What You Know First.. Stays With You- by MacLachlan

Interest Level: Kindergarten – Grade 2
Grade Level Equivalent: 3.2
DRA: 38

A beautifully written book about moving and change.
“If I could
If I wanted
Tell Mama and Papa that I won’t go.

To a new house,
To the new place,
To a land I’ve never seen…

Moving and change is such a big part of life, especially when it comes to children. Changes that take place during and after moving affect children’s lives for years after. Patricia MacLachlan does a great job describing the stages of coming to terms and accepting moving. Be your first home a farm or the ocean side, the universal experience of accepting change is universal.

“What you know first stays with you, my Papa says.”



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