Allen County Public Library
200 E. Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN Phone 260-421-1200  
Children's Services Home

Kids Links
ALA's Great Sites for Kids
Fun Links
Homework Help
Internet Safety
World Book Online
Grown-ups Links
Everybody Reads
Curriculum Resources
Homeschooling Links
Internet Safety
Custom Collection Form
Everyone Links
About Children's Services
Children's Book Awards
Book Lists
Illustration Types
Fairy Tale Variants
Parents' Primer
Seasonal Lists
Children's Literature
Programs: Main Library
Programs: Branches

Parents' Primer: Fears



Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J JUKES Jukes, Mavis The New Kid
When almost-nine-year-old Carson Blum and his father move to Northern California, he is worried about adjusting to his new, large, public school and finding friends.
J Smith, Janice Lee The Monster in the Third Dresser Drawer and Other Stories About Adam Joshua
Adam Joshua is moving, and it isn't his idea. In fact, he thinks it's terrible. But no matter what he thinks, Adam Joshua can't stop the move. And getting used to a strange house and a strange town is just the beginning of his problems. Soon he must deal with a baby sister, Great-Aunt Emily, and even a monster in his dresser.
J371.2914 GLASS Glasser, Debbie New Kid, New Scene : A Guide to Moving and Switching Schools
J648.9 AMOS Amos, Janine Moving
Letters, stories and informational text help children cope with moving to a new home.
J648.9 BARBE Barber, Nicola Moving to a New House
This book guides you through the process of moving.
J648.9 GUILL Guillain, Charlotte Coping with Moving Away
Why do people move? What is repossession? How can you keep in touch with old friends?
J648.9 SWOLU Swol-Ulbrich, Hilly van When Abroad - Do As the Local Children Do: Ori's Guide for Young Expats
Designed to assist children in the move to a different country. Encourages children to discuss the move with their parents and provides activities that help children say goodbye to their old friends, remember what to pack, and fun places to visit once they have arrived in their new country.
JE Ballard, Robin Good-bye, House
A child says goodbye to the old house before moving with Mama and Papa to a new home.
JE Balter, Lawrence Sue Lee's New Neighborhood: Adjusting to a New Home
A little girl faces the anxieties of moving, trading old friends and familiar places for unfamiliar rooms and a new neighborhood.
JE BLABE Blabey, Aaron Sunday Chutney
Sunday Chutney's family moves often to different countries, so she has found imaginative ways to cope with being the new girl at school.
JE Cadnum, Michael The Lost and Found House
A young boy describes how he and his parents feel when they leave their old house and move to a new house in another town.
JE Carlson, Nancy My Best Friend Moved Away
After her best friend moves away, a little girl misses the special times they had together.
JE Carlstrom, Nancy White I'm Not Moving, Mama!
Mother and child discuss the family's upcoming move.
JE Civardi, Anne Moving House
The Spark family has much to do moving into their new house.
JE Davies, Sally J.K. Why Did We Have to Move Here?
A young boy has trouble adjusting to his new home and his new school, until he decides that with a little effort, he can make new friends.
JE Denise, Anika Bella and Stella Come Home
A little girl tries to reassure her favorite doll when they moved to a new, and very different, home.
JE Hazen, Barbara Shook Good-bye/Hello
For all the sadness in "good-byes," there are corresponding happy moments in "hellos," as an urban child moves to a suburban neighborhood.
JE JUSTE Juster, Norton Neville
"A new block, a new house, and a new boy who doesn't know anyone at all. That's the worst part: how will he ever make friends?..."--front flap.
JE KURYL Kuryla-Yelchin, Mary The Next Door Bear
When Emma moves to a new city, she feels unwelcome and is unable to make friends with the other children who are playing outside until Mr. Bear shows her how.
JE Prestine, Joan Singleton Moving Is Hard
Relates the feelings a little girl experiences before, during, and after moving to a new home.
JE SARAH Sarah, Duchess of York Lauren's Moving Day
Even though Lauren is excited about her family's new house and having her own bedroom for the first time, she is anxious about the move and worried about changes. Includes ten hints for parents to help children move to a new home.
JE SILVE Silverman, Maida Peter's Welcome
Peter's new neighbors plan a special welcome for him.
JE WONG Wong, Janet Homegrown House
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.
JE YOLEN Yolen, Jane Elsie's Bird
Young Elsie must find a way to adapt to her new home on the Nebraska prairie after she and her father leave their comfortable city life in Boston.
JER BRAND Brandon, Anthony G. Moving Day
Annie Kim does not budge when her family tells her it is time to move to their new house, but then she notices the new puppy with them.
JER 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.
JER Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge and Annie's Good Move
When Henry's cousin Annie prepares to move in next door, he and Mudge help calm her fears.
S JE Le Masne, Christophe Tom se cambia de casa
Tom is not happy about having to move far away from his friends. But after boxing up the house and moving, he begins to like the new house and his new friend. (En espaņol)

Websites provides current photos and information on many U.S. cities. Information includes real estate prices and trends, crime data, weather, local school systems, and much more.

HAPLR (Hennen's American Public Library Ratings) Index ranks public libraries in the United States, based on circulation, funding, staffing, materials and reference service. It's a great way to check out local libraries in a new location! -- What Kids Who Are Moving Should Do

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!

This list was created and is maintained by Children's Services Librarians.
Comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at

Copyright© 2002 Allen County Public Library
About Us ACPL Locations Hours Services Programs Library Jobs Library Volunteers Frequently Asked Questions Contact Us ACPL Home