One of the five books nominated for the Blue Hen award in Delaware is Extra Yarn by Mac Burnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen (this is the one my daughter picked as her favorite of the five for her vote!). This book also won the Caldecott Award. Its a whimsical story about an ordinary girl in a plain town who discovers what appears to be your average box of yarn. But as Annabelle uses the yarn, it becomes quite clear that magical things are happening.
The landscape of her little town changes thanks to her knitting skills, and Annabelle even attracts the attention of a snobbish and wicked archduke. Find out what happens to Annabelle and her yarn by checking out this excellent book!