My daughter loved it, We had to unexpectedly moved soon after this so this book definitely come in handy.
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A cute looking book, I enjoyed this story and the pictures helped too.
Fun way to help children process change. Great delivery of an important message.
A nice short story about moving house and school. Helps children understand that their worries are usually only temporary. Nicely illustrated and by two girls enjoyed it.
I Don't Want to Move is a lovely story explaining to children the process of moving home and helping them to understand and deal with their emotions at this time. My 6 year old son and I really enjoyed it.
Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for my copy.
Charlotte is a young girl who learns the lessons so valuable of resilience, adaptability and most important empathy when she moved to her new home and school.
As it is said that it always takes a first step and rest follows. She too overcome her fear of losing old friends and neighbourhood but when she entered her new school she realised that it was all dilemma in vain.
She adopted new place and get it become her new comfort zone.
Thanks to NetGalley and its author for providing me with an advanced copy of this book
A book that reminds me to 2019 when i did not want to move to Cali back, i was starting to make new friends and it was unfair them to do it. Notwithstanding, i had learned something about what they had taken in that time. i have been learning about my sexuality and my stuff every single year since i am here.
A new neighbourhood and new school
I Don't Want to Move is a great book for families when they are planning a move as well as for classrooms when they are going to be welcoming new students. Charlotte's family is moving to a new house in another part of town. She will be attending a new school and she is very sad. She will miss her friends and her teacher that she loves. First, her mother assures her that she will be keeping her old friends, but will make new ones. Her new teacher pairs her up with a buddy, who helps her adjust and recommends that she meet with the school counsellor for strategies. (Not sure if this is available at all schools). As she adjusts and meets new students she relaxes and when another new girl arrives in their class, she is happy to be her class buddy, show her around the school and be her friend. With wonderful illustrations adding to the story and showing emotions and feelings, this is a good book to help with that "New Kid" event.
I like how this book broke down the process of moving and presented a few things that I totally forgot about.
This would be a great book for a parent to read to their child if moving is in their future. A great way for preparing them .
The illustrations in this book are spot on and very appealing to look at. This is the story of Charlotte and her move to.a big new house and school. Charlotte is thinking to much of what she will be loosing, like friends, her old school. She thinks about this so much she is not opening herself up to ,making new friends, while still keeping the old ones in her life. It is hard for children especially when there is a move. This book deals with it in an honest and open way. I highly recommend this book.
Moving house is such a hard thing for everyone, but young children especially can’t always express their emotions. This book helps them to acknowledge and express the emotions that they are feeling. Nice shoutout to school counselors! Highly recommended.
In this cute little story, a girl doesn’t want to move. She is afraid of what her new school will be like, and that she’ll have no friends. But she soon learns that she can have fun in her new home. This book is meant to comfort kids when they are about to move, though I wonder a little about the target age. The girl looks and acts as if she is about 10. The teachers let them walk the hallways alone…but maybe that is normal for 6-7 year olds these days? Because that’s the age range the book seems to target by complexity.
A simple book with a story kids who have to move to a new school will empathize with. Modeling of friendly, positive behaviors are modeled to and used by a girl who overcomes her fear of a new school and helps a new friend fit in in turn. Illustration help young readers make better sense of new words. A quick read to assist kids in realizing who makes up their emotional support network.
This picture book tells the story of a young girl who does not want to move to a new house and attend a new school and shares some of the things that she did to help adapt. First, her parents suggest that she invites her friends from her old school over to have a sleepover and together they talk about ways to stay friends. When she starts at her new school she tries to make friends, but also says negative things about the school and feels lonely when she doesn't know who to play with. Eventually, with the help of the school counsellor she makes friends and then before she realizes, another new student becomes the "new kid" and now she has the opportunity to help them adjust. I liked the strategies covered in the story, especially the importance of staying connected with her group of friends from her old school and the advice she was given about trying to be open to making new friends. I didn't really understand why the author had the friend suggest she go to the school counsellor, that might be a better parent or school staff suggestion, and also the counsellor sat with them at the lunch table the next day, which definitely could happen, but is unusual. I like that the author included this strategy because as a teacher, I do know that it can be challenging for students, especially ones experiencing anxiety or trying to adjust to a new situation, to ask for help from an adult, it just seemed a little weird the way it was included in the story. More of a pet peeve than a real issue! Over all the book was really well written. The font is large enough and clean and easy to read. The illustrations are bright and beautiful and help tell the story. I could definitely see myself recommending this story to families or teachers of students in the age 4-9 range, especially for those who may be switching schools. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to read and review this book.
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This is a story about a young girl who has to move to a new house. Now I must confess I'm a little confused about how far from the old house she's moving because in the story, it seems like it's close enough to continue seeing her current friends, but it does land her in a new school. That's a somewhat foreign concept for me because when I moved as a teenager, I couldn't still see my old friends regularly. And yet if we moved three miles away from where we live now, my kids would be in an entirely different school district. In any case, she isn't going to have friends in her new school and that makes her sad. One girl at the new school shows her around and tries to be her friend from the get go, but Charlotte is still sad until another new girl joins the class. Then she makes sure to make her feel welcome so she won't feel the same way Charlotte did.
The illustrations were bold and Charlotte had beautiful, vibrant red hair. That's what really stood out to me overall from my short time reading the book about the illustrations at least. It was really well done I thought. This book would definitely be worth a read for anyone with smaller children that are facing a move to maybe help ease their fears some. Overall I give it 4.1 out of 5 stars.
Charlotte is going to move to a bigger house, and with it, she's going to change schools. She doesn't want to change because she will lose her friends.
It's a book about change, like making friends at a new school. It was a good read, and is definitely an important topic for children.
Thank you NetGalley and Books Go Social for the opportunity to read "I Don't Want To Move" in exchange for my honest review.
This is a wonderful tool for educators and parents to use if they are moving and children are expressing their worry about the move or going to a new school. Charlotte is sad about moving - she loves her house and doesn't want to leave her friends, school and teachers for a bigger house and a big new school. She is told that she can keep her old friends but she will make new ones too. Even though she has all her old things in the new house she feels alone. She has a sleep-over to invite her old friends over to see her new room. She's happy to see her old friends but sad at the same time.
She's very nervous about her new school - she doesn't know anyone and she worries about making friends. A girl named Janelle is the only one to say "hi" to her and she's the only one to sit with her at lunch. She plays alone on the playground. Her family meets with the school counselor and they come up with some strategies for Charlotte. These techniques can help any child. When they are sad or frustrated they can hold their breath for a count of 5 and they will start to relax and feel better. Soon Charlotte is making new friends with a lunch group. Then a new girl comes to the school and Charlotte is no longer the "new kid". She happily shows the new girl around the school because she remembers how hard it was to be new.
This is a very cute story about what it is like when your family is moving. I really like how the author had the old friends from the old neighborhood sleep over before the main character started her new school. It shows that even if you move, you can still see your old friends. I would recommend this book to any child that is moving so they can connect to the main character.
Great book to help kids get over the anxiety of moving and starting a new school. It also teaches them to be kind to each other as being new can be overwhelming.
Moving can be very difficult for young children. Can cause anxiety and affect performance at school and home. Charlotte learned she was moving to a bigger house and a new school. She was not impressed and she knew how difficult it would be. Her story covers all that she felt and how others helped her. She learned a valuable lesson when later a new girl arrived at the school. She was able to be there for her and help her adjust just like she was helped.
If you are moving, this will be a good resource for your student to get the help they need.
A special thank you to Books Go Social and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
I really liked this book. It's such an important topic that gets overlooked sometimes. The illustrations were colourful and vibrant. The main character touched my heart with how she reacted to someone similar in her situation. A fantastic read.