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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 from the Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish


Jack and Annie from The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne


Junie B. Jones from the Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park


Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown from the Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald J. Sobol


Trixie Beldon from the Trixie Belden series by Julie Campbell


Nancy Drew from the Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene


George from the Curious George series by H.A. Rey


Pete from the Pete the Cat series by James Dean


Thomas from the Thomas and Friends series by Rev. W. Awdry


The Little Misses and Mr. Men, created by Roger Hangreaves


Anne from the Anne of Green Gables series


Jessica and Elizabeth from the Sweet Valley Twins series created by Francine Pascal


Nancy from the Fancy Nancy series by Jane O'Connor


Fudge, from many of author Judy Blume's books


Ramona, featured in the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary


Arthur from the books by Marc Brown


Katie Woo, created by Fran Manushkin


Laura Ingalls from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series


Cam Jansen from the books by David A. Adler


Flat Stanley from the books by Jeff Brown


The Berenstain Bears from the Berenstain Bears series by Jan and Mike Berenstain


Walter the Farting Dog from William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray's Walter the Farting Dog series


Max and Ruby, created by Rosemary Wells


Henry and Mudge from the  Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Ryant


Ivy and Bean from the Ivy + Beaseries by Annie Barrows


Frog and Toad from the Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel


Pigeon from Mo Willems's The Pigeon books


Gerald and Piggie from Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie books


Little Bill, created by Bill Cosby


Ms. Frizzle and the kids from The Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen

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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