Blended & Step-Families

This list features books that cover blended & step-families.

Miller, Jenifer Ingerman

"May our children and our children's children come to know, understand, and accept themselves and each other, while respecting the diversity of the family units whence they come. Family is a precious and beautiful thing, no matter what color or size!"--Cover back.
Dorisi-Winget, Dianna

Ten-year-old Piper Lee struggles to accept her daddy's death, her mama's upcoming marriage, and the new step-family that will come along with it. But when her plan to call off the wedding spirals out of control, Piper Lee must face the consequences and figure out how to fix things.
Gordon, Sol
J306.85 GORDO

Discusses differences in families in today's society, and what makes each family special.
Simon, Norma

Students in Mrs. Mack's class describe their families--big or small, living together or apart, with two moms or none--and learn why every family is special and important.
Danziger, Paula

Unhappy over her parents' divorce and her mother's boyfriend Max, nine-year-old Amber finds her schoolwork suffering.
Schuette, Sarah
J306.8747 SCHUE

"Simple text and photographs present blended families, including how family members interact with one another"--Provided by publisher.
Abercrombie, Barbara

A cat comes out of the night to steal the hearts of two sisters who look forward to his sleeping on their beds, until one day Charlie doesn't come home and they learn a surprising secret about him.
Hurwitz, Jane
J306.874 HURWI

Discusses the emotional and logistical challenges that can arise when two families become one through remarriage after a death or divorce.
Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer

The story of a child whose Mom and Dad are divorced. But now, Dad is marrying somebody else.
Peterman, Rosie L.
306.89 P44D

Divorce: when a marriage ends -- Adjusting to life after divorce -- Stepfamilies: when a parent remarries -- Adjusting to life in a stepfamily.
Levins, Sandra

A boy's parents help him adjust to his new stepfamily when his mother remarries after a divorce. Includes note to parents.
Rotner, Shelley and Kelly Sheila M.
J306.85 ROTNE

Big or small, similar or different-looking, there are all kinds of families. Some have one parent, some have two, and many include extended family. This inclusive look at many varieties of families will help young readers see beyond their own immediate experiences.
Best, Cari

When her mother marries Harry, Cynthia finds that she has to adjust to changes in her life at home.
Johnson, Dolores

While staying on his grandmother's farm, an Afro-American boy learns that every child needs a home where there's love, even though that love may be rough and scratchy.
Holyoke, Nancy
J306.89 HOLYO

Answers letters from girls dealing with various aspects of divorce, remarriage, and stepfamilies. Includes tips, quizzes, and advice.
Johnson, Julie
J306.8747 JOHNS

Young people in stepfamilies describe how they cope with having stepbrothers, stepsisters, and stepparents and offer tips on dealing with change in your family.
Monroe, Robin Prince

"By using the interactive exercises and simple discussions in this book, parents can help children understand why they not fear changes in their family--and how they will always be a part of God's family."
Weitzman, Elizabeth

Provides advice on how to accept and deal with the challenges of living in a stepfamily, or blended family.
Palmer, Robin

When her divorced father announces his imminent marriage to a woman with three daughters, Avery agrees to help with wedding preparations along with her reluctant stepsisters-to-be and endures a series of wacky blended family setbacks, from spilling chocolate on an expensive dress to accidentally dyeing the bride's hair blue.
Steel, Danielle

Five-year-old Martha is troubled by her mother's impending marriage, but talking things over with her understanding father helps her to view the situation with enthusiasm after all.
Ford, Melanie
J306.874 FORD

Melanie, Annie, and Steven Ford all became part of one family when Melanie and Steven's father married Annie's mother.
Hewitt, Sally
J306.8747 HEWIT

"Case studies and helpful advice for kids who have stepparents or stepsiblings" --Provided by publisher.
Krause, Ute

In this humorous story about blended families, just as the little bandits are getting used to traveling between the homes of their separated parents, they find that a princess and her royal children are now living at their father's house. When they find out the little royals are there to stay, they concoct a plan to get rid of the unwelcome additions to the household.
Grimes, Nikki

Xavier is unhappy when his mother remarries and he suddenly has a new stepbrother, as well as a stepfather, in his home.
Hickman, Martha Whitmore

Robert is embarrassed to admit to his classmates that he has lived with his grandparents ever since his parents' divorce.
Cook, Jean Thor

Joey has trouble accepting his new stepfather, but the constant love of his father, mother, and stepfather finally convince him that there is love enough to go around for everybody.
Boyd, Lizi

A young girl, fearful that her newborn half brother will get all the attention, is reassured of her father's love.
Rogers, Fred
J646.78 ROGER

Discusses the changes involved in becoming part of a stepfamily and ways to deal with the new situation.
Hughes, Susan

Nine-year-old Patrick responds to his father's plans to marry and have his new wife and her daughter move in with them by building a tree house, but in building the hideaway he learns some surprising things about the meaning of family.
Cooper, Floyd

"Jackson's mom is getting married, and Jackson is nervous about his role and his new family"-- Provided by publisher.
Hutchins, Pat

A young girl describes her relationship to the various members of her family, including her stepfamily, as they all gather to celebrate her birthday.
Rhuday-Perkovich, Olugbemisola

Other than their first names, Naomi Marie and Naomi Edith are sure they have nothing in common, and they wouldn't mind keeping it that way. Naomi Marie starts clubs at the library and adores being a big sister. Naomi Edith loves quiet Saturdays and hanging with her best friend in her backyard. And while Naomi Marie's father lives a few blocks away, Naomi Edith wonders how she's supposed to get through each day a whole country apart from her mother. When Naomi Marie's mom and Naomi Edith's dad get serious about dating, each girl tries to cling to the life she knows and loves. Then their parents push them into attending a class together, where they might just have to find a way to work with each other--and maybe even join forces to find new ways to define family.
Ransom, Candice F.

A girl discovers that it takes time for her to adjust to her new stepfather and that he must also learn to adjust to her.
Willner-Pardo, Gina

During a weekend stay with his father and stepmother, a young boy comes to terms with living with two separate but loving families.
Ballard, Robin

Papa tells his daughter what will change and what will stay the same after he and his new wife have a baby.
Hines, Anna Grossnickle

Beth still remembers the daddy who went away, although her younger sibling does not, but both of them accept Gary and call him Papa.