Celebrity Childrens Authors

Posted by Shazy on Saturday, April 2, 2011

Celebrity Childrens Authors

Celebrity children’s authors

One of the nation’s top-selling children’s books was penned by a sports star. See which other big names set aside their adult humor and weighty grown-up issues to focus on sweet sentiments and playful poetry.
Scroll down to read about books by:
Whoopi Goldberg
Queen Rania of Jordan
Tori Spelling


Her over-the-top image aside, Madonna has been writing kid lit since 2003.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Since the late 1990s, Jamie Lee Curtis has written books that focus on kids’ emotional well-being.

Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal, himself a doting grandpa, wears his heart on his literary sleeve.

Whoopi Goldberg

With all of her live performances and a daily talk show, it’s a wonder Whoopi Goldberg has the time to be a prolific children’s author.

Julianne Moore

Red hair and freckles may be Julianne Moore’s striking features, but they’re a big pain for her picture book heroine.

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama hoped to inspire his daughters and other children by sharing the stories of a handful of remarkable Americans in “Of Thee I Sing.”

Queen Rania of Jordan

Queen Rania’s best-selling 2010 picture book explores cultural tolerance from a child’s perspective.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada’s 2004 book is all about girl power aiming to boost self-esteem in girls of all ages and walks of life.

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews knows a thing or two about princesses and she’s put that knowledge to work in her 2010 book, “The Very Fairy Princess.”

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling writes about what she knows best — a pampered girl who has it all — in her 2010 debut, “Presenting … Tallulah.”

Gloria Estefan

Parents know her for her infectious ‘80s hits, but to their little ones, Gloria Estefan is the woman behind bilingual bulldog Noelle.

Ricky Gervais

Sharp-tongued British comic Ricky Gervais tones it down a tad for his smart-alecky books about imaginary creatures.

Jay Leno

By night, Jay Leno is a talk-show icon. By day, he thinks of silly scenarios to make kids laugh, as in “If Roast Beef Could Fly.”

Sarah, Duchess of York

The Duchess of York has been writing kids books since the 1980s. Her most recent books include the tales of an adventurous little redhead and a book of manners for minis.

Current children’s best-sellers

The publishing industry tracks the top-selling children’s books. The top kids title of the moment? “Silverlicious.” It’s the latest in a series.
 Many of the hottest young-adult titles can also been seen on movie marquees: