As we celebrate World Book Day today, we look at the best books to help children with moving house

If you are in the process of planning your move, it can be unsettling, and especially so for your children.


Moving home can be an extremely exciting time, but in a period of uncertainty there can be extra worries. Older children will be unsure of leaving their friends behind, if they are moving further afield and younger children can just find the whole process quite bewildering.


Here are some of the best books to help kids cope with moving house:


Moving House - by Usborne First Experiences


Age 0-8 Years

This beautifully illustrated book is suitable for very young children by gently introducing them to the process of moving house. There is lots to see and look for in the pictures and the story has an amusing element making the whole concept of moving house fun. There is also a sticker book version - for a little more interaction.

And remember - moving house can be one of the biggest adventures you and your children may have. Maybe one that is even worth writing about.


 We're Moving - by Heather Maisner, Houghton Mifflin Company

A delightful book about Amy, a pre-schooler, who doesn't want to move as it will mean she will have to say good-bye to her best friend as well as leave the garden she planted with her dad. The illustrations are lovely to look at and the story will encourage younger children to talk about their feelings and any concerns that they may have about moving house.


 Berenstain Bears' Moving Day - by Random House, Incorporated

Age 3- 7 years

Many children are already aware of the Berenstain Bear stories and so will easily associate with the characters, in particular Brother Bear. The book raises some of the fears that children may have about moving house but all turns out for the best in the end - which is great for re-assuring younger children about moving day.


Moving Molly - by Shirley Hughes (Red Fox Picture Books

Age 2 - 7 Years

A lovely book for young children about missing your previous home once the novelty of moving house is over - but there are adventures to be had in next-door's garden. A good book to read to young children or give to early readers to have a go themselves.


Moving House (First Times) - by Rebecca Hunter