We’ve grown up reading fairy tales and adventure stories to Neverland. We’ve met Hansel and Gretel as well as the Big Bad Wolf during our childhood. All of these characters published in print are unforgettable as they accompany you as you grow up into a fine adult.

Now that you are an adult, it’s certain that you’d want to introduce your favorite children’s book characters to your children too. Here are ten of the greatest children’s book characters that you and your kids will love.

1.) Jo March from Little Women

Jo March

As the smartest of the March sisters, Jo March is quite a well-liked character from Little Women. She’s strong-willed. Once she decides on something, she will stubbornly go for it. Originally, she talked and walked like a boy as she hated her identity as a female. However, as the novel progress, Jo matures as a tender-hearted woman who cares for her family.

2.) Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables

Anne Shirley

Anne Shirley is an 11-year-old orphan who comes to Green Gables to live together with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. An imaginative girl who takes much joy in life, Anne quickly adapts to her new environment. She is well-liked despite her pathological dislike of her red hair.

3.) Max from Where the Wild Things Are


Max from Where the Wild Things Are is just your average kid. He has pent-up energy that he releases by governing where the wild things are. After playing around though, he eventually comes home just in time for his mom to call him for dinner.

4.) Stanley Lambchop from Flat Stanley

Stanley Lambchop


Stanley Lambchop is well-known for having been flattened overnight by a bulletin board. Despite that, Stanley continues being his bubbly and funny self. This goes to show that Stanley doesn’t allow life to get the better of him despite getting dealt a crushing blow.

5.) Stuart Little from Stuart Little

Stuart Little

Stuart Little is the titular protagonist from Stuart Little. He is a friendly, outgoing, and well-mannered mouse. He deeply cares for his family and friends. Stuart is also courageous enough to put his life on the line just to save the day.

6.) Russell the Sheep from Russell the Sheep

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The book entitled Russell the Sheep is a wonderful bedtime story you should tell kids at night. Most of all, you want to tell your kids about the story of Russell the Sheep, the only sheep in the flock who can’t sleep despite trying everything. Through Russell, you get to tell kids that it’s okay to be a little bit different from others.

7.) Charlie Bucket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie Bucket

Charlie Bucket is probably one of the children’s book characters that you want kids to emulate these days. Bucket, among the five kids who were invited to Mr. Willy Wonka’s factory, is the most sensible one. He doesn’t get jealous of what others possess. He is sweet, kind, and generous, especially towards his friends.

8.) Tin Man from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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Tin Man is one of the three underdogs in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Together with Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow, he accompanies Dorothy as she travels to meet the witch. Although all characters in The Wizard of Oz are worth praising, the Tin Man stands out because his only wish is to have a heart that can love.

9.) Winnie the Pooh from Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

A cuddly bear is a symbol of one’s childhood. When it comes to children’s books published in print, the cuddly bear that stands out the most is Winnie the Pooh from the book Winnie the Pooh. He’s a very friendly bear who teaches you how to cherish your friends and live life to the fullest.

10.) Happy Prince from The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Happy Prince

The statue of the Happy Prince from The Happy Prince and Other Tales is certainly an unforgettable character. His generosity and desire to make other people happy is worth praising. Even if there is nothing left of him, he unconditionally gives what he has just to see other people smile.