearce
Written especially for girls aged 9-14 as they anticipate and experience their body's gradual changes. Beginning with an imaginary journey into the red tent, a traditional place of women's wisdom, some of the gifts and secrets of womanhood are imparted in a gentle, lyrical way including: - The secrets of the moon. - The secrets of our cycles. - The gift of self-care. Along with practical advice on: - Preparing for her first period. - Choosing menstrual products. - Herbal healing. - Celebrating menarche. Reaching for the Moon is a nurturing celebration of a girls' transformation to womanhood, written by a mother and respected women's educator.
8 -12 years old
Carla Trepat Casanovas
Lilith’s Treasure will help transmit to our daughters the beauty and the power of female sexuality, and allow them to walk their path confidently and sure of themselves. It will also serve to open discussion about these topics so girls will be inspired to make them a part of their lives and ask questions about them.
A healthy sexual education must accept that boys and girls are sexual beings, and that sexuality is a positive aspect of human life. Therefore, instead of being repressed it should be explored, and little girls and boys should be helped in ways suitable to their personal development.
Teens & Adults
Break The Barriers: Girls's Experiences of Menstruation in the UK 2018
Plan International UK
Advertisements for menstrual products have perpetuated the negative ways in which we view periods: many girls now believe that menstruating is unhygienic and that they must hide, conceal and manage their menstruation. This creates another layer of pressure and worry for adolescent girls, as they deal with their changing bodies and the pressures of adolescence, as well as with having to navigate and conform to the ideals set out by these dominant forms of media.
Ruby Luna is curious about bodies and particularly about the lower part of her body and what she cannot see inside. This illustrated children's book introduces the correct words for female anatomy through humour, fun actions and watercolour paintings, giving children a language for girls' bodies and their cyclical nature, and a knowledge of what is where!
There are two levels of text on each page for different ages or reading abilities. There is an action on each page to keep children engaged in the content and keep the subject light, and amazing facts to entertain and encourage body positivity. Aimed at 5-10 year olds to support talking about bodies while young minds are curious. The illustrations include different skin colours so that all children feel represented.
9 - 14 years old
by Natalie Byrne
I love that book!!! Natalie wrote it for her younger 11years old dyslexic self. Hence why it is written in colour (red on white). Each double page as some written info with an illustration attached. It is full of humour. The illustrations are accurate and cover: Our bodies: Inside/out - menstrual cycle - period products - health - and some historical myths. A must have I recommend parents to buy it for their daughter. Ideal for dyslexic children.
9 - 16 years old
The Autism Friendly Guide to Periods
by Robyn Steward
this is a detailed guide for young people aged 9 to 16 on the basics of menstruation. Created in consultation with young people, an online survey and a group of medical professionals, this is a book that teaches all people about periods, which can be a scary and overwhelming issue.
Promoting the fact that everyone either has periods or knows someone who does, the book reduces the anxiety girls face in asking for help. It offers direct advice on what periods look and feel like and how to manage hygiene and pain. It also breaks up information using flaps and step-by-step photos of how to change pads and tampons, it discusses alternatives to tampons and pads, and gives information about possible sensory issues for people with autism.
Teens & Adults
The State of Girls'Right
Plan International UK
We are still not shocked, and we are still demanding change. Our assessment of the findings of this follow-up report echo the frustration and anger felt by girls right across the UK, as our rights continue to be neglected. Gender-based violence is experienced in every aspect of our lives, from school and online to public spaces.
We are delighted to introduce you to Cycling to Grandma’s House, a powerful children’s book that breaks the taboo around menstruation and menarche (the first menstrual bleed by a woman). Join Luna on her quest to discover the most incredible thing about being a girl!
Cycling to Grandma’s House is a beautiful inter-generational and intercultural story that will create profound conversations with your family and friends that will last for days.
10 -12 years old
Making Pink Lemonade
by Sarah O'Mahoney
Through her book Making Pink Lemonade that she challenges us to reconsider our relationship with menstruating.
Written from the perspective of twelve year old Kali, the reader follows her journey into womanhood from starting her first period at the age of ten to learning to love her cycle as the book progresses. Beginning with the lines ‘The first time it happened I thought I was dying. It seemed the only reasonable explanation’, we immediately sympathise with Kali. In some ways she becomes ‘everywoman’, someone we can relate to through our shared experience.
by Girls from around the world
Ramona is a one of a kind, collaborative, and creative community in the form of an online magazine. Ramona consists of creative work by girls from all over the world, which aim to give you a magazine filled with great stories, art, advice, and information in the hopes of leaving you feeling empowered, accepted, and worthy.