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A picture book perfect for conversations on sharing and kindness

'Extra Yarn' by Mac Barnett
'Extra Yarn' by Mac Barnett
Courtesy of publisher

Every week, The Thread checks in with booksellers around the country about their favorite books of the moment. This week, we spoke to Nikki Silvestrini from Zenith Bookstore in Duluth, Minn.

This charming book “is about a girl named Annabelle who discovered a box of endless yarn and she starts knitting sweaters,” explained bookseller Nikki Silvestrini. “An archduke comes and wants the box of yarn and when she refuses, he steals it.”

“It’s a book about sharing and it’s a book about kindness, and that’s just something we all need at any given point, so it’s nice to be able to find a picture book that reflects on that and tells a good story.”