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Fiber

A book about the balance between resources and responsibility.

A spider who loves to knit helps out their friend the bee.

Spring is here and it’s time for Farmer Brown to shear his sheep, but he notices that they are cold without their fleece! He comes up with a creative solution that makes everyone happy.

In colonial Pennsylvania Sarah gets a new dress made from scratch! This rhythmic, rhyming story follows the planting of flax and carding of wool to the spinning of fiber and weaving of fabric, all the way to the eventual creation of a new dress for Sarah.

A lyrical journey through the seasons and passing years of one New England family. Every fall the ox-cart man loads up his cart and goes to the city to sell the variety of items that his farm produced all year.

Sophie the spider is an artist. She spins beautiful masterpieces with her eight busy legs, but the humans she lives with don’t appreciate her art. One day she meets a human who doesn’t kick her out, and Sophie spins her a beautiful gift of thanks.

Glenmae, a Navajo weaver has decided to weave Geraldine the goat’s wool into a rug. The story is told from the perspective of Geraldine the goat.

When the weaver looks at her flock of sheep, she sees the rainbows that she weaves from their fleece. This book takes the reader on the journey that wool makes from sheep to finished object.