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Happy Turkey Day, y’all!  A day to eat large birds, stare at large balloons, and generally feel happy.  It’s not much of a post but I do have three little Thanksgiving links I’d love to share with you today.

This post is a year old but it’s just as cool as it ever was.  Over at Book Riot Ms. Cassandra Neace listed all the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons that could be conceivably based on children’s literature characters.  Anyone who can find an image of the Wild Thing balloon will have my undying love and approbation.

If you’re a teacher this will do you absolutely no good this late in the game, but in case you want to get a jump start on 2014, here’s A Short List of Thanksgiving Resources.

That said, I think it might be of even more use to teachers to read the recent American Indians in Children’s Literature post Taylor (5th grader): “Do you mean all those Thanksgiving worksheets we had to color every year with all those smiling Indians were wrong?”  

Great reading.  Required reading.

Finally, Danny Kaye.

Enjoy your family and friends, folks!

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Danny Kaye! Danny Kaye!! Danny Kaye!!! (That is all.)

  2. Thanks for directing your readers to Taylor’s contribution to AICL. Her words are powerful and I hope librarians share the post, too, with teachers in their schools.