Moving Day

Picture Books (JE)

Author Title Call Number
ArnaldoArto's Big Move
Arto is upset about moving from the cold North until he makes a friend.
JE Arnaldo
AshmanElla Who?
A little girl tries to tell her family about the elephant that slipped into their new house.
JE Ashman
BagleyBefore 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.
JE Bagley
BlevinsI'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.
JE Blevins
DeniseBella and Stella Come Home
A little girl tries to reassure her imaginary friend Stella when they move to a new, and very different, home.
JE Denise
EllisBen Says Goodbye
When Ben's best friend Peter moves away, Ben decides that he will move, too--into a "cave" under the kitchen table.
JE Ellis
GrimesSouthwest Sunrise
Jayden expects to see nothing but brown his first morning in New Mexico but colorful birds, rocks, flowers and animals make him wonder if this place could become home.
JE Grimes
HrabIra 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.
JE Hrab
When a boy and his family move to a new house, he devises an ingenious way to meet people in the neighborhood.
JE Juster
LingDouble 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.
JE Ling
RimChee-kee: A Panda in Bearland
Chee-Kee, a young panda, moves with his parents to a new land of opportunity.
JE Rim
ScanlonThe Good-Pie Party
Posy Peyton and her friends are very sad that she will be moving away, but they realize that Posy's leaving does not have to mean saying goodbye.
JE Scanlon
TaylorMy Friend the Monster
After his family moves into their new house, Louis the fox discovers a very frightened monster living under his bed.
JE Taylor
UnderwoodBad Bye, Good Bye
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a family as they move to a new town.
JE Underwood
UrbanMabel and Sam at Home
Mabel and Sam are uncertain about their new home but turn it into an adventure.
JE Urban
WattsA Piece of Home
When Hee Jun’s family moves to West Virginia, he struggles to adjust to his new home until he sees a flower he knows from his garden in Korea.
JE Watts
WhalenLittle 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.
JE Whalen

Children’s Fiction (J)

Author Title Call Number
ChengThe Honeysuckle House
An all-American girl with Chinese ancestors and a new immigrant from China find little in common when they first meet in their fourth grade classroom.
J Cheng
FlemingLowji Discovers America
A nine-year-old East Indian boy tries to adjust to his new life in suburban America.
J Fleming
FreemanOne 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.
J Freeman
Eleven-year-old Lily has trouble leaving her best friend behind and moving to the city when her mother changes jobs until she makes friends.
J Galante
JukesThe 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.
J Jukes
KurtzAnna 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.
J Kurtz
WalkerLet'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.
J Walker

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry

Author Title Call Number
BarberMoving to a New House
Shows preparations for a move.
JE 648.9 BA
Explains the process of moving to a new home.
JE 648.9 PA
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