Page header image

Resource List: Remarriage and Stepparenting

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
  • 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
  • Two Under Par; by Kevin Henkes; Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Young Adult

  • Chevrolet Saturdays; by Candy Dawson Boyd; Macmillan, 1993
  • The Divorce Express; by Paula Danziger; Demco, 1999
  • 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

Books for Adults

  • Becoming Family: How to Build a Stepfamily That Really Works; by Robert H. Lauer; Augsburg, 1999
  • Family Rules: Helping Stepfamilies and Single Parents Build Happy Homes; by Jeannette Lofas; Kensington Publ., 1998
  • Making Friends With Your Stepchildren; by Rosemary Wells, Sheldon, 2001
  • Making Peace in Your Stepfamily; by Harold H. Bloomfield; Hyperion Press, 1998
  • Positive Discipline for Blended Families: Nurturing Harmony, Respect, and Unity in Your New Stepfamily; by Jane Nelsen; Prima Publishing, 1997
  • Remarried with Children: Ten Secrets for Successfully Blending and Extending Your Family; by Barbara Lebey; Bantam, 2005
  • Stepfamily Problems: How to Solve Them; by Tom Frydenger; Baker Book House, 1997
  • Step Wise: A Guide to Family Mergers; by James Dale; Andrews McMeel Publ, 2001
  • 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 McKesson Provider Technologies.
Last modified: 2006-11-19
Last reviewed: 2006-09-07
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.
Copyright 2006 McKesson Corporation and/or one of its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved.
Page footer image