Moving Homes Booklist

Kids , Book List


Title: Birdsong
By: Julie Flett
Published: 2019

When a young girl moves to her new home far away from the sea, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets an elderly woman next door, who shares her love of nature and art. As the seasons change, can the girl navigate the failing health of her new friend?

Age Range: 3-8

Call Number: JPicture Flett.J

Danbi Leads the School Parade

Title: Danbi Leads the School Parade
By: Anna Kim
Published: 2020

Danbi is thrilled to start her new school in America! And a bit nervous, too, for when she walks into the classroom, everything goes quiet. Everyone stares. Danbi wants to join in the dances and the games, but she doesn't know the rules and just can't get anything right. Luckily, she isn't one to give up. With a spark of imagination, she makes up a new game and leads her classmates on a parade to remember!

Age Range: 3-5

Call Number: JPicture Kim.A

Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away

Title: Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away
By: Meg Medina
Published: 2020

Evelyn Del Rey is Daniela's best friend. They do everything together and even live in twin apartments across the street from each other: Daniela with her mami and hamster, and Evelyn with her mami, papi, and cat. But not after today--not after Evelyn moves away. Until then, the girls play amid the moving boxes until it's time to say goodbye, making promises to keep in touch, because they know that their friendship will always be special.

Age Range: 5-7

Call Number: JPicture Medin.M

Goodbye House

Title: Goodbye House
By: Frank Asch
Published: 1986

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.

Age Range: 2-6

Call Number: JPicture Asch.F

Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye

Title: Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye
By: Gabriela Epstein
Published: 2022

Stacey McGill is moving back to New York! That means no more Stoneybrook Middle School, no more Charlotte Johanssen, and worst of all... no more Baby-sitters Club. Stacey's friends are crushed when they hear that Stacey's moving, especially Claudia. Stacey is her best friend. What kind of going-away present is good enough for someone so special? And how will the BSC go on without Stacey?

Age Range: 8-12

Call Number: JGraphic Marti.A

How I Learned to Fall Out of Trees

Title: How I Learned to Fall Out of Trees
By: Vincent X. Kirsch
Published: 2019

Edward and Adelia have been best friends for many years, so when it is time for Adelia to move away she plans a special parting gift for him.

Age Range: 4-8

Call Number: JPicture Kirsc.V

I Dream of Popo

Title: I Dream of Popo
By: Livia Blackburne
Published: 2021

When a young girl and her family emigrate from Taiwan to America, she leaves behind her beloved popo, her grandmother. She misses her popo every day, but even if their visits are fleeting, their love is ever true and strong. Includes author's and illustrator's notes detailing their personal experiences, and glossary of Chinese words connected to the story.

Age Range: 3-7

Call Number: JPicture Black.L

In a Jar

Title: In a Jar
By: Deborah Marcero
Published: 2020

When Llewellyn, a little rabbit who collects ordinary things in jars, meets a young girl named Evelyn, he joins with her to capture the extraordinary.

Age Range: 3-7

Call Number: JPicture Marce.D

Inside Out & Back Again

Title: Inside Out & Back Again
By: Thanhha Lai
Published: 2013

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Age Range: 8-12

Call Number: J Lai.T

Juana and Lucas: Big Problemas

Title: Juana and Lucas: Big Problemas
By: Juana Medina
Published: 2019

Juana lives in the beautiful city of Bogotá with her two most favorite people in the world: her mami and her dog, Lucas. But now Mami has a new hairdo and a new amigo named Luis with whom she has been spending a LOT of time. When Mami announces that she and Luis are getting married and that they will all be moving to a new casa, Juana is quite distraught. Lucky for her, though, some things will never change -- like how much Mami loves her.

Age Range: 6-8

Call Number: JChapter Medin.J

The Leaving Morning

Title: The Leaving Morning
By: Angela Johnson
Published: 1992

On the leaving morning, a child watches for the moving men, has a cup of cocoa in the deli across the street, and leaves lip marks on the window of the apartment before departing for the new home.

Age Range: 4-8

Call Number: JPicture Johns.A

Lenny and Lucy

Title: Lenny and Lucy
By: Philip and Erin Stead
Published: 2015

A picture book about moving to a new house and making new friends.

Age Range: 4-7

Call Number: JPicture Stead.P


Title: Moving
By: Fred Rogers
Published: 1987

Describes in detail the process of moving, as well as the irritation and uncertainty, the sorrow and the excitement.

Age Range: 2-6

Call Number: x648 Roger.F (Children's Parenting)

My Life In Pictures

Title: My Life In Pictures
By: Deborah Zemke
Published: 2016

When budding artist Bea Garcia's best friend moves to Australia and a loud, rambunctious boy moves into her old house, Bea must learn to make new friends.

Age Range: 6-8

Call Number: JChapter Zemke.D

Other Words for Home

Title: Other Words for Home
By: Jasmine Warga
Published: 2019

Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.

Age Range: 9 and up

Call Number: J Warga.J


Title: Unsettled
By: Reem Faruqi
Published: 2021

When her family moves from Pakistan to Peachtree City, all Nurah wants is to blend in, yet she stands out for all the wrong reasons. Nurah's accent, floral-print kurtas, and tea-colored skin make her feel excluded, until she meets Stahr at swimming tryouts. And in the water Nurah doesn't want to blend in. She wants to win medals like her star athlete brother, Owais, who is going through struggles of his own in the U.S. Yet when sibling rivalry gets in the way, she makes a split-second decision of betrayal that changes their fates. Ultimately Nurah slowly gains confidence in the form of strong swimming arms, and also gains the courage to stand up to bullies, fight for what she believes in, and find her place.

Age Range: 8-12

Call Number: J Faruq.R

The War That Saved My Life

Title: The War That Saved My Life
By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Published: 2015

A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

Age Range: 9-11

Call Number: J Bradl.K

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