Moving Tales for Young Hearts
March 8, 2024

5 Best Books for Children to Read When Moving Home

“Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move” by Judith Viorst

Is a delightful picture book that follows the spirited Alexander as he confronts the idea of leaving behind his beloved home. Through Alexander’s relatable narrative, children are encouraged to express their own concerns about moving while finding humor in the process.

“The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day” by Stan and Jan Berenstain 

Offers timeless adventures as the Bear family bids farewell to their old home and embraces the excitement of a new beginning. Through Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear, children gain valuable insights into the ups and downs of relocation and the art of adapting to change.

“The Unmapped Sea” by Maryrose Wood 

Takes young readers on a fantastical voyage with siblings Felicity and Bartholomew as they navigate the uncharted waters of a new home. Through enchanting escapades, children discover the wonders of imagination, the magic of nature, and the thrill of fresh adventures.

The Magnificent Migration: On Safari with Africa’s Last Great Herds” by Sy Montgomery

Invites children on a captivating expedition across the African savanna, showcasing the awe-inspiring spectacle of wildebeests embarking on their annual migration. With breathtaking photographs and riveting narratives, this book provides insights into the marvels of the natural world and the importance of embracing the journey.

“The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Barnhill 

A spellbinding tale of Luna, a young girl immersed in a world teeming with magic and mystery. Through Luna’s enchanting odyssey of self-discovery, children learn the transformative power of imagination, the beauty of diversity, and the enduring strength of friendship.

These exceptional books, among others, serve as comforting companions for children facing the challenges of moving home. Let’s celebrate the joy of reading and the boundless possibilities of imagination, providing solace and guidance for young hearts amidst the transition.