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New Home Book List

New Home Book List

Homesickness is a bit like seasickness. You don't know how awful it is until you get it, and when you do, it hits you right in the top of the stomach and you want to die.

Roald Dahl

We all need to feel a sense of belonging whether it is within our family or the wider community. Children experience a range of emotions when moving home. Immigration involves moving to a new country, an often emotionally challenging experience. Some of these books focus on people fleeing their homes and arriving in new countries. Other books explore the practicalities of moving and the emotions of saying goodbye. The book collection and resources support children understanding their place in the world.

Further Reading

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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information
Kids’ Health: Moving House
Become Charity: Belonging and Identity
Nursery World: Sense of Belonging
Early Childhood Australia: Developing a space for belonging
Psychology Today: Create a Sense of Belonging
KIDS Discover: Immigration
Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework: Identity and Belonging Teaching Unit
Learning to Give: Refugees: Finding a Place (K-2) Lesson Plans
Merseyside Maritime Museum: Migrant Teacher Resources
The Statue of Library: Ellis Island

New Home Book List

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 400 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

New Home Book List

Complete Book List

Explore over 450 picture books. Each book title has a synopsis, resources and relevant links.

Themed Picture Book Lists

Find lists of picture books organised by different subjects, including separate lists for teachers.


Find links to a selection of book and magazine publishers. You will find the companies have different offers at different times so have a browse.

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