Picture Books ~ Moving

Linda Altman
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

Nancy Carlstrom
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

Niki Daly
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

Rachna Gilmore
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

Angela Johnson
The Leaving Morning
JUV 398.8.J63021
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

Marissa Moss
Amelia's Notebook 
JUV 398.8.M8555a
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

Robin Muller
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

Mattie Lou O'Kelley
Moving to Town
JUV 398.8.O4147m
A rural family moves from their old farm to a house in the big city. 1991

Michael Rosen
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

Dana K. Smith
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

Andrea Spalding
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

Judith Viorst
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

Deborah T. Zagwyn
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