Ages 4-7: Favorite Illustrated Character

No Adults Allowed! Characters come to life on the pages of picture books. Kids can pick their top 5 Favorite Illustrated Characters from the images/books below.

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Kids Vote for Favorite Illustrated Character

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Aaron Slater from Aaron Slater, Illustrator, by Andrea Beaty; illus. David Roberts

Alexander from The Pocket Chaotic, by Ziggy Hanaor; illus. Daniel Gray-Barnett

Ambitious Girl from Ambitious Girl, by Meena Harris; illus. Marissa Valdez

Amos McGee from Amos McGee Misses The Bus, by Philip C Stead; illus. Erin Stead

Anjali from Bravo Anjali, by Sheetal Sheth; illus. Lucia Soto

Archie from Archie Celebrates Diwali, by Mitali Banerjee Ruths; illus. Parwinder Singh

Aria from A Sky Blue Bench, by Bahram Rahman; illus. Peggy Collins

Asta from Alley Cat Rally, by Ricky Trickartt; illus. Ricky Trickartt

Baby from Mommy, written and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli

Bailey from Bailey the Bat and the Tangled Moose, by Grant Lawrence; illus. Noémie Gionet Landry

Baldomera from Baldomera, by Ismael F. Arias and Enrique Ballesterosq; illus. Ayesha Rubio

Barbara from Barbara Throws a Wobbler, written and illustrated by Nadia Shireen

Bartholomew from Bartholomew and the Morning Monsters, by Sophie Berger; illus. Ruan Van Vliet

Bina from Bracelets for Bina’s Brothers, by Rajani LaRocca; illus. Chaaya Prabhat

Bo from Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi!, by Art Coulson; illus. Madelyn Goodnight

Bob from Chez Bob, written and illustrated by Bob Shea

Brash from Investigators: Ants in our P.A.N.T.S., written and illustrated by John Patrick Green

Calvin from Calvin, by J.R. Ford and Vanessa Ford; illus. Kayla Harren

Captain Skip from The Incredible Ship of Captain Skip, by Alicia Acosta; illus. Cecilia Moreno

Cat from Sleep, Cat, Sleep!, written and illustrated by Antje Damm

Cat Kid from Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey

Chi Chi from Chi Chi the Rescue Dog: Never Give Up, by Elizabeth Howell; illus. Blayne Fox

Cleo the Cat from Cleo’s Alphabet, by Stella Blackstone; illus. Caroline Mockford

Corey from The Boy in the Orange Cape, by Adam Ciccio; illus. Emmanuel Volant

Dad from Strollercoaster, by Matt Ringler; illus. Raul the Third and Elaine Bay

Dakota Crumb from Dakota Crumb: Tiny Treasure Hunter, by Jamie Michalak; illus. Kelly Murphy

Dex from Tell Tail, by C.K. Smouha; illus. Katie Brosnan

DJ Funkyfoot from DJ Funkyfoot: Give Cheese (DJ Funkyfoot #2), by Tom Angleberger; illus. Heather Fox

Dog Man from Dog Man: Mothering Heights, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey

Doris from Doris’ Dear Delinquents, written and illustrated by Emma Ward

Dragonboy from Dragonboy, written and illustrated by Fabio Napoleoni

Drum from In My Neighborhood, by Oscar Loubriel; illus. Rogerio Coelho

Dulcinea from Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest, written and illustrated by Ole Konnecke

Eisha from Many Shapes of Clay, written and illustrated by Kenesha Sneed

Elephant from The Pepperstorm, by Rafael Ordonez; illus. Marisa Morea

Ella from Pockets Full of Rocks: Daddy Talks About Depression, by Yair Engelberg; illus. MacKenzie Haley

Emmet from Charlie and Emmet – Surgery Day, by Lori Ries; illus. Thomas Bender

Eugene from Eugene the Architect, written and illustrated by Thibaut Rassat

Eva Wingdale from Owl Diaries #15 Eva’s New Pet: A Branches Book, written and illustrated by Rebecca Elliott

Fern from When I’m Big, by Ella Bailey; illus. Ella Bailey

Frankie from All Sorts, by Pippa Goodhart; illus. Emily Rand

Fred from Fred Gets Dressed, written and illustrated by Peter Brown

Gary Yorkshire AKA Batpig from Batpig: When Pigs Fly, written and illustrated by Rob Harrell

Gil the Goldfish from Too Crowded, written and illustrated by Lena Podesta

Gladys from Gladys the Magic Chicken, written and illustrated by Adam Rex

Gloria from The Princess Who Saved Herself HC, by Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton; illus. Takeshi Miyazawa

Grandad from Grandad’s Camper, written and illustrated by Harry Woodgate

Grandpa from On The Way Home, by A.H. Benjamin; illus. Anne Vasko

Grandude from Grandude’s Green Submarine, by Paul McCartney; illus. Kathryn Durst

Grub from Are You a Cheeseburger?, by Monica Arnaldo; illus. Monica Arnaldo

Harley from Harley the Hero, written and illustrated by Peggy Collins

Holly from Holly’s Hollyhocks, by Marsha Jackson; illus. Sheena Whatcott

Jackson Moore from On the Line, by Kari-Lynn Winters; illus. Scot Ritchie

Jessa from The Toot Fairy, by Mark Huffman; illus. Dawn Davidson

Jim Panzee from Grumpy Monkey Oh, No! Christmas, by Suzanne Lang; illus. Max Lang

Jo Jo Makoons from Jo Jo Makoons and the Used-to-be Best Friends, by Dawn Quigley; illus. Tara Audibert

Kitty from Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn, by Shannon Hale; illus. LeUyen Pham

Kobee Manatee from Kobee Manatee Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard, by Robert Scott Thayer; illus. Lauren Gallegos

Lambie from Time for Jammies, Lambie, by Carrie Turley; illus. Summer Parico

Larry from Elephants Do Not Belong in Trees, written and illustrated by Russ Willms

Lars from Poe and Lars, by Kashelle Gourley; illus. Skylar Hogan

Leilong from Leilong the Library Bus, by Julia Liu; illus. Bei Lynn

Leopold from Leopold’s Leotard, by Rhiannon Wallace; illus. Risa Hugo

Little Chicken from Interrupting Chicken: Cookies for Breakfast, written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein

Mango from Investigators: Ants in our P.A.N.T.S., written and illustrated by John Patrick Green

Milo from Milo Imagines the World, by Matt de la Peña; illus. Christian Robinson

Mister Fairy from Mister Fairy, by Morgane de Cadier; illus. Florian Pigé

Misty from Misty the Cloud: A Very Stormy Day, by Dylan Dreyer; illus. Rosie Butcher

Monsters from The Ugliest Monster in the World, by Luis Amavisca; illus. Erica Salcedo

Moofy from My Monster Moofy, by Annie Wilson; illus. Eric Zelz

Mother from A Mother is a House, written and illustrated by Aurore Petit

Musa from Halal Hot Dogs, by Susannah Aziz; illus. Parwinder Singh

Musqon from The First Blade of Sweetgrass, by Suzanne Greenlaw and Gabriel Frey; illus. Nancy Baker

Nell from Skimmer & Birdy – Let’s Help Nell, by Carrie Turley; illus. Ryan Law

Neverwoof from Neverwoof, written and illustrated by Gabe Jensen

Nye from Nye, Sand and Stones, by Bree Galbraith; illus. Marion Arbona

Oona from Oona, by Kelly DiPucchio; illus. Raissa Figueroa

Oppy from Good night, Oppy!, by James McGowan; illus. Graham Carter

Pierre from The Problem with Pierre, by C.K. Smouha; illus. Suzanna Hubbard

Pig the Pug from Pig the Monster, written and illustrated by Aaron Blabey

Piggie Bear from The Power of Piggie Bear, by Mara James; illus. Matthew Mew

Poe from Poe and Lars, by Kashelle Gourley; illus. Skylar Hogan

Robin from First Day of School, written and illustrated by Esther Van den Berg

Robin from Robin Robin, by Dan Ojari; illus. Mikey Please

Rose Honey from The Tasty Adventures of Rose Honey: Chocolate Avocado Pudding, by Bobby Parrish and Dessi Parrish; illus. Kaloyan Nachev and Boril Nachev

Sam from A Cat Named Sam, by M.J. Fievre; illus. Thomas B. Logan

Sasha from Covered in Adventures, written and illustrated by Gillian Hibbs

Snow from POMP, SNOW & CIRQUEumstance, by Neil Goldberg and Niko Nickolaou; illus. John Kelly

Sonny from Sonny Says Mine!, by Caryl Hart; illus. Zachariah O’Hora

Sophie from Sophie and the Tiny Dognapping (Chicken Soup for the Soul KIDS), by Jamie Michalak; illus. Lorian Tu

Squirrel from The Leaf Thief, by Alice Hemming; illus. Nicola Slater

Stick & Stone from Stick and Stone: Best Friends Forever!, by Beth Ferry; illus. Tom Lichtenheld

Tag from Mona Lisa in New York, written and illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg

Tamen from Skywatcher, written and illustrated by Jamie Hogan

Tater Tot from Tater Tot is My Fat Cat, by Lori Ries; illus. Lara Law

The Christmas Witch from The Legend of the Christmas Witch, by Dan Murphy and Aubrey Plaza; illus. Julia Iredale

The Creature from The Creature of Habit, by Jennifer E. Smith; illus. Leo Espinosa

The Pout-Pout Fish from The Pout-Pout Fish Cleans Up The Ocean, by Deb Diesen; illus. Dan Hanna

The Puppy from Pride Puppy!, by Robin Stevenson; illus. Julie McLaughlin

The Shadow King from Prince & Knight: Tale of the Shadow King, by Daniel Haack; illus. Stevie Lewis

The Smart Cookie from The Smart Cookie, by Jory John; illus. Pete Oswald

The Very Impatient Caterpillar from The Little Butterfly That Could, written and illustrated by Ross Burach

Three sisters from Wildflowers, written and illustrated by Liniers

Tiny Woman from The Tiny Woman’s Coat, by Joy Cowley; illus. Giselle Clarkson

Turtle from Except Antarctica, written and illustrated by Todd Sturgell

Underwear Dragon from Return of the Underwear Dragon, by Scott Rothman; illus. Pete Oswald

Unicorn from Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn, by Shannon Hale; illus. LeUyen Pham

Unnamed from When I See Red, written and illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

Usha from Usha and the Big Digger, by Amitha Jagannath Knight; illus. Sandhya Prabhat

Vincent from The Roller Coaster Ride, written and illustrated by David Broadbent

Wisteria from The Sprite and the Gardener, by Joe Whitt; illus. Rii Abrego

Wolfboy from Wolfboy, by Andy Harkness; illus. Andy Harkness

Young Boy from Inside the Suitcase, written and illustrated by Clotilde Perrin

Young Girl from Sand Between My Toes, by Caroline Cross; illus. Jenny Duke

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