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Top 20 most beloved children’s characters


The Guardian has posted a list of the 20 most beloved characters in children’s literature as voted on by children aged 5-12 in the UK. There’s a few I don’t recognize (because I’m Canadian, I’m supposing), and there are a couple for which complete media saturation can be blamed *cough*Hannah Montana*cough* but I was pleasantly surprised to see that children are still reading, and enjoying, some classic characters that I loved as a child.

1. Harry Potter
2. Horrid Henry
3. Tracy Beaker
4. Biff, Chip and Kipper (school reading scheme characters)
5. Hannah Montana
6. Doctor Who
7. Ben 10
8. Winnie the Pooh
9. Captain Underpants
10. Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
11= Cinderella
11= Gruffalo
11= Peter Pan
11= Charlie and Lola
15. Matilda
16= Alex Rider
16= Fantastic Mr Fox
16= Spiderman
19. Thomas The Tank Engine
20. BFG

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2 Responses to “Top 20 most beloved children’s characters”

  1. Richard Davies

    In our household, we like Charlie and Lola, Anne of Green Gables, Dora, all the Roald Dahl characters, the Tiger who came to tea, the kid in 50 Below Zero, the Farmyard characters, Percy the park-keeper, all the books featuring the Barbie heroines from her excellent movies, and all dinosaurs.

    We do not like Curious George because he is always curious, the Berenstain Bears for being too preachy and Thomas the Tank Engine for being dull.

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