I love Ricky Martin so I was ecstatic to find out he has written a children's book that will be simultaneously published in English and Spanish and will be available Nov. 14. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars  to share it with my children! For starters, my son Santiago will get a kick out of the fact that his name is on the title. Plus, Martin's book is about a topic all parents worry about when it comes to their kids: teaching them to be self-confident--something, I'm sure, the author knows about just a little...

Read more ¿Qué más?: 16 Essential Latino children's books

While we wait for Ricky Martin's book to come out, check these five other children's books written by Latino celebrities:

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Gloria Estefan

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In The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog by Gloria Estefan, a young bulldog is adopted by a family with a little girl, but she's worried that he won't fit in. Throught the story, Noelle learns that she is special too.

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Shakira

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In this book, titled World School Day Adventure, written by Shakira, Dora the Explorer goes on an adventure helping kids in schools around the world get the supplies they need. In the process, children get to see what school is like in other parts of the world. Available in English and Spanish.

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Mario Lopez

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In his book, Mario and Baby Gia, Mario Lopez writes about the importance of family and helping each other out. Little Mario has no one to play with, until his granmother asks him to babysit his baby cousin Gia. Lopez also wrote Mud Tacos, another adorable children's book.

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Cheech Marin

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Who would've thought that Cheech Marin would end up writting children's books? Well, he has and Cheech the School Bus Driver is only one of them. In this super funny book, Cheech encourages a group of kids to compete in a Battle of the Bands contest as a Mariachi band.

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Jorge Ramos

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Jorge Ramos' bilingual book I'm Just Like my Mom/Me Parezco Tanto a mi Mamá is a great one to teach young kids about family and how much they are like their parents. If you flip the book over, you get the dad version too!