We've selected a collection of stories on moving house and settling into unfamiliar places. Share these books to help with any worries or questions children may have when moving away from friends and family.
Sharing stories is a great way to explore challenging issues with children. Using gentle, age-appropriate picture books can help start conversations, encourage questions, reassure children that others have faced the same problems or give them a preview to an upcoming situation they may be worried about.
Our librarians have gathered the best titles to create the Special times, special needs series of recommended reading lists, highlighting books to share with children and to support parents and carers.
Highlights from our booklist
When Amy’s family move, she is separated from her best friend Louis - until he discovers how to rebuild their special bond in Amy and Louis. In The red boat, Poppy feels lonely in her new house, but when she discovers a red boat in the garden something magical happens.
For a fun rhyming story, Bad bye, good bye follows a family as they move towns.
Stories about moving house
My new home by Marta Altes
Ella and Monkey at sea by Emilie Boon
Yard sale by Eve Bunting
The red boat by Hannah Cumming
Where's home, Daddy Bear? By Nicola O’Byrne
Ian is moving by Pauline Oud
Bad bye, good bye by Deborah Underwood
Mabel and Sam at home by Linda Urban
Florette by Anna Walker
Amy & Louis by Libby Gleeson
Clancy and Millie and the very fine house by Libby Gleeson
A new room for William by Sally Grindley
Kisses on the wind by Lisa Moser
Moving day! by Jess Stockham
Do you know Millie? by Gordon Winch
More recommended reading
To view booklists on a variety of subjects, visit Booklists from our librarians.