Star Stories for Your Littles! Here Are 9 Celebrities Who Have Written Children's Books
Julian Edelman hasn't been on the field this season due to a torn ACL, but the New England Patriots wide receiver is making the most of his recovery time. He recently released his memoir, Relentless, and on Friday debuted his second children's book, Flying High 2, illustrated by David Leonard and in collaboration with Edelman's creative partner Assaf Swissa.
The story centers around a "scrappy little squirrel" named Jules — and is reminiscent of the Patriots' come-from-behind Super Bowl victory against the Atlanta Falcons. Meet animal friends like Tom the Goat (ahem) as Jules and his team tell their tale of perseverance.
Shop It! Flying High 2 ($19.99 hardcover), julianedelman.com
ERIC WINTER AND ROSELYN SÁNCHEZ
"As we were reading to our daughter, we realized books were all about ballet," Eric Winter told PEOPLE in June of Sebi and the Land of Cha Cha Cha, the authorial debut of the actor and wife Roselyn Sánchez.
"And we felt there was a need in the market – our daughter being half Puerto Rican – to talk about that heritage and the culture that she and my wife know so well," he added of the book, which was inspired by their daughter Sebella "Sebi" Rose, 5½. (The charitable couple recently welcomed baby No. 2 — son Dylan Gabriel was born Nov. 3.)
Shop It! Sebi and the Land of Cha Cha Cha ($15 hardcover, $11 Kindle), amazon.com
Shop It! Marge in Charge ($14 hardcover, $9 Kindle), amazon.com
Calling "the future of our planet" his muse behind the project, Julian told PEOPLE ahead of its release, "I would hope that these books would serve as a gentle reminder of how beautiful the world we live in is, as well as the problems we face on a daily basis."
He added, "And also I hope it would nurture the relationship between parent and child, and prompt discussion about life and love, too."
Shop It! Touch the Earth ($12 hardcover, $9 Kindle), amazon.com
Rodriguez — who is, today, a father of two — donated 15 percent of all sales during an initial N.Y.C. signing of the book, whose story is drawn from his own experiences growing up with big baseball dreams.
Shop It! Out of the Ballpark ($16 hardcover, $6 paperback, $5 Kindle), amazon.com
JAMIE LEE CURTIS
"I hope that Me, MySelfie & I will open a dialogue about the impact of smartphone technology on families," the legendary scream queen told PEOPLE in March of her newest tale, out next year.
Shop It! This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From ($3 hardcover, $9 Kindle), amazon.com
"I wrote my first children’s book because I wanted my baby's first word to be 'Dada.' It worked. But her second, third and fourth word was 'Mama,' " Fallon said in June of Winnie Rose, 4 this month (he and wife Nancy also share daughter Frances Cole, 2½).
"She even wanted 'Mama' to read 'Dada.' Everything is 'Mama,' " added The Tonight Show host. "If you have a 3-year-old, they'll love the pictures. And if you have a 1-year-old, they'll love how it tastes."
Shop It! Everything Is MAMA (preorder; $10), amazon.com
Another second-time children's book author on the list? Kelly Clarkson, who's adding a new installment inspired again by 3-year-old daughter River Rose. (The first, titled River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, is available now.)
In River Rose and the Magical Christmas, River tries to stay up all night to deliver her letter to Santa personally — and gets more than she ever dreamed of when she and her pup pay a visit to the North Pole instead!
Shop It! River Rose and the Magical Christmas ($16), amazon.com
The actor (who shares son Dominic Luciano, 3½, and daughter Gia Francesca, 6½, with wife Courtney) has not one but two books to his name: Mario and Baby Gia and Mud Tacos — the latter of which he co-authored alongside sister Marissa!
Shop It! Mario and Baby Gia ($8), amazon.com