Learning Is For Everyone Favorite Characters

Readers' Favorite Characters

Looking for popular book characters that kids will love? You’ve come to the right place! From beloved characters like Katie Woo and Yasmin, to new characters sure to become readers' next favorite, Capstone has engaging book series for kids. Reading a book series is fun and also helps develop a child’s reading skills. Book series provide consistency in vocabulary which supports fluency development and comprehension. With each new book, readers can rely on their background knowledge of a character to help make predictions to the story’s plot. Readers get to know more about a favorite character with each new story they read which contributes to their overall understanding and enjoyment of the story, and encourages more reading! Get your students hooked on reading with some of our most popular book characters!

Katie Woo, Pedro, and JoJo

Making her debut in 2010, Katie Woo charmed readers from the start. Perfect for beginning readers, the lighthearted stories feature Katie, a spunky, smart, and curious first grader. Young readers identify with her everyday experiences—the adventures of growing up, exploring new interests, and navigating friendships and feelings. Katie Woo’s popularity only continues to grow, making way for her best friends to branch out in their own spinoff series: Pedro, Katie Woo and Pedro Mysteries, and Katie Woo and JoJo on the Go (coming Fall 2024!).

CapMoji illustrated images of Pedro, Katie Woo, and Jojo inspired by the early chapter books by Fran Manushkin

Most Beloved Characters

An image of Yasmin with a book from her series Yasmin

Yasmin series
By Saadia Faruqi

CapMoji illustrated image of Sadiq inspired by the Saqiq early chapter book series by Siman Nuurali

Sadiq series
By Siman Nuurali

CapMoji illustrated image of twins Astrid and Apollo inspired by the Astrid and Apollo book series by V.T. Bidania
Astrid and Apollo

Astrid and Apollo series
By V.T. Bidania

An image of Max, Nick, Lizzie, and Spark with books from series Max Axiom Super Scientist and Max Axiom and the Society of Super Scientists.
Max Axiom

Max Axiom and the Society of Super Scientists series
By multiple authors

Ali Tahir

Ali Tahir is a Pakistani American second grader whose big ideas sometimes land him in a little trouble—but his even bigger heart always comes through stronger in the end. Join in on his many adventures and discover how you can always count on curious, clever Ali! Ali the Great is a charming chapter book series from Saadia Faruqi, author of the well-loved Yasmin series, that will resonate with young readers who believe every problem has a creative solution—you just have to find it!

CapMoji illustrated image of Ali Tahir inspired by the Ali the Great book series by Saadia Faruqi

New Characters To Love!

An image of Sonia with her book Sonia's Digital World

Sonia's Digital World
By Shannon McClintock Miller

CapMoji illustrated image of Betty inspired by the Betty the Yeti chapter book series by Mandi R. Marx

Betty the Yeti series
By Mandy R. Marx

CapMoji illustrated image of Jina inspired by the Jina Jeong book series by Carol Kim
Jina Jeong

Jina Jeong series
By Carol Kim

CapMoji illustrated image of Qianna inspired by the Qianna and the Quantum Train graphic novel series by Jared Sams

Qianna and the Quantum Train series
By Jared Sams

An image of Drew with a book from his series The Fantastic Freewheeler
Drew Daniels

The Fantastic Freewheeler series
By Molly Felder

CapMoji illustrated image of Reeya Rai inspired by the Reeya Rai: Adventurous Inventor middle grade book series by Anita Nahta Amin
Reeya Rai

Reeya Rai: Adventurous Inventor series
By Anita Nahta Amin

CapMoji illustrated image of Ben Lee inspired by the Ben Lee middle grade book series by Hanna Kim
Ben Lee

Ben Lee series
By Hanna Kim

CapMoji illustrated image of Nhia Lee inspired by The Nhia Normal graphic novel series by Sheelue Yang
Nhia “Silver” Lee

The Nhia Normal series
By Sheelue Yang
Coming Fall 2024!

Little Duck

From potty training to teaching manners, little lives are full of big milestones! For the youngest learners, Our Hello Genius board books are fun, cheerful read-alouds with bold, bright illustrations that help guide a child’s first steps in learning and growing. Selling millions of copies worldwide, Duck Goes Potty is a classic. Little Duck learns to go potty all by himself, but not without a few accidents. This lighthearted board book makes potty training a little more fun. Little Duck’s story continues in No More Pacifier, Duck. Little Duck loves his pacifier, but he is getting bigger and doesn't need it anymore. It's time for Little Duck to make a big decision and give up his pacifier for good.

CapMoji illustrated image of Duck inspired by the Hello Genius board book series by Michael Dahl

Best Picture Book Characters

CapMoji illustrated image of Dragon inspired by the Do Not Bring Your Dragon... picture book series by Julie Gassman

Do Not Bring Your Dragon... series
By Julie Gassman

CapMoji illustrated image of Lacey Walker inspired by Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne C. Jones
Lacey Walker

Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker
By Christianne Jones

CapMoji illustrated image of Bear inspired by the Bears Make the Best... picture book series by Carmen Oliver

Bears Make the Best... series
By Carmen Oliver


Camila Maria Flores Ortiz was born to be a star. At least that’s what her plan is! But she knows that becoming famous won’t happen all by itself. It’s going to take a lot of hard work. Every adventure brings Camila one step closer to her dreams! New readers will love following along on Camila’s path to stardom in Camila the Staran early chapter book series by authentic voices author Alicia Salazar.

CapMoji illustrated image of Camila Ortiz inspired by the Camila the Star chapter book series by Alicia Salazar

Favorite Early Reader & Chapter Book Characters

CapMoji illustrated image of Emma Carter inspired by the Emma Every Day chapter book series by C.L. Reid
Emma Carter

Emma Every Day series
By C.L. Reid

CapMoji illustrated image of Mr. Grizley inspired by the Mr. Grizley's Class early chapter book series by Bryan Patrick Avery
Mr. Grizley

Mr. Grizley's Class series
By Bryan Patrick Avery

CapMoji illustrated image of Lola Lopes Cruz inspired by the ¡Hola, Lola! early chapter book series by Keka Novales
Lola Lopes Cruz

¡Hola, Lola! series
By Keka Novales

CapMoji illustrated image of Liam Kingbird inspired by the Liam Kingbird Kingdom's early chapter book series by Andrew Stark
Liam Kingbird

Liam Kingbird's Kingdom series
By Andrew Stark

CapMoji illustrated image of Jalen inspired by the Jalen's Big City Life chapter book series by Dorothy H. Price
Jalen Corey Pierce

Jalen's Big City Life series
By Dorothy H. Price

CapMoji illustrated image of Sofia Martinez inspired by the Sofia Martinez early chapter book series by Jacqueline Jules
Sofia Martinez

Sofia Martinez series
By Jacqueline Jules

CapMoji illustrated image of Gracie inspired by the Gracie Laroo chapter book series by Marsha Qualey
Gracie LaRoo

Gracie LaRoo series
By Marsha Qualey

CapMoji illustrated image of Naomi inspired by the Naomi Nash chapter book series by Jessica Lee Anderson
Naomi Nash

Naomi Nash series
By Jessica Lee Anderson

CapMoji illustrated image of Kylie Jean inspired by the Kylie Jean book series by Marci Peschke
Kylie Jean

Kylie Jean series
By Marci Peschke

CapMoji illustrated image of Riley Reynolds inspired by the Riley Reynolds middle grade book series by Jay Albee
Riley Reynolds

Riley Reynolds series
By Jay Albee

CapMoji illustrated image of Farah Hajjar inspired by the Farah Rocks middle grade book series by Susan Muaddi Darraj
Farah Hajjar

Farah Rocks series
By Susan Muaddi Darraj


In Ninja-rella: A Graphic NovelCinderella's stepmother and two stepsisters treat her like dirt. But each night, in secret and in shadows, Cinderella trains to be a ninja! More than anything, Cinderella yearns to become the Prince's personal bodyguard. When they're invited to a royal costume ball, Cinderella's stepmother won't let her go! But this time around, Ninja-rella isn't going to take "no" for an answer. From the bestselling Far Out Fairy Tales series.

CapMoji illustrated image of Ninjarella inspired by the Far Out Fairy Tales graphic novel series

Popular Graphic Novel Characters

CapMoji illustrated image of Princess Candy inspired by the Princess Candy graphic novel series by Michael Dahl
Princess Candy

Princess Candy series
By Michael Dahl and Scott Nickel

CapMoji illustrated image of Zack inspired by the Zinc Alloy graphic novel series by Donald Lemke
Zack Allen

Zinc Alloy series
By Donald Lemke

CapMoji illustrated image of Rockhead inspired by The Incredible Rockhead graphic novel series by Scott Nickel

Rockhead series
By Scott Nickel, Donald Lemke, and Sean Tulien

Character Poster

Download our favorite characters poster for your classroom or make it your computer wallpaper!

Wallpaper image featuring a cast of Capstone characters with the tagline "Learning Is for Everyone"