Gr 3-6-These handy books encourage newcomers to these crafts. Knitting has instructions for making coasters, a wool scarf, slippers, stuffed animals, a purse, socks, and a hat. Quilting includes a butterfly pincushion, a tic-tac-toe board, wall nesters, a moon and stars mobile, a friendship pillow, and a doll quilt. Black-and-white line drawings clearly illustrate the step-by step directions. Measurements reflect English and metric systems. All aspects of the crafting process are addressed: fabric, batting, thread, tracing, cutting, labeling, stitching, crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn, as well as casting on, binding off, knit/purl stitches, dropped stitches, fringe possibilities, and pom-poms. The focus in both titles is on being imaginative and creative. Lists of required supplies are provided for each project, as are patterns and handy "Quick Starts Tips." These titles will be useful supplements to titles such as Karen B. Willing and Julie B. Dock's Fabric Fun for Kids (Now & Then, 1997), Marilyn Ratner's Plenty of Patches: An Introduction to Patchwork, Quilting & Appliqu (Crowell, 1978; o.p.), Melanie Falick's Kids Knittng (Artisan, 1998), and Susie O'Reilly's Knitting & Crochet (RSVP, 1994).-Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.