Hi knitcindy! What a cool idea! Here are some books I like:
When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters
by Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore is so nice to have nearby.
Knitting for Dummies
by Pam Allen is actually really helpful. I re-learned to knit with this book and I think the patterns are good too.
The Knitter's Handbook
by Montse Stanley is great and a must have!
The Perfect Finish
edited by Kara Gott Warner is excellent.
I also have an old copy of Fair Isle Knitting
by Sarah Don, but some people might feel its outdated.
The Celtic Collection
by Alice Starmore has lots of patterns.
I just saw Charts for Color Knitting
by Starmore at a bookstore and it looks great!