Howard "Howie" Kemp (born c. 2001) is a sensible boy and Ramona's 1st best friend, (2nd being Daisy Kidd) Howie's first main apperance was Ramona The Pest, where in this one he was a bit snobby to Ramona. In Ramona The Brave, he refuses to tell the class a lie. It can also be noted he finds Willa Jean a pest too. In Ramona Quimby Age 8, Ramona has to babysit Willa Jean after school while he hangs out with his friends. In Ramona Forever his Uncle Hobart comes from Saudi Arabia.
In the 2010 film, Howie is seen more as Ramona's fun-loving friend. In the book series, he's just a friend, who Ramona thinks never gets excited.
Howie lives with his grandmother, his parents, and his sister Willa Jean.
He is best friends with Ramona. They like to ride bikes together. Howie can be silly at times. How’re likes to work with tools and be silly. He likes tuna sandwiches.
He is not a big fan of weddings, and was very stubborn at his Uncle Hobart's wedding.