Friends, this book belongs on your shelf.
You know that sex education is really really important, right? And that you should be frank with your kids from an early age about how their bodies work, how babies are made, etc. Immerse them with it early enough, and it’s just common knowledge like everything else; there won’t be a big “What?! Ew!” moment with their peers. They’ll just have “always known.”
It’s So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley. (That’s an affiliate link! Clicky-clicky to support my blog.)
I can’t say enough good things about It’s So Amazing! What a fresh, thoughtful, concise answer to all the questions surrounding “How are babies made?” My kids (ages nearly-8 and 4.5) loved it. They pored over it for days, begging me to read it to them over and over. My eldest crowed, “They don’t hold back, do they?! They show EVERYTHING!” And yes, yes they do. Here’s a screen shot of a sample page from the Amazon “Look Inside” feature:
Sometimes it’s hard to kickstart that all-important question to get your kids discussing sex. I highly recommend strewing this book into your current rotation and let them pick it up on their own. It will get them talking.
You can round out the Family Library with It’s Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (geared to the preschool crowd) and It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (for early adolescents and up).