I remember being completely unprepared for my period when my cycle started.
I didn’t know how often to expect it (no period trackers), didn’t have the period supplies I needed, and I definitely wasn’t prepared for the emotional part.
None of the science education I’d had up to that point accurately addressed the menstrual cycle, and I was wholly uneducated about it.
Judy Blume’s, “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.” was the only real authentic depiction of a girl and her period.
That’s why It blows my mind that there are so many books about periods for girls now.
I’m excited about it, really!
Books Help Teach Girls about their periods
There is so much to know about periods.
I mean, you have to decide between menstrual cups and period underwear.
Have to figure out how to handle PMS.
And really, you have to learn pretty much everything about how women’s bodies work.
Thanks to social media, girls have a lot more access to this information.
There are actual gynecologists on TikTok sharing health facts!
Books are still relevant, though.
Even if your daughter doesn’t think she needs a book thanks to Dr. TikTok, trust me, she’ll pull it out eventually.
After all, there’s only so much info you can get in a 60 second video.
Still, you’ll have a much better chance of your girl cracking a book about periods open if you choose one that is perfectly suited for her as an individual.
There are books about periods for all maturity levels
When you’re looking for books about periods for your daughter, there are a few things to consider:
- Your daughter’s maturity level and ability to understand complex topics like sex and eating disorders.
- Her learning style. For example, is she a visual learner? In that case, books with great graphics will keep her engaged. Select books that will meet your daughter where she understands the best.
- Whether your daughter has a personal puberty “pain point” that needs to be addressed. Are there any issues that she seems to need more help with than other? In addition to general books about puberty, there are period books that focus on body image, mindset, or hygiene.
Free Period Tracker Printable
In case the type of period book you’re looking for is a period tracker planner, feel free click to print this simple tracker I created especially for the Mama Knows It All community.
If you’d prefer to purchase a copy rather than printing it out, check it out over on Amazon.
The Best books about periods for girls
It doesn’t matter how old your daughter is, there is a book out there for her.
These are the best books about periods for girls for all types of girls.
I know you’ll be able to find one for the girl in your life!
Books About Periods for Girls
Going through puberty is life-changing for girls, literally. These books will help them navigate their periods, changing bodies, and the emotions that come with getting older.
Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!)
Informative and straightforward, but completely age-appropriate, this book on puberty was one of my favorite resources with my own daughter.
Celebrate Your Period: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls
Getting your period can be exciting… and also a bit nerve-wracking. Help calm fears and answer questions with Celebrate Your Period, a comprehensive guide that demystifies all things menstruation-related.
Celebrate Your Feelings (The Positive Mindset Puberty Book for Girls)
Kind of a companion book to the Celebrate Your Body book above, this book focuses on the emotional aspect of puberty. There are exercises to help girls understand their complex feelings, and lots of information to help girls feel empowered regarding their menstrual cycle.
The Period Book
This book touches on topics that might seem mature (i.e. sexual intercourse, eating disorders), but it's still quite appropriate for older tweens and teens. Go through this book with your daughter so that you can answer tough questions that it wills surely bring up.
The Period Comic
A straightforward book that explains periods to girls, this book is good for younger girls.
Own Your Period
If you have a daughter who likes to get into the history behind things, she'll love this book. "Own Your Period" is great because of the graphics, the interesting facts about periods, and information on how to have better periods. Older tweens and teens will enjoy reading it with you.
Hello Flo: The Guide, Period
This book, written by the founder of period positive company, Hello Flo, is easy to understand with pictures that explain but aren't too graphic. A great book for families who want to share information about puberty in a more conservative, but still transparent way.
Your Moontime Magic
This sweet book is perfect for girls who are close to getting their period. If you have a daughter who loves ritual and want to celebrate her period with her, this book filled with recipes, crafts, meditations, and advice is going to be exactly what she needs.