Yarn After Yarn

Seven knitting stories to share with your child

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Extra Yarn
By Mac Barnett
JUV E BARNETT
With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.
 
Extra Yarn book cover  
Derek, the Knitting Dinosaur
By Mary Blackwood
JUV E BLACKWOOD
Derek, a little green dinosaur, is somewhat worried that he likes to stay home and knit instead of acting like his ferocious brothers, but the onset of cold weather allows his knitting to become useful.
 
Book cover of Derek the Knitting Dinosaur  
The Scarves
By Daniela Bunge

JUV E BUNGE
A child brings separated grandparents back together by knitting them scarves and inviting them to ice skate on a frozen lake.
 
Scarves Book Cover
Shall I Knit You a Hat?:
A Christmas Yarn

By Kate Klise
JUV E KLISE
When Mother Rabbit knits a warm winter hat for Little Rabbit, he likes it so much that he suggests they make hats for all of their friends as Christmas gifts. And he has some very creative designs in mind. While Little Rabbit gets wrapped up in the joy of giving, everyone is reminded that friendship is the best gift of any season.
 
Shall I Knit you a Hat book cover
Knitting Nell
By Julie Jersild Roth
JUV E ROTH
Everywhere Nell goes, she works on her knitting, quietly observing life around her, until one day she enters one of her creations in the county fair, and receives rewards beyond her dreams.
 
Knitting Nell book cover
Mr. Putter & Tabby Spin the Yarn
By Cynthia Rylant
JUV E RYLANT
Trying to be neighborly, Mr. Putter decides to serve tea to Mrs. Teaberry's knitting club but chaos ensues when Tabby the cat and Zeke the dog find the party irresistible.
 
Photo of Mr. Putter and Tabby Spin the Yarn book cover
Había Una Vez Una [Princesa]
By Graciela Montes
JUV SPA E MONTES
A bored princess decides to sit and knit, and she likes it so much that she knits, for days and days, a very long scarf that covers the entire kingdom.
 
Habia una vez book cover