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Notnowcato Mon 22-Apr-13 14:25:59

I am hoping that MN wisdom can help me with this. We have three children and a house move coming up. We're only moving two miles and the children's school won't change but all three have only known our current house and the oldest and the youngest are starting to feel worried. Does anyone have any book recommendations that I can use, especially for the youngest, who is four? The other two are 8 and 10. The oldest is prone to worrying so if anyone does know of a good book for a (young) ten-year-old girl, that would be great too. Otherwise, she can just read to the youngest!

Periwinkle007 Mon 22-Apr-13 16:51:58

I THINK there may be a topsy and tim one about moving house. worth a look as would be ideal for the 4 year old.

Periwinkle007 Mon 22-Apr-13 16:52:37

Periwinkle007 Mon 22-Apr-13 16:55:10

this might appeal to your eldest,don't know how much is about the house move but sounds quite a magical read

UniqueAndAmazing Mon 22-Apr-13 17:06:25

the youngest one is easy - the Usborne one is very helpful.
in form of a sticker book

moves house younger one
new house for mouse
Olga da polga moves house for the 8yo
harry moves house 8yo again

ella moves house
new home for a pirate - for all to share

for the older one, try the Historical House series - it's not technically about moving house, but it's a series of 6 books taking place in one house in various periods of history. It would be great for the 10yo, because it's not too obvious.
this is the one closest to the modern day, Andie's Moon, then there's Cecily's Portrait, Mary ann and Miss Mozart, Polly's March, Lizzie's Wish and Josie under Fire

UniqueAndAmazing Mon 22-Apr-13 17:07:42

of course, for the older one, any book about evacuees might appeal (but please NOT Carrie's War! grin )

UniqueAndAmazing Mon 22-Apr-13 17:29:16

there are a couple of Judy Blume books that deal with moving house, but they're not just moving house, they're also issues books (eg racism, divorce), but they might appeal to the 10yo.
Iggie's House, Starring Sally J Freedman as herself and Then Again Maybe I won't.

Notnowcato Mon 22-Apr-13 17:40:14

Fantastic, thank you everyone! Great ideas there. And yes, Topsy and Tim, how could I have forgotten: wonderful!!

Sooooo please about the Olga da Polga. I loved those books when I was little but didn't know about the moving house one.

Love the idea of Tilly's Moonlight Fox. DD loves Tom's Midnight Garden and The Secret Garden. Perfect.

Now I am fired up and excited: there's little in my world that can't be solved by a good book grin

Hmmmm, Carrie's War was last term's literacy study book for the 10 year old … I wonder if that might have started worries off confused

wearymum200 Mon 22-Apr-13 19:12:21

Shirley Hughes' Moving Molly is lovely. I will look for Topsy and tim one as we are about to move too; thanks!

Notnowcato Mon 22-Apr-13 20:16:52

UniqueAndAmazing: thanks, now that I've had a look at all the titles you recommended firstly for introducing me to The Hive Network. I am ashamed to say that I hadn't come across them before, but what a great alternative to Amazon!! Also for the Judy Blume recommendations. DD is just getting to the point where many/most/all of these will be brilliant for her and, again, I hadn't come across the author. The Historical House series also sound absolutely perfect for her as she loves historical series. So, even if she still isn't happy about moving, at least she'll have lots of nice books to read smile

Thank you all again.

UniqueAndAmazing Mon 22-Apr-13 22:12:19

I love historical house series. I've read them all smile

and hive snds a very small commission to your local independent bookshop grin

Bue Sun 28-Apr-13 17:49:40

Moving Molly is a classic!

emmaMBC Thu 09-May-13 05:33:42

Clancy & Millie's Very Fine House would be perfect. Good luck with the move!

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