Worth the Candle

Worth the Candelabra
Extra Yarn Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780061953385
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 17th, 2012

Our yarn-bombed storefront welcomed the creators of Extra Yarn to Hicklebee’s on Tuesday. Writer Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen have given us the story of young knitter Annabelle - a girl whose generous nature and love of craft guarantee that everything in her world gets sweetly embellished.

Annabelle never runs out of yarn, and Worth the Candle never tires of stories that contain knitting. Here are some more books with knitting. They'll delight young readers at various ages - and knitters of any vintage.

The Surprise Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781932425857
Published: Lemniscaat USA - April 1st, 2007

In this wordless picture book, Sheep monitors the growth of his fleece and then hops on his moped to run the errands that will transform his wool into a thoughtful present.

Shall I Knit You a Hat?: A Christmas Yarn Cover Image
By Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780312371395
Published: Square Fish - October 16th, 2007

A story too charming to be confined to December, this picture book explores how the best gift-giving suits its recipients. Little Rabbit coaches Mother Rabbit on how to knit perfect gifts for a variety of woodland friends.

The Red Wolf Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618737444
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 13th, 2006

A Rapunzel-like princess receives a basket of red yarn and a mysterious injunction to knit what she needs. A story for children about how creativity empowers, and a fable for parents who are tempted to overprotect...their children.

What I Call Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312377526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Please note: This book is final sale and ineligible for return.
Published: Square Fish - April 1st, 2008

Erratic family circumstances have wound Cal Lavendar tighter than any tween should be. When The Knitting Lady becomes her foster parent, Cal is exposed to much new wisdom, including how handwork can soothe a troubled heart. The setting of this middle-grade novel isn't spelled out, but it's a town much like Santa Cruz.

My Grandmother's Knitting: Family Stories and Inspired Knits from Top Designers Cover Image
By Larissa Brown, Michael Crouser (By (photographer))
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ISBN: 9781584799399
Published: STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book - September 1st, 2011

A beautifully photographed (by Michael Crouser) homage to knitting mentors. The book is a concoction of sweet essays, lovely new patterns that echo the knitting of the past, and family snapshots that elicit little sighs of pleasant recognition.