Books that describe puberty in girls with illustrations include "The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls" and "Ready, Set, Grow! A What's Happening to My Body Book for Younger Girls," according to Babble.com. "Tilly's Birthday: A Young Girl's Introduction to Menstruation" and "Period: A Girl's Guide" are books specifically about menstruation that include illustrations and diagrams, according to PBS Kids.
Modern girls experience the onset of puberty earlier than previous generations, though the average age of menstruation is around 12 years old, according to Cara Natterson, the author of "The Care and Keeping of You" and its sequel, as reported by USA Today. The book includes information about nutrition, skin care and hair care, as well as puberty topics such as breast development and menstruation, according to Chicago Now. A sequel to the original book that goes into more depth about the specific changes in puberty is intended for girls over the age of 10.
Another book for young people about their changing bodies is "What's Happening to Me? An Illustrated Guide to Puberty," which covers adolescent development in boys and girls, according to Babble.com. "What's the Big Secret? Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys" includes illustrations by the cartoonist behind the children's series "Arthur" and covers the basics of human reproduction, including terminology for genitalia and differences between genders, according to CafeMom.com.