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Children's Books About Moving

Help ease the transition to a new home with these children's books.
 
Cover image for A House for Hermit Crab
A House for Hermit Crab
by Eric Carle

Children struggling with change — outgrowing clothes, for example, or moving to a new school or town — will find reassurance in this gentle, original fable from Eric Carle, the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other favorite picture books.

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Paperback Book: $6.39

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Good-Pie Party, The
by Liz Garton Scanlon Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
The author of ALL THE WORLD and the illustrator of A VISITOR FOR BEAR stir their talents together in a mix as sweet as spiced apples in a buttery crust:

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Picture Book: $12.59

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A Kiss Goodbye
by Audrey Penn

Chester Raccoon, whom readers have come to know and love through The Kissing Hand and its sequel, A Pocket Full of Kisses, is facing another dilemma common to the lives of many children: he and his family are moving.

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Goodbye House
by Frank Asch
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Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move
by Judith Viorst Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
When Alexander feels mad or dad he wants to move to Australia. But most of the time he likes it right where he is. So when his mom and dad say that they're moving a thousand miles away, Alexander decides that he's not going.

Never, Not ever. No way. Uh uh. N.O.

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The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day
by Stan Berenstain , Jan Berenstain
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The Leaving Morning
by Angela Johnson Illustrated by David Soman

An African-American family moves from their city apartment into a new home, invoking all the joy, sorrow, anxiety, and hurry of moving day.

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Henry and Mudge and Annie's Good Move
by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Suçie Stevenson

In Henry and Mudge's eighteenth adventure, Henry's cousin Annie is moving — right next door to Henry! Annie likes Henry and Mudge, but she's nervous about leaving her friends, and about changing schools, and about what might happen to her things on the moving truck. She's so nervous she's broken out in blotches.

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A Pig Is Moving In!
by Claudia Fries
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Boomer's Big Day
Series: Boomer
by Constance W. McGeorge Illustrated by Mary Whyte
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The Trip
by Ezra Jack Keats Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

One of Keats's best-loved characters, Louie, stars in this poignant story about the loneliness of moving to a new place. Homesick for his old neighborhood, Louie finds a way to return by making a shoe box model of where he used to live, and pretending he is inside it.

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