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"Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them." [Tell Me!]
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
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
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)
by Bowers, Tim
Matt the squirrel has a new home, but misses his old friends.
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
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
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
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.
by Komaiko, Leah
Sad because her best friend, Annie Bananie, is moving away, a little girl remembers all the fun they had together.
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.
Before I Leave
by Bagley, Jessixa
Leaving her best friend is difficult for a young hedgehog whose family is moving, but everyone assures her that things will be alright.
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.
Ben says goodbye
by Ellis, Sarah
When Ben's best friend Peter moves away, Ben decides that he will move, too--into a "cave" under the kitchen table. Caveman Ben doesn't need any friends except his tame (stuffed) lion. He hunts for his food (thoughtfully left on a plate by Mom and Dad) and communicates in grunts. And in the safety of his cave he can imagine a world where friends control their own destinies and distance is no obstacle.
Berenstain Bears' Moving Day
by Berenstain, Stan
The Bear family decides it is time to move to a larger house.
Best friends together again
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
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
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.
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
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.
by Tupper Ling, Nancy
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Ballard, Robin
A child says goodbye to the old house before moving with Mama and Papa to a new home.
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
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)
by Rylant, Cynthia
When Henry's cousin Annie prepares to move in next door he and Mudge help calm her fears.
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.
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
by Croza, Laurel
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
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
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)
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.
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.
by Siegers, Liesbet
Katie describes moving into a new house with her mom and dad.
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
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)
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.
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
by Carlson, Nancy
After her best friend moves away, a little girl misses the special times they had together.
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
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)
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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)
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.
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
by Ransom, Candice F.
A Blue Ridge Mountain family is displaced to the flatlands by the creation of the Shenandoah National Park.
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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.
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
by Ada, Aima Flor
Third grader María 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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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+
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
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.