You may have grown up with picture books by Jamie Lee Curtis and you may be familiar with Madonna‘s English Roses series (12 books and counting!) and you may have read a book by Jay Leno, Tiki Barber, Julianne Moore, or even the Duchess of York (aka Sarah Ferguson).
Who are these guys? They are people who have made names for themselves as comedians, sports figures, actors or, in the case of Sarah Ferguson, by marrying a member of the British royal family. So guess who has written his first fantasy novel?
Kurt Hummel. That’s right, Chris Colfer, the actor who plays Kurt Hummel in Glee has written his first book! And it’s one he’s been working on since he was TEN YEARS OLD.
Alex and Conner Bailey get a special present from their grandmother for their 12th birthday–a book called The Land of Stories that has been in the Bailey family for a very long time. The twins are surprised that she has decided to pass it on to them–but not half as surprised as they are when they discover that the book is a portal into a world where familiar fairy tales are true!
Ready to find out what happens? The Land of Stories hits the shelves July 17, 2012.
And to top it off, the Olympics are exactly 16 days, 1 hour and 11 minutes away (and counting). While you’re waiting, for the Opening Ceremony on July 27, why not check out Go-for-Gold Gymnasts, a new series by Olympic gold medalists Dominique Moceanu and Alicia Thompson?
This series follows the ups and downs of the members of an elite gymnastics team; each book focuses on one of the team members. Dominique was the youngest member of the U. S. Olympic team to ever win gold. She was 14 at the 1996 games in Atlanta, Georgia. I was surprised to learn that she lives in the Cleveland area, right here in Ohio!
Lastly, for you basketball fans, check out Amar’e Stoudemire’s new series, STAT – which stands for Standing-Tall-And-Talented. The first book comes out in August. Amar’e is the captain of the New York Knicks!
Amazing who you’ll meet on our shelves – come check ‘em out!