KCLS Recommends: Children's - Moving
Annotation:Angry Alexander refuses to move away if it means having to leave his favorite friends and special place. Ages 5 – 8.
Annotation:The year she is in the third grade is a sad time for Amber because her best friend Justin is getting ready to move to a distant state. Ages 7 – 10.
Annotation:The hand-lettered contents of a nine-year-old's notebook, in which she 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. Ages 7 – 10.
Annotation:When twelve-year-old Bronte moves to a small California beach town, her idea to form a book club in order to make friends turns out, after a rocky start, to be a good one. Ages 8 – 12.
Annotation:When Kansas Bloom moves to California and joins the Media Club at school, he soon finds himself trying to outdo one of the other fourth-grade students in a "dare war" while vying for the job of on-air video homeroom announcer. Ages 7 – 10
Annotation:Ellie writes and doodles in a journal of her family's move to a new home and her struggle to make friends, which gets a lot easier as she leads a nonviolent protest about long lunch lines at school. Ages 8 – 12.
Annotation:Moving to Hollywood with his parents, eleven-year-old Mitch feels like an outsider in his school where everyone has connections to the powerful and famous in the entertainment industry, until he is cast in a soda commercial that launches a popular catchphrase. Ages 8 – 12
Annotation:A young girl describes her grandmother's comfortable, long-time home, and wishes that she and her parents could stay in the same house instead of moving so often. Ages 6 - 8.
Annotation:Moving away from everything familiar to live in a new house, 10-year-old S. Horten reluctantly befriends the annoying triplets next door and is swept up in a magical quest to find his great-uncle Tony, a famous magician who disappeared along with his fantastical workshop. Ages 8 – 12
Annotation:When Logan's dog runs away as he and his mother are moving to a new home after his parents separate, a girl named Hannah, who longs for a dog of her own, finds him. Ages 7 – 10
Annotation:Thirteen-year-old Andrea is devastated when her parents announce that the family's moving to Scotland for a year-long teacher exchange, but as she makes new friends, joins a soccer team, and her stutter improves, life doesn't seem so bad. Ages 10 – 14.
Annotation:Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home. Ages 7 – 9.
Annotation:After moving to a new town, eight-year-old Mallory is torn between old friends and new, and keeps throwing stones in the "Wishing Pond" but things will not go back to the way they were before. Ages 7 – 10.
Annotation:When Katie Woo's family moves, she is sad about leaving her room to a stranger, and even more concerned that her new house will never feel like home. Ages 5 – 7.
Annotation:Nine-year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules. Ages 8 – 12.
Annotation:Photographs and simple text detail what it is like to move into a new home, and covers packing, loading the truck, and spending the first night in a new house. Ages 5 – 7.
Annotation:When Oliver's parents move into separate houses, he spends a lot of time looking out of windows with his pet lion as he adjusts to a new preschool and to living in two places. Ages 4 – 6.
Annotation:Rex and her best friend Pinky are upset to learn that their neighbor Mrs. Morgan is moving, and it looks like a family with an obnoxious boy named Ollie is set to move in. Ages 6 – 8.
Annotation:Eleven-year-old Lily has trouble leaving her best friend behind and moving to the city when her mother changes jobs, but she makes some very unlikely friends that soon become like family. Ages 10 – 12
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