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"You have been my friend, that in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my web for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a while, we die.... By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle, Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that!" [Tell Me!]

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Household Moving     View List as Printable PDF

Household Moving-JEASY

A box of friends

A box of friends
by Ryan, Pamela Munoz

A little girl struggling to cope with her move to a new home finds help from her grandmother, who shows her how to make a memory box.

A Brave spaceboy

A Brave spaceboy
by Smith, Dana Kessimakis

A little boy and his brother pretend that their move to a new house with their family is an adventure to Mars, complete with handmade rockets and space suit.

A kiss goodbye

A kiss goodbye
by Penn, Audrey

Chester Raccoon is very unhappy about leaving his home, a tree that has been marked by tree cutters, but his mother tries to convince him that their new home might be even better.

A new home (Reader)

A new home (Reader)
by Bowers, Tim

Matt the squirrel has a new home, but misses his old friends.

A new room for William

A new room for William
by Grindley, Sally

When William and his mother move, he is unhappy about having a new room, but he changes his mind after he gets dinosaur wallpaper and makes a new friend.

A tiger called Thomas

A tiger called Thomas
by Zolotow, Charlotte

Thomas realizes being the new kid on the block isn't too lonely after a special night of trick-or-treating.

Alexander, who's not, (Do you hear me? I mean it!) going to move

Alexander, who's not, (Do you hear me? I mean it!) going to move
by Viorst, Judith

Angry Alexander refuses to move away if it means having to leave his favorite friends and special places.

Annabelle's big move

Annabelle's big move
by Golembe, Carla

In two stories, a dog must adjust when her family moves to a new house and she makes new friends on a visit to the beach.

Annie Bananie

Annie Bananie
by Komaiko, Leah

Sad because her best friend, Annie Bananie, is moving away, a little girl remembers all the fun they had together.

Bandit

Bandit
by Rostoker-Gruber, Karen

When Bandit's family moves to a new house, the cat runs away and returns to the only home he knows, but after he is brought back, he understands that the new house is now home.

Bella and Stella come home

Bella and Stella come home
by Denise, Anika

A little girl tries to reassure her favorite doll when they moved to a new, and very different, home.

Berenstain Bears' Moving Day

Berenstain Bears' Moving Day
by Berenstain, Stan

The Bear family decides it is time to move to a larger house.

Best friends together again

Best friends together again
by Aliki

When Robert's best friend Peter, who moved away, comes back to visit, various emotions surface, but mostly pleasure -- which all the old friends share.

Black like Kyra, white like me

Black like Kyra, white like me
by Vigna, Judith

When a black family moves to an all-white neighborhood, prejudice rears its ugly head as the white adults behave rudely and children's friendships break up.

Boomer's big day

Boomer's big day
by McGeorge, Constance W.

Moving day proves confusing for Boomer, a golden retriever, until he at last explores his new home and finds his own favorite and familiar things.

Circus Train

Circus Train
by Smith, Joseph A.

After moving to a house in the country, Timothy wonders how he will make any friends, but his problem is solved when he finds an imaginative way to rescue a stranded circus train.

Clancy and Millie, and the very fine house

Clancy and Millie, and the very fine house
by Gleeson, Libby

Clancy's family moves into a house he thinks is too big. He goes outside and begins playing with the moving boxes. Soon Millie asks if she can play with them, too. After building a tower and a train using the boxes, they act out the story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf.

ELLA THE ELEGANT ELEPHANT

ELLA THE ELEGANT ELEPHANT
by D'Amico, Carmela

Ella is nervous about the first day of school in her new town, but wearing her grandmother's good luck hat makes her feel better--until the other students tease her and call her names.

Elsie's bird

Elsie's bird
by Yolen, Jane

Young Elsie must find a way to adapt to her new home on the Nebraska prairie after she and her father leave their comfortable city life in Boston.

Emma's friendwich

Emma's friendwich
by Murphy, Stuart J.

After moving to a new home, Emma makes friends with the girl next door. Includes questions about the text and notes to parents about visual learning.

Good-bye, house

Good-bye, house
by Ballard, Robin

A child says goodbye to the old house before moving with Mama and Papa to a new home.

Goodbye house

Goodbye house
by Asch, Frank

Just before leaving with his family for the move to their new home, Little Bear says goodbye to all his favorite places in and around his old house.

Half a world away

Half a world away
by Gleeson, Libby

When Louie's best friend Amy moves to the other side of the world, Louie must find a way to reconnect with her

Henry and Mudge and Annie's good move: the eighteenth book of their adventures (Reader)

Henry and Mudge and Annie's good move: the eighteenth book of their adventures (Reader)
by Rylant, Cynthia

When Henry's cousin Annie prepares to move in next door he and Mudge help calm her fears.

Home now

Home now
by Beake, Lesley

After the death of her parents, young Sieta goes to live with her Aunty on the other side of the mountains, but she is sad and lonely until she meets a young elephant who has also lost his family.

Homegrown house

Homegrown house
by Wong, Janet S

A young girl describes her grandmother's comfortable, long-time home, and wishes that she and her parents could stay in the same house instead of moving so often.

I know here

I know here
by Croza, Laurel
JEASY CRO
A tale about a young girl whose family moves from the forests of northeastern Saskatchewan to a strange new place called 'Toronto'.

I like where I am

I like where I am
by Harper, Jessica

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.

Ira says goodbye

Ira says goodbye
by Waber, Bernard

Ira is surprised to discover that his best friend Reggie feels happy about having to move to a new town.

Iris and Walter (Reader)

Iris and Walter (Reader)
by Guest, Elissa Haden

When Iris moves to the country, she misses the city where she formerly lived; but with the help of a new friend named Walter, she learns to adjust to her new home.

Jorah's journal

Jorah's journal
by Caseley, Judith

In her new journal, Jorah records her feelings about having to move, going to a new school, celebrating her birthday, learning the meaning of her name, and finding a friend.

Katie moves

Katie moves
by Siegers, Liesbet

Katie describes moving into a new house with her mom and dad.

Maggie doesn't want to move

Maggie doesn't want to move
by O"Donnell, Elizabeth Lee

Simon expresses his own sad feelings about moving by crediting them to his toddler sister, Maggie.

Megan's birthday tree: a story about open adoption

Megan's birthday tree: a story about open adoption
by Lears, Laurie

Every year on Megan's birthday, her birth mother, Kendra, sends a picture of the tree she planted the day Megan was born, so when Kendra decides to get married and move to a new house, Megan worries that she will be forgotten.

Move out! (Reader)

Move out! (Reader)
by Jordan, Apple

Andy is all grown up and his Green Army Men are ready to move on. Based on Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3.

Moving Molly

Moving Molly
by Hughes, Shirley

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.

My best friend moved away

My best friend moved away
by Carlson, Nancy

After her best friend moves away, a little girl misses the special times they had together.

My worst days diary (Reader)

My worst days diary (Reader)
by Altman, Suzanne

Mighty Mo reveals in her diary some of the most embarrassing moments of her first year at a new school.

Neville

Neville
by Juster, Norton

When a boy and his family move to a new house, he devises an ingenious way to meet people in the neighborhood.

Nini here and there

Nini here and there
by Lobel, Anita

Fearing at first that her family is going on vacation without her, Nini the cat ends up traveling with her owners to their new home.

Oliver at the Window

Oliver at the Window
by Shreeve, Elizabeth

When Oliver's parents move into separate houses, he spends a lot of time looking out of windows with his pet lion as he adjusts to a new preschool and to living in two places.

One smart skunk

One smart skunk
by Ziefert, Harriet

Rebecca the skunk lives under a suburban family's deck, eluding the traps set to ensnare her, but the smell of moth balls and the noise of rap music finally convince her that the suburbs are no place to raise her family.

P.S. longer letter later

P.S. longer letter later
by Danziger, Paula

Twelve-year-old best friends Elizabeth and Tara-Starr continue their friendship through letter-writing after Tara-Starr's family moves to another state.

Pepita packs up / Pepita empaca (Bilingual Spanish and English)

Pepita packs up / Pepita empaca (Bilingual Spanish and English)
by Lachtman, Ofelia Dumas

As her family prepares to move to a new home, Pepita refuses to pack her toys or say goodbye to anyone, because saying goodbye might make her cry.

Pinky and Rex and the new neighbors (Reader)

Pinky and Rex and the new neighbors (Reader)
by Howe, James

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.

Rosa's room

Rosa's room
by Bottner, Barbara

Rosa searches for things that will fill her room in her new home, but it feels empty until she discovers exactly what is missing.

Stars for Sarah

Stars for Sarah
by Turner, Ann

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.

The crooked apple tree

The crooked apple tree
by Houghton, Eric

PreS-Gr 2-This British import deals with a family moving to a new house. On the way there, Kate and Ben wonder what they will find in the "garden." After hoping for a cave or a pond, they are disappointed to discover only a crooked, old apple tree. Dad encourages the children to use their imaginations, and as the seasons change, so does the tree, inspiring many different games.

The Fizzy Whiz Kid

The Fizzy Whiz Kid
by Williams, Maiya

Moving to Hollywood with his academic parents, eleven-year-old Mitch feels like an outsider in his school where everyone has connections to the powerful and famous in the entertainment industry, until he is cast in a soda commercial that launches a popular catchphrase.

The friendship wish

The friendship wish
by Kleven, Elisa

Farley the dog has trouble making friends when he moves to a new home, but after an angel visits him in a dream, Farley's neighbors come to hear about the experience and they all begin to share their talents in hopes the angel will return.

The lost and found house

The lost and found house
by Cadnum, Michael

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.

The smallest cow in the world (Reader)

The smallest cow in the world (Reader)
by Paterson, Katherine

Though Rosie is the meanest cow in the herd, five-year-old Marvin is inconsolable when she is sold and he and his family move to another dairy farm.

The winter gift

The winter gift
by Zagwyn, Deborah Turney

At Christmas, while she is moving to an apartment, Gramma tries to sell the old family piano but changes her mind when she sees how much her grandchildren love it and the memories it holds.

We just moved! (Reader)

We just moved! (Reader)
by Krensky, Stephen

When a boy moves with his family to a bigger castle, he finds that some things about life in the new place are different, some things are the same, and he gets more comfortable the longer he is there.

We're moving!

We're moving!
by Maisner, Heather

When Amy and her family move into a new house, it takes some effort to make it feel like home.

When the whippoorwill calls

When the whippoorwill calls
by Ransom, Candice F.

A Blue Ridge Mountain family is displaced to the flatlands by the creation of the Shenandoah National Park.

Where's Jamela?

Where's Jamela?
by Daly, Niki

When Mama gets a new job and a new house, everyone is excited about moving except Jamela who likes her old house just fine.

Why did we have to move here?

Why did we have to move here?
by Davies, Sally

A young boy has trouble adjusting to his new home and his new school, until he decides that with a little effort, he can make new friends.

Windows with birds

Windows with birds
by Ritz, Karen

A cat adjusts to its new home in an apartment, high above the ground, after living in a house.

 

Household Moving-J FICTION

 Moving Day

Moving Day
by Cabot, Meg

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.

A haunted house in Starvation Lake

A haunted house in Starvation Lake
by Whelan, Gloria

The community of Starvation Lake helps fourth-grader Dawn Zonder clean and repair an old house, hoping that her family will find the money to be able to move in.

Amber Brown is green with envy

Amber Brown is green with envy
by Danziger, Paula

Fourth-grader Amber Brown must make some important decisions when her mother and Max move their wedding date up and prepare to buy a house together, while her father makes some bad choices of his own.

Amber Brown is not a crayon

Amber Brown is not a crayon
by Danziger, Paula

The year she is in the third grade is a sad time for Amber because her best friend Justin is getting ready to move to a distant state.

Amelia's Notebook

Amelia's Notebook
Series Title: Amelia's Notebook
by Moss, Marissa
J FICTION MOS
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.

Anastasia again!

Anastasia again!
by Lowry, Lois

Twelve-year-old Anastasia is horrified at her family's decision to move from their city apartment to a house in the suburbs.

Aquamarine

Aquamarine
by Hoffman, Alice

A love-struck mermaid named Aquamarine supplies adventure and insights to two twelve-year-old girls, life-long friends who are spending their last summer together before one of them moves away.

Blister

Blister
by Shreve, Susan

When a family tragedy occurs, ten-year-old Alyssa "Blister" Reed changes schools, moves to an apartment with her depressed mother while her father gets his own place, and tries to believe her grandmother, who tells her she is "elastic" and can handle it all.

BLOW OUT THE MOON

BLOW OUT THE MOON
by Koponen, Libby

A fictionalized account of the author's childhood experiences moving from the United States to London, England, and attending a boarding school in the mid-1900's.

Captain Awesome to the rescue!

Captain Awesome to the rescue!
by Kirby, Stan

When second-grader Eugene and his family move to a new neighborhood and he starts at a new school, he has a chance to bring out his superhero alter ego, Captain Awesome, to find the kidnapped class hamster.

Dork in disguise

Dork in disguise
by Gorman, Carol

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.

Double dog dare

Double dog dare
by Graff, Lisa

When Kansas Bloom moves to California and joins the Media Club at school, he soon finds himself trying to outdo one of the other fourth-grade students in a "dare war" while vying for the job of on-air video homeroom announcer.

From Alice to Zen and everything in between

From Alice to Zen and everything in between
by Atkinson, Elizabeth Jane

Upon moving from Boston to the suburbs, eleven-year-old tomboy Alice meets Zen, a very strange neighbor who is determined to help her become popular when they both begin middle school, although he himself is a loner.

Hamster magic

Hamster magic
by Jonell, Lynne

When the Willows move into a new house, Celia, the youngest of four children, traps an enchanted hamster, who reluctantly agrees to grant the children one wish in exchange for his freedom.

Hannah's Way

Hannah's Way
by Glaser, Linda

In rural Minnesota in 1938, Hannah, a young orthodox Jewish girl, deals with being the new girl in class.

Hey, new kid!

Hey, new kid!
by Duffey, Betsy

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.

Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is
by Mazer, Anne

Abby Hayes and her brothers and sisters are against moving into another house. However, Abby's siblings change their mind after they see their new swimming pool.

Howie Bowles, Secret Agent

Howie Bowles, Secret Agent
by Banks, Kate

Third-grader Howie Bowles copes with having to change schools twice in one year by pretending to be a secret agent named Agent Bean Burger.

Jack on the tracks: four seasons of fifth grade

Jack on the tracks: four seasons of fifth grade
by Gantos, Jack

After moving with his unbearable sister to Miami, Florida, Jack tries to break some of his bad habits but finds himself irresistibly drawn to things disgusting, gross, and weird.

Liar & Spy

Liar & Spy
by Stead, Rebecca

Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

Lost! A dog called bear

Lost! A dog called bear
by Orr, Wendy

When Logan's dog runs away as he and his mother are moving to a new home after his parents separate, a girl named Hannah, who longs for a dog of her own, finds him.

Magic or not?

Magic or not?
by Eager, Edward

When the family moves to Connecticut, twins James and Laura make new friends and begin a series of unusual adventures after discovering an old well that seems to be magic in their backyard.

Mallory on the move

Mallory on the move
by Friedman, Laurie B.

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.

Maybe yes, maybe no, maybe maybe

Maybe yes, maybe no, maybe maybe
by Patron, Susan

When her hardworking mother decides to move, eight-year-old PK uses her imagination and storytelling to help her older and younger sisters adjust.

Miss Popularity

Miss Popularity
by Sedita, Francesco

Cassie Knight is bubbly, stylish, and super-friendly, the fashion queen at her Texas school. When her father moves the family to Maine, Cassie's in for a huge culture shock.

My name is Maria Isabel

My name is Maria Isabel
by Ada, Aima Flor

Third grader MarĂ­a Isabel, born in Puerto Rico and now living in the U.S., wants badly to fit in at school; and the teacher's writing assignment "My Greatest Wish" gives her that opportunity.

One Lucky Summer

One Lucky Summer
by Kvasnosky, Laura McGee

Moving from Santa Cruz, California, to Sacramento, Steven, a ten-year-old baseball player, spends the summer trying to make friends with ballet-loving Lucinda.

Piper Reed, Navy brat

Piper Reed, Navy brat
by Holt, Kimberly Willis

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.

Skellig

Skellig
by Almond, David

Unhappy about his baby sister's illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel.

STARTING SCHOOL WITH AN ENEMY

STARTING SCHOOL WITH AN ENEMY
by Carbone, Elisa

Worried about finding friends when she moves from Maine to Maryland, ten-year-old Sarah gets off to a bad start by making an enemy of a boy.

Stuart's Cape

Stuart's Cape
by Pennypacker, Sarah

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.

Surfer Dog

Surfer Dog
by Spurr, Elizabeth

After moving to a new California beach town, eleven-year-old Pete feels lonely until he meets a dog that shares his passion for surfing.

The Crossroads

The Crossroads
by Grabenstein, Chris

When eleven-year-old Zack Jennings moves to Connecticut with his father and new stepmother, they must deal with the ghosts left behind by a terrible accident, as well as another kind of ghost from Zack's past.

The Middle Moffat

The Middle Moffat
by Estes, Eleanor

Follows the adventures and misadventures of ten-year-old Jane Moffat living with her widowed mother and three siblings in their new home in Cranbury, Connecticut, in the early twentieth century.

The new girl

The new girl
by Cabot, Meg

Guided by her rules, nine-year-old Allie works to get past being just the new girl at school, eagerly awaits the arrival of her kitten, and faces turmoil when her grandmother visits while the family is still settling into their new home.

The New kid

The New kid
by Jukes, Mavis

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.

The truth about sparrows

The truth about sparrows
by Hale, Marian

Twelve-year-old Sadie promises that she will always be Wilma's best friend when their families leaves drought-stricken Missouri in 1933, but once in Texas, Sadie learns that she must try to make a new home--and new friends, too.

The year my parents ruined my life

The year my parents ruined my life
by Freeman, Martha

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.

Where I live

Where I live
by Spinelli, Eileen

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.

Willowood

Willowood
by Galante, Cecilia

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.

 

Household Moving-J NONFICTION

Moving Day

Moving Day
by Fletcher, Ralph

Twelve-year-old Fletch has a hard time adjusting after his father announces that their family will be moving from Massachusetts to Ohio.

 

Household Moving- J PIC+

GOING NORTH

GOING NORTH
by Harrington, Janice

In 1964, a young African American girl and her family leave their home in Alabama and head for Lincoln, Nebraska, where they hope to escape segregation and find a better life.

Good-bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong

Good-bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong
by Park, Frances and Park, Ginger

Jangmi finds it hard to say goodbye to relatives and friends, plus the food, customs, and beautiful things of her home in Korea, when her family moves to America.