I have several clients right now with young children, some already here on the island, others preparing to make a major move.  Moving is not for the faint of heart.  I think it is one of the hardest things to do . . . I have said many times that it aged me five years.  One of the hardest things is watching your kids struggle through the transition.  In the end, yes, I do believe it makes you stronger and more open to change, but during the transition, it is tough and help is good . . . below are some books I recommend, both for parents and kids.

Books About Moving with Kids

The list author says: “Our family made a major move from CA to Bainbridge Island, WA, when our kids were four and seven. Emotions and challenges came up that I could not have predicted. Insight and guidance from those who have paved the road for you is out there for the taking. Although folks feel like they are the only ones going through the emotional drama of a move, they are not. Others have been through the same challenges and can offer help . . . and books are a good place to start”

Moving with Kids: 25 Ways to Ease Your Family's Transition to a New Home
1.  Moving with Kids: 25 Ways to Ease Your Family’s Transition to a New Home by Lori Collins Burgan
The list author says:
“This is a book that takes into account that this is a busy/ crazy time.  Not all of these ideas will work for your family, but there are some simple tips that can make a big differnce in your transition.”
$9.95   Used & New from: $1.70
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Moving Book: A Kids' Survival Guide
2.  The Moving Book: A Kids’ Survival Guide by Gabriel Davis
$15.61   Used & New from: $14.61
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Moving Survival Guide: All You Need to Know to Make Your Move Go Smoothly
3.  The Moving Survival Guide: All You Need to Know to Make Your Move Go Smoothly by Martha Poage
$10.17   Used & New from: $4.40
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

How to Survive A Move: by Hundreds of Happy People Who Did and Some Things to Avoid, From a Few Who Haven't Unpacked Yet (Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides)
4.  How to Survive A Move: by Hundreds of Happy People Who Did and Some Things to Avoid, From a Few Who Haven’t Unpacked Yet (Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides) by Hundreds of Heads
$11.16   Used & New from: $2.43
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

29 Days to a Smooth Move, 2nd Edition
5.  29 Days to a Smooth Move, 2nd Edition by Donna Kozik
$17.95   Used & New from: $6.97
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Moving.kit
6.  Moving.kit by Alicia Rockmore & Sarah Welch
Used & New from: $62.93
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Moving House (Usborne First Experiences)
7.  Moving House (Usborne First Experiences) by Anne Civardi
$4.99   Used & New from: $1.85
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day (First Time Books(R))
8.  The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day (First Time Books(R)) by Stan Berenstain
The list author says:
“Friends gave us a bundle of books as a gift when we moved, this was one of them, a great idea.”
$3.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

We're Moving (First-Time Stories)
9.  We’re Moving (First-Time Stories) by Heather Maisner
$3.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Big Ernie's New Home: A Story for Young Children Who Are Moving
10.  Big Ernie’s New Home: A Story for Young Children Who Are Moving by Teresa Martin
$9.95   Used & New from: $5.41
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
A New House
11.  A New House by Jill Wenzel
$6.95   Used & New from: $3.47
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews  (3 customer reviews)

Saying Good-Bye, Saying Hello...: When Your Family Is Moving (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
12.  Saying Good-Bye, Saying Hello…: When Your Family Is Moving (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by Michaelene Mundy
$7.95   Used & New from: $4.15

It's Moving Day!
13.  It’s Moving Day! by Pamela Hickman
$14.00   Used & New from: $7.65
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

I'm Not Moving, Mama
14.  I’m Not Moving, Mama by Nancy White Carlstrom
Used & New from: $8.85
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move
15.  Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move by Judith Viorst
The list author says:
“This was given to us when we moved.  This is exactly how my kids felt.”
$6.99   Used & New from: $1.32
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Melanie Mouse's Moving Day
16.  Melanie Mouse’s Moving Day by Cyndy Szekeres
The list author says:
“This book hits on the emotions and feelings of being in a new place.  Not uplifting, but your kids will relate, especially if they love to hang out in their rooms.”
$9.95   Used & New from: $5.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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