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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: June 4, 2009 Summer reading with a child between grades 1 and 5 is so exciting. The youngest are gaining priceless reading skills at their "early reader" stage and the eldest are full-steam-ahead reaching an "early-fluent to fluent reader"

By Bianca Schulze, The Children's Book Review Published: April 23, 2009 The Problem with the Puddles by Kate Feiffer (author), Tricia Tusa (illustrator) Reading level: Ages 8-12 Hardcover: 208 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 24, 2009) What to expect: Dogs, Lost and found possesions, Family Kids that enjoy