Blended Families Reading List

Books for Parents

Deal, Ron. “The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family.” Bethany House Publishers, 2006.

Frisbie, David, and Frisbie, Lisa. “Happily Remarried: Making Decisions Together, Blending Families Successfully, Building a Love that Will Last”. Harvest House Publishers, 2005.

Marsolini, Maxine. “Raising Children in Blended Families: Helpful Insights, Expert Opinions, and True Stories”. Kregel Publications, 2006.

Penton, John, and Welsh, Shona. “Yours, Mine, and Hours: Relationship Skills for Blended Families”. BookSurge Publishing, 2007.

Wisdom, Susan, and Green, Jennifer. “Stepcoupling: Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today’s Blended Family”. Three Rivers Press, 2002.

Wenck, Stan, and Hansen, Connie. “Love Him, Love His Kids: The Stepmother’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving in a Blended Family”. Adams Media, 2009

Deal, Ron. “The Smart Stepdad: Steps to Help You Succeed”. Bethany House Publishing, 2011.

Deal, Ron, and Petherbridge, Laura. “The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive”. Bethany House Publishing, 2009

Katz, Rachelle. “The Happy Stepmother: Stay Sane, Empower Yourself, Thrive in Your New Family”. Harlequin, 2010.

Martin, Wednesday. “Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do”. Houghton Mifflin Harrcourt, 2009.

Buscemi, Karen. “I Do, Part 2: How to Survive Divorce, Co-Parent Your Kids, and Blend Your Families Without Losing Your Mind”. Norlightpress.com, 2011.

Ford, Judy, and Chase, Anna. “Wonderful Ways to be a Stepparent”. Red Wheel / Weiser, 2009.

Munroe, Erin, and Levine, Irene. “The Everything Guide to Stepparenting: Practical, reassuring advice for creating healthy, long-lasting relationships”. Adams Media, 2009.

Pickhardt, Carl. “Keys to Successful Stepfathering”. Barron’s Educational Series, 2010.

Cress Dudley, Shirley. “Blended Family Advice: A step-by-step guide to help blended and step families become strong and successful”. Xlibris, 2009.

Weiss-Wisdom, Diana. “Wisdom On Step-Parenting: How to Succeed Where Others Fail”. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.

Lintermans, Gloria. “The Secrets of Stepfamily Success”. Llumina Press, 2011.

Books for Kids

Block, Joel D., Bartell, Susan S., and Frantz, Jennifer. “Stepliving for Teens: Getting Along With Stepparents, Parents, and Siblings (Plugged in)”. Price, Stern, Sloan, 2001.

Butcher, Tami. “My Bonus Mom: Taking the Step Out of Stepmom”. Little Five Star, 2011.

Chambers, Pamela. “My Mommy’s Getting Married”. Infinity Publishing Company, 2008.

Masurel, Claire. “Two Homes”. Candlewick, 2003.

Ricci, Isolina. “Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One House or Two”. Touchstone, 2006.

Hugo, Lynn. “Jessica’s Two Families: Helping Children Learn to Cope with Blended Households”. New Horizon Press, 2005.

Lewis, Sandra. “Do you Sing Twinkle?: A story about Remarriage and New Family”. Magination Press, 2009.

McCann, Marcy. “Chelsea’s Tree a story for Step Children and Stepkids”. Inspiration Publications, 2001.

Cohn, Lisa, and Glasser, Debbie. “The Step-Tween Survival Guide: How to Deal with Life in a Stepfamily”. Free Spirit Publishing, 2008.

Crist, James, and Verdick, Elizabeth. “Siblings: You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together”. Free Spirit Publishing, 2010.

Lipscomb Deppe, Wendy. “Diary of a Stepkid: A Guided Journal for Tweens and Teens”. CreateSpace Independent Platform, 2010.