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Celebrity Authors of Children's Books

Celebrity authors are becoming mainstream in the world of children's books. With the enormous success of the Harry Potter series, more and more celebrities are taking the opportunity to tell their stories to children. Madonna, who is famously know for her music is joining the long list of celebrity authors. Read below for a description of her first book, The English Roses.

The English Roses is a story of rivalry and friendship among schoolgirls in contemporary London. Four little girls-Nicole, Amy, Charlotte, and Grace-are eleven years old and the very best of friends. They have sleepovers, picnics and ice-skating parties that exclude Binah, a beautiful girl whose seemingly perfect life makes them "green with envy."

Today I Feel Silly Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day
Jamie Lee Curtis

Silly, cranky, excited, or sad—everyone has moods that can change each day. Jamie Lee Curtis's zany and touching verse, paired with Laura Cornell's whimsical and original illustrations, helps kids explore, identify, and, even have fun with their ever-changing moods.

Flanimals Flanimals
Ricky Gervais

If you've ever wondered how The Plamglotis gets from A to B, or what Munty Flumple really, really likes, then Flanimals will prove the perfect user-friendly guide. Ricky Gervais has won numerous awards for writing, directing and starring in his TV comedy The Office. Brilliantly illustrated by Rob Steen, and full colour throughout.

I Already Know I Love You I Already Know I Love You
Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal is one of America's best-loved comedians. In his debut as a children's book author, Crystal bases on his own experience the cavalcade of feelings that comes with being a grandfather for the very first time.
From the new baby's arrival to rooting together for the Yankees, this grandpa just can't wait. Lush and dreamy pastels by accomplished artist Elizabeth Sayles complement this heartfelt text, complete with Billy Crystal's trademark sense of humor.

Friends of a Feather Friends of a Feather
Bill Cosby

In this wonderful story of a zealous bird who learns to soar out from under the shadow of his best friend's wing, Bill Cosby delivers a powerful message about being oneself and the glorious freedom it can bring. Slipper, Feathers, and Hog are three of the rarest birds known to humankind. This odd flock met on the Beach by the Rock where they performed dangerous flying feats -- first for one another, and then for the hundreds of onlookers who soon gathered to watch.


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