Dreaming of Cross-Book Couples

February 14th, 2012 by

Happy Valentine’s Day! Over the weekend, we posted our valentine to you guys in the form of a romantic(?) ballad. Today, I’m determined to spread the love EVEN MORE — by fixing up kidlit characters I think would make good couples! So what if they are in different books from each other? Hey, love conquers all, right?

Couple #1: Artemis Fowl (from Eion Colfer’s books) + Emily (from Patrick Carman’s Trackers series)

It’s hard to imagine Artemis falling in love, but Emily is just as much of a tech geek as he is, so I think they’d have plenty to talk about. They could spend their dates hacking — so romantic! Plus, Emily is a no-nonsense kind of gal, which would be important to keeping Artemis in line!

Couple #2: Theodosia Throckmorton (from the series by R. L. LaFevers) + Carter Kane (from Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicles)

Sometimes blind dates can be so awkward, but I’m pretty sure Theodosia and Carter could spend all evening swapping stories about their various adventures thwarting ancient Egyptian evil forces. Talk about a twosome with a ton in common — even if they do live in different countries, not to mention different centuries. But time and place are flexible in the Duat, I say!


Couple #3: Claudia Kishi (from Ann M. Martin’s Baby-Sitter’s Club books) + Logan (from The Candymakers by Wendy Mass)

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, I think that’s probably true of Claudia, who stashes junk food all over her bedroom and has a soft spot for all things chocolate. I think Logan’s gift for designing and constructing fantastic new candies would be a surefire bet for wooing Claudia through her sweet tooth!


So now that I’m done playing matchmaker, I’d love to hear YOUR thoughts? Are there any kidlit characters you think would make good couples? Leave a comment with your ideas!

— Karen

Ron and Hermione are definitely Karen’s favorite couple who are actually in the same series. Ginny and Harry? Meh.

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12 Responses

  • Ms. Yingling writes:
    February 15th, 2012 at 8:24 am

    The young Anne Shirley and Sherlock Holmes from Andrew Lane’s Death Cloud. Come on, Anne! Show some gumption. Gilbert. Pshaw. Anne deserves more adventure than he can provide.

  • izzy writes:
    April 25th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I think Saidie Kane and Percy Jackson would make a cute coupple!

  • anonymous writes:
    April 30th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    DEFINITELY Katniss Everdeen and Percy Jackson. There both kind of uptight, plus percy would be able to make katniss laugh, and from where the hunger games leaves off, katniss needs it.

  • Miranda writes:
    May 12th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    How about Carter Kane and Phillipa Gaunt? (she’s from the Children of the Lamp series) I think those two have quite a lot in common, plus they could swap stories about their adventures. Plus Djinn and Magicians would go together right? ^^

    • Bob writes:
      April 2nd, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      maybe idk

  • sasha writes:
    May 15th, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I think maybe harry potter and Anabeth ( from the Percy Jackson series) both are very smart and could teach other some tricks.

  • Orly writes:
    May 15th, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I think maybe harry potter and Anabeth ( from the Percy Jackson series) both are very smart and could teach other some tricks.

  • Kitty writes:
    April 5th, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I don’t think that Logan and Claudia would work out. Sure, they both love candy, but you need more than that to make a relationship work.

  • anon writes:
    January 11th, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    I think lihn (keeper of the lost cities) and Percy Jackson because they can both control the water

    • Nancy from Kidsmomo writes:
      January 12th, 2017 at 12:07 am

      That’s a GREAT couple idea, anon!

  • tornadosiren87 writes:
    March 1st, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    I think maybe Miles from The Candymakers and Mia from A Mango-Shaped Space would be cool. They both have secrets, and are kinda shy, plus they are both going through self-discovery.

    • nancy from kidsmomo writes:
      March 1st, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      That’s a great idea, and an excellent reason tornadosiren87!

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