Celebrities Read Too!
Did you know that everyone loves to read? Parents, children, best friends, and teachers love to read. But that’s not all! Even celebrities enjoy sitting down and exploring a new book every once in a while. Check out some of these celebrity favorites in children’s literature!
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Bill Murray, a famous American actor and comedian known for roles in the Ghostbuster franchise and voice overs in many animated films, adores the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. In this classic novel, young Huck goes on an exciting journey of cultural exploration and goofy schemes. Murray loves that the author sounds like he had a great time writing the story.
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad
Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to be Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, absolutely loves to inspire kids to believe in themselves. The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad follows young Faizah and her sisters during their first day of school. Copeland appreciates how this story shows that difference is not as scary as you may think.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Expéry
Emma Watson, best known for her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter movie series, adores books like The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint- Expéry that call on her memories in a happy and pleasant way. This book tackles subjects like friendship, love, and even loneliness as it follows a small prince who travels the universe looking for knowledge and learns a lot about adults.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor best known for his role as Thor in the Avengers Cinematic Universe film series, found a book that could speak to any reader no matter their age. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy is a thought-provoking journey that explores a world with a young boy and many animals who work together to build friendship and hope during their adventures.
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Dolly Parton, country singer, actress, businesswoman, and philanthropist, cannot get enough of The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.
It may be an older tale, but it continues to inspire people to never give up. When a train carrying toys and treats for children breaks down, a little engine is determined to help even though it is hard. When Dolly Parton reads this book, she feels like that kind of determination sounds just like her.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss, and Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
Michelle Obama loves reading to her children. During the worldwide quarantine in 2020, she had a popular online series called “Mondays with Michelle Obama” where she read a different children’s book that she felt would support growth and literacy for those who may not have the same opportunities as she did with her children. Some of her favorite books she read were Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go, and Troy Cummings’s Can I Be Your Dog?
There are so many amazing children’s books! Do you have your own favorites? For the entire month of September, one of the Youth book displays is all about the books that you love! When you come to the library, you can find a book that you enjoy and move it to book display. Leave a note telling everyone why you love it, and maybe someone else will love it just like you!