Celebrity Kids’ Favorite Books


  • Sarah Jessica Parker 1 of 10
    Sarah Jessica Parker
    To give her son a global perspective, the Sex and the City star reads For Every Child, A Better World By Jim Henson to her son, James Wilke. “It’s the cold hard facts [about world poverty],” Parker told the media. “We’ve read it every night for weeks, and he still asks, ‘Why don’t those children have what they need?’ Because he lives in a country where clean water and food are at arm’s length, it’s hard for him to internalize why they aren’t available to everyone.”
  • Elisabeth Rohm 2 of 10
    Elisabeth Rohm
    When it comes to reading to her three year-old daughter, Easton, there's one author that Rohm's daughter prefers above all else. “Jamie Lee Curtis is the child whisperer!” Rohm blogged on People.com. Among Curtis' work, Rohm claims that Is There Really a Human Race is her fave while Easton prefers Today I Feel Silly?
  • Mary-Louise Parker 3 of 10
    Mary-Louise Parker
    To promote reading, Parker reads anywhere from 5 to 15(!) books to her children every night. One of her favorites is Mama Panya's Pancakes by Mary Chamberlin. “[The book] is a gentle way to introduce kids to other cultures and to the idea that everyone is not the same type of bunny or kid,” Parker said.
  • Katie Holmes 4 of 10
    Katie Holmes
    Kids’ taste change so fast, but as of mid-April, Katie Holmes admitted to the media that five year-old Suri's book of the moment is Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor. Considering that the book is about a budding pre-school glamourpuss, we can see why Suri identifies.
  • Jennifer Garner 5 of 10
    Jennifer Garner
    Violet Garner may only be 5 years old, but she knows what she likes. When toting the young babe around, Mama Garner is also often spotted with Bear in Sunshine by Stella Blackstone in tow. In October of 2010, Jennifer and Violet were photographed by the Boston Globe with the book in hand.
  • Halle Berry 6 of 10
    Halle Berry
    The X-Men star helps her daughter, Nahla Ariela, overcome her fear of the dark with the help of I Took the Moon For a Walk by Carolyn Curtis. Last year, Berry was spotted purchasing that title as well as Three Billy Goats Gruff at FAO Schwarz.
  • Debra Messing 7 of 10
    Debra Messing
    It's never too early to start educating kids about healthy eating. To make it fun, the star of Will and Grace admits that she reads Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon by Jules Bass to her son, Roman. Sidenote: If Debra Messing's endorsement isn't enough, click on the book’s link to see the best
    author photo of all time.
  • Liv Tyler 8 of 10
    Liv Tyler
    Tyler and her son, Milo, have one thing in common with Tyler's Lord of the Rings director, Peter Jackson — a love of the Hairy Maclary book series. “Peter Jackson sent them when Milo was born,” Tyler told People. “He’s obsessed with them because they’re clever and really funny. But I like Goodnight Moon.”
  • Gisele Bunchen 9 of 10
    Gisele Bunchen
    The Victoria's Secret model and her son, Benjamin, love The Peace Book by Todd Parr so much that last December, Bunchen spread her family’s joy of the book by reading the book aloud to a crowd of 20 wide-eyed tykes at the Four Seasons as part of the hotel's weekly Teddy Bear Tea.
  • Michelle Obama 10 of 10
    Michelle Obama
    The first family takes Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak to heart. According to Oprah.com, the President himself has stated, “My wife still thinks that I'm Max...that I'm getting into mischief all the time.” Daughters Sasha and Malia also requested that the first family read this book during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll last year.

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