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You’re an All Star: get your game on, go play! March 24, 2007

Posted by sneaks in display topics, J is for Juvenile, Picture Books, spring.

Have you noticed the recent proliferation of children’s books by celebrities? It may feel like Madonna started the trend (as usual), with her book The English Roses, but actually it goes back to Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster) and Julie Andrews, both of whom wrote books for children since the ’70’s.

This spring there’s a fresh crop, and it seems like they’re all writing about sports. Click “more” for a list of recent sports-themed picture books by celebs…



  • Salt in his shoes: Michael Jordan in pursuit of a dream by Roslyn Jordan and Deloris Jordan. E B J
  • Promises to keep: how Jackie Robinson changed America by Sharon Robinson (Jackie Robinson’s daughter). J B R
  • I shook up the world: the incredible life of Muhammad Ali written by Maryum “May May” Ali. J B A
  • Teammates and By my brother’s side, Tiki and Ronde Barber with Robert Burleigh. J B B
  • David Beckham’s soccer skills. David Beckham. J 796.334 B


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