With the timeless popularity of classic writers like Lewis Carroll, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare, BabyLit® is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature.
At BabyLit, we believe in the power of reading. Why? Because books take us places. Good places. And when we read with a child, we go places together. It's more than just reading. It's learning. It's experiencing. It's growing. If a million copies of our books encourage just one parent to read with their child, we will have succeeded. And printed a lot of books.
So while the world wonders why babies need classic literature, we will be reading.
Won't you join us?
Books 7 inches x 7 inches, most 20 pages or so
CLASSIC LIT COLLECTION
The Nutcracker: With this colorfully illustrated board book version of the classic Christmas-time ballet, Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver present a new holiday favorite, The Nutcracker: A BabyLit® Dancing Primer. This board book features soldiers marching, mice prancing, snowflakes swirling, dolls bending, and buffoons skipping as a way to introduce basic movement terms to babies and toddlers.
Adams and Oliver team up again to teach literary-minded tots the importance of friendship in A Little Princess: A BabyLit® Friendship Primer. Each page introduces Sarah's friends with text from the original novel, A Little Princess, showing little ones that friends can be found in surprising places.
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Take your baby on a magical journey with BabyLit's Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp sounds primer.
A feast for little eyes and ears. With this Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp sounds primer, brainy babies will love hearing the whoosh of a jinni, the rustle of a magician's robes, the tinkle of jewels in a cave of treasures, and much more.
Be drawn back to a time before apps and television, when playtime was full of possibilities. In Little Women: A BabyLit® Playtime Primer, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy show your little one all kinds of ways to have fun, including singing, gardening, sewing, skating, and of course, reading!
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Get swept away by Little Master Shakespeare's tale of two star-crossed lovers in Romeo & Juliet: A BabyLit® Counting Primer. Count friends, kisses, love letters, and roses in this charming retelling of Shakespeare's famous story of young love. Since parting from such a lovely little book will certainly bring feelings of sweet sorrow, you may find yourself re-reading till it be morrow!
Introduce your little bibliophile to the romantic world of Jane Austen in Pride & Prejudice: A BabyLit® Counting Primer.
Stroll through 1 English village to meet 2 rich gentlemen and discover what happens when the 5 Bennet sisters encounter 4 marriage proposals! Alison Oliver's charming illustrations accompany Jennifer Adams' clever, simple text to make this take on a beloved classic perfect for little ones.
Follow the white rabbit down the hole and drink from the purple bottle to meet an orange cat, a blue caterpillar, a mad hatter with a brown hat, and the queen of red hearts in Alice in Wonderland: A BabyLit® Colors Primer.
Kids will love Alison Oliver's colorful and cheeky illustrations bringing life to Little Master Carroll's beloved children's classic.
Introduce your little fashionista to classic fashions in Anna Karenina: A BabyLit® Fashion Primer.
Elegant illustrations of beautiful gowns, uniforms, hats, gloves, cloaks and more are paired with quotes from Little Master Tolstoy's masterpiece to create a sophisticated book full of the finest fashions.
Get to know the "Hombre de la Mancha" in Little Master Cervantes' Don Quixote: A BabyLit® Spanish Language Primer.
Learn everything a daring knight needs to know, in two languages. Man, armor, horse, lady, castle, and more! And of course, it wouldn't be Don Quixote without a windmill. Each spread features English and Spanish translation side by side. ¡Que bueno!
There's more to the story than just lions, tigers, and bears – there are also so many colors to explore! From the wicked witch and her evil black dress, to the good witch Glinda and her bright pink socks, you'll find all of the familiar characters of Oz decked out in brilliant technicolor!
Little Master Melville teaches little ones the language of the sea in Moby Dick: A BabyLit® Ocean Primer.
From ships and sailors to squawking gulls and moody good captains, Alison Oliver's brilliant illustrations and Jennifer Adams' clever, simple text will make a sea dog out of any young shipmate.
Meet 2 friends, Mina and Lucy, and the 5 heroes who try to save them from the dreaded Count Dracula in Dracula: A BabyLit® Counting Primer.
Make sure you're wearing a necklace of 10 garlic flowers as you count wolves, ships, tombstones, and boxes full of soil in this witty retelling of Little Master Stoker's classic gothic tale.
Arms, legs, eyes, mouth . . . part by part they all make up the Frankenstein monster in this charming anatomy primer. And you may just learn that he isn't all that different from the rest of us, as he chomps on strawberries and enjoys reading some great literature! One thing's for sure – there's nothing scary about this toddler-friendly retelling of Mary Shelley's classic novel.
Venture deep into the jungle on an animal-naming safari hunt in The Jungle Book: A BabyLit® Animals Primer.
Spy a sneaky snake, a lazy bear, and a proud panther before roaring like a tiger into the night. Jennifer Adams's carefully curated quotations provide the best of Rudyard Kipling's descriptions of Kaa, Baloo, Bagheera, Shere Khan and more while teaching little ones the characteristics of these colorful jungle animals.
Introducing Little Miss Burnett's The Secret Garden: A BabyLit® Flowers Primer.
From crocus to snowdrop, daffodil, snapdragon, and more, your child can be one of the few that is allowed in the secret garden all summer long!
Step into the drama filled world of Jane Austin's Emma: A BabyLit® Emotions Primer.
Your little one will learn about the meddling Emma Woodhouse, who takes it upon herself to become the village matchmaker, creating all sorts of feelings in others. Her friend's emotions include Mr. Elton being angry, Miss Taylor becoming happy, while Jane Fairfax is tired.
The perfect lullaby for a magical midsummer night, and a beautiful way to introduce your little one to the Bard. Jennifer Adams' adaptation of Shakespeare's original lines and Alison Oliver's whimsical illustrations bring the world of fairies to life and will enchant little ones for years to come.
Ahoy, me hearties! Join Jim Hawkins as he sails the open seas searching for treasure and learning shapes along the way in Treasure Island: A BabyLit® Shapes Primer
. Spy the OVAL of Long John Silver's eye patch, the TRIANGLES in the sails of The Hispaniola, and the CROSS that marks the spot of lots o'treasure! But watch your back because dead men tell no tales.
Introduce your bébé
to the world of Victor Hugo with 10 words and phrases from the classic Les Miserables.
Colorful, eye-catching illustrations of characters and objects from the novel pair with French translations you'll want to hear your baby say again and again.
Watch Wuthering Heights endure the unpredictable weather of the Yorkshire moors in Wuthering Heights: A BabyLit® Weather Primer.
From sunny and breezy to windy and stormy, each page features charming illustrations by Alison Oliver and quotes from Little Miss Bronte selected by Jennifer Adams to describe the different types of weather Heathcliff and Catherine experience while strolling the grounds.
Take a walk with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come in Little Master Dickens' A Christmas Carol: A BabyLit® Colors Primer.
See old Jacob Marley shaking silver chains, gold stars shining around the Ghost of Christmas Past, and a red scarf keeping Tiny Tim warm. This bright retelling of a Christmas classic will scare any "bah, humbug" feelings away.
Observe the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, in Sense & Sensibility: A BabyLit® Opposites Primer.
Learn the difference between big Norland Park and little Barton Cottage, happy Mr. Willoughby and sad Colonel Brandon, while hoping that one day Elinor and Marianne will leave their single days behind them and celebrate worthy marriages.
Take a trip downriver in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A BabyLit® Camping Primer.
Alison Oliver's crisp illustrations help little ones learn camping vocabulary such as "raft," "river," and "fishing line" while Jennifer Adams' carefully curated quotations from the original text will have parents reading with the soft, twangy accent of Mark Twain.
The slithy toves and borogoves invite you to take an adventure through the tumtum trees in Jabberwocky: A BabyLit® Nonsense Primer.
Jennifer Adams cleverly pulls text from Little Master Carroll's original poem and pairs it with Alison Oliver's bright and cheery illustrations to create a whimsical tale.
Spend a day with the humble governess of Thornfield Hall in Jane Eyre: A BabyLit® Counting Primer.
Count candles, chalkboards, pearls, and books on your adventure through Mr. Rochester's mysterious manor.
Delight your little one with the sounds and sights of a mysterious night in Sherlock Holmes in the Hound of Baskervilles: A BabyLit® Sounds Primer.
Alison Oliver's bold illustrations correspond with Jennifer Adams' clever, simple text to create pairings little bibliophiles will love to have read to them, such as "hounds howl," "gates screech," and "stairs creak."
The plucky, mischievous toddler Edgar the Raven is at it again in this spirited story with some important lessons. What will Edgar do when he accidentally breaks a statue sitting on a dresser? Will his sister, Lenore, tattle on him? Will Edgar tell his mother the truth? Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," little lit lovers will delight in this new adventure with characters illustrated in a most "poe-etic" way.
Meet the plucky toddler Edgar the Raven! He's mischievous, disobedient, and contrary. Dinnertime, cleanup-time, and bedtime are all met with one word: NEVERMORE! But as the evening winds to a close, Edgar's mom knows just what to do to get her son into bed—a bedtime story. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."
The adored children's classic Goodnight Moon gets a classic lit makeover in this charming parody of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice novel. All of Austen's much-loved characters are at the Netherfield Ball… In the great ballroom, there was a country dance, and a well-played tune, and Elizabeth Bennet; and Mr. Darcy surprised, by a pair of fine eyes… And don't forget Jane with a blush and Mr. Bingley turning to much, and a gossiping mother and a father saying hush!