Is this what Michelle Obama is going to do next?

It’s the thing to do right now

Forget actors-turned-singers, the famous are now filling up their Wiki page by writing books for children.

Just as we were wondering what best first lady ever Michelle Obama would be doing when she vacates the White House, her deputy chief of staff Melissa Winter spoke to The Washington Post, to reveal: ‘Probably down the line [there are] many books in her […] I think she’d be a wonderful children’s book author […] We haven’t set up a process for that, [but] down the line it would be a natural way to exhale from an experience like this.’ We didn’t see it coming, but we’re with you, Melissa.

Here are eight other famous names you didn’t foresee writing children’s books…

Childrens Books Celebrities

Barack Obama

Yep, Michelle’s not the first Obama to turn their talented hand to writing. Barack wrote Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters back in 2010, a tribute to 13 groundbreaking Americans.

Childrens Books Celebrities

Julianne Moore

Continuing her work being a badass redhead, Julianne release Freckleface Strawberry in 2007 about a girl who hates her freckles but eventually comes to accept them. After reaching the New York Times Best Seller list, she wrote six more books in the series.

Childrens Books Celebrities

Jim Carrey

The actor, who we still can only think of in The Mask, actually won an award for his book How Roland Rolls, about a wave who’s afraid that when he hits the beach his life will be over.

Childrens Books Celebrities


She’s actually written a surprising amount of children’s non-fiction. She release five books, between 2003-2005, that all debuted within the top 10 of the New York Times Best Seller list. The English Roses, her first, sold over 500,000 copies.

Childrens Books Celebrities

Will Smith

Yes, really. Taking a little time out of acting, Will wrote an adorable tribute to fatherhood called Just The Two Of Us.

Childrens Books Celebrities

Ricky Gervais

Another comedian who’s turned his hand to children’s books, Ricky has written the series Flanimals, about ridiculous and seemingly useless animals.

Childrens Books Celebrities

Kelly Clarkson

The singer wrote a cute picture book inspired by her own daughter, complete with a link to Kelly singing a lullaby.

Childrens Books Celebrities

David Walliams

The comedian turned author back in 2008 and has proven to be very successful.  His first foray into children’s writing, The Boy In The Dress, about a 12-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing, has been adapted for TV and Awful Auntie was the best-selling fiction book of 2014.

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