Resource Library

In an effort to serve as a valuable resource to our community, Valley CAC created our own Resource Library, which is available to anyone.

Our selection of books and audio books, for both adults and children, provide a great starting point for parents who wish to educate themselves on various facets of body safety, consent, healthy boundaries, navigating relationships, and more.

We’ve got books for children ages 2 and up — including a few aimed specifically at parents and caregivers to help them prepare to broach these tough subjects. These books are also a great way to start thinking about how to begin difficult or uncomfortable conversations with your child.

(If you decide to purchase any of these on Amazon, remember to use Amazon Smile and designate Valley Children’s Advocacy Center as your charity of choice!)

Just some of the books in our Resource Library include:

For Kids

  • My Body Belongs to Me by Jill Starishevsky (age 3-7)
  • It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex & Sexual Health by Robie Harris (ages 10 & up)
  • The Feelings Book by Todd Parr (age 2-4)
  • C is for Consent by Eleanor Morris (age 2-5)
  • No Means No! by Jayneen Sanders (age 2-9)
  • My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes by Dagmar Geisler (age 3-6)
  • A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret Holmes, Sasha Mudlaff, and Cary Pillo (age 4-7)
  • Rex Finds His Roar by The CARE Center (age 4-8)
  • I Said No! A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private by Zack and Kimberly King (age 4-9)
  • Let’s Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect by Jayleen Sanders (age 4-10)
  • Do You Have a Secret? by Jennifer Moore-Malinos (age 6-9)
  • Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about bodies, feelings, and you by Cory Silverberg & Fiona Smyth (age 7-10)
  • Guy Talk by Lizzie Cox (age 8-12)
  • What is Consent? Why is it Important? And Other Big Questions by Yas Necati and Louise Spilsbury (age 8-13)
  • Let’s Talk About S-E-X: A Guide for Kids 9-12 and Their Parents by Sam Gitchel and Lorri Foster (age 9-12)
  • S.E.X: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties by Heather Corinna (age 12-18)
  • What Does Consent Really Mean? by Pete Wallis, Joseph Wilkins, and Thalia Wallis (age 13-18)
  • Consent: The New Rules of Sex Education — Every Teen’s Guide to Healthy Sexual Relationships by Jennifer Lang, MD (age 13-18)
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (age 14-17)
  • GIRL: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You by Karen Rayne, PhD (age 15-19)
  • Ask: Building Consent Culture by Kitty Stryker (age 15 and up (a good read for parents too)

For Parents

  • The Sexwise Parent by Janet Rosenwieg
  • How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex by Dr. John Chirban
  • Body Safety Education: A Parents’ Guide to Protecting Kids From Sexual Abuse by Jayneen Sanders
  • Beyond Birds and Bees: Bringing Home a New Message to Our Kids About Sex, Love, and Equality by Bonnie Rough