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?
- Wizard of Oz
- A Christmas Carol
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Alice in Wonderland
- Anna Karenina
- Don Quixote
- Jane Eyre
- Les Miserables
- Little Women
- Pride & Prejudice
- Romeo & Juliet
- Sense & Sensibility
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!
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.
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.
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 inAnna 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!
Meet 2 friends, Mina and Lucy, and the 5 heroes who try to save them from the dreaded Count Dracula inDracula: 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.
Step into the drama filled world of Jane Austin’sEmma: 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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.