5 Celebrities Who Have Written Books for Children

Letting their imagination run wild, these 5 celebrities have all penned books specifically for kids. Creating fresh new ideas that are imaginative or encourage kids to learn and express themselves, these 5 celebrities all love children’s literature so much that they decided to put their own stamp on a book of their own. Some have written a bit hit while others have even gone on to pen a full series of books for kids due to their phenomenal success. Some of these celebrities wrote their book to make money for charity while others were simply expanding their empire an building on their brand name! Here are 5 celebrities who’ve all turned authors.


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Madonna started writing because of Kabbalah: “It isn’t until you’ve been studying it for several years that you can let it inform your life. That’s why I started writing children’s books.I can assure you, five years ago – and I’ve been studying for nine years – there’s no way I would’ve said, ‘I’m going to write kid’s books and give all the money away to charity.’ That’s not anything that was ever on my agenda. It took me a long time before I could go from the girl sitting in the back of the class, wowed by all the information, keeping notes, to thinking, ‘There is a point to this life, now I know why there’s chaos and suffering and pain in the world, and I can actually do something about it, and the world doesn’t revolve around me.'”

Jason Segel
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Jason has written a series of children’s books named ‘Nightmares!’. He commented on his idea: “Ultimately, it’s a story about learning that we can accomplish anything, as long as we are brave enough to try. These are the types of stories that always inspired me.”

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Shakira penned a ‘Dora the Explorer’ book for charity named ‘World School Day Adventure’. She commented: “Dora is an inspiration for all children in the world. It was an honour working with Nickelodeon to write this story as education is a cause very close to my heart.”

Scarlett Johansson
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Scarlett wants to write a kid’s book to tell the life story of her pet dog: “(She) was literally a street rat. And now she’s living the life of Riley. I thought about doing a kids’ book about it. Can you imagine? This is a street dog – who knows what her life was like? And here she is flying to Paris, living this glamorous lifestyle. She’s suddenly this Hollywood dog… It’s sweet, right?”

Kylie Minogue
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Kylie collaborated on a children’s book ‘The Showgirl Princess’ that is “a lavish picture book with artwork and exclusive photographs. (It) will appeal to little princesses everywhere who love to dress up and have fun.”

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