Gregory's Big Move Preview

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Move?! Gregory’s dad gets a new job in a new city and the family prepares to move. Gregory isn’t sure this is a good idea and worries about everything associated with a move: leaving his old friends, meeting new friends, school, a new house, and he hears stories from his friends about life in the city. “Change and uncertainty are a part of life for young children. This book would be good for school counselors, therapists, social workers, and foster parents to have in their toolbox! -Trinity Nicholas, MSW, LICSW

“This is a great book for any child going through a big change. Also a great read aloud for teachers to help students understand that change can be good, even if scary.” -Carol Malcolm Parsons, MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) “Change is a scary thing for anyone, but especially for children. Bobby does a great job showing how the unknown can be better than we thought and our fears can be calmed when we discuss our feelings. -Nick Patella, Former Basketball Coach for West Virginia Wesleyan College and Davis & Elkins College, and father of 3 Whether it’s for his children, as a pastor, stand-up comedian, or podcasting, author Bobby Benavides has found joy in sharing and creating stories. He has written books for all ages in a way that teaches lessons in a simple, easy-to-read style. Bobby lives in Elkins, WV with his wife and four children. In his free time he enjoys playing with his kids and reading.

GREGORY’S BIG MOVE

“A heartwarming story to help children process emotions during big changes. I would absolutely read this book in the classroom to help students relate these big changes to other changes they may face and how to overcome them.” -Brittany Squires, First Grade Teacher



Bobby Benavides ILLUSTRATED BY

Leah Seaman


Gregory’s Big Move by Bobby Benavides illustrated by Leah Seaman copyright ©2022 Bobby Benavides All rights reserved. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents, except where noted otherwise, are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any other resemblance to actual people, places or events is entirely coincidental. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any other form or for any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information storage system, without written permission from Headline Books. To order additional copies of this book, or for book publishing information, or to contact the author: Headline Kids P. O. Box 52 Terra Alta, WV 26764 Email: mybook@headlinebooks.com www.headlinebooks.com Lucas Kelly—Design/Layout Published by Headline Books Headline Kids is an imprint of Headline Books ISBN-13: 9781951556716 Library of Congress Control Number: 2021945960

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This book is dedicated to my kids for always listening to my stories and my wife Natasha for always encouraging me to pursue my passions. I love all of you!


Gregory and his family lived in a small town, but were getting ready to move away to the big city. His dad was starting a new job with a toy company and his mom was going to be a teacher at Gregory’s new school. His parents seemed to be very excited, but Gregory was feeling nervous. He didn’t know what to expect from this big move to a new city.

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Gregory had heard about the big city, but he had never been there before. He heard about the fast cars and busy streets. He heard stories about tall buildings that were scary and how the noise never stops. His friends told him city kids were mean and he wouldn’t meet anyone he would get along with very well. He believed everything he was told, which made him even more scared of the big move.

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Move?! Gregory’s dad gets a new job in a new city and the family prepares to move. Gregory isn’t sure this is a good idea and worries about everything associated with a move: leaving his old friends, meeting new friends, school, a new house, and he hears stories from his friends about life in the city. “Change and uncertainty are a part of life for young children. This book would be good for school counselors, therapists, social workers, and foster parents to have in their toolbox! -Trinity Nicholas, MSW, LICSW

“This is a great book for any child going through a big change. Also a great read aloud for teachers to help students understand that change can be good, even if scary.” -Carol Malcolm Parsons, MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) “Change is a scary thing for anyone, but especially for children. Bobby does a great job showing how the unknown can be better than we thought and our fears can be calmed when we discuss our feelings. -Nick Patella, Former Basketball Coach for West Virginia Wesleyan College and Davis & Elkins College, and father of 3 Whether it’s for his children, as a pastor, stand-up comedian, or podcasting, author Bobby Benavides has found joy in sharing and creating stories. He has written books for all ages in a way that teaches lessons in a simple, easy-to-read style. Bobby lives in Elkins, WV with his wife and four children. In his free time he enjoys playing with his kids and reading.

GREGORY’S BIG MOVE

“A heartwarming story to help children process emotions during big changes. I would absolutely read this book in the classroom to help students relate these big changes to other changes they may face and how to overcome them.” -Brittany Squires, First Grade Teacher