Iris lives in the best home in the world. All her friends live nearby. She knows all the best places to win at hide and seek and all the best places in the garden to dig for worms.
But one day, her parents share some big news: the family is moving to a new house in a new place. Iris is upset. She doesn't want to move! She even tries to convince the movers that the whole thing has been called off.
Once Iris arrives at the new house and unpacks all her special things, it starts to feel more like home. Iris makes some new friends, discovers some new bugs, and has a big realization: moving doesn't take away the things you love - it just gives you more of them.
The Girl Who Didn't Want to Move helps parents talk to their kids about moving, and how to guide them through the emotional journey. It includes a helpful discussion guide by parenting expert, Dr. Reena B. Patel.
Proceeds from the book support Covenant House, a national nonprofit organization that provides shelter and support to homeless and trafficked teenagers, young adults, and single moms with kids.
You can learn more about Covenant House at https://www.covenanthouse.org/.