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Books for Blended Families

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Every year, new blended families are formed – in the millions. The process can be stressful especially if you want to be sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Books are certainly a P to guide us through this. Just knowing there are books out there on this topic helps you feel a little less along. It’s a feeling of knowing that there is evidence out there that while blending families could be new to you, there are some actual people out there who have been there, experienced it, and have succeeded (and wrote the book on it, literally!). So, if you’re looking for insight into how blended families work, what to expect, and everything else around the topic, you can stick to this website, or grab a book!

Given how many books are out there, it could be overwhelming picking a book to read. In this article, we have made some selections for you. Read on to see our list of recommended books for blended families.

The following section is a list of books for everyone in the family. Everyone has been carefully considered – even the kids, so no one is left out. So, let’s get started with the kids!

Blended Family Books for Little Ones

  • Do You Sing Twinkle? A Story About Remarriage and New Family by Sandra Levins and Bryan Langdo
  • The Family Book by Todd Parr
  •  My Fairy Stepmother, by Marni Prince, Jason Prince, and Susan Tegelaar
  • When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt
  • Step One, Step Two, Step Three and Four by Maria Ashworth
  • Annie and Snowball and the Wedding Day by Cynthia Rylant


Blended Family Books for Middle Grades

  • The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder and Alton Raible
  • The Thing About Leftovers by C.C. Payne
  • Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton
  • We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
  • Sarah, Plain, and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  • A Smidgen of Sky by Dianna Doris Winget
  • Ink Is Thicker Than Water, by Amy Spalding


Blended Family Books for Parents

  • 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work–Anywhere!: A How-To Guide for Practicing the Empathic Listening, Speaking, and Dialogue Skills to Achieve Relationship Success Kindle Edition by Leal III, Bento C.
  • Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Traumatized Children by Daniel A. Hughes
  • Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do by Martin Ph.D., Wednesday
  • The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family by Ron L. Deal
  • The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive by Ron L. Deal and Laura Petherbridge
  • The Smart Stepdad: Steps to Help You Succeed by Ron L. Deal
  • The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family by Ron L. Deal
  • The Happy Stepmother by Rachelle Katz
  • The Smart Stepfamily Marriage: Keys to Success in the Blended Family by Ron L Deal and David H. Olson
  • POSITIVE DISCIPLINE: THE COMPLETE GUIDE: Help Your Child Develop Self Discipline, Responsibility and Build Communication: From Toddler To Teenager by Susan Garcia
  • STEP PARENTING: 50 One-Minute DOs and DON’Ts for Stepdads and Stepmoms by Randall Hicks
  • Keys to Successful Stepfathering (Barron’s Parenting Keys) by Pickhardt Ph.D., Carl E. (Author)


Do you have any favourite books for blended families? We’d love to add them to our libraries too!

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