Picture Books: Moving Day

Berenstain, Stan. The Berenstain Bear's Moving Day J PB PIC B
The Bear family decides it is time to move to a new house and Brother is anxious about the change.

Bottner, Barbara. Rosa's Room J PIC BOT
Rosa searches for things that will fill her room in her new home, but it feels empty until she discovers exactly what is missing.

Cadnum, Michael. The Lost and Found House J PIC CAD
A young boy and his parents are apprehensive as they leave their old home and move to a new house in a new town but ultimately hopeful about making it feel like home.

Carlson, Nancy L. My Best Friend Moved Away J PIC CAR
After her best friend moves away, a little girl misses the special times they had together.

Civardi, Anne. Moving House J PB PIC C
In this very basic introduction to moving, the focus is mainly on what happens on the day of the move.

Daly, Niki. Where's Jamela? J PIC DAL
When Mama gets a new job and a new house, everyone is excited about moving except Jamela who likes her old house just fine.

Denise, Anika. Bella and Stella Come Home J PIC DEN
Stella tries to reassure her stuffed elephant when they move to a new house where nothing is the same as it was at home.

Gleeson, Libby. Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House J PIC GLE
Clancy's new house is too large and empty and he misses the cozy spots from his old home. When he goes out to play with the moving boxes he makes a friend, Millie,and things start to feel more like home.

Hallowell, George and Holub, Joan. Wagons Ho! J PIC HAL
Compares the experiences of Jenny Johnson and Katie Miller as their families move from Missouri to Oregon, one in 1846 and one in 2011.

Johnson, Angela. The Leaving Morning J PB PIC J
Saying goodbye to home, cousins, and friends is hard, but Mama and Daddy help make the leaving morning a little easier.

Manushkin, Fran. Moving Day J EASY MAN
Katie Woo is nervous about moving to a new house but, as her family settles in and begins to do things they did in their old home, she starts to feel more comfortable.

Meltzer, Amy. A Mezuzah on the Door J PIC MEL
Noah has not gotten a good night's sleep since moving from a noisy apartment in the city to a quiet house in the suburbs, but that changes after his parents invite former neighbors to celebrate the dedication of their home as a Jewish home.

Rogers, Fred. Moving J PARENT'S CORNER 649.6 ROG
Describes in detail the process of moving, as well as the irritation and uncertainty, the sorrow and the excitement.

Rylant, Cynthia. Henry and Mudge and Annie's Good Move J EASY RYL and J PB EASY R
When Henry's cousin, Annie, prepares to move in next door, he and Mudge help calm her fears.

Underwood, Deborah. Bad Bye, Good Bye J PIC UND
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a family as they move to a new town.

Viorst, Judith.Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move J PIC VIO
Alexander refuses to move away if it means having to leave his favorite friend and special places, but his family advises him that with time the new house will feel like home. Also included in Absolutely Positively Alexander J PIC VIO.

Waber, Bernard. Ira Says Goodbye J PIC WAB and J PB PIC W and J CD WAB
Ira is surprised to discover that his best friend feels happy about having to move to a new house, but does he really?

Winter, Jeanette. Angelina's Island J PIC WIN
Every day, Angelina dreams of her home in Jamaica and imagines she is there, until her mother finds a wonderful way to convince her that New York is now their home.

Wong, Janet S. Homegrown House J PIC WON
A young girl describes her grandmother's comfortable, long-time home, and wishes she could stay in the same house instead of moving so often.