When you first read these names, you are going to think: actress, singer, comedian, actress. But the following celebrities have also written children’s books.
Julie Andrews: Perhaps best known for her roles in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, this multi-talented film and stage actress and singer is also the author of children’s books. Her books include Julie Andrews’ Collections of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, a collection of favorites selected by Julie and her daughter; Mandy, the story of an orphan who finds a hideaway in a cottage in the woods; and Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, about a professor and three children who search for the Whangdoodle, a wise, kind, extraordinary creature.
Madonna: The material girl has written several children’s books in The English Roses Series. The first book is a picture book called The English Roses, a book about four schoolgirls in contemporary London. After a second picture book, Madonna then began to co-write with several different authors a series of 12 chapter books about the English Roses.
Jerry Seinfeld: One of my favorite Seinfeld bits is when he recalls hearing about Halloween for the first time. “I’ll wear anything I have to wear,” he said. “I’ll do anything I have to do to get the candy from those fools who are so stupidly giving it away.” Little did I know the comedian also had a book based on this bit, called, appropriately, Halloween. This picture book about rules, bad candy, and costumes appeals to children and adults alike.
Jamie Lee Curtis: At one time known as a scream queen, this actress has written several successful children’s books. Last year Publishing Solutions Group read one of her books, Big Words for Little People, to second graders at a local elementary school as part of our PSG Reads program. The book was a big hit with our little people! The students picked up right away on the rhyming format and loved learning new words.
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