Today in Madonna History: June 8, 2005

On June 8 2005, Madonna appeared on The View to promote her new children’s book, Lotsa De Casha.

Watch the interview below:

Today in Madonna History: October 31, 2006

On October 31 2006, Madonna read to a small group of children from her new book, Too Good To Be True, the sequel to her best selling children’s book, The English Roses, at Warner Brothers Records in New York.

Today in Madonna History: April 27, 2010

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On April 27 2010, Madonna’s greatest hits collection, Celebration, was released as a piano, vocal and chord songbook.  The book included all of the 37 songs featured on the original 2-CD release.

Today in Madonna History: October 1, 2008

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On October 1 2008, Guy Oseary’s MADONNA CONFESSIONS book was released.

From the press release:

With over 250 never-before-seen images taken by Guy Oseary and personally approved by Madonna, the book showcases the provocative themes of her live performances—from equestrian to urban Bedouin, and from glam punk to disco fever—and celebrates what The New York Times calls “the sheer spectacularity of her physical form.” Enhanced with Madonna’s short, sassy interspersed quotes, CONFESSIONS is a matchless, must-have record of one of the highlights of her career.

Guy Oseary is the CEO of Maverick and Madonna’s manager. He has worked closely with Madonna for two decades. As Oseary was the only photographer allowed access to capture every single concert, this book contains the quintessential moments from the Confessions Tour.

All author proceeds were donated to Raising Malawi.

Today in Madonna History: September 15, 2003

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On September 15 2003, Madonna’s first children’s book, The English Roses, was released worldwide. To promote the book, Madonna held a reading to a group of children (and adults!) at the Gallimard Gardens in Paris.

The English Roses debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. The book remained at #1 on the New York Times Children’s Best Sellers list for 7 weeks.

To date, The English Roses has sold over 500,000 copies.

Today in Madonna History: September 14, 2003

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LONDON - SEPTEMBER 14:   Madonna launches her illustrated children's book "The English Roses".  First of a series of five books based on the moral teachings of the Kaballah religion at Kensington Roof Gardens on  September 14, 2003 in London. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)

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On September 14 2003, Madonna attended The English Roses tea party in London, to launch her first children’s book.

The tea party took place at the Kensington Roof Gardens, with many celebrity parents and their children in attendance, including Nigella Lawson.

Today in Madonna History: June 7, 2004

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On June 7 2004, Callaway Arts & Entertainment announced the release of Madonna’s third book for children, Yakov and the Seven Thieves, on June 21, 2004.

Yakov and the Seven Thieves was illustrated by Gennady Spirin, an award winning and internationally revered artist, who had illustrated 33 previous children’s books.

Madonna’s first two children’s books, The English Roses and Mr. Peabody’s Apples, both debuted at No. 1 on the children’s picture book best-seller list of The New York Times, and remained on the list for 18 and 10 weeks, respectively.

Madonna described Yakov and the Seven Thieves as “a story about how all of us have the ability to unlock the gates of heaven-no matter how unworthy we think we are. For when we go against our selfish natures, we make miracles happen, in our lives and in the lives of others.”

Publisher and CEO of Callaway Arts & Entertainment, Nicholas Callaway made this statement about the book: “Yakov and the Seven Thieves again proves the amazing range of Madonna’s storytelling talent. Her first book was set in contemporary England and the second in post-World War II America. Now, she takes us to a completely different cultural milieu-a small 18th-century town in Eastern Europe. We therefore selected a world-renowned Russian artist, Gennady Spirin, to illustrate this book, because his traditional artistic style perfectly complements the old-world setting of the story.

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