Let's hear from industry veteran Emma Dryden on what attributes make a good children's book. (Now if the following link doesn't work for you, go to Facebook and look up DrydenBks and see the entry for Oct. 7th.) She posted it on Facebook here. Her website is here where she offers freelance editorial services to authors, illustrators, publishers, and agents. The company she worked for until 2009, Atheneum, is here.