Published on February 19th, 2014 | by Bright Kids Books0
Favorite Children’s Books of famous Actors
These are the kids’ books that have delighted, entertained and inspired some of our most well-known and talented actors. These are the favorite children’s books of famous actors.
Born June 1, 1937 – American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus – and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby.
by Mercer Mayer
Gruesome creatures galore lurk in Yeller Belly Swamp, but they aren’t going to stop plucky Liza Lou from getting her mother’s sweet potatoes over to Gramma’s place. “This has a kick-up-your heels quality – and there’s never any doubt about who’s going to have the last laugh”.
Comedian and actor James Eugene “Jim” Carrey was born in Ontario, Canada, on January 17, 1962. Carrey relocated to Los Angeles to pursue comedy, eventually landing a spot on the sketch comedy show In Living Color. He went on to huge box office success in comedies, including Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask. He also delivered acclaimed dramatic performances in The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Man on the Moon.
by Dr. Seuss
A perfect gift for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds, this collection of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss—The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, and Fox in Socks—will be cherished by young and old alike. Ideal for reading aloud or reading alone, they will begin a child on the adventure of a lifetime!
The eldest of the Baldwin brothers, Alexander Rae Baldwin III is a talented actor known for his fiery persona both on and off screen. Early ’80s roles in a number of TV series (the daytime soap The Doctors, the prime-time series Knots Landing), led to big-screen roles in films such as Working Girl, Beetlejuice and The Hunt for Red October. His most recent TV role is on the much awarded sitcom 30 Rock.
by Harper Lee
The bad news is that Harper Lee only wrote one novel. The good news is that To Kill a Mockingbird is a genuine literary classic – both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.
Set in the deep South during the Depression, Jean-Louise Finch – better known as Scout – narrates the story with the keen eye of an adult looking back on a childhood rich with incidents that shaped who she has become. Scout might be described as a tomboy, but that would be doing her a disservice. Her adventures with her older brother Jem, and their diminutive friend Dill evoke the timeless place of childhood. Then one Fall, everything changes… Scout and Jem’s father, Atticus Finch, a lawyer in their town of Maycomb, Alabama, is appointed to the defense of Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. By turns funny, wise, and heartbreaking, To Kill a Mockingbird is one classic that continues to speak to new generations.
James Earl Jones
Actor James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931, in Arkabutla, Mississippi. As a child, Jones developed a sever stutter, which he overcame during his high school years. He went on to star in a long list of highly successful movies and plays, becoming widely known as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars film franchise. Jones won Tony Awards for his performances in The Great White Hope and Fences, and garnered an honorary Academy Award in 2011.
by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat because he thought the famous Dick and Jane primers were insanely boring. Because kids weren’t interested in the material, they weren’t exactly compelled to use it repeatedly in their efforts to learn to read. So, The Cat in the Hat was born. “I have great pride in taking Dick and Jane out of most school libraries,” he said. “That is my greatest satisfaction.“
As the quintessential 1950s brooding teen full of angst and rebellion, James Dean was a promising young star whose tragic death before his career truly started propelled him into iconic status. Dean was the star of three features films in his short career, but only lived long enough to see one of them released.
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
At first glance, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 classic The Little Prince—with its winsome illustrations of a boy prince and his tiny planet—appears to be a children’s fairy tale. It doesn’t take long, however, to discover that it speaks to readers of all ages. Available for the first time in an edition for young adults, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic story, The Little Prince, beloved by readers of all ages, comes to life in a format perfect for teen readers.