20 Top Celebrities That Wrote Children Books

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Celebrities tend to write autobiographies or memoirs that depict their lives as celebrities. However, you would be surprised to know that quite a few celebrities have also penned children’s books. The list includes some high profile entertainers such as Will Smith, Jerry Seinfeld and Madonna. Even President Obama found time to write and dedicate a book to his daughters while in the White House. Check out the list below to find out what other celebrities have written children’s books.

President Barack Obama

In 2010, President Barack Obama published the book, “of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters.”

Jerry Seinfeld

In 2003, Jerry Seinfeld published the children’s book “Halloween.”


Madonna wrote her first children’s book “The English Roses” in 2003.

Julianne Moore

In addition to her many acting roles, Julianne Moore found time to pen her first children’s book “Freckleface Strawberry” in 2007 and the follow up story “Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully” was published in 2009.

Will Smith

Will Sith turned his famous rap “Just the Two of Us” into a children’s book, which was published in 2005.

Katie Couric

Katie Couric published the children’s book “The Brand New Kid” in 2000. The book became a New York Time’s children’s-picture-book bestseller. In 2004, Couric wrote another children’s book titled “The Blue Ribbon Day.”

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg started writing the “Sugar Plum Ballerinas” children’s book series in 2008. There are over six books in the series all dedicated to the different troubles young ballerinas may face.

Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez published the children’s story “Mud Tacos” in 2009.

Ray Romano

Ray Romano wrote the children’s book, “Raymie, Dickie, and the Bean: Why I Love and Hate My Brothers” in 2005. The book also includes a CD to go along with the story.

Queen Latifah

In 2006, Queen Latifah wrote her first children’s book “Queen of the Scene.”

Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jada Pinkett-Smith wrote “Girls Hold Up The World” in 2005. The children’s book was dedicated to her daughter, letting her know that she could accomplish anything.

LeAnn Rimes

The children’s story “Jag” was written by actress and singer LeAnn Rimes.

Tori Spelling

In 2010, Tori Spelling wrote “Presenting… Tallulah.”

Jeff Foxworthy

Jeff Foxworthy has written several books, including the children’s story with accompanying poems “Dirt on my Shirt,” which was published in 2009.

Joy Behar

Joy Behar penned the children’s book “Sheetzu Caca Poopoo: My Kind of Dog,” which was published in 2006.

Jay Leno

The celebrated talk show host Jay Leno also wrote the children’s book, “If Roast Beef Could Fly,” which was published in 2004.

Jim Carrey

Comedien and actor Jim Carrey, wrote and published the children’s book, “Roland Rolls” in 2013.

Bethenny Frankel

Real Housewives and former talk show host Bethenny Frankel wrote the children’s story “Cookie Meets Peanut” in 2014.

Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton wrote the kids book “The Boy with Pink Hair” in 2011.

Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon has written two children’s books, “Neon Aliens Ate My Homework And Other Poems,” which was released in 2015 and “Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas,” published in 2014.