Children's Books About
Divorce, Separation and Stepfamilies


The best from seven booklists...

These children's books about divorce, separation, stepfamilies and blended families were recommended on more than one highly regarded bibliotherapy list.

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  Books about divorce, separation and everything that goes with it
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Appearing on 4 bibliotherapy booklists

Appearing on 3 bibliotherapy booklists

Appearing on 2 bibliotherapy booklists

  • A Month of Sundays by Rose Blue
  • Always My Dad by Sharon Wyeth Dennis
  • Always, Always by Crescent Dragonwagon
  • Amber Brown Goes Fourth by Paula Danziger
  • As the Crow Flies by Elizabeth Winthrop
  • At Daddy's on Saturdays by Linda Walvoord Girard
  • Being Danny's Dog by Phyllis Naylor
  • Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie
  • Daddy Doesn't Live Here Anymore: A Book About Divorce by Betty Boegehold
  • Divorce and Separation by Pete Sanders
  • Divorce Happens to the Nicest Kids: a Self Help Book for Kids by Michael S. Prokop
  • Don't Fall Apart on Saturdays: the Children's Divorce-Survival Book by Adolph Moser
  • Everything You Need To Know About Your Parents' Divorce by Linda Carloson Johnson
  • For Better, For Worse: A Guide to Surviving Divorce for Preteens and Their Families by Janet Bode and Stan Mack
  • Franz I Don't Want to Talk About It by Jeanie Franz Ransom
  • Ginny Morris and Mom's House, Dad's House by Mary Collins Gallagher
  • Guy Time by Sarah Weeks
  • How To Survive Your Parents' Divorce by Nancy O'Keefe Bolick
  • I Live with Daddy by Judith Vigna
  • It's Not the End of the World by Judy Blume
  • Let's Talk About Your Parents' Divorce by Elizabeth Weitzman
  • Let's Talk About Living in a Blended Family by Elizabeth Weitzman
  • Like Jake and Me by Mavis Jukes
  • Mitzi's Honeymoon with Nana Potts by Barbara Williams
  • My Stepfamily by Julie Johnson
  • Priscilla Twice by Judith Caseley
  • Since Dad Left by Caroline Binch
  • Stepbrother Sabotage by Sally Wittman
  • Talking About Stepfamilies by Maxine Rosenberg
  • The Not-So-Wicked Stepmother by Lizi Boyd
  • The Silver Coach by Carole Adler
  • The Top-Secret Journal of Fiona Claire Jardin by Robin Cruise
  • Two Homes by Claire Masurel
  • Was It the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story for Little Kids about Divorce by Sandra Levins
  • Will Dad Ever Move Back Home? by Paula Z. Hogan

Bibliotherapy - Children's divorce books special mention

Bibliotherapy - Children's books about divorce and separation

Cropped image of husband dropping off kids, from Searchlights on Health: The Science of Eugenics (ugh!), 1920


This list of children's books about divorce and separation, stepfamilies and blended families, was compiled by consulting some of the best bibliotherapy booklists on the subject and finding the books that were common to more than one list.

The seven sources I consulted were:


  • Allen County (Indiana) Public Library
  • Homewood (Illinois) Public Library
  • The Logan (Utah) Library
  • Magination Press (Publisher for the American Psychological Ass'n)
  • Mid-Continent (Missouri) Public Library
  • Nancy J. Keane's ATN Booklists
  • Seattle (Washington) Public Library

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