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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.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2011-02-10
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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