The multi-talented actress/singer Bernadette Peters is at work on her second children’s book. Stella Is a Star, due out in early 2010, is about Peters’ beloved dog Stella and features illustrations by Liz Murphy. In addition to her performing duties in movies, concerts, and musicals (her most recent Broadway credits include major revivals of Annie Get Your Gun and Gypsy), Bernadette Peters has been a tireless advocate for animal adoption. The proceeds from sales of the new book will go to her charity “Broadway Barks”, which she co-founded with Mary Tyler Moore. Broadway Barks was also the title of Peters’ first kids’ book.