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10 Unconventional Board Books for Hip Tots

Introduce your littlest ones to fine art, literature, music, and food with these cool board books.
on January 16, 2017

Editor's note: This post was originally published on November 14, 2013.

Just because you have a baby doesn't mean you have to read about fluffy bunnies and anthropomorphic vehicles all day long! If you love fine art, going to music concerts, or gourmet food, you can share those hobbies with the littlest readers in your home. There are many great books out there about these topics that were once thought of as unfriendly to kids, especially toddlers.

Here are 10 board book titles to check out and read with your hip little ones.

Rockin' Babies by Dr. Jenn Berman and Cynthia Weil

Foodie Babies Wear Bibs by Michelle Sinclair Colman

Baby Loves to Rock! by Wednesday Kirwan

My First ABC by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

My Foodie ABC: A Little Gourmet's Guide by Puck

Andy Warhol's Colors by Susan Goldman Rubin

First Book of Sushi by Amy Wilson Sanger

Art for Baby by Various

Cozy Classics: War and Peace by Jack & Holman Wang

Pride & Prejudice: A BabyLit Counting Primer by Jennifer Adams

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