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By Phoebe Vreeland, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 4, 2010

Hardscrabble Harvest By Dahlov IpcarThanksgiving is a celebration of abundance and there is a virtual cornucopia of children’s books about this holiday.  You can find a Thanksgiving themed book featuring every child’s favorite character from Amelia Bedelia to Scooby Doo.  Bookstore shelves are laden with picture books about the first Thanksgiving as well as ones about today’s holiday tradition.  There even seems to be a whole genre of entertaining books about turkeys on the run.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 23, 2009

Good books make the best books. But … what makes a good book, good?

It may be a matter of opinion, however, whether it’s non-fiction or fiction, a “good book” is one that entertains its readers and has them eager to turn the next page. The author and/or illustrator connects the reader to the characters or subject, provoking an emotional response. “Good books” are original, and often spark imagination and curiosity.

Here is our list of “good books” for 2009, thus far: