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One Parent Is Enough

titles about single-parent families

Young Adult
Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life: A Novel – Barbara Dee
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush – Virginia Hamilton
Mom, the Wolf Man, and Me – Norma Klein
Sonny’s House of Spies – George Ella Lyon
Private Peaceful – Michael Morpugo
Fat Chance – Leslea Newman
He Noticed I’m Alive-And Other Hopeful Signs: A Novel – Marjorie Sharmat
Broken China – Lori Aurelia Williams
Make Lemonade – Virginia Euwer Wolff
True Believer – Virginia Euwer Wolff

Juvenile Fiction
The Latchkey Dog – Mary Jane Auch
Mom Is Dating Weird Wayne – Mary Jane Auch
That’s What T.J. Says – Betty Bates
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy – Jeanne Birdsall
Making Music – Susan Bonners
Circle of Gold – Cathy Dawson Boyd
The Night Swimmers – Betsy Byars
Angel’s Mother’s Boyfriend – Judy Delton
Jellybean – Tessa Duder
Money Hungry – Sharon G. Flake
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key – Jack Gantos
How I Put My Mother Through College – Corinne Gerson
No Small Thing – Natale Ghent
Lizzie’s List – Maggie Harrison
Busted! – Betty Hicks
DeDe Takes Charge! – Johanna Hurwitz
Desdemona, Twelve Going on Desperate – Beverly Keller
No Beasts! No Children! – Beverly Keller
Lumber Camp Library – Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
The One Hundredth Thing About Caroline – Lois Lowry
Raising a Mother Isn’t Easy – Elisabet McHugh
Junebug – Alice Mead
Junebug and the Reverend – Alice Mead
Junebug in Trouble – Alice Mead
Something About Hensley’s – Patricia Polacco
Jackson Jones and Mission Greentop – Mary Quattlebaum
Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns – Mary Quattlebaum
Megan’s Island – Willo Davis Roberts
A Kindness – Cynthia Rylant
Crossing the Trestle – Joseph Slate
A Friend Like That – Alfred Sloat
Fool’s Gold – Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Donuthead – Sue Stauffacher
Up a Creek – Laura E. Williams
The Lottie Project – Jacqueline Wilson
The Moonlight Man – Betty Ren Wright

Picture Books
By Dawn’s Early Light – Karen Ackerman
Oh My Baby, Little One – Kathi Appelt
The Princess and the Castle – Caroline Binch
Gettin’ Through Thursday – Melrose Cooper
Millicent and the Wind – Robert Munsch
The Daddy Book – Todd Parr
The Mommy Book – Todd Parr
My Mama Sings – Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson
Big Momma Makes the World – Phyllis Root
When Mama Gets Home – Marisabina Russo
Mama, I’ll Give You the World – Roni Schotter
Sophie’s Masterpiece: A Spider’s Tale – Eileen Spinelli
When Mama Comes Home Tonight – Eileen Spinelli
Mommy and Me by Ourselves Again – Judith Vigna
I Love My Mother – Paul Zindel

Meet Danitra Brown – Nikki Grimes
Do I Have a Daddy? A Story About a Single-Parent Child with a Special Section for Single Mothers and Fathers – Jeanne Warren Lindsay

titles last updated June 23, 2008

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