Puberty clues

Commencing in 2003, Julie originally illustrated the puberty books listed below, plus Special Girls' Business, for the Secret Girls' Business team.

The boys' book was later updated and re-illustrated and all books can be purchased from the publishers www.secretgb.com or via any book store. Distributed to bookstores by Dennis Jones and Associates.

Aims to:

  • Present a simple account of puberty as part of a girl’s life journey.
  • Provide helpful information to prepare girls for their period
  • Provide practical advice for managing periods, including the use of pads and tampons.
  • Celebrate changes to the female body.
  • Promote comfortable discussion.
  • Enhance confidence and self esteem of young girls.
  • Provide hints for parents, teachers and carers, with special hints for dads.


Aims to:

  • Present a simple account of changes boys experience at puberty.
  • Celebrate changes to the male body.
  • Dispel myths, legends and fears by presenting accurate information in a colourful, child friendly format.
  • Promote comfortable discussion.
  • Enhance confidence and self-esteem of boys.
  • Provide hints for parents, teachers and carers.