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Moving to a New House by Nicola Barber J PARENT 648.9 BAR
What moving might mean to a younger child is explored, including getting ready, saying goodbye, unpacking, and exploring.
Let’s Talk About Moving to a New Place by Diana Star Helmer
J PARENT 648.9 HEL
This title discusses some of the feelings that moving from one place to another may cause and how to adjust.
Why Do We Have to Move?: Helping Your Child Adjust–With Love and Illustrations by CynthiaMacGregor J PARENT 648.9 MAC
Sometimes a family’s move to a new home can be a frightening experience for young children. This full-color book puts to rest a child’s fears and quells the anxieties children feel about moving with honest information delivered in a charming, amusing manner.
Moving House by PatriciaJ. Murphy J PARENT 648.9 MUR
Some of the feelings associated with moving to a new home are explored along with common questions students may have.
Moving by FredRogers J PARENT 648.9 ROG
The process of moving is described along with the emotions of uncertainty, sorrow, and excitement.
We’re Moving by HeatherMaisner J PARENT MAISNER
When Amy and her family move into a new house, it takes some effort to make it feel like home.
Danny is Moving by AnnieThiel J PARENT THIEL
Danny’s mom gets a new job and their family will be moving. Danny is not sure if he will like his new house and his new school. Will Danny be able to make new friends and keep his old ones?
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Good-bye, House by RobinBallard
A child says good-bye to the old house before moving with Mama and Papa to a new home.
Rosa’s Room by BarbaraBottner
Rosa searches for things that will fill her room in her new home, but it still feels empty until she discovers exactly what is missing.
The Lost and Found House by Michael Cadnum
A young boy describes how he and his parents feel when they leave their old house and move to a new house in another town.
My Best Friend Moved Away by NancyCarlson
After her best friend moves away, a little girl misses the special times they had together.
Where’s Jamela? by Niki Daly
When Mama gets a new job and a new house, everyone is excited about moving except Jamela who likes her old house just fine.
Leaving Home With a Pickle Jar by Barbara Dugan
Ernest P. doesn’t want to move to Minnesota, but he hopes that taking his grasshopper along will help on the long trip.
Clancy & Millie, and the Very Fine House by Libby Gleeson
What makes a house a home? Two new neighbors find out and in the process, adjust to change.
I Like Where I Am by Jessica Harper
This is a rhyming story of a six-year-old boy who is sad about moving to a new home but ends up being happy when he gets there.
The Best-Ever Good-bye Party by AmyHest
Depressed about her best friend’s upcoming move to a new apartment, Jessica tries to cheer herself up by throwing a going away party.
Moving Molly by ShirleyHughes
Molly is lonely after her family’s move from the city to the country, but she adjusts with the help of her new next-door neighbors.
Big Dan’s Moving Van by Leslie McGuire
Big Dan and his moving van move all the possessions of the Moore family to their new home in California.
I Want to Go Home by AliceMcLerran
A new cat named Sammy helps Marta adjust to the move to a new house.
A New House for Smudge by Miriam Moss
Smudge doesn’t want to move to a new house, but Stripe knows how to persuade her that new beginnings can be fun.
Lily by Abigail Thomas
Lily, a dog that likes everything in its place and the same activities every day, is scared and upset when moving men come and take everything away.
Stars for Sarah by Ann Turner
Lying in bed at night, Sarah wonders what life will be like when she moves to her new house, and her mother comes and reassures her.
Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move by Judith Viorst (Also available in the J Spanish Collection)
Angry Alexander refuses to move away if it means having to leave his favorite friends and special places.
Oswald by DanYaccarino
Oswald the Octopus and his dog, Weenie, make many new friends when they move to Big City.
A New Home by Tim Bowers
Matt the squirrel has a new home, but he misses his old friends.
My New Town by Kirsten Hall
While giving a tour of his new town, a young boy introduces the reader to his teacher, dentist, barber, and a police officer, as well as to his newly adopted baby sister.
Moving Day by Jo S. Kittinger
After a girl says goodbye to friends, she and her family load up the car and head for their new house.
Henry and Mudge and Annie’s Good Move by Cynthia Rylant
When Henry’s cousin Annie prepares to move in next door, he and Mudge help calm her fears.
Mitchell is Moving by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
A dinosaur’s exuberance about moving cools considerably when he realizes how much he misses his next-door friend.
Did You See Chip? by Wong HerbertYee
After moving to the city, Kim makes some new friends while looking for her lost dog, Chip.
Nowhere, Now Here by Ann Howard Creel
When her family moves from Florida to the Colorado prairie to raise alpacas, twelve-year-old Laney must leave behind the ocean she loves and accept the new landscape and life ahead of her.
Amber Brown is Not a Crayon by Paula Danziger
Amber Brown’s third grade year is a sad time for her because her best friend Justin is getting ready to move to a distant state.
Hey, New Kid! by Betsy Duffey
Third-grader Jeremy dreads going to a new school when his family moves, so he decides to reinvent himself, hoping his new classmates will be impressed.
Mallory on the Move by Laurie Friedman
After moving to a new town, eight-year-old Mallory keeps throwing stones in the “Wishing Pond,” but things will not go back to the way they were before, and she remains torn between old and new best friends.
Dork in Disguise by Carol Gorman
Starting middle school in a new town, brainy Jerry Flack changes his image from “dork” to “cool kid,” only to discover that he’d rather be himself.
Ola Shakes it Up by Joanne Hyppolite
Nine-year-old Ola and her family are the first black people to move into Walcott Corners, a stuffy, suburban Massachusetts community that Ola wishes were a little bit more like the lively old Roxbury neighborhood she sorely misses.
Morgy Makes His Move by Maggie Lewis
When third-grader Morgy MacDougal-MacDuff moves from California to Massachusetts with his parents, he has a lot of new things to get used to before he feels comfortable.
Do the Hokey Pokey by Alison McDonough
Anxious to fit in at his new school and make friends, fifth grader Brendan tries to avoid his embarrassing mother, who loves to make a spectacle of herself.
Amelia’s Notebook by Marissa Moss
This title features the hand-lettered contents of a nine-year-old girl’s notebook, in which she records her thoughts and feelings about moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her old best friend and making a new one.
Stuart’s Cape by Sara Pennypacker
Bored because there is nothing to do in the house to which his family has just moved and worried about starting third grade in a new school, Stuart makes a magical cape out of his uncle’s ties and has a series of adventures.
Tooter Pepperday by Jerry Spinelli
Hating to leave her familiar surroundings, Tooter resorts to sabotage when her family moves from their suburban home to Aunt Sally’s farm.
P.S. Longer Letter Later by Paula Danziger
Twelve-year-old best friends Elizabeth and Tara-Starr continue their friendship through letter-writing after Tara-Starr’s family moves to another state.
Beekman’s Big Deal by Michael De Guzman
Tired of the frequent moves that he and his father must make, twelve-year-old Beekman begins to make connections with neighbors and classmates after settling in a small, unusual New York City neighborhood.
Infield Hit by Thomas J. Dygard
After transferring to a new high school during his junior year, Hal tries to make friends, gain a starting position on the baseball team, and hide the fact that his dad is a famous ex-major leaguer.
The Year My Parents Ruined My Life by Martha Freeman
Twelve-year-old Kate has her entire world turned upside-down when she has to move from California to snowy Pennsylvania, where she tries to adjust to a new climate, a new school, and new friends.
ChaseR by Michael J. Rosen
When his parents move to an old house in the country, Chase uses email to his friends back in Columbus, Ohio, and to his sister in college, to help him deal with cicadas, deer hunters, and other changes in his life.
Southpaw by Rich Wallace
After moving to New Jersey following his parents’ divorce, Jimmy Fleming tries out for the seventh-grade baseball team while also trying to cope with his new life and dealing with his overly-competitive father.
Good Answers to Tough Questions About Change & Moving
by Joy BerryJ 155.24 BER
Change is part of everyone’s life. Moving is a change that some people face. This book gives readers some ideas about how to deal with moving.
Lucy’s Journey to the Wild West: A True Story
by Charlotte PiepmeierJ 648.9 PIE
Lucy is a chocolate Labrador retriever whose family decides to move to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Through her story, this book looks at some of the feelings children may have about moving and settling into a new place.