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Celebrity Kids Books You'll Never See

We’d like to see these star-penned stories at a Barnes & Noble near us

 

Every once in a while, an entertainer comes along with a talent that cannot be contained to movies or music. (Case in point: Eddie Murphy's "Boogie In Your Butt.") After directing a documentary or starting a Target fashion line, they inevitably turn to publishing, often aimed at the elementary school set. But while everyone from Spike Lee to Jay Leno can claim a kiddie book to their name, a few choice celebrities have tragically stayed off the bestseller lists. We decided to help them out by proposing some book ideas. Future kids, take a look at your reading list.

 

Title: The Quiet Corner
Author: Michael Cera

Illustrations for Maxim.com by John Sciarrino | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Plot: A shy boy who has a hard time interacting with his classmates stumbles upon a magical place of solace


Title: Tricycle Wars
Author: Jason Statham

Illustrations for Maxim.com by John Sciarrino | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Plot: Peter, Chris and Jimmy settle their dispute over the T-rex toy through a Tokyo drift-style trike race


Title: Why Is Daddy Always Drinking Syrup?
Author: The Cast of Mad Men

Illustrations for Maxim.com by John Sciarrino | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Plot: Sally wonders why her father is constantly guzzling syrup, and acting silly or crying afterwards


Title: The Girl with the Dragon Friend
Author: Stieg Larsson

Illustrations for Maxim.com by John Sciarrino | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Plot: After setting her father on fire, little Lisbeth forms an unlikely bond with a baby dragon she discovers in the woods of Sweden


Title: Everybody Hurts
Author: Adele

Illustrations for Maxim.com by John Sciarrino | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Plot: When Bobby hurts Melissa's feelings, she emerges from a Patsy Cline and The Way We Were binge with a scathing poem for show-and-tell


Title: My Favorite Things
Author: The guy who directed The Human Centipede

Illustrations for Maxim.com by John Sciarrino | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Plot: Why puppies, kittens and butterflies are the bestest


Title: Whoa
Author: Keanu Reeves

Illustrations for Maxim.com by John Sciarrino | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Plot: n/a