Winter means knitters at their needles   and readers under knitted blankets.These children’s picture books about yarn,   m...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters        ...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     The Hueys in the New Sweater      ...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     Extra Yarn                     Aut...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                      The Three Billy Goats Fluff      ...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     Annie Hoot and the Knitting       ...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     Feeding the Sheep                 ...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     Knitty Kitty                     A...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     Noodle’s Knitting                 ...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     Pobble’s Way                     A...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                      The Knitting of Elizabeth Amelia ...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                      The Mitten Tree                  ...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     A Mountain of Mittens             ...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     The Story Blanket                 ...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     Woolbur                     Author...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     Shall I Knit You a Hat?           ...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     Knitting Nell                     ...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     Pa Jinglebob: The Fastest         ...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things                     The Missing Mitten Mystery        ...
Children’s books about yarn, mittens,      and other knitted things             The Hat             Written and illustrate...
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Children's books with knitting

  1. 1. Winter means knitters at their needles and readers under knitted blankets.These children’s picture books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things – perfect for holiday gifts –will warm your hearts and your fingers. Image from Pobble’s Way, by Simon Van Booy, illustrated by Wendy Edelson
  2. 2. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters Author & Illustrator: K. G. Campbell Kids Can Press, Ltd., 2012 A fastidious fellow, Lester likes everything just so. So when Cousin Clara moves in and knits him truly dreadful sweaters as fast as he can surreptitiously dispose of them, Lester must think of a way to get rid of them for good – or be doomed to look like a clown forever.
  3. 3. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things The Hueys in the New Sweater Author & Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers HarperCollins, 2012 Each Huey looks the same, thinks the same, and does the same exact things. So you can imagine the chaos when one of them has the idea of knitting a sweater! It seems like a good idea at the time but it make him different from the others. So the rest of the Hueys, in turn, decide that they want to be different too! How? By knitting the exact same sweater, of course!
  4. 4. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things Extra Yarn Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Jon Klassen Balzer and Bray, 2012 This looks like an ordinary box full of ordinary yarn. But it turns out it isn’t…
  5. 5. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things The Three Billy Goats Fluff Author: Rachael Mortimer Illustrator: Liz Pichon Tiger Tales, 2011 Trip-trap! Trip-trap! How is Mr. Troll supposed to sleep when the three Billy Goats Fluff keep trip-trapping over his bridge to eat the lush green grass? (The grass makes their fleeces extra fluffy, important for Mother Goat’s knitting business.) But when Mr. Troll threatens to eat them, Mother Goat has a fluffy plan to keep everyone happy in this funny twist on a classic fairy tale!
  6. 6. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things Annie Hoot and the Knitting Extravaganza Author & Illustrator: Holly Clifton-Brown Andersen Press, 2010 Knit, knit, knit! Annie Hoot loves to knit. But the other owls refuse to wear her colorful creations. So Annie knits herself a hot air balloon and sets off to find some animals who will appreciate her talents.
  7. 7. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things Feeding the Sheep Author: Leda Schubert Illustrator: Andrea U’Ren Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010 Day to day, season to season, Mom tends the familys small flock of sheep, and then shears and washes, cards and dyes, spins and knits. Every step of the way, her little girl watches and asks, “What are you doing?” Playful and informative, this book features a mother and daughter making a game of their warm and wooly enterprise.
  8. 8. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things Knitty Kitty Author: David Elliot Illustrator: Christopher Denise Candlewick, 2010 What could Knitty Kitty be knitting? Something to keep three mischievous kittens toasty and comfy, of course. But after the snow falls and the moon comes up and it’s bedtime for kittens everywhere, what will keep them all warm and snug?
  9. 9. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things Noodle’s Knitting Author: Sheryl Webster Illustrator: Caroline Pedler Good Books, 2010 Noodle loves the snuggly softness of soft balls of pretty wool. She even knows all the special words knitting requires: knit one, purl one, knit two together! So when Noodle finds a ball of wool, she knits and knits and knits... until Noodle knits herself into a whole lot of trouble!
  10. 10. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things Pobble’s Way Author: Simon Van Booy Illustrator: Wendy Edelson Flashlight Press, 2010 On a winter walk in the woods with her dad, Pobble doesn’t notice when her pink mitten falls from her pocket. Soon the woodland animals gather and argue about whether the soft pink thing is cotton candy, a mouse house, a wing warmer, or a fish coat. When Pobble discovers the lost mitten, her reaction makes everyone feel warm and cozy in this snuggly, sometimes-silly, perfect-for bedtime story.
  11. 11. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things The Knitting of Elizabeth Amelia Author: Patricia Lee Gaugh Illustrator: Barbara Lavallee Henry Holt and Co., 2009 Elizabeth Amelia was made of wool. Her mother knitted her just the way she wanted her: soft and cuddly and bouncy! Everyone loved her. After Elizabeth Amelia got married, she wanted a child of her own. But how could she decide which yarn was right for her baby? Then one day she comes up with a most surprising solution.
  12. 12. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things The Mitten Tree Author: Candace Christiansen Illustrator: Elaine Greenstein Fulcrum Publishing, 2009 One snowy day an elderly woman notices a little boy at the bus stop who has no mittens. That night, she knits the boy a pair of cozy mittens and places them on the blue spruce tree for him to discover.
  13. 13. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things A Mountain of Mittens Author: Lynn Plourde Illustrator: Mitch Vane Charlesbridge Publishing, 2009 Molly always forgets her mittens at school. Every day Molly’s parents use a new method – Velcro, crochet chains, even duct tape – to help her remember. But Molly and all the other kids still forget their mittens. When the mountain of mittens in the lost-and-found grows and grows, it causes a real emergency!
  14. 14. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things The Story Blanket Authors: Ferida Wolff & Harriet May Savitz Illustrator: Elena Odriozola Peachtree Publishers, 2008 Babba Zarrah lives in a tiny village in the snow-covered mountains. The children love to visit her. They settle down on her big, old story blanket and listen to her imaginative tales. One day Babba Zarrah notices that Nikolai needs new socks, so she unravels part of her story blanket to knit him some warm socks. As she knits different things for the villagers her story blanket gets smaller and smaller…
  15. 15. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things Woolbur Author: Leslie Helakoski Illustrator: Lee Harper HarperCollins, 2008 Woolbur is not like other sheep. He hangs out with wild dogs, cards his own wool to avoid the shearing barn, and even dyes his wool blue. “Don’t worry!” says Grandpaa when Maa and Paa fret that Woolbur is different. But when they tell their son to follow the flock, the opposite happens… The flock follows him!
  16. 16. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things Shall I Knit You a Hat? A Christmas Yarn Author: Kate Klise Illustrator: M. Sarah Klise Square Fish, 2007 To protect his ears from the cold and snow, Mother Rabbit knits Little Rabbit a hat. He loves his hat so much, he and his mother make them for all of his friends.
  17. 17. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things Knitting Nell Author & Illustrator: Julie Jersild Roth Houghton Mifflin, 2006 Nell knits... a lot. She knits blankets for new babies, socks and hats and mittens for the children’s home, and scarves for everyone in her family. What Nell doesn’t do is talk a lot. She listens to her friends chat and laugh, and she knits some more.
  18. 18. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things Pa Jinglebob: The Fastest Knitter in the West Author: Mary Arrigan Illustrator: Korky Paul Crabtree Publishing Company, 2005 Jemima Jinglebob wishes her Pa would go hunting for bears like the other dads in Buckaroo, but Pa Jinglebob would rather knit.
  19. 19. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things The Missing Mitten Mystery Author & Illustrator: Steven Kellogg Puffin Books, 2002 Annie and her dog, Oscar, have had a busy day playing in the snow. Somehow Annies red mitten has disappeared in all the fun…. It’s not on the sledding hill, and it’s not by the snow castles. Maybe an eagle carried it off to keep its baby’s head warm…. When the sun goes down, Annie and Oscar have to give up their search and go inside. But when Annie looks out the window, something red catches her eye….
  20. 20. Children’s books about yarn, mittens, and other knitted things The Hat Written and illustrated by Jan Brett Putnam Juvenile, 1997 When Lisa’s woolen stocking flies off the clothesline, Hedgie finds it and pokes his nose in. He tries to pull it out, but the stocking gets stuck – and the fun begins. The Mitten Written and illustrated by Jan Brett Putnam Juvenile, 1989 When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last.

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