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The latest in celebrity book news! Does your favourite star have a book on the horizon?
David William's has just released yet another children's book! 'There's A Snake In My School' is a hilarious laugh out loud tale that is his third picture book and has been illustrated by none other than Tony Ross whose illustrations you and your little ones might recognise from the Horrid Henry stories! Photo: Amazon
The hit maker has announced he'll be turning his hand to writing and publishing four children's books with Penguin. The tales will be inspired by his beloved tune 'Happy' and will be available to buy on September 22 this year. The singer says the books will be about "celebrating what it means to be happy".
Who would of thought this outspoken actor, whose also known for being a bit of a lothario with the ladies, would go on to re-tell the children's classic 'The Pied Pied Piper of Hamelin'?
If anyone is able to transport us to a mystical world, it's going to be Russell Brand. The eccentric comedian turned actor tells both an enchanting and revolting tale of the 'Pied Piper Of Hamelin' complete with anarchic rats and other gruesome characters.
You'll never guess which English sportstar has used his love of football to pen a series of children's books about a young boy who is transported to a magical world after buying an old football at a carnival.
You would never guess that the former Chelsea midfielder was handy at writing books too! Well if reports that Frank Lampard has an extraordinary IQ are true, then I guess we couldn't expect anything less!
Making both adults and children laugh, this comedian is giving Roald Dahl a run for his money with this his own series of witty adventures. ‘Gangster Granny’ surrounds one boy who finds out his boring ol’ grandma is a part-time jewellery thief!
David Walliams’ humour transcends all generations, so it’s no surprise the comedian has successfully turned his hand to children’s books too. In fact ‘Gangster Granny’ was so popular it was adapted into a TV Christmas special in 2013!
She may be known as the Queen of Pop but this singer proved she was a jack of all trades when she released her first children’s book back in 2003. Tackling the issue of friendship, the series of books surrounds five London schoolgirls and their problems.
If anyone is going to be a master of all trades it would be Madonna. The Grammy award-winning singer has successfully tried her hand at acting, singing, songwriting and business, so it's no surprise that she also writes children's books.
Known as one fourth of the most iconic British groups of all time, this prolific singer-songwriter used his skills to pen 'High in the Clouds', an adventure novel about a squirrel’s quest for a new home after his woodland is destroyed by humans.
While Sir Paul McCartney’s book makes for a fun tale, it also sends an overall message about the importance of preserving nature and letting animals live free and in their natural habitat. After falling ill in May, the singer was forced to cancel a number of dates but he looks to be back to full health!
One of the world’s most powerful leaders ventured into the world of children's writing with the publication Thee I Sing in 2010. The inspirational book is written in letter form to his two daughters and pays tribute to some national heroes.
Who better to serve up some wisdom and inspire children to follow their dreams than Barack Obama?
This pop duo are normally seen rocking out in a band but when they aren’t making the girls scream on tour they are putting pen to paper tow rite stories about the adventures of a cheeky dinosaur.
Before Tom and Dougie became two fifths of super pop group McBusted, the boys showed they had a real knack for storytelling. Just don’t ask them to read in front of kids, as they admitted the experience is actually quite terrifying.
Using her rap skills to create a children’s book that is hip hop and happening, this female MC turned actress is encouraging girls to stand tall and live with confidence.
Grammy Award-winning artist Queen Latifah is embracing girl power with her 2006 children’s book ‘Queen Of The Scene’ which uses rhyme and rhythm as the ultimate story telling tool.
You may know this comedian for his role as a rude office manager, but you’ll be surprised to know he is quite the author as he introduces us to a bunch of gruesome characters.
Ricky Gervais gave kids a real treat when he came up with this Mr.Men style series with a twist! There are over 20 different monsters for each child to love.
This determined actress decided it was about time there were more books that represented all the freckle-faced red-headed little girls of the world (much like herself!) and decided to write a book based on her own experiences growing up.
Julianne Moore has doesn’t a fantastic job of reassuring little girls that freckles and red hair are just some of the characteristic that make each and every one of us individual. When ‘Freckle Faced Strawberry’ was published in 2001 it became the New York Times bestseller.