Children’s books are an important part of any child’s life. These books help a lot in the development of a child’s perception and also in their growth. Today, I have listed down some children’s books that have been written by celebrities who are also parents. These books are great to inspire children, prepare them to face difficult real-life situations, or to teach them valuable lessons.
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama
This book has been written by former President of the United States Barack Obama. It is about important people who shaped the history of the US to his daughters, Malia and Sasha. He writes about famous Americans, including Neil Armstrong and George Washington, who made their country proud.
Girls Hold Up This World by Jada Pinkett Smith
This is a wonderful book written by actress Jada Pinkett Smith. In it, she writes about the strength, beauty, and unity of being a woman. ‘Girls Hold Up This World’ is an inspiring poem on how every girl is unique yet beautiful in her own way regardless of her color, caste, or shape- an important lesson we need to teach young girls today.
Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars by Ricky Martin
This book by Ricky Martin is all about chasing your dreams and not giving up. The protagonist of the story named Santiago wants to perform on stage. He is not selected for the lead role in his school play but, he doesn’t give up. Instead, he is encouraged by his father to work hard for the role and in the end, he achieves his goal.
Mambi and the Forest Fire and In My Heart by Nandana Dev Sen
Nandana Dev Sen is an actress, author, and child rights, activist. Shew is the author of quite a few books for children including ‘Mambi and the Forest Fire’ (2016) and ‘In My Heart’ (2019). In ‘Mambi and the Forest Fire’, Nandana teaches young readers to accept themselves as they are and discover their strengths. Whereas ‘In My Heart’ explores different kinds of families and it is about a child discovering where they come from.
The Wizenard Series: Season One co-authored by Kobe Bryant and Wesley King
This the second book of the Wizenard series by American basketball player Kobe Bryant. ‘The Wizenard Series: Season One’ follows Reggie, who wants to become a successful basketball player. The book is about working hard to achieve your dreams.
George’s Secret Key to the Universe series by Stephen and Lucy Hawking
Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds on earth. He has penned a few books for children to explain the idea of space and universe to them in the simplest terms. Stephen Hawking co-authored his children’s book with his daughter and science educator Lucy Hawking. Stephen and Lucy take young readers and their parents on an exciting space exploration mission. In each book, the reader discovers one of the many secrets of the universe which makes it an excellent read.
She Persisted series by Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton is the daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, She has written a few children’s books, each of her books have an important lesson to teach children. Chelsea released the first book ‘She Persisted’ in the ‘She Persisted’ series in 2017 and it features stories of inspiring women who made a name for themselves through their sheer determination.
Natalie Portman’s Fables by Natalie Portman
Actress-producer-activist Natalie Portman is all set to turn an author this year. The Hollywood actress retells three classic stories– The Tortoise and the Hare, The Three Little Pigs, and Country Mouse and City Mouse– in a modern context in her new book. The book is expected to release in October 2020.
The Sugar Plum Ballerinas series by Whoopi Goldberg
There are six books in this cute series written by Whoopi Goldberg and co-authored with Deborah Underwood. The series tells the story of different girls enrolled at The Nutcracker School of Ballet and how they overcome their hardships and stage fright.
This Is Baby by Jimmy Fallon
American actor-producer-host Jimmy Fallon has penned a few children’s board books for little kids. His latest book ‘This Is Baby’ is for tiny tots who are learning about different parts of their bodies.