Ages 3-8: Favorite Illustrated Character

These children’s book characters have enchanted and captivated us with their lives and adventures! As part of the 2021 Kids’ Book Choice Awards, kids choose thier top 5 Favorite Illustrated Characters among these charming ones. No Adults Allowed!

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Kids Vote for Favorite Illustrated Character

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Amy Wu from Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon Cover1Amy Wu from Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon, by Kat Zhang; illus. Charlene Chua
Arlo from Arlo The Lion Who Couldn't Sleep Cover4Arlo from Arlo The Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep, by Catherine Rayner; illus. Catherine Rayner
Angelina from Angelina Ballerina Cover2Angelina from Angelina Ballerina: Big Dreams!, by Katharine Holabird; illus. Helen Craig
Asterix & Obelix from Asterix Omnibus Volume 1 Cover5Asterix & Obelix from Asterix Omnibus Volume 1, by Rene Goscinny; illus. Albert Uderzo
Marco Cover3Marco from The Animals Would Not Sleep, by Sara Levine; illus. Marta Alvarez Miguens
Bad Kitty Cover6Bad Kitty from Bad Kitty Joins the Team, by Nick Bruel
Ballerhino Cover7Ballerhino from Ballerhino, by Anne Schneider; illus. Anne Schneider
Bear from Bear's Book of Emotions Cover10Bear from Bear’s Book of Emotions, by Tyler Beckstrand; illus. Tyler Beckstrand
Nini from Balletball Cover8Nini from Balletball, by Erin Dionne; illus. Gillian Flint
child (unnamed) from Bedtime for Sweet Creatures Cover11child (unnamed) from Bedtime for Sweet Creatures, by Nikki Grimes; illus. Elizabeth Zunon 
Krabbit from Baloney and Friends Cover9Krabbit from Baloney and Friends, by Greg Pizzoli; illus. Greg Pizzoli
Bentley Bee from Bee Heartful Cover12Bentley Bee from Bee Heartful, by Frank J. Sileo; illus. Claire Keay
Benny from Benny Wants a Haircut Cover13Benny from Benny Wants a Haircut, by Judith Koppens; illus. Marja Meijer
Bernard from Bird Hugs Cover16Bernard from Bird Hugs, by Ged Adamson; illus. Ged Adamson
Clifford from The Big Island Race Cover14Clifford from The Big Island Race (Clifford the Big Red Dog Storybook), by Norman Bridwell & Meredith Rusu; illus. Jennifer Oxley
Escargot from A Book for Escargot Cover17Escargot from A Book for Escargot, by Dashka Slater; illus. Sydney Hanson
Binkle from Binkle's Time to Fly Cover15Binkle from Binkle’s Time to Fly, by Sharmila Collins; illus. Carolina Rabei 
Brina the Cat from Brina The Cat Volume 1 Cover18Brina the Cat from Brina The Cat Volume 1, by Christian Cornia; illus. Giorgio Salati 
Arthur from Brownstone's Mythical Collection 1: Arthur and the Golden Rope Cover19Arthur from Brownstone’s Mythical Collection 1: Arthur and the Golden Rope, by Joe Todd-Stanton; illus. Joe Todd-Stanton
Chicken Little from Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale Cover22Chicken Little from Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale, by Sam Wedelich; illus. Sam Wedelich
Marcy from Brownstone's Mythical Collection 2: Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx Cover20Marcy from Brownstone’s Mythical Collection 2: Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx, by Joe Todd-Stanton; illus. Joe Todd-Stanton
Turkey from The Christmas Feast Cover23Turkey from The Christmas Feast, by Nathalie Dargent; illus. Magali Le Huche
Penguin from Bye, Penguin! Cover21Penguin from Bye, Penguin!, by Seou Lee; illus. Seou Lee 
Duck and Farmer from Click Clack Goodnight Cover24Duck and Farmer from Click Clack Goodnight, by Doreen Cronin; illus. Betsy Lewin
Couch Potato from The Couch Potato Cover25Couch Potato from The Couch Potato, by Jory John; illus. Pete Oswald 
Edna from Edna, the Almost Inch Worm Cover28Edna from Edna, the Almost Inch Worm, by Mandy Antoon; illus. Mandy Antoon
Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid 15 Cover26Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid #15: The Deep End, by Jeff Kinney 
Elbow Grease from Elbow Grease: Fast Friends Cover29Elbow Grease from Elbow Grease: Fast Friends, by John Cena; illus. Howard McWilliam
Dog Man from Dog Man: Grime & Punishment Cover27Dog Man from Dog Man: Grime & Punishment, by Dav Pilkey; illus. Dav Pilkey
Elephant from Elephants' Guide to Hide-and-Seek Cover30Elephant from Elephants’ Guide to Hide-and-Seek, by Kjersten Hayes; illus. Gladys Jose
Buddy the Elf from Elf Cover31Buddy the Elf from Elf, based on the film written by David Berenbaum; illus. Kim Smith
Albery D. J. Cashier from The Fighting Infantryman Cover34Albery D. J. Cashier from The Fighting Infantryman, by Rob Sanders; illus. Nabi H. Alli
Elmore and Pinky from Elmore and Pinky Cover32Elmore and Pinky from Elmore and Pinky, by Holly Hobbie 
Jeremiah from For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World Cover35Jeremiah from For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World, by Michael W. Waters; illus. Keisha Morris
Louie from A Family for Louie Cover33Louie from A Family for Louie, by Alexandra ThompsonGarfield from Garfield: Garzilla, by Scott Nickel Cover36Garfield from Garfield: Garzilla, by Scott Nickel, Lee Gatlin; illus. Antonio Alfaro and Lee Gatlin 
Geronimo Stilton from Geronimo Stilton Reporter Vol 6 Cover37Geronimo Stilton from Geronimo Stilton Reporter Volume 6, by Geronimo Stilton; illus. Geronimo Stilton
Yeh-Yeh from Grandpa Grumps Cover40Yeh-Yeh from Grandpa Grumps, by Katrina Moore; illus. Xindi Yan
Gillbert from Gillbert Vol 3 Cover38Gillbert from Gillbert Volume 3: The Flaming Carats Evolution, by Art Baltazar; illus. Art Baltazar 
Kiko from Grow Kind Cover41Kiko from Grow Kind, by Jon Lasser and Sage Foster-Lasser; illus. Christopher Lyles 
Goldilocks, the name-fame-dame from Goldilocks Cover39Goldilocks, the name-fame-dame from Goldilocks, by Darcy Pattison; illus. Soraya Bartolomé
Trudy from The Hair Fairies Tangled Trouble Cover42Trudy from The Hair Fairies Tangled Trouble, by Amy Despain; illus. Savannah Whetten 
Mister Rogers from Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers Cover43Mister Rogers from Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers, by Matthew Cordell; illus. Matthew Cordell 
Eee-ahh from I Am an Outer Space Alien Cover46Eee-ahh from I Am an Outer Space Alien, by Lois Wickstrom; illus. Nicolás Milano 
Mason from How Long is Forever Cover44Mason from How Long is Forever, by Kelly Carey; illus. Qing Zhuang
Girl from I Got the School Spirit Cover47Girl from I Got the School Spirit, by Connie Schofield-Morrison; illus. Frank Morrison
Dot and Duck from How Selfish Cover45Dot and Duck from How Selfish, by Clare Helen Welsh; illus. Olivier Tallec 
Zoom Squirrel from I Want to Sleep Under the Stars Cover48Zoom Squirrel from I Want to Sleep Under the Stars!, by Mo Willems; illus. Mo Willems 
Izzy Gizmo from Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention Cover49Izzy Gizmo from Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention, by Pip Jones; illus. Sara Ogilvie
Julián from Julián at the Wedding Cover52Julián from Julián at the Wedding, by Jessica Love; illus. Jessica Love 
Jabari from Jabari Tries Cover50Jabari from Jabari Tries, by Gaia Cornwall; illus. Gaia Cornwall 
Kat from Kat and Juju Cover53Kat from Kat and Juju, by Kataneh Vahdani; illus. Kataneh Vahdani 
Jasper & Ollie from Jasper & Ollie Build a Fort Cover51Jasper & Ollie from Jasper & Ollie Build a Fort, by Alex Willan 
Juju from Kat and Juju Cover54Juju from Kat and Juju, by Kataneh Vahdani; illus. Kataneh Vahdani 
Keith from Keith Among the Pigeons Cover55Keith from Keith Among the Pigeons, by Katie Brosnan; illus. Katie Brosnan 
Yoomi from Let's Go To Taekwondo!: A Story About Persistence, Bravery, and Breaking Boards Cover58Yoomi from Let’s Go To Taekwondo!: A Story About Persistence, Bravery, and Breaking Boards, by Aram Kim; illus. Aram Kim 
Lali from Lali's Feather Cover56Lali from Lali’s Feather, by Farhana Zia; illus. Stephanie Fizer Coleman 
Lia from Lia & Luis Cover59Lia from Lia & Luis, by Ana Crespo; illus. Giovana Medeiros 
Layla from Layla and the Bots #1: Happy Paws Cover57Layla from Layla and the Bots #1: Happy Paws, by Vicky Fang; illus. Christine Nishiyama 
Little Blue Truck from Little Blue Truck's Valentine Cover60Little Blue Truck from Little Blue Truck’s Valentine, by Alice Schertle; illus. Jill McElmurry 
Little Fox from Little Fox Cover61Little Fox from Little Fox, by Edward van de Vendel; illus. Marije Tolman 
Lulu Lovington from Lulu the One and Only Cover64Lulu Lovington from Lulu the One and Only, by Lynnette Mawhinney; illus. Jennie Poh 
Llama Llama from Llama Llama Loose Tooth Drama Cover62Llama Llama from Llama Llama Loose Tooth Drama, by Anna Dewdney; illus. JT Morrow 
Baby from Mad, Mad, MAD Cover65Baby from Mad, Mad, MAD, by Leslie Patricelli; illus. Leslie Patricelli 
Llama from Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse Cover63Llama from Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse, by Jonathan Stutzman; illus. Heather Fox 
I'm Sticking With YouTrezzie from Maia's Mermaid Friend Cover66 Trezzie from Maia’s Mermaid Friend, by Lois Wickstrom; illus. Ada Konewki 
Mars from Mars' First Friends Cover67Mars from Mars’ First Friends, by Susanna Leonard Hill; illus. Elisa Paganelli 
Mootilda from Mootilda's Bad Mood Cover70Mootilda from Mootilda’s Bad Mood, by Corey Rosen Schwartz, Kirsti Call; illus. Claudia Ranucci 
Max & Ruby from Max & Ruby and the Babysitting Squad Cover68Max & Ruby from Max & Ruby and the Babysitting Squad, by Rosemary Wells; illus. Rosemary Wells 
Mr. Mountain Lion from The Mountain Lion at Crab Lake Cover71Mr. Mountain Lion from The Mountain Lion at Crab Lake, by David Mulford; illus. Christine Cathers Donahue 
Miss Mingo from Miss Mingo and the 100th Day of School Cover69Miss Mingo from Miss Mingo and the 100th Day of School, by Jamie Harper; illus. Jamie Harper 
Elephant (no name) from Mrs. Bibi's Elephant Cover72Elephant (no name) from Mrs. Bibi’s Elephant, by Reza Dalvand; illus. Reza Dalvand 
Big Red Monster from My Big Red Monster Cover 73Big Red Monster from My Big Red Monster, by Lois Wickstrom; illus. Nicolás Milano 
Ms. Johnson from The Noisy Classroom Cover76Ms. Johnson from The Noisy Classroom, by Angela Shanté; illus. Alison Hawkins 
Charlie from A New School for Charlie Cover74Charlie from A New School for Charlie, by Courtney Dicmas; illus. Courtney Dicmas 
Mac from Noodleheads Lucky Day Cover77Mac from Noodleheads Lucky Day, by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss; illus. Tedd Arnold 
Nibbles the Book Monster from Nibbles: Colors Cover75Nibbles the Book Monster from Nibbles: Colors, by Emma Yarlett; illus. Emma Yarlett 
Odin from Odin, Dog Hero of the Fires Cover78Odin from Odin, Dog Hero of the Fires, by Emma Bland Smith; illus. Carrie Salazar 
Pig the Pug from Pig the Tourist Cover79Pig the Pug from Pig the Tourist, by Aaron Blabey; illus. Aaron Blabey 
Pizza and Taco from Pizza and Taco Cover82Pizza and Taco from Pizza and Taco: Who’s the Best?, by Stephen Shaskan 
Piglette from Piglette Cover80Piglette from Piglette, by Katelyn Aronson; illus. Eva Byrne 
Horse from Plant a Seed Cover83Horse from Plant a Seed!, by Ethan Long; illus. Ethan Long 
Pirate Nell from Pirate Nell's Tale to Tell Cover81Pirate Nell from Pirate Nell’s Tale to Tell, by Helen Docherty; illus. Thomas Docherty 
Simon from Poo Bum Cover84Simon from Poo Bum, by Stephanie Blake; illus. Stephanie Blake 
Pooka and Bunni from Pooka and Bunni Cover85Pooka and Bunni from Pooka and Bunni, by Jennifer Zivoin; illus. Jennifer Zivoin 
Sunny from A Ray of Love Cover88Sunny from A Ray of Love, by Nancy Harrison; illus. John Joseph 
The Princess in Black from The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem Cover86bThe Princess in Black from The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem, by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale; illus. LeUyen Pham 
Rocket from Rocket Says Clean Up Cover89Rocket from Rocket Says Clean Up!, by Nathan Bryon; illus. Dapo Adeola 
Selena Quintanilla from Queen of Tejano Music Cover87Selena Quintanilla from Queen of Tejano Music: Selena, by Silvia Lopez; illus. Paola Escobar 
Rosa from Rosa's Big Pizza Experiment Cover90Rosa from Rosa’s Big Pizza Experiment, by Jessica Spanyol; illus. Jessica Spanyol 
Rosie from Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Say Good Night Cover91Rosie from Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Say Good Night, by Lauren H. Kerstein; illus. Nate Wragg 
Octopus (no name) from Shy Ones Cover94Octopus (no name) from Shy Ones, by Simona Ciraolo; illus. Simona Ciraolo 
Rosie from Rosie: Stronger than Steel Cover92Rosie from Rosie: Stronger than Steel, by Lindsay Ward; illus. Lindsay Ward 
Sloth from Sloth Went Cover95Sloth from Sloth Went, by Adam Lehrhaupt; illus. Benson Shum 
Rowley Jefferson from Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Cover93Rowley Jefferson from Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure, by Jeff Kinney 
Walt from Small Walt Spots Dot Cover96Walt from Small Walt Spots Dot, by Elizabeth Verdick; illus. Marc Rosenthal 
Slumby from Smile, Breathe, and Go Slowly Cover97Slumby from Smile, Breathe, and Go Slowly: Slumby the Sloth Goes to School, by Chiara Carminati; illus. Robert Angaramo 
Stanley from Stanley's Fire Engine Cover100Stanley from Stanley’s Fire Engine, by William Bee; illus. William Bee 
Sofia Valdez from Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote Cover98Sofia Valdez from Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote, by Andrea Beaty; illus. David Roberts 
Stella Diaz from Stella Diaz Never Gives Up Cover101Stella Diaz from Stella Diaz Never Gives Up, by Angela Dominguez 
Space Bear from Space Bear Cover99Space Bear from Space Bear, by Ethan Young; illus. Ethan Young 
Dairy Godmother from Tales of the Dairy Godmother Cover102Dairy Godmother from Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish, by Viola Butler; illus. Ward Jenkins 
Old Dog from This Old Dog Cover103Old Dog from This Old Dog, by Martha Brockenbrough; illus. Gabriel Alborozo 
Parker from Uniquely You Cover106Parker from Uniquely You!, by Randa Canter; illus. Amanda Kriese 
Tiny Chef from The Tiny Chef Cover104Tiny Chef from The Tiny Chef, by Rachel Larsen, Adam Reid and Ozi Akturk 
Paper Boat from The Wanderer Cover107Paper Boat from The Wanderer, by Peter van de Ende; illus. Peter van de Ende 
Sparkle from A Unicorn Named Sparkle and the Pumpkin Monster Cover105Sparkle from A Unicorn Named Sparkle and the Pumpkin Monster, by Amy Young 
Penelope Rex from We Will Rock Our Classmates Cover108Penelope Rex from We Will Rock Our Classmates, by Ryan T. Higgins; illus. Ryan T. Higgins 
Elijah the Kitten from Welcoming Elijah Cover109Elijah the Kitten from Welcoming Elijah, by Leslea Newman; illus. Susan Gal 
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Kevin the Unicorn from Why Can't We Be Bestie-Corns Cover110Kevin the Unicorn from Why Can’t We Be Bestie-Corns?, by Jessika von Innerebner 
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