When most people think of celebrities, they think of glitz and glamor. I have discovered several celebrity children’s book authors and I thought I would share their books for you to review and possibly give as gifts. I love the books not because they are written by celebrities, but because they are written by celebrities who have a special affinity for children. Check out my list:
Julianne Moore – My Mom Is a Foreigner – This book is about multi-cultures and diversity. It is appropriate for ages 5 – 8 years and has 40 pages.
Jim Carrey – How Roland Rolls – This book is about a wave named Roland who’s afraid that, one day, when he hits the beach, his life will be over. It is appropriate for ages 4 – 8 and has 68 pages. Jim Carrey won the 2013 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award for this book.
Octavia Spencer – The Time-Capsule Bandit – This book is about 12-year-old Randi Rhodes. Randi loses her mother at age 12. She is an aspiring detective and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She finds satisfaction in solving crimes anonymously. The book is appropriate for ages 8 – 12 and has 240 pages.
Jamie Lee Curtis – My Brave Year of Firsts – This book celebrates the extraordinary, everyday bravery of trying new things for the very first time. This book is appropriate for ages 4 – 8 and has 40 pages.
Tori Spelling – Presenting . . . Tallulah – This book is about a little girl named Tallulah. All her life, Tallulah has heard DON’T. Don’t get dirty, talk loudly or wear jeans. With the help of friends, she finds out who she really is. This book is appropriate for ages 4 – 8 and has 32 pages.
Mario Lopez – Mario and Baby Gia – This book is Mario and his cousin Gia. Mario’s Nana asks him to babysit his cousin Gia while she bakes. Baby Gia who reminds Mario that a family is built on love and caring. This book is appropriate for ages 3 – 5 and has 32 pages.
Whoopi Goldberg – Sugar Plum Ballerinas 1: Plum Fantastic – This book is about Alexandrea who has just moved from Georgia to New York City’s Harlem. Al finds herself in the classroom at the Nutcracker School of Ballet as the Sugar Plum Fairy and has stage fright. Friendship, lots of practice, and ingenuity help her to overcome her stage fright and she gives an unforgettable performance. This book is appropriate for ages 1 and up and has 160 pages.
Kristie Yamaguchi – It’s a Big World, Little Pig! – This book is about Poppy the pig. Poppy goes to the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris! She meets new friends from around the world and explores Paris with her family after the championship.
The holidays are around the corner. Check out these books, they would make a great holiday, birthday or just because gift. I purchased Whoopi Goldberg’s Sugar Plum Ballerinas series. I was given the opportunity to review Kristie Yamaguchi’s It’s a Big World, Little Pig. It’s highly recommended that you purchase both. I will be adding Julianne Moore’s book to my gift list this year.