7. Knitting: Learn to Knit Six Great Projects ($24.95)
(Ages 10 and up)
The Klutz series of “How To” books for kids is comprehensive, to say the least—it covers a huge range of projects, from nail art to astronomy to jewelry-making to paper airplanes. Klutz is to be commended for tackling a tricky topic like knitting and making it both doable and fun, too. Learn to Knit utilizes illustration and photography to take the knitter-to-be from the very basics (like the right way to hold a needle) to the knitty-gritty—er, nitty-gritty—like actually creating a hat or scarf. Learn to Knit comes with all the necessary accouterments, such as yarn and needles.