15 Children’s Books Written by Famous People

Barack Obama, leader of the free world and winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, can now add children’s book author to his resume: Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters, a picture book penned by the President, hit bookstores yesterday. Written in 2008 after the election but before Obama took office, the book tells the story of 13 American heroes and heroines, including Albert Einstein, Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, and Martin Luther King, Jr. But he’s hardly the first celebrity who has delved into kiddie lit. Here are 15 more children’s book authors you might know from elsewhere.

The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer by Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter may take the prize for most creative title with The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer. Illustrated by his daughter Amy, the story follows young Jeremy and his befriending a baby sea monster called Snoogle-Fleejar.