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Madonna, Derek Jeter, Maddie Ziegler, more celebrities who have written children's books

Julianne Moore, Billy Crystal, Derek Jeter and Madonna have more than Hollywood in common. These celebrities have also made a mark in the literary world by writing children's books. Each story tells a unique tale filled with humor, life lessons, imagination and more.

'Goodnight, Numbers' by Danica McKellar

Children can learn math skills while falling asleep
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Children can learn math skills while falling asleep as they count down objects around them. Release date for this picture book is March 7, 2017.

'The Maddie Diaries' by Maddie Ziegler

You may recognize Maddie Ziegler as a teen
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You may recognize Maddie Ziegler as a teen dance sensation on "Dance Moms." She also stars in Sia's music videos and is a judge on "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation." This memoir showcases the 14-year-old's journey to super stardom and how hard work and dedication helped her achieve her dream. Release date for this memoir is March 7, 2017.

'Give Please a Chance' by Bill O'Reilly

This interactive story teaches children the importance of
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This interactive story teaches children the importance of saying "please," and how one small word can make all the difference. O'Reilly wrote this book with James Patterson.

'River Rose and the Magical Lullaby' by Kelly Clarkson

River Rose is so excited to go to
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River Rose is so excited to go to the zoo, she's having trouble falling asleep. To help her sleep, her mom sings her a rhyming lullaby where River Rose hopscotches with the hippos, dances with big brown bears and much more.

'Naughty Mabel Sees It All' by Nathan Lane

Mabel and her best friends, Smarty Cat and
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Mabel and her best friends, Smarty Cat and Scaredy Cat, attend a slumber party, and the only thing that can ruin this exciting night is monsters. Mabel sees monsters everywhere, but luckily she is not afraid of anything except when she starts seeing double. Are there really monsters and double objects or is it just time for Mabel to get glasses? Lane wrote this book with Devlin Elliott.

'Freckleface Strawberry and the Really Big Voice' by Julianne Moore

This story puts a light-hearted twist on teaching
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This story puts a light-hearted twist on teaching children when they should be using their indoor and outdoor voices. This is the most recent "Freckleface Strawberry" book in the series.

'Change Up' by Derek Jeter

This book is inspired by the life of
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This book is inspired by the life of New York Yankee Derek Jeter and his passion for the game of baseball. The story teaches young readers key life lessons that focus on how life does not always go according to plan.

"The Very Fairy Princess" by Julie Andrews

Geraldine's friends and family don't believe in fairies,
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Geraldine's friends and family don't believe in fairies, but deep down she knows she is a fairy princess. She does everything fairy princesses do: She practices flying, dresses in sparkly princess dresses and solves any problem that may arise. Andrews wrote this book with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton.

'Footloose' by Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins introduces children to the iconic songs
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Kenny Loggins introduces children to the iconic songs in "Footloose." Jack the zookeeper sets up an all-night dance party for all the animals to enjoy the incredible music and party the night away.

'This is Me' by Jamie Lee Curtis

This story raises important questions children may have
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This story raises important questions children may have about immigration and identity, like "where did we come from?" and "who are we?" The book allows children to explore the lives of different characters and what it may be like to move to a new place. Curtis wrote the book with Laura Cornell.

'Three Magic Balloons' by Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies shares the story her father wrote
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Julianna Margulies shares the story her father wrote about her and her sisters when they were children. Ariel, Miranda and Jane go to the Children's Zoo to see the animals. Instead of using the money dad gave them for treats, the girls buy food for the animals. As a reward, a mysterious man gives each girl a balloon for their kindness and they tie them to their bedposts. They later come to find that the balloons are magical. Margulies presents this story her father, Paul, wrote for her and her sisters when they were children.

'Happy' by Pharrell Williams

After the success of singer Pharrell Williams' 2013
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After the success of singer Pharrell Williams' 2013 hit song "Happy," he created a picture book for children. The photo book includes children of various cultures across the country celebrating what it means to be happy.

'All I Want for Christmas Is You' by Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey's now-classic Christmas song,
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Mariah Carey's now-classic Christmas song, "All I Want for Christmas Is You," is illustrated in a children's picture book, filled with holiday spirit and a message about the importance of sharing with family and friends.

'Man Gave Names to All of the Animals' by Bob Dylan

This beautifully illustrated story book is based on
Photo Credit: Bob Dylan photo by AP

This beautifully illustrated story book is based on Bob Dylan's song "Man Gave Names to All the Animals" from his 1979 album, "Slow Train Coming."

'Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean' by Jane Lynch

This rhyming story teaches children a lesson in
Photo Credit: Jane Lynch photo by CBS / F. Scott Schafer

This rhyming story teaches children a lesson in treating others with respect and kindness. Marlene is the Queen of the playground and all the other children fear her because she's a bully. One day, big Freddie confronts Marlene and tells her what all the children think about her in hopes of changing her ways. Lynch wrote the book with clinical psychologist Lara Embry and former children's book editor A.E. Mikesell.

'The Book With No Pictures' by B.J. Novak

This funny, read-aloud book includes no pictures but
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This funny, read-aloud book includes no pictures but is filled with silly nonsense words children will love to hear.

'Cookie Meets Peanut' by Bethenny Frankel

Cookie the dog and Mommy are best friends
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Cookie the dog and Mommy are best friends and love spending time together. Until one day, Mommy brings home a real life baby girl. When the baby, "little peanut," gets all the attention, Cookie is not happy, but together they form a friendship and have a lot of fun together.

'How Roland Rolls' by Jim Carrey

Roland is a wave who fears that his
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Roland is a wave who fears that his life will be over the day he hits the beach. Over time, he learns that he is not just a wave, he is actually an entire ocean.

'Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Mama Hook Knows Best' by Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne voices Mama Hook, on Disney Jr.'s
Photo Credit: Sharon Osbourne photo by CBS / James White

Sharon Osbourne voices Mama Hook, on Disney Jr.'s hit show "Jake and the Never Land Pirates." Her book features many playful pirate stories about her young son James, before he became the evil Captain Hook.

'Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Dancing Diva' by Whoopi Goldberg

Free-spirited Epatha believes she's the perfect choice to
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Free-spirited Epatha believes she's the perfect choice to lead the Sugar Plum ballet. When she tries to spice up the routine, the rest of the Sugar Plum Ballerinas try to keep her in line so they can work together as a team. Can Epatha lead a the group by working together or convince the ballerinas they should do it her way?

'Out of the Ballpark' by Alex Rodriguez

Before Alex Rodriguez was a successful baseball player,
Photo Credit: Alex Rodriguez photo by AP / Lynne Sladky

Before Alex Rodriguez was a successful baseball player, he was just a kid named Alex who dreamed of making the big leagues and becoming a professional player.

'Tilly the Trickster' by Molly Shannon

Tilly loves to create silly situations and play
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Tilly loves to create silly situations and play tricks on her friends and family. But what happens when the tables turn?

'Presenting ... Tallulah' by Tori Spelling

Tallulah has always been told what to do
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Tallulah has always been told what to do and what not to do. It's time she figures out the type of girl she wants to be on her own terms.

'The Boy With Pink Hair' by Perez Hilton

It's not easy being pink. A little boy
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It's not easy being pink. A little boy born with pink hair begins to understand the importance of being different and having friends and family who love and support his uniqueness.

'Being Wendy' by Fran Drescher

Wendy lives in a town where everyone has
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Wendy lives in a town where everyone has to wear a box labeled with their occupation for life. The teacher wears a teacher box and a doctor wears a doctor box. Wendy needs to choose her occupation box soon, but she has so many interests. When she decides to break out of her box she turns the whole town upside down.

'Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters' by Barack Obama

This book was written in the form of
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This book was written in the form of inspirational letters from Barack Obama dedicated to his two daughters, Malia and Sasha. The story celebrates the potential in us all, creating our own paths and pursuing our dreams.

'Flanimals' by Ricky Gervais

The story follows the hilarious behaviors of crazy
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The story follows the hilarious behaviors of crazy animals trying to navigate life.

'Party Animals' by Kathie Lee Gifford

Lucy Goosy is having a birthday party and
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Lucy Goosy is having a birthday party and must create a list of all her animal friends to invite. She wants the party to be perfect and begins to focus on the negative qualities of her guests rather than the positive. So she doesn't have anyone to invite. Lucy Goosy discovers that our different characteristics ultimately bring us together.

'Dirt on My Shirt : Selected Poems' by Jeff Foxworthy

These easy-to-read poems are perfect for beginner readers,
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These easy-to-read poems are perfect for beginner readers, filled with adventure, fun and laughter.

"Sheetzu Caca Poopoo: My Kind of Dog" by Joy Behar

Max, a mixed-breed dog, meets a group of
Photo Credit: Joy Behar photo by AP / Dario Cantatore

Max, a mixed-breed dog, meets a group of unfriendly purebred dogs at the dog park. When they refuse to play with him and his friends, Max creates a plan to have all the dogs play together, even if they are different.

"How to Train with a T.Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals" by Michael Phelps

What does it take to win eight gold
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What does it take to win eight gold medals and train a T. Rex? This hilarious story details all the crazy adventures these two pals take in order to succeed and win big.

"I Am a Rainbow" by Dolly Parton

This colorful story encourages children to express their
Photo Credit: Dolly Parton photo by Invision, AP / Charles Sykes

This colorful story encourages children to express their feelings and be who they are. Whether you're feeling green with envy or pretty in pink, it's always important to share how you may be feeling.

"Welcome to Your World, Baby" by Brooke Shields

This sweet story showcases the joys of becoming
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This sweet story showcases the joys of becoming a big sister and welcoming a new family member into the world.

"My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw

Dad, his little girl and their beloved bloodhound
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Dad, his little girl and their beloved bloodhound embark on an adventure. Tire swinging and dancing by the duck pond, this trio loves spending time together. This story reminds readers how important it is to spend time with those who matter most.

"Grandpa's Little One" by Billy Crystal

This book celebrates the joys of being a
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This book celebrates the joys of being a grandparent and the small moments we all cherish as children grow, love and learn.

"What's Heaven?" by Maria Shriver

Death and heaven can be a difficult subject
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Death and heaven can be a difficult subject to speak about with children. This special book tells the story of Kate who is having a hard time understanding that her great-grandmother passed away. Kate asks her mother questions and looks for answers about the subject in this uplifting story.

"Cheech The School Bus Driver" by Cheech Marin

Cheech is the coolest bus driver around, and
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Cheech is the coolest bus driver around, and when the kids want to enter the battle of the bands contest, he is on board to help them win. But there's a twist. They are the only mariachi band in the contest competing against rock and roll bands. Can they measure up to the other acts and keep the crowd entertained?

"The Alphabet from A to Y With Bonus Letter Z!" by Steve Martin

Learn the ABC's in a fun, zany way
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Learn the ABC's in a fun, zany way sure to keep your child entertained with these creative tongue-twisters.

"Please, Baby, Please" by Spike Lee

This story depicts the ups and downs of
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This story depicts the ups and downs of parenting, from the good moments to the bad, and the importance of making memories with our children.

"Queen of the Scene" by Queen Latifah

The Queen of the playground will beat anyone,
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The Queen of the playground will beat anyone, in any sport or activity from basketball and stick ball to jump-rope and soccer. This story is a celebration of spirit, pride and doing what you love.

"High in the Clouds" by Paul McCartney

Wirral the squirrel is forced to leave his
Photo Credit: Paul McCartney photo by Bruce Gilbert

Wirral the squirrel is forced to leave his home because of the evil Gretsch. He is on a journey to Animalia, where all the animals live in freedom and harmony. Throughout the tale, Wirral's goal is to rescue all the enslaved animals along the way.

"Little T Learns to Share" by Terrell Owens

This story teaches children the importance of sharing
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This story teaches children the importance of sharing and being a team player. Little T gets a brand new football, but doesn't want to share it with his friends in fear that they will ruin his beloved toy. He later realizes that it's not fun to play football alone.

"The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog" by Gloria Estefan

Noelle the bulldog just got adopted by a
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Noelle the bulldog just got adopted by a little girl and is worried that she won't fit in with her new family. She looks different from the other animals and she doesn't believe she's good enough. The story is a journey of self-discovery and understanding that we may all be different, but we have talents that make us unique.

"Just the Two of Us" by Will Smith

Pencil and oil illustrations depict the lyrics to
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Pencil and oil illustrations depict the lyrics to Will Smith's song "Just the Two of Us," in honor of his love and admiration of his son in this picture book.

"Raymie, Dickie, and the Bean: Why I Love and Hate My Brothers" by Ray Romano

Raymie and his two brothers Dickie and Bean
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Raymie and his two brothers Dickie and Bean spend the day at the amusement park. He knows that when you have brothers, things never go exactly how you expect them to. This funny family story captures the love -- and sometimes rivalry -- between siblings.

"If Roast Beef Could Fly" by Jay Leno

Nine-year-old Jay along with his border collie and
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Nine-year-old Jay along with his border collie and neighbors, work together to help his dad build a super-sized barbecue patio. The book also includes other childhood memories from the comedian's life.

"Girls Hold Up This World" by Jada Pinkett Smith

This photo book features inspiring poems to empower

This photo book features inspiring poems to empower women and girls to always encourage one another and strive for greatness.

"The English Roses" series by Madonna

Nicole, Amy, Charlotte, Grace and Binah are the
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Nicole, Amy, Charlotte, Grace and Binah are the English Roses. Learn about each girl, their favorite pet, their worst habits, the highs and lows of being a teenager and more.

"Halloween" by Jerry Seinfeld

This hilarious story will bring back childhood memories
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This hilarious story will bring back childhood memories of dressing up for Halloween and trick-or-treating in hopes of getting great candy and avoiding the bad kind.

"Rock Steady" by Sting

Singer Sting puts a modern twist on the
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Singer Sting puts a modern twist on the classic Noah's Arc story with colorful illustrations, poetry and lyrics from his own songs.

"The Brand New Kid" by Katie Couric

Lazlo S. Gasky just arrived at a new
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Lazlo S. Gasky just arrived at a new school and he doesn't look or speak like the other children. His classmates begin teasing him because of his differences. One classmate, Ellie McSnelly, befriends Lazlo and together they teach their classmates the importance of accepting those who are different from us.

"Propeller One-Way Night Coach: A Fable for All Ages" by John Travolta

Jeff had a love for airplanes and dreamed
Photo Credit: John Travolta photo by AP/ Richard Shotwell

Jeff had a love for airplanes and dreamed of flying his own one day. Jeff's dream comes true when his mother, who is an actress, has to move to Hollywood. On their adventure across country, Jeff embraces every aspect of flying from the nervous passengers and the not so delicious airline food to the stewardess that stole his heart.

"The Jolly Mon" by Jimmy Buffett

Jolly Mon lives on Bananaland, a remote island
Photo Credit: Jimmy Buffett photo by Michael E. Ach

Jolly Mon lives on Bananaland, a remote island where he uses his beautiful voice and guitar skills to catch fish and create happiness. Everything takes a turn when pirates try to attack. With the help of a very special dolphin friend, the duo work together to save the day.

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