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Books to Read with Kids before a Move

June 26, 2017 / moving-tips

Kids Moving Books

Most kids move at least once during their childhood. Whatever the reason behind the move, this is a transition that can be challenging for children. Young people may find it difficult to understand the range of emotions associated with a move: from fear and sadness to resentment and anger to excitement and anticipation. Books can help them feel less alone and more at ease with their feelings, and allows them to tackle these complicated emotions from a comfortable distance; through the experiences of a fictional character.

The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Come see where it all began in this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Join Mama, Papa, and Brother as they pack up, say heartfelt goodbyes to friends, and move from the mountains and into their beloved tree house down the sunny dirt road

Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls Book One: Moving Day by Meg Cabot

When nine-year-old Allie Finkle’s parents announce that they are moving her and her brothers from their suburban split-level into an ancient Victorian in town, Allie’s sure her life is over. She’s not at all happy about having to give up her pretty pink wall-to-wall carpeting for creaky floorboards and creepy secret passageways-not to mention leaving her modern, state-of-the-art suburban school for a rundown, old-fashioned school just two blocks from her new house.

With a room she’s half-scared to go into, the burden of being “the new girl,” and her old friends all a half-hour car ride away, how will Allie ever learn to fit in?

Mr. B’s Adventures with Mom: Moving Day by Cecilia Allsopp

Mr. B is a Beta fish and he is moving to Arizona from Ohio, with his mom worrying about him along the way. Mr. B is timid as the trip begins. Yet as the journey progresses, Mr. B gets more familiar with their daily routine and the movement of the water in his aquarium bowl. As long as Mr. B has his mom there, he can relax and enjoy the ride.

Moving Day for Alex: Book One of the Growing Up With Alex Series by Cynthia Macgregor

Major changes of any kind can present a challenge to kids. In Moving Day for Alex, the first book in our new Growing Up with Alex series, Alex has trouble coping with his family’s move to a new house but learns that change doesn’t have to be scary and can even bring some great surprises and very positive outcomes.