Director Jewels: BabyLit: Board Books and Tote Bags and Playsets, Oh My! #HolidayGiftGuide2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

BabyLit: Board Books and Tote Bags and Playsets, Oh My! #HolidayGiftGuide2014

Disclosure: I received sample products to review. No compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.

I love giving gifts that promote literacy. My kids have a vast collection of books because the former librarian in me just can't say no to a new title for our home library. I'm so excited to share with you today one of my favorite book brands - BabyLit. I've loved this company for years and would have included them in my gift guide even if they had not wanted to submit some products for review!

When I first learned about BabyLit, I thought it was too good to be true. Classic literature in the form of sturdy board books for babies - with subjects like colors, counting, sounds, and was a perfect combination!

Not only does the company offer books and play sets for kids, there's a variety of items to make grown-up book lovers smile, as well.

This Wuthering Heights tote is one of my new favorite go-to bags. It's made out of heavy cotton canvas, so it's perfect for transporting books. I've been looking for a new library bag, and I think this one fits the bill perfectly. The color scheme reminds me of my Etsy shop logo, and makes me even happier to carry this bag around!

There are totes available in many different styles - including a very adorable "I Heart Darcy" version.

The kids are always excited when I present them with a new book, and this occasion was no different. We sat down to read our BabyLit books both old and new one afternoon last week. They thought storytime was infinitely more fun just because they got to pull books out of my tote bag!

I love all of the BabyLit titles, but some of my favorites are A Christmas Carol, Dracula, Jane Eyre, The Jungle Book, and Pride & Prejudice.

Thanks to BabyLit generously agreeing to send us their two newest board book titles - Frankenstein and The Wizard of Oz - we now have the full board book collection in our library!

These new titles are just as lovely as all of the previous BabyLit releases that we have enjoyed. Each features pages that are strong enough to hold up to dozens of occasions of little fingers prying at them. The books are written by Jennifer Adams with illustrations by Alison Oliver and these two ladies make a great team!

The Wizard of Oz is a colors primer, featuring a different color on each two-page spread. As the story is true to the original book, there are a few things that you may find different from the most popular incarceration of the story (the MGM film). Keep an eye out for some silver - not ruby red - slippers!

Frankenstein is an anatomy primer and uses the large purple monster to help kids remember the names of each part of the body.

There are little things in most of the books that may be missed by kids, but that a fan of the original literature would certainly pick up. The best kinds of children's books are those which are enjoyable for both parents and their kids, and I can honestly say I would be happy to read any BabyLit title over and over again.

We can't wait to try the picture books like Edgar & the Tattletale Heart next!

If you think you will love BabyLit as much as I do, you can visit them on the web or follow via Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram for all the latest updates and product releases.

Disclosure: I received sample products to review. No compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.  For more info, you can view my Disclosure Policy.


  1. BabyLit is awesome! I have The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and love it! I hope to get more for my baby girl in the future! :)

  2. We have the Sherlock Holmes one and love it -- we must get Wizard of Oz!:)


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