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
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!
7″ x 7″
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.
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.
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.”
Little ones will love The Odyssey: A BabyLit® Monsters Primer.
Monsters don’t have to be scary; meet ten monsters from Odysseus’ epic journey home, illustrated in funny, friendly ways. Featuring moaning, groaning ghosts; a silly Cyclops; goofy lotus eaters; and two colorful sea monsters. With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams, paired with stylish design and illustrations by Sugar’s Alison Oliver, these books are a must for every savvy parent’s nursery library.
"It was a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year ... " when the mischievous raven Edgar heads to his friend Roderick's house to work on their tree house. Edgar dashes his sister Lenore's hopes with the ever-popular phrase "sisters are not allowed," until a storm starts to brew and the two boys realize that sometimes the best things happen when you decide to stick together. The third picture book in the popular Edgar series is sure to warm the hearts of kids and parents alike.
FAIRY FRIENDS BOOKS:
Parents and children alike will be swept away by the whimsical imaginings of Merilee Liddiard’s board book Fairy Friends: A Counting Primer. One acorn for wearing, two friends for tea, four petals for twirling, eight icicles to gather; and more! Discover, play, and spark your imagination with Fairy Friends' enchanting illustrations to lead the way.
Parents and children alike will be swept away by the whimsical imaginings of Merilee Liddiard’s board book Fairy Friends: An Opposites Primer. Reaching high and low; feeling hot and cold; dressing simple or fancy: discover, play, and spark your imagination with the Fairy Friends series enchanting illustrations to lead the way.
7″ x 7″
Parents and children alike will be swept away by the whimsical imaginings of Merilee Liddiard’s board book Fairy Friends: A Colors Primer. Sunny fairy is yellow like a canary; Violet fairy is purple like a floral ring; Armanth fairy is pink like roses; Persimmon fairy is orange like a monarch. What color of fairy would you be?
7″ x 7″
Parents and children alike will be swept away by the whimsical imaginings of Merilee Liddiard’s Fairy Friends: A Seasons Primer. Springtime fairies are robed in flower petals, summer sprites float on leaves, autumn fairies gather falling leaves, and winter fairies skate on ice. Discover, play, and spark your imagination at any time of year with Fairy Friends' enchanting illustrations to lead the way.
7″ x 7″
ALPHABET HISTORY PRIMERS:
Introduce babies to the ABCs while teaching them about two dynamic eras of social, artistic and cultural change. A fun collection of twenty six illustrations featuring educational concepts for your toddler from the explosive 1960's, the decade Baby Boomers came of age, including rock and roll, the space race, pop art and more.
Featuring a charming collection of twenty six illustrations from the era where jazz music blossomed. Art Deco become the vogue in design, sports figures and movie stars became icons, and women won the right to vote.
From the creators of BabyLit®, open a window on history while teaching toddlers the ABCs. Teach brilliant babies about history and their ABCs with Greg Paprocki’s R Is for Railway: An Industrial Revolution Alphabet. Twenty-six Industrial Revolution concepts paired with Greg Paprocki’s adorable illustrations: From “F is for factory” to “P is for printing,” teach your little one about the inventions and changes brought about in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Babies will love this board book’s engaging art, and parents will enjoy its slice of history with this primer’s Industrial Revolution theme. Greg Paprocki proves it’s never too early to start looking back; collect all six of his alphabet history primers!
From the creators of BabyLit®, open a window on history while teaching toddlers the ABCs. Teach brilliant babies about history and their ABCs with Greg Paprocki’s A Is for Atom: A Midcentury Alphabet. Twenty-six midcentury concepts paired with Greg Paprocki’s adorable illustrations include “D is for drive-in,” “R is for rock-n-roll,” and “S is for satellite.” Babies will love this board book’s engaging art, and parents will enjoy its slice of history with this primer’s midcentury theme. Collect all six of Greg Paprocki’s alphabet history primers!
From the creators of BabyLit®, open a window on history while teaching toddlers the ABCs. Teach brilliant babies about history and their ABCs with Greg Paprocki’s S Is for Sabertooth: A Stone Age Alphabet. Twenty-six Stone Age concepts paired with Greg Paprocki’s adorable illustrations from cave painting in “A is for art” to riding across the ancient Serengeti in “Z is for zebra.” Babies will love this board book’s engaging art, and parents will enjoy its slice of history with this primer’s Stone Age theme. Greg Paprocki proves it’s never too early to start looking back; collect all six of his alphabet history primers!
From the creators of BabyLit®: V Is for Vittles: A Wild West Primer is part of a unique new series that opens a window on history while teaching toddlers the ABCs. Different eras of history—including the nineteenth-century American West, medieval Europe, and Victorian England—are brought to life by Greg Paprocki’s fun and enticing illustrations in this new series of board books for brilliant babies.
From the creators of BabyLit®: M Is for Monocle: A Victorian Alphabet is part of a unique new series that opens a window on history while teaching toddlers the ABCs. Different eras of history—including the nineteenth-century American West, medieval Europe, and Victorian England—are brought to life by Greg Paprocki’s fun and enticing illustrations in this new series of board books for brilliant babies.
From the creators of BabyLit®: C Is for Castle: A Medieval Alphabet is part of a unique new series that opens a window on history while teaching toddlers the ABCs. Different eras of history—including the nineteenth-century American West, medieval Europe, and Victorian England—are brought to life by Greg Paprocki’s fun and enticing illustrations in this new series of board books for brilliant babies.
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