I'm not a woodworker myself, but if I were, I would want to work my way through all the projects in Zany Wooden Toys the Whiz, Spin, Pop and Fly. It's a delightfully colorful book filled with excellent illustrative photos, clear and precise how-to drawings, and really fun-looking projects. There's an appendix that provides a tutorial on woodworking basics, too.
Author Bob Gilsdorf brings a sense of fun and exuberance to this book that will enchant and inspire kids who love to create and invent. If I were a kid, I'd make sure that this book found its way into the hands of some Grandpa, parent, or friend with a woodshop.