The Coolest New Baby Books

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Baby books are all the rage these days. You can find them in bookstores, grocery stores, Amazon  – most airport magazine stands even have a designated baby book section now! It’s so hard to resist building your baby’s reading collection early on when there are more options out there than ever before. While you’ve probably received classics like “Goodnight Moon” and “The Cat In The Hat” at your baby shower, the following are just a few of the coolest new baby books on the block. Snag some for your little one today!

Cedella Marley, along with illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton, adapted two of her father’s legendary songs into witty children’s stories. These are a must-have for any Bob Marley fan. The stories are heart-warming and the illustrator includes little pieces of Marley on every page.




Illustrator and author Jon J. Muth brought a fresh perspective to two of Dylan’s famous songs with his brilliant watercolor depictions of the lyrics in “Man Gave Names to All the Animals” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.” And artist Paul Rogers put his interpretation to paper in “Forever Young.”

Bob Dylan Baby Books


Author Michelle Sinclair Colman, along with Illustrator Nathalie Dion, created the first book in this series in 1995. After it became widely popular, they continued the series; showcasing different personalities and lifestyles for the babies in each book. Find the book that best suits your little one or grab the whole series!

Urban Babies Wear Black Series


Author Jennifer Adams, along with illustrator Alison Oliver, has taken timeless adult literature and simplified it in these beautiful books for young tots. Below is just an example of the many books she’s transformed.


If you’re expecting, be sure to add these awesome books to your baby registry! For more COOL FINDS, visit our DISCOVER section!

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Danielle is a Pittsburgh native who has been warming her “black and gold” blood in sunny Northern California for the past 6 years. On any given day, you can find her arranging ridiculous photo shoots of her one-year-old son Graeme and cat Gizmo, or working on any one of her 27,000 writing projects. She enjoys daydreaming about becoming a famous actress and starting a handful of different businesses with her husband over glasses of wine in the evenings. Someday, she hopes to travel the country in an RV with her family… but she needs to sell that novel first. You can follow her journeys through her blog With A Red Bird On My Shoulder

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