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A poll to help celebrate International Children’s Book Day sees some intriguing results.  Both children and parents were able to vote:

Children selected Harry Potter as their favorite character with 38% of the kid vote.  The Gruffalo got 34% and the Cat in the Hat received 28%.

But Rowling did not get selected as best ever children’s author, Roald Dahl won that category for both children and parents.  In the children’s vote Rowling came in second with Beatrix Potter taking third.  Something I am completely charmed by.  The parental vote had Enid Blyton second with Rowling third. 

Perhaps my favorite result of the survey are that more than half of the parents polled said that their children are reading the same books as they did as children.  Now that’s a great family tradition!