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children's books for blended families?

OtherMom's picture

Here's a question-- does anyone know of any good children's books that feature blended families? I can find a few that help children deal with divorce/remarriage, but really none that show kids that their blended situation is normal, loving and OK. It's strange; with so many marriages ending in divorce, I would think there would be more stories that shed a different light on what a family is. Please, someone, prove me wrong or I will have to write some! LOL.

sheila's picture

The "Comforting Little Hearts Series" by Robin Prince Monroe and Nancy Barnet. This series includes "I have a new family: understanding blended families"


"Two Homes" by claire masurel

I know these two are available at

OtherMom's picture

I ordered "I have new family..." will let you know! "Two Homes" seems to be more about divorce than a blended family environment. It would be perfect for us, however, if additional family members were included in the two homes!

Caitlin's picture

I Have a New Family Now looks good for the 4-8 age range. Does anyone have any suggestions for the middle school or preteen age group?

sheila's picture

"Stepliving for Teens" Getting along with stepparents, parents, and siblings. By Joel D. Block and Susan Bantell

"Get a Clue" a parents guide to understanding and communicating with pre teens By Ellen Rosenberg

"The Rollercoaster Years" by Charlene C. Giannetti

"Preteen Wise" parenting children from 8 - 12 yrs. by Gary Ezzo

it's a little harder to find step parenting/blended family stuff related to "tweens". It seems they are the forgotten species. I hope these few titles help ya. These titles have all been recommended and used by a mental health clinic i worked at.

Caitlin's picture

Stepliving for Teens looks like just the thing I'm looking for! SD is 11 and she doesn't have any friends in a blended family situation like hers so I think she feels kind of alone with no one to relate to. According to Amazon, it's Grade 6 and up so it would be perfectly appropriate for her.

The other books look good too, just for our reference in raising SD. I definitely want to "get a clue" about "the rollercoaster years"!

Jacki's picture

I am married my husband with two kids. then we had a baby of our own. My little girl is getting confused. Is there any books for me to read to her that she will understand what is going on? She is 3 years old. but she is very smart.

myfairystepmother's picture

We also felt it difficult to find books that feature blended families, especially fairy tales that feature a positive portrayal of a stepmom. So we decided to write our own: it's called My Fairy Stepmother, and it's the first fairytale where the stepmom's a hero. You can learn more about the book on our website or on Amazon.