A New Home

2020 ALA Notable Children’s Book

New York Public Library Best Book of 2019

Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2019

Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year

Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children

Latinidad Best Picture Book of 2019

2020 New England Bookshow / Diversity in Children’s Literature

International Latino Book Award Winner: Best Fiction Picture Book

  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Release Date: April 9, 2019
  • Author & Illustrator: Tania de Regil
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Age Level: 4-8
  • ISBN: 978-1536201932

Moving to a new city can be exciting. But what if your new home isn’t anything like your old home? Will you make friends? What will you eat? Where will you play? In a cleverly combined voice — accompanied by wonderfully detailed illustrations depicting parallel urban scenes — a young boy conveys his fears about moving from New York City to Mexico City while, at the same time, a young girl expresses trepidation about leaving Mexico City to move to New York City. Tania de Regil offers a heartwarming story that reminds us that home may be found wherever life leads. Fascinating details about each city are featured at the end.

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“A heartwarming story that depicts the anxiety of moving and leaving the familiarity of one’s own culture behind.”

Kirkus Review

“What makes this simple story work are De Regil’s brightly colored mixed-media illustrations…Appended with information about each scene represented, this makes an upbeat and reassuring addition to books about moving.”


“De Regil’s reassuring ode to one’s beloved home acknowledges both the flaws and vibrancy of the two places and encourages children to be brave and open-minded about moving; the dual narratives of bilateral north-south movement offer readers a unique perspective and challenge the stereotype of a unidirectional flow of migration.”

Julie Hakim Azzam, The Horn Book

“This hopeful tale… shows us the common humanity in two cultures on two different spots on the map, while also showing us their unique offerings.”

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

“De Regil’s artwork…lend complexity and merit to the simplicity of a well-told story…This combination of straightforward and empathetic language and appealing art demonstrates the similarities of children’s relocation without the trauma of being stereotyped.”

Beverly Slapin, De Colores Blogspot

“A positive, reassuring recommendation for families coping with relocating to a new city. Recommended for school and public libraries.”

Brianne Colombo, Fairfield Free Public Library, NJ

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