Can Celebrities Like Glenn Beck Write Good Children's Books?

By Eleanor Barkhorn

Glenn Beck's latest book comes out today. Is it a screed against big government? An ode to George Washington? A jeremiad warning Americans their country is heading toward socialism? No, for this book, the pundit breaks from form to write a children's book called The Snow Angel. It follows up on his 2009 kids' book, The Christmas Sweater, which became a best-seller.

Beck isn't the only famous person to try his hand at writing books for young readers. Here's a survey of other celebrities who've published kids' books, from Prince Charles to Terrell Owens.

For more on the famous-people-writing-kids'-books trend, see Dr. Seuss vs. Madonna: Can Celebrities Write Good Children's Books?

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