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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 11, 2010

boo·ka·raz·zi: A freelance blogger who pursues celebrities who read books, to create posts that promote children’s literature.

Children’s books written by celebrities are growing in abundance. The latest books to join this category are The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah and The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews. I haven’t had a chance to flip through either of these titles, but they look promising. However, in a world where it is quite difficult to become a published author, it seems that celebrities have the upper-hand: their media presence immediately creates a publishing opportunity that is hard to pass, consumers love celebrities.

So … how do you know whether the next celebrity written children’s book that you find in your hands is going to be quality? For starters, take a look at the suggestions offered in the comments field on these two fab blogs:

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 11, 2010

boo·ka·raz·zi: A freelance blogger who pursues celebrities who read books, to create posts that promote children’s literature.

In Tyra Banks’ pursuit to connect with women and teenage girls on issues ranging from relationships to body image, she has created a three-book series titled MODELLAND. The first novel in her debut series will be published by Delacorte Press (an imprint of Random House)  in Summer 2011. Based on Tyra’s media presence alone, this series is certain to be an instant bestseller.

The Children’s Book Review
Published: February 4, 2010

boo·ka·raz·zi: A freelance blogger who pursues celebrities who read books, to create posts that promote children’s literature.

Wonder BearGwyneth Paltrow’s latest Goop newsletter boasts an excellent list of children’s books that come highly recommended by a wonderful group of celebrities and children’s book specialists; such as: Juilanne Moore (actress and author of 2 children’s books) and Elizabeth Bird (Senior Children’s Librarian at the New York Public Library and infamous blogger for the School Library Journal).

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: February 4, 2010

boo·ka·raz·zi: A freelance blogger who pursues celebrities who read books, to create posts that promote children’s literature.

Rachel Bilson has a monthly column in InStyle magazine where people submit style questions for her to answer. Back in December her column focused on gifts—the list included three children’s books. Yippee!

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 1, 2009

boo·ka·raz·zi

A freelance blogger who pursues celebrities who read books, to create posts that promote children’s literature.

Tony Award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker has made her pledge to read in the world’s largest annual reading event, National Read for the Record Day on October 8, 2009. Each year the Jumpstart organization hosts Read for the Record, an international campaign which brings children and grownups together to read the same book, on the same day, in communities all over the world. Reading aloud to young children is not only fun, but provides the extra nourishment needed for literacy development: the fundamental skill that leads to overall success in school.