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Remarriage and Stepparenting: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • I Hate Weddings; by P.J. Petersen. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 2000
  • Room for Rabbit; by Roni Schotter; Clarion Books, 2003
  • What Am I Doing In A Step-Family?; by Claire Berman; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • When I Am A Sister; by Robin Ballard. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1998
  • When We Married Gary; by Anna G. Hines; Greenwillow Books, 1996

Ages 8 to 12

  • Emily Smiley and the Mean Queen; by Philippa G. Mulford; Tom Doherty Associates, 1998
  • How Do I Feel About My Stepfamily, by Julie Johnson; Brookfield, Conn: Copper Beech Books, 1998
  • Ida Early Comes Over the Mountain; by Robert Burch; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • My Mother Got Married (and Other Disasters); by Barbara Park; Random House, 1999
  • My Parents Are Divorced Too: a Book for Kids By Kids; by Melanie Ford, Magination Press, 2nd ed, 2006
  • One Sister Too Many!; by Carol J. Perry. St. Petersburg, Fla.: Willowisp Press/Pages Publishing Group, 1998
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall; by Patricia MacLachlan; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Short; by Louise Fitzhugh; Delacorte Press, 2001
  • The Step-Tween Survival Guide: How to Deal with Life in a Stepfamily; by Lisa Cohn; Free Spirit; 2008
  • What Can I Do? A Book for Children of Divorce; by Danielle Lowry, Magination Press, 2001

Young Adult

  • Finding Your Place: A Teen Guide to Life in a Blended Family; by Julie Leibowitz; Rosen Publ. Group, 2000
  • Stepliving for Teens: Getting Along with Stepparents, Parents, and Siblings; by Joel Block; Rice Stern Sloan, 2001
  • Surviving Divorce: Teens Talk About What Hurts and What Helps; by Trudi Trueit, Franklin Watts, 2006

Books for Adults

  • Love Him, Love His Kids: the Stepmother’s Guide to Surviving Thriving in a Blended Family; by Stan Wenck; Adams Media, 2009
  • Making Friends With Your Stepchildren; by Rosemary Wells, Sheldon, 2001
  • No One’s the Bitch: a Ten-Step Plan for the Mother and Stepmother Relationship; by Jennifer Newcomb-Marine; GPP Life, 2009
  • Remarried with Children: Ten Secrets for Successfully Blending and Extending Your Family; by Barbara Lebey; Bantam, 2005
  • Step Wise: A Guide to Family Mergers; by James Dale; Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001
  • Stepfamily Problems: How to Solve Them; by Tom Frydenger; Baker Book House, 1997
  • Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do; by Wednesday Martin; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
  • The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive; by Ron Deal; Bethany House, 2009
  • The Step Family Survival Guide; by Natalie Gillespie; Revell, 2004
  • The Stepmom's Guide to Simplifying Your Life; by Karon Goodman; Equi Librium Press, 2002
Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.2 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2011-02-10
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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