Children's Books by Celebrities
Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully
By Julianne Moore; Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
This is Julianne Moore's follow-up to her first children's book starring Freckleface Strawberry, a girl who is special in her own way. Our little freckled heroine is forced to confront the school bully, Windy Pants Patrick, and beat him at his own bruising game of dodgeball. This funny and inspiring story is easy for kids to relate to, dealing with an all-too-common problem kids face growing up.
The English Roses: The Runway Rose
By Madonna; Illustrated by Jeffrey Fulvimari
From her series The English Roses, Madonna's ninth book, The Runway Rose, is about Amy's new after-school job at Teen Fashionista week. Amy is swept up in the fashion world when a talent scout convinces her she should be on the runway, not behind the scenes. With her new-found fame, she ditches the English Roses to hang with her new friends. Will Amy abandon her best friends to follow the fashionista crowd forever?
I Got Two Dogs
By John Lithgow; Illustrated by Robert Neubecker
Fanny and Blue may not be the brightest dogs, and they certainly aren't the best behaved dogs, but they are the most loved dogs. Included with the book is a CD with John Lithgow's uplifting and humorous song, based on his own family dogs. Lithgow is the New York Times bestselling author of the other children's books Micawber, Marsupial Sue, The Remarkable Farkle McBride, and Carnival of the Animals.
Queen of the Scene
By Queen Latifah; Illustrated by Frank Morrison
The First Lady of Hip Hop has done it again. Queen Latifah brings girls an uplifting book with an accompanying CD. As the ruler of the playground, the main character has girl power to the max! From basketball to jump rope, she gives the boys a run for their money.
Little Red's Autumn Adventure
By Sarah Ferguson; Illustrated by Sam Williams
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, is the author of the Little Red series. In this story, Little Red and her friends are on their way to the Great Harvest Festival when they stumble upon two baby mice who have lost their mommy. Little Red shrinks to their size to help, and faces a new set of challenges. Follow Little Red and her friends on their adventure.
How to Train with a T. Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals
By Michael Phelps with Alan Abrahamson; Illustrated by Ward Jenkins
Michael Phelps, the American Olympic swimmer, brings children an inspiring and motivating book about what it takes to achieve your dreams.
It's the Best Day Ever, Dad!
By Brooke Shields; Illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld
Brooke Shields, actress, author, and mother, brings a joyful book about the love shared between fathers and daughters. Join Frankie and her little sister, Violet, as they have a fun-packed day with their dad. Brooke Shields is also the author of the picture book, Welcome to Your World, Baby.
Big Words for Little People
By Jamie Lee Curtis; Illustrated by Laura Cornell
Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell combined forces once again to publish their eighth hilarious picture book. Their books help little people communicate in a big person's world. Celebrate the power of language and help children discover new words -- big and small.
Little T Learns To Share
By Terrell Owens with Courtney Parker; Illustrated by Todd Harris
NFL star Terrell Owens brings children a book about sharing. Little T doesn't want to share his new football, in fear that his friends will mess it up. He soon finds that playing football alone isn't fun at all. With good advice from his mother, Little T gets his friends back to share in the fun.
Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Toeshoe Trouble
By Whoopi Goldberg and Deborah Underwood; Illustrated by Maryn Roos
Whoopi Goldberg presents a unique book with positive messages about friendship, honesty, and forgiveness. Brenda, a budding ballerina, snaps when her spoiled cousin accuses her of not being cultured enough to know of Miss Camilla Freeman, a prima ballerina. Brenda gets herself in deep water when she brags of owning an autographed pair of her toe shoes. The only problem is the shoes belong to Ms. Debb, the headmistress of the Nutcracker school. Only the Sugar Plum Sisters can help Brenda out of this one!
I Am a Rainbow
By Dolly Parton; Illustrated by Heather Sheffield
All children have a rainbow of feelings inside. Music legend Dolly Parton provides kids with a fun and creative way to talk about their feelings in this colorful picture book. It teaches that by understanding your own feelings, you learn to respect the feelings of others.
By Jeff Foxworthy; Illustrated by Steve Bjorkman
Jeff Foxworthy, bestselling author of more than 23 books, including Dirt on My Shirt, brings another hilarious collection of poems. Anything goes on Silly Street, including a flying squirrel circus, pink elephant races, and a pony that eats fried bologna.
SheetzuCacaPoopoo: Max Goes to the Dogs
By Joy Behar; Illustrated by Gene Barretta and colored by Dave Silaber
Following Joy Behar's New York Times bestseller, Sheetzucacapoopoo: My Kind of Dog, Max, a Shih tzu/cocker spaniel/poodle mix, is off to doggy day care. While he is reluctant to go, he soon finds that school can be fun, especially when all types of dogs -- big and small -- learn to get along.
Momma Loves Her Little Son
By John Carter Cash; Illustrated by Marc Burckhardt
Grammy Award winner John Carter Cash created a visually pleasing book based on the loving words his mother, June Carter Cash, shared with him as a child. Children will be swept away on a magical adventure as they learn about the deep love between a mother and a son.
Noelle's Treasure Tale
By Gloria Estefan; Illustrated by Michael Garland
International superstar Gloria Estefan is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog. Follow Noelle the Bulldog on her holiday visit to the Treasure Coast of Florida. On her high-spirited journey to find a pirate ship full of treasure, she learns that true treasures are often found in the least likely of places.