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Famous singers hold a special place in popular culture. Most of today’s big music stars are also songwriters. The creativity and lyricism of many musicians are celebrated now more than ever. When these singers grow in their career and fame, opportunities to delve into other creative fields open up.

When these singers have children, it seems like the next natural step is to write a children’s book. While not all the singers on this list have children, they have all contributed to the growing world of children’s literature.

Here are eight children’s books written by famous singers.

8/8 The English Roses By Madonna

Madonna has earned her place as the Queen of Pop. Her impact on the music world can’t be denied. However, some people were a little shocked when she announced her first children’s book in 2003. Madonna was used to shocking people, but this time it was certainly unintentional. The book centered around The English Roses, a group of four girls who are jealous of a girl named Binah. Once they realize her life is far from perfect, they invite her to be the fifth English Rose.

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7/8 The Christmas Princess By Mariah Carey With Michaela Angela Davis

When Mariah Carey released her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, in 2020, many found out details of her traumatic childhood for the first time. She spoke openly about her experiences with racism and bullying. Carey said that her intention with her memoir was to heal her childhood self. Her next project was The Christmas Princess, a children’s book written with Michaela Angela Davis, who also worked with Carey on her memoir. The book follows the adventures of Little Mariah, who uses her vocal talent to spread the Christmas spirit.

6/8 When I Grow Up By Weird Al Yankovic

“Weird Al” Yankovic has made a name for himself as a master of parody and comedy music. Yankovic has parodied the biggest pop stars from the ’80s to today. He has recreated their iconic music videos and received major airplay in the MTV era. When Yankovic became a father, his creativity turned to another venture. Yankovic released his first children’s book, When I Grow Up, in 2011. The book brings Yankovic’s trademark humor and witty wordplay to a story that inspires children to imagine what they want to be when they grow up.

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5/8 Mary Can! By Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige is one of the most iconic artists of her generation. Her trademark voice and legendary songs have inspired so many of today’s top artists. She’s also done work as an actress. Now, Blige is adding another occupation to her already impressive resume. That of course being a children’s book author. Blige will release her first children’s book, Mary Can!, in March 2023. It tells the story of a young girl who lets kids know that they can achieve their dreams if they believ in themselves.

4/8 The Magically Mysterious Adventures Of Noelle The Bulldog By Gloria Estefan And Michael Garland

Gloria Estefan helped bring Latin music to the mainstream with her infectious tunes. The superstar singer started in the early ’80s with her husband Emilio in the Miami Sound Machine. Estefan’s career blew up with her becoming one of the top-selling singers of the ’80s and ’90s. Estefan is also a mother and a lover of animals. She explored these loves in 2005 with the release of this children’s book. It tells the story of a bulldog named Noelle who gets adopted by a little girl.

3/8 Con Pollo: A Bilingual Playtime Adventure By Jennifer Lopez And Jimmy Fallon

Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Fallon are an unlikely duo to team up for a children’s book. Lopez started as a dancer who made her way into acting and became an icon in music. Fallon was a comedian who gained major recognition during his time on Saturday Night Live and now hosts The Tonight Show. However, the two combined their talents to create this special book for kids. Fallon’s humor and Lopez’s Latin pride makes for a wonderful way to introduce children to the Spanish language.

Related: The Personal Stories Behind These Jennifer Lopez Music Videos

2/8 Ugenia Lavender: The First Book By Geri Halliwell

The Spice Girls became icons of ’90s pop culture. The most extroverted members of the group seemed to be Melanie Brown and Geri Halliwell. Halliwell left the group in the middle of their world tour in 1998. She would embark on a solo career and eventually have a daughter. Halliwell’s creativity and motherhood made her a brilliant contender to write a children’s book. Her series of novels for children follows the titular character, which is based on Halliwell herself.

1/8 C Is For Country By Lil Nas X

While Lil Nas X is now known as an influential star who is changing the game for mainstream gay representation, his initial success looked a bit different. The song “Old Town Road” became the longest-running number one single in the history of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The popularity of the song reached far and wide, including little kids. Lil Nas X embraced this segment of his audience and the success of his debut single by writing this children’s book. It teaches children the alphabet in a way only Lil Nas X can!

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