Aliki. We Are Best Friends. When Robert’s best friend Peter moves away, both are unhappy, but they learn that they can make new friends and still remain best friends.
Bagley, Jessixa. Before I Leave. Leaving her best friend is difficult for a young hedgehog whose family is moving, but everyone assures her that things will be alright.
BeakeLesley. Home Now. After the death of her parents, young Sieta goes to live with her Aunty on the other side of the mountains, but she is sad and lonely until she meets a young elephant who has also lost his family.
Crimi, Carolyn. The Louds Move In. When the Loud family moves into the neighborhood alongside Mr. Pitterpatter, Miss Shushermush, and Miss Meekerton, things begin to change.
Denise. Anika. Bella and Stella Come Home. A little girl tries to reassure her favorite doll when they move to a new, and very different, home.
Doughty. Rebecca. Oh No! Time to Go! A Book of Goodbyes. A young boy presents the different ways his family members and others say goodbye, then describes the worst goodbye he ever experienced.
Harper. Jessica. I Like Where I Am. The rhyming story of a six-year-old boy who is sad about moving to a new home but ends up being happy when he gets there.
Juster. Norton. Neville. When a boy and his family move to a new house, he devises an ingenious way to meet people in the neighborhood.
Krishnaswami. Umi. The Closet Ghosts. With help from Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, Anu finds a way to cope with going to a new school, living in a new home, and even dealing with the mischievous ghosts in her closet.
McCarthy, Jenna. Lola’s Rules for Friendship. Lola knows a lot about being a good friend and must put her skills to the test when her family moves to a new town and the only person she knows in her neighborhood is her big sister, Charlotte.
Moss, Peggy. One of Us. Roberta is welcomed by different groups on her first day at a new school, only to be told she does not fit in with them for some reason, but by the next day, members of each group have begun to see that they do not have to be alike in every way.
Rostoker-Gruber, Karen. Bandit. When Bandit’s family moves to a new house, the cat runs away and returns to the only home he knows, but after he is brought back, he understands that the new house is now home.
Siegel, Mark. Moving House. When Joey, Chloe, and their family are getting ready to move, their house decides it wants to go too.
Smith, Danna. A Brave Spaceboy. 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!
Walker, Anna. Florette. When Mae’s family moves from the country to the city, she is sad to leave behind her beloved backyard garden but before long, she finds a way to start a new garden.
Watt, Melanie. Augustine. A penguin and his family move from the South to the North Pole.
Weston, Robert Paul. Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms. Moving from her native Japan to America, Sakura misses her grandmother and the cherry blossom trees under which they shared many happy hours, but a new friend and a springtime surprise help her adjust to her new home.
Zolotow, Charlotte. A Tiger Called Thomas. Thomas realizes being the new kid on the block isn’t too lonely after a special night of trick-or-treating.
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin. Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear. Whose teddy bear has Biscuit found?
Krensky, Stephen. We Just Moved! When a boy moves with his family to a bigger castle, he finds that some things about life in the new place are different, some things are the same, and he gets more comfortable the longer he is there.
Yoo, Paula. Lily’s New Home. Lily and her parents move to a new home in New York City. Everything is so new and different, which makes Lily even more homesick.
Auch, Mary Jane. Wing Nut. When twelve-year-old Grady and his mother relocate yet again,they find work taking care of an elderly man, who teaches Grady about cars, birds, and what it means to have a home.
Barrett, Tracy. Cold in Summer. At the beginning of seventh grade, Ariadne moves to a Tennessee town near a former farming community under a man-made lake and meets the ghost of a girl from the past.
Bateson, Catherine. Stranded in Boringsville. Following her parents’ separation, twelve-year-old Rain moves with her mother to the country, where she befriends the unpopular boy who lives next door and also seeks a way to cope with her feelings toward her father and his new girlfriend.
Bauer, Marion Dane. The Secret of the Painted House. When her family moves from Chicago to the country, nine-year-old Emily is drawn to a mysterious playhouse she finds in the woods and soon meets its sad, lonely inhabitant.
Benedis-Grab, Daphne. Army Brats. When the Bailey family moves into an army base in Virginia there are a lot of adjustments to make; twelve-year-old Tom runs afoul of the base school bully, ten-year-old Charlotte finds herself trying too hard to make friends with the “cool” girls, and six-year-old Rosie is just being difficult as usual–but they come together to investigate a mysterious building full of weird cages, and uncover Fort Patrick’s secrets.
Benjamin, Ali. The Next Great Paulie Fink. A funny composite of emails, interviews, texts and first-person narration, this book shows seventh grader Caitlyn’s adjustment to a new, rural Vermont middle school.
Cheng, Andrea. Honeysuckle House. An all-American girl with Chinese ancestors and a new immigrant from China find little in common when they meet in their fourth grade classroom, but they are both missing their best friends and soon discover other connections.
Cheng, Andrea. The Key Collection. A ten-year-old boy in the Midwest misses his Chinese grandmother, who always lived next door until her health caused her to move.
Danziger, Paula. Amber Brown is Green with Envy. Fourth-grader Amber Brown must make some important decisions when her mother and Max move their wedding date up and prepare to buy a house together, while her father makes some bad choices of his own.
Fleming, Candace. Lowji Discovers America. A nine-year-old East Indian boy tries to adjust to his new life in suburban America.
Friedman, Laurie B. Mallory on the Move. After moving to a new town, eight-year-old Mallory keeps throwing stones in the “Wishing Pond” but things will not go back to the way they were before, and she remains torn between old and new best friends.
Gantos, Jack. Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue. When his father rejoins the Navy and moves the family to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, ten-year-old Jack becomes confused by a crush on his teacher, contradictory advice from his parents, and a very strange neighbor.
Grimes, Nikki. Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel. 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.
Hale, Marian. The Truth about Sparrows. Twelve-year-old Sadie promises that she will always be Wilma’s best friend when their families leaves drought-stricken Missouri in 1933, but once in Texas, Sadie learns that she must try to make a new home – and new friends, too.
Hickey, Caroline. Cassie Was Here. After moving to a new neighborhood, eleven-year-old Bree’s long-forgotten imaginary playmate returns, to the dismay of her parents and brother, but the only other girl on the street is thirteen-year-old Cassie, whose behavior may lead to big trouble.
Kelly, Katy. Lucy Rose, Here’s the Thing About Me. Eight-year-old Lucy Rose keeps a diary of her first year in Washington, D.C., her home since her parents separation, where she spends time with her grandparents, makes new friends, and longs to convince her teacher to let her take care of the class pet during a holiday.
Klise, Kate. Deliver Us from Normal. Despite his own personal dramas and insecurities, middle-grader Charles Harrisong makes the best of a bad situation living in the not-so-normal town of Normal, but when his sister is treated cruelly by her fellow classmates while running for class president, Charlie is more than happy to leave the whole works behind and start anew.
Kadohata, Cynthia. A Place to Belong. Despite the terrible circumstances of having to move from their Los Angeles home to an internment camp then back to Japan in 1945, young Hanako still finds unexpected sources of solace and joy.
Lord, Bette. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball.
Nagda, Ann Whitehead. Meow Means Mischief. A stray kitten turns out to be the perfect way to help Rana make friends in her new school and to feel more comfortable with her grandparents, who are visiting from India while her parents are away.
Nixon, Joan Lowery. Laugh Till You Cry. Thirteen years old and a budding comedian, Cody has little to laugh about after he and his mother move from California to Texas to help his sick grandmother and he finds himself framed by his jealous cousin for calling in bomb threats to their school.
Tucker, Laura. All the Greys on Greene Street. A mystery and family drama that includes a parent suffering from depression, this compelling story is set in the 1980’s SOHO art world and Fire Island and features twelve-year old Olympia (Ollie).
Walker, Melissa. Let’s Pretend we Never Met. Struggling to adapt when her family moves during the school year, Mattie makes friends with the girl next door during winter break only to confront unpopularity when she learns that her new friend is the weird girl in school who no one likes
Wynne-Jones, Tim. Rex Zero and the End of the World. In the summer of 1962 with everyone nervous about a possible nuclear war, ten-nearly-eleven-year-old Rex, having just moved to Ottawa from Vancouver with his parents and five siblings, faces his own personal challenges as he discovers new friends and a new understanding of the world around him.
Yee, Lisa. So Totally Emily Ebers. In a series of letters to her absent father, twelve-year-old Emily Ebers deals with moving cross-country, her parents’ divorce, a new friendship, and her first serious crush.
Book about moving are located in the J 648.9 section.