Farewell, Virginia! It’s been fun. This week, I move to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. In honor of all of the boxes and bubble wrap in my life, here is a list of some picture books and chapter books about moving to a new home!
Half a World Away by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood
When Amy moves to “the other side of the world,” Louie thinks he has lost his best friend—until he figures out a way to send a special message just to her.
I Want to Go Home by Tony Ross
When a little princess moves to a new castle, all she wants is her old room back.
A Kiss Goodbye by Audrey Penn
When Chester has to leave the tree he grew up in, his mother helps him imagine how their new home might be even better.
Moving House by Mark Siegel
Joey and Chloe are moving—but their house doesn’t want to be left behind!
My Friend the Monster by Eleanor Taylor
Louis discovers a monster under the bed in his new room, and helps the shy creature to make friends.
The New Arrival by Vanya Nastanlieva
Sam the hedgehog worries that he will not find any friends in his new forest.
The Next Door Bear by Mary Kuryla and Eugene Yelchin
Mr. Bear teaches Emma how to make friends in her new neighborhood.
The Trip by Ezra Jack Keats
Louie misses his old friends, so he invents a magic box that allows him to watch their activities.
Anna Was Here by Jane Kurtz
Anna and her family move to Kansas, where she connects with her family’s past and her elderly relatives.
Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
When Hiroshi is forced to move to the United States, he worries that he will not fit in with his American cousin and will never again get to compete in the kite battles that were an important part of his life in Japan.
How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life (And a Dog) by Art Corriveau
When his parents divorce, Nicky is forced to move to Boston, but he finds comfort and adventure when he adopts a former guide dog.
Moving Day by Meg Cabot
After moving across town, Allie tries to figure out all of the new rules for going to a new school and making new friends.
New Kid by Tim Green
After moving to a new school, Tommy overcomes a troubled past by joining the baseball team.
Piper Reed, Navy Brat by Kimberly Willis Holt
When her father is transferred yet again, Piper must leave her friends behind and adapt to a new life in Florida.
Powerless by Matthew Cody
Daniel discovers that he doesn’t quite fit in with the other kids in his new neighborhood—all of whom have superpowers—but they just might need his help to defeat a mysterious supervillain.
So Totally Emily Ebers by Lisa Yee
When her parents divorce, her Emily moves with her mother to the other side of the country and begins to correspond with her father through letters.