Picture Books (JE)

Arnaldo Arto's Big Move    (Arto is upset about moving from the cold North until he makes a friend. )
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. )
Denise Bella and Stella Come Home    (A little girl tries to reassure her imaginary friend Stella when they move 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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
Rim Chee-kee: A Panda in Bearland    (Chee-Kee, a young panda, moves with his parents to a new land of opportunity. )
Scanlon The 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.)
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.)
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 to West Virginia, he struggles to adjust to his new home until he sees a flower he knows from his garden in Korea.)
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.)

Children’s Fiction (J)

Cheng The 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.)
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. )
Galante Willowood    (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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry

JE 648.9 BA Moving to a New House    (Shows preparations for a move.)
JE 648.9 PA Moving    (Explains the process of moving to a new home.)

Last Updated: 3/18


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