Picture Books ~ Moving

Altman, Linda
Amelia's Road
JUV ME COLL 398.8.A468a

Tired of moving around so much, Amelia, the daughter of migrant farm workers, dreams of a stable home. 1993.

Carlstrom, Nancy
I'm Not Moving, Mama!
JUV 398.8.C1979im

Mama and child discuss the family's upcoming move to a new house and the reasons why she does not wish to leave the child behind. 1990.

Daly, Niki
Where's Jamela?
JUV 398.8.D178wj

When Mama gets a new job and finds a new place for the family to live, everyone is excited except for Jamela, who wants to stay right where she is and will go to great lengths to keep the family from moving away. 2004.

Gilmore, Rachna
A Gift for Gita
JUV 398.8.G425g  

Gita's loving relationship with her grandmother is put in sharp contrast to her sense of identity with her new home. 1998.

Johnson, Angela
The Leaving Morning
JUV 398.8.J6302l

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. 1992.

Moss, Marissa
Amelia's Notebook 
JUV 398.8.M8565a

Amelia 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. 1995.

Muller, Robin
Badger's New House
JUV 398.8.M916b

After moving into a grand new house and fixing up his old one for Grandmother Mouse, Badger realizes that he misses his former home. 2002.

O'Kelley, Mattie Lou
Moving to Town
JUV 398.8.O4147m

A rural family moves from their old farm to a house in the big city. 1991.

Rosen, Michael
JUV 398.8.R721m

A cat offers a feline view of life, a life that becomes suddenly upset by the trauma and discomfort of moving into a new house. 1993.

Smith, Danna K.
A Brave Spaceboy 
JUV 398.8.S6452b

A little boy and his brother turn moving day into a grand adventure when they imagine that their new home is a trip to Mars where, after disembarking from their gadget-laden rocket, they encounter Martians! 2005.

Spalding, Andrea
Me and Mr. Mah
JUV 398.8.S7342m

After his parents' separation, Ian and his mother move to the city, where Ian makes friends with Mr. Mah, the elderly Chinese immigrant next door, who teaches him about gardening and Chinese culture. 1999.

Viorst, Judith
Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move
JUV 398.8.V814aw

Angry Alexander refuses to move away if it means having to leave his favorite friends and special places. 1995.

Zagwyn, Deborah T.
The Winter Gift
JUV 398.8.Z133w

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. 2000.