classic literature isn't just for grownups

One-year-old Angus’s favourite book at the moment is A Christmas Carol from the BabyLit series. 

If you’re not familiar with BabyLit, they're board book primers (covering things like animals, counting, sounds, flowers and much, much more) that are a sweet introduction to classic literature. The words are simple and each page connects an object to a story via engaging artwork. For example, in A Christmas Carol:

‘black hat’ – Scrooges hat
‘gold stars’ - Ghost of Christmas Past
‘blue coat’ – Fezziwig’s coat

The BabyLit books are a fun way to share your favourites with your little ones, and they make wonderful gifts. Also, they all cost less than $15. Bonus!

We have and love these three:

And these are on my wish list:

But there are so many to choose from—you're sure to find a favourite classic board book amongst them.

The books are individually linked to Book Depository where possible—they have great prices and free postage anywhere in the world—but Amazon might be cheaper for North American readers.

by Jennifer Adams, illustrated by Alison Oliver – Gibbs Smith, 2012
ages 0 to 3 years / picture books + language