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30 Favorite Book Characters That Parents Say Their Kids Love

Check out this list of characters from children's books – a great character keeps kids reading.
on June 21, 2013

Reading book series is a fun way to get to know a recurring character -- and your child will be encouraged to read more!  We recently shared some of our favorite characters from book series with parents on our Scholastic Parents Facebook page and asked parents to share some of their children's favorites. We loved all of the suggestions that came pouring in and want to pass them on.

Here are 30 characters from books that parents said their kids LOVE to read about. I'm sure there's at least one new one on the list your kids will fall in love with, too!

Happy Reading!

30 Book Characters That Kids Love – From Our Facebook Fans
Amelia Bedelia
Jack and Annie from The Magic Tree House series
Junie B. Jones
Encyclopedia Brown
Trixie Beldon
Nancy Drew
Curious George
Pete the Cat
Thomas the Tank Engine
Little Miss and Mr. Men
Anne of Green Gables
Sweet Valley High twins
Fancy Nancy
Fudge from author Judy Blume's many books
Katie Woo
Laura Ingalls
Cam Jansen
Flat Stanley
Berenstein Bears
Walter the Farting Dog
Max and Ruby
Henry and Mudge
Ivy and Bean
Frog & Toad
Pigeon from Mo Willems' Pigeon… books
Gerald and Piggie from Mo Willems' Gerald & Piggie books
Little Bill
Ms. Frizzle and the kids from The Magic School Bus

What's your child's favorite book character?  Share your thoughts on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page and continue the inspiration!

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