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The best celebrity children's books 2021

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We all know the importance of reading with your baby and the benefits this can have to their development. And if you're after some new stories to update your child's bookshelf, what about one of these childrens books written by our favourite celebrities?

With choices from Natalie Portman to Marie Kondo, there really is something for every child, gently covering topics such as race, kindness and anxiety. 

The first in the Yoga Babies series from presenter and author Fearne Cotton, follow the Yoga Babies big and small as they practise yoga at home, in the garden and before bedtime, before encouraging you and your little one to have a go at home, too.

Tom Fletcher has a lot of much-loved children's books and this is just one of them. A monster has invaded the pages of this  bedtime picture book and your child needs to read aloud and follow the interactive instructions to help free the pesky monster by tilting, spinning and shaking their book.

Hey Grandude!

£6.24 - RRP: £7.99

This action-packed picture-book adventure from the legendary Paul McCartney celebrates the fun that grandparents and grandchildren can have when their imaginations run wild. With his magic compass, Grandude whisks his four grandkids off on whirlwind adventures, taking them all around the globe.

This powerful book by Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o tackles colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within as Sulwe takes a magical journey through the night sky that opens her eyes and changes everything.

One of seven books in this series by Olympian and World Book Day ambassador Jessica Ennis-Hill, in The Silver Unicorn, Evie gets a bracelet in the post from her Grandma Iris in Jamaica. Evie learns that she's going to need the bracelet - and a brave heart - when her friend meets a frightened silver unicorn.

A gorgeous read from Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, this uplifting and empowering picture book is all about finding your inner strength when school life gets tough, with a powerful reminder to always be kind.

Older children will love the Marge in Charge series by A-list actress Isla Fisher which tells the story of Marge, a mischievous babysitter with rainbow hair who loves to make a mess and bend the rules.

From realizing that there is no "right" way to live to respecting our planet and learning what really makes someone a winner, the messages at the heart of actress, director and activist Natalie Portman's Fables are modern takes on timeless life lessons.

A bedtime book from presenter Cat that you can read to your little one over and over again, in this story you and your tot will journey through a magical world, filled with a colourful cast of animals who will encourage children to live out loud and be their truest selves. 

Comedian and presenter David Walliams has been a multi-million bestselling author for years and this set of ten of his brilliant books is bound to have you and your youngster giggling, including titles such as Bad Dad, Mr Stink and Gangsta Granny. 

Yep that's right, even tidying superstar Marie Kondo has a book! Kiki and Jax is an accessible introduction to Marie Kondo – complete with a special step-by-step folding activity – aiming to make tidying fun for even the youngest of children.

Meghan Markle's first children's book, The Bench, is inspired by Harry and Archie and the relationship between father and son.  

"The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father's Day, the month after Archie was born," the duchess said in a statement.

"That poem became this story."

She added: "My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the make-up, as much as it does with mine."

In Sir Lenny Henry's first childrens book, Twelve-year-old Tunde's life is about to get turned upside down when, in the middle of a football match, Tunde leaps for the ball and stays in the air – on an enormous pair of wings! Under the guidance of a mysterious visitor known as The Seeker, he discovers new-found powers, a secret past, and some seriously powerful people who are determined to keep that past buried, whatever the cost.

  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having written for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news, product pages, features and interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith and Fearne Cotton, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online where she specialises in travel and product reviews. 


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