Picture Books (JE)

Arnaldo Arto's Big Move    (Having lived in the cold, snowy North his entire life, Arto is upset about moving to the South when his mother gets a new job, until he makes a friend who teaches him that adapting to his surroundings might not be such a bad idea.)
Ashman Ella Who?    (A little girl tries to tell her family about the elephant that slipped into their new house.)
Bagley Before I leave    (Leaving her best friend is difficult for a young hedgehog whose family is moving, but everyone assures her that things will be alright.)
Blevins I'm Not Moving    (When Keesha's dad gets a new job, her family has to move to the city where Keesha finds that change is hard. )
Carlson My Best Friend Moved Away    (After her best friend moves away, a little girl misses the special times they had together.)
Cole On Meadowview Street    (Upon moving to a new house, young Caroline and her parents encourage wildflowers to grow and birds and animals to stay in their yard, which soon has the whole suburban street living up to its name.)
Denise Bella and Stella Come Home    (A little girl tries to reassure her imaginary friend Stella when they moved to a new, and very different, home.)
Ellis Ben Says Goodbye    (When Ben's best friend Peter moves away, Ben decides that he will move, too--into a "cave" under the kitchen table where he can imagine a world where friends control their own destinies and distance is no obstacle.)
Gleeson Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House    (Clancy moves to a new house and discovers that friends are what makes a house your home.)
Gleeson Half a World Away    (When Louie's best friend Amy moves to the other side of the world, Louie must find a way to reconnect with her.)
Harper I Like Where I Am    (The 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.)
Hrab Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend    (New to town, Ira Crumb intends to make new friends before school starts, but the harder he tries, the worse the situation gets.)
Juster Neville    (When a boy and his family move to a new house, he devises an ingenious way to meet people in the neighborhood.)
Krishnaswami The Closet Ghosts    (With help from Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, Anu finds a way to cope with going to a new school, living in a new home, and even dealing with the mischievous ghosts in her closet.)
Ling Double Happiness    (Told in verse, a Chinese American girl and her little brother protest the idea of moving, until their grandmother teaches them a special trick to make the change easier.)
Luthhardt When Edgar Met Cecil    (A robot and an alien overcome obstacles to form an unlikely friendship.)
Meltzer A Mezuzah on the Door    (Noah has not gotten a good night's sleep since moving from a noisy apartment in the city to a quiet house in the suburbs, but that changes after his parents invite former neighbors to celebrate the dedication of their home as a Jewish home.)
Rim Chee-kee: A Panda in Bearland    (Chee-Kee, a young panda, moves with his parents to a new land of opportunity. Just when he's resigned to never fit in, Chee-Kee finds a way to use his own experience and ingenuity to save the day.)
Scanlon The Good-Pie Party    ( Posy Peyton and her friends are very sad that she will be moving away, but when they try to cheer themselves up by baking a pie, they realize that Posy's leaving does not have to mean saying goodbye.)
Smith A Brave Spaceboy    ( A young boy uses his imagination to pretend he is a spaceman on an adventure to help him overcome his fear of moving.)
Taylor My Friend the Monster    (After his family moves into their new house, Louis the fox discovers a very frightened monster living under his bed, and when he takes the monster to the park with him, the monster helps him make new friends.)
Underwood Bad Bye, Good Bye    ( Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a family as they move to a new town.)
Watts A Piece of Home    (When Hee Jun’s family moves from Korea to West Virginia, he struggles to adjust to his new home. When he sees a flower he knows from his garden in Korea, Hee Jun is happy to bring a shoot to his grandmother to plant a "piece of home" in their new garden" )
Whalen Little Red Rolls Away    ( Traversing the countryside, city roads, and a major river, a little red barn is relocated to a new home in a surprising location, where old friends and new ones await his arrival.)

Easy Readers (JE ER)

Greenwood What About My Goldfish?    (Jamie worries about moving to another city, but with the help of his dog and pet goldfish, he adjusts to his new home.)
Howe Pinky and Rex and the New Neighbors    (Rex and her best friend Pinky are upset to learn that their friend and neighbor Mrs. Morgan is moving, and it looks like a family with an obnoxious boy named Ollie is set to move in.)
Rylant Henry and Mudge and Annie's Good Move    (When Henry's cousin Annie prepares to move in next door he and Mudge help calm her fears.)
Sharmat Mitchell Is Moving    (A dinosaur's exuberance about moving cools considerably when he realizes how much he misses his next-door friend.)

Children’s Fiction (J)

Bauer The Secret of the Painted House    (When her family moves from Chicago to the country, nine-year-old Emily is drawn to a mysterious playhouse she finds in the woods and soon meets its sad, lonely inhabitant.)
Cabot Moving Day    (Nine-year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules.)
Cheng The Honeysuckle House    (An all-American girl with Chinese ancestors and a new immigrant from China find little in common when they meet in their fourth grade classroom, but they are both missing their best friends and soon discover other connections.)
Fleming Lowji Discovers America    ( A nine-year-old East Indian boy tries to adjust to his new life in suburban America.)
Freeman One Good Thing About America    (Anais, who has recently emigrated from Africa to Maine with her mother and young brother, copes with acclimating herself to a new country, understanding American culture, learning English, figuring out how to fit in at school, and moving from motel to shelter and finally to a permanent apartment. )
Friedman Mallory on the Move    (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.)
Galante Willowood    (Eleven-year-old Lily has trouble leaving her best friend behind and moving to the city when her mother changes jobs, but she makes some very unlikely friends that soon become like family members.)
Holt Piper Reed, Navy Brat    (Piper is sad about leaving her home and friends behind when her father, a Navy aircraft mechanic, is transferred yet again, but with help from her often-annoying sisters and a surprise from their parents, she finds happiness in their new home in Pensacola, Florida.)
Hurwitz Oh No, Noah!    (Noah struggles to impress the kids he meets when he and his family move to a new house.)
American Sisters Emma Moves In    (When Emma moves to the same seaside town as her twin cousins Natalia and Zoe, things do not go as planned for her, with the twins leading separate lives at school, her best friend shutting her out, and her father far away in Seattle.)
Jukes The New Kid    (When almost-nine-year-old Carson Blum and his father move to Northern California, he is worried about adjusting to his new, large, public school and finding friends.)
Kurtz Anna Was Here    (Three generations of the Nickel family reunite when fourth-grader Anna, her Mom and Dad, and four-year-old sister Isabella relocate to Oakwood, Kansas.)
Maddox Board Rebel    (When Tanner moves to an exclusive new town he misses his old skate park, but with the help of the town bully and another new friend, Tanner )
Pennypacker Stuart's Cape
Spinelli Where I Live    (In a series of poems, Diana writes about her life, both before and after her father loses his job and she and her family move far away to live with Grandpa Joe.)
Walker Let's Pretend We Never Met    (Struggling to adapt when her family moves during the school year, Mattie makes friends with the girl next door during winter break only to confront unpopularity when she learns that her new friend is the weird girl in school who no one likes.)

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JE 648.9 BA Moving to a New House
JE648.9 PA Moving

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