30 Favorite Book Characters That Parents Say Their Kids Love

Check out this list of beloved characters from children's books. After all, a great character keeps kids reading!
By Maggie McGuire



30 Favorite Book Characters That Parents Say Their Kids Love

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

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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