A New Home for Allie
Allie loves her home in Kenya. But her dad works for the Animal Jungle Patrol, and he just got orders to move their family to Somalia. She has many questions, and the journey will be long. Will the new place be like what she knows? Will she find friends in her new home? And will she ever see her best friend again? What awaits her in A New Home for Allie?
A New Home for Allie strikes a chord for constantly-relocating military families and is a must-have for any child’s library! Allie works through the process of parting with old friends, embarks on a journey through unfamiliar lands, arrives at her new home with an open mind, and is rewarded with a new friendship. Though it sounds like a simple process, adjusting after a move is an immense emotional strain and impacts the whole family – especially little ones. Carrie Daws is able to capture the fears, concerns, and insecurities children face before and during a move, and offers an identifiable character for them to relate to during their transition. Allie’s acceptance, trust in her parents, and positive outlook are key components to her successful transition. And, if we could only have classrooms full of Maribelles to welcome newcomers, the world would truly be a better place!”

~Kellie Artis, Director of Communications, MILLIE – Bringing Military Families Home.

Allie walked straight off the pages of Carrie Daws’ delightful children’s book A New Home for Allie – and into my heart!

As a 47-year military spouse, I’m so familiar with the angst of Dad receiving orders to move to another location and the effect this news has on the entire family – including pets! Carrie does a superb job of bringing the reader right into the story by sharing the many questions Allie has for her parents about their new home, and what it’s like in comparison to the only home she’s ever known up to this point. Having lived in Malawi, Africa, I found that the illustrations beautifully depict the region of the world where the story takes place. I also loved the bows & necklaces adorning our new giraffe friends and their many delightful facial expressions throughout!

Indeed our adorable Miss Allie, as well as her friends and family, opened up a magical door in my heart through which I gladly entered into and grew right along with her. From her “trembling lower lip upon receiving news of a pending move, to her new-found friend in Somalia, this book is deep in meaningful life lessons for all of us – young and old alike – about change and the personal growth that occurs when we open our minds and hearts and move outside our comfort zone.

Thank you, Carrie Daws, for writing this story! And Miss Allie, thanks for sharing your heart through your poignant questions. I am now your new best friend too!”

~Dr. Dorothy Guy Bonvillain, Founder & CEO, Warrior Wives Academy LLC.

A New Home for Allie is beautifully written and illustrated. It is perfect for any child who’s moving—whether down the road or far away, once or repeatedly.

As a military child, I’ve had the pleasure of moving many times all over the world and I can personally say that A New Home for Allie gently addresses issues children feel over transitioning to a new home. As

As owner of a school with mostly military children, I am excited to share this book with our parents and read this story each time a child PCS’s in or out of our school. I’m so thankful for this new resource!

~Cheryl Allin, Military Brat and owner of Rockfish Country Kids Learning Center

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