Harry Potter named favorite character in International Children’s Book Day poll

Both parents and children chose Harry Potter as their favorite children’s book character in a survey conducted in honor of International Children’s Book Day.

J.K. Rowling also did well in the poll, though she was beaten out for favorite author by Roald Dahl. Both parents and children who participated in the survey were asked to list their top three favorite authors. Children picked Dahl first, then Rowling, then Beatrix Potter. Parents also chose Dahl first, then Enid Blyton, and Rowling third. You can read more about the survey here.

Rowling may not have snagged the top spot, but it’s pretty impressive that she was honored alongside three authors who have been around much longer than she has. Do you agree with the results of the poll? Who are your top three favorite children’s authors?

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.