9.06.2016

september lit list | babylit + fairy friends

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! More about what we were up to will be on the blog later this week in conjunction with my Friday Favorites post!

If you've been following along for any length of time, you'll know that children's books are one of our favorite things. I love sharing all the books we love in my Lit List series here on the blog. You can also find a peek at other favorite books on instagram under the hashtag #BlessedNestLitList.

This month I'm so excited to be teaming up with Gibbs Smith Publishers to share a handful of their newest board book releases, including our favorite BabyLit series and a new Fairy Friends series with the most gorgeous, whimsical illustrations.


If you're not familiar with BabyLit books, they are board book forms of classic literature that teach basic ideas and concepts to little ones, such as counting, opposites, colors and more. Over the past few years we have gained the complete collection but favorites of ours include Jane Eyre {A Counting Primer}, Sense & Sensibility {An Opposites Primer}, The Jungle Book {An Animals Primer}, Don Quixote {A Spanish Primer}, and The Secret Garden {A Flowers Primer}.

This Fall BabyLit released Little Women {A Playtime Primer} and The Odyssey {A Monsters Primer} and Little Women has quickly become Olivia's new favorite. Each page shares a playtime activity -- such as gardening, picnicking and reading. Olivia loves pointing out every single item on each page and telling me what they are.


Gibbs Smith also released a Fairy Friends series this September with an initial collection of 4 books by author Merrilee Liddiard that we have totally fallen in love with. These include...

Fairy Friends: A Colors Primer
Fairy Friends: A Counting Primer
Fairy Friends: An Opposites Primer
Fairy Friends: A Seasons Primer

There is something so dreamy & whimsical about fairies, especially paired with Merrilee's enchanting illustrations of hand drawn elements with photographic collages. At 11 months, Poppy loves books as much as Olivia does and they sit endlessly flipping through the pages together, Olivia "reading" to Penelope and pointing out all her favorite pictures.


Of the new Fairy Friends series, Olivia's favorite is Opposites. She learned every single opposite it included within just four days of it arriving. Her favorite set is "Sometime I dress simple" / "Sometimes I dress fancy" and I'm pretty sure hearing her say "fancy" is the cutest thing ever.


All these books are such a hit in our home with our girls and a fun refresh to our library, that I teamed up with Gibbs Smith & BabyLit to give away a set to one of you! One winner will receive 3 books of their choice from the new set of 6! To enter, head over to my instagram @blessednestblog and find the giveaway post here. The giveaway will run today September 6 through Monday September 12 and the winner will be announced on the original post. For an extra entry, leave a blog comment below sharing which book you're most excited to get your hands on! Happy reading!! XO

50 comments:

  1. Love!! I'm most excited about Les Mis or the Four Seasons book!!

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  2. So cute! I'd love the Four Seasons Fairy Friends for my little girl.

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  3. The Fairy Friends series looks adorable! I think my daughter would love them! Especially opposites

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  4. Oh all are adorable! However I'm super excited to see the Seasons book! I homeschool our pack and am so excited for the unit all about the seasons coming up! This book would be perfect!!!

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  5. I love baby lit! I've had my eye on Les Miserables, Midsummer, and now Little Women! can't wait to see the fairy books! My daughter would love them.

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  6. Four seasons for my little ones who love to read!! They all look amazing though!!

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  7. I would love to read the Fairy Friends Seasons to my little girl. The fairy books are darling!!!

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  8. I am a nanny-mom:) I take my little girl to work with 3boys every day. I am about to switch into school mode; making lessons and activities. As the seasons are changing, if love to start reading the seasons book to the kids. I also think the series would be a great way to beautify out bookshelf for her second birthday next week!!(now that she is out of the stage where she just uses books as teethers and actually LOVES to read now!)

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  9. I cannot wait to see their Little Women book! And the fairy series looks adorable. Perfect for my little girl! ❤️ We love babylit books!

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  10. The fairy series looks darling!! I would love those for my daughter! With two older brothers we have a lot of books about trucks!!

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  11. These books look adorable!!! I love children's literature and am so excited for my daughter to start enjoying books as much as I do! Little Women sounds so sweet! Excited to be able to enjoy these books together!

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  12. I'm most excited about Little Women!!! It is a childhood favorite and I LOVE all of babylits adaptations

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  13. I'm most excited about The Odyssey! I remember feeling sooo mature when we got to read it in 9th grade English. Imagine how mature my one-year-old will feel when she gets to read her copy! 😂

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  14. SO excited about the Oddesey! That was honestly one of my favorite stores growing up!

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  15. Love the Fairy Friends series!! I would get those next.

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  16. Was hoping they'd do a Little Women!! And I'm all about the exiting Oddesey story !

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  17. The Fairy series looks so beautiful! More childrens' books for me to collect!

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  18. The Odyssey book and the seasons book!

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  19. Cannot wait to read the fairy series with my girl!! It will be so fun to read with her and teach her!!

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  20. I would love to read Odyssey for my baby boy :)

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  21. I can't wait to get my hands on all the fairy book! Great giveaway!

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  22. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway! We'd love the Little Women book as it is one of my favorites to read. <3

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  23. I'm excited for the Alice in Wonderland book plus the new Merrilee books, I have a 6 year old & pregnant with my second. I think they would be good books for big sis to read to lil sis :)

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  24. I'm in love with the Fairy series, the Little Women book and Alice in Wonderland!

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  25. The seasons book sounds super exciting to explore with my little miss Ellie grace :)))

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  26. I absolutely adore their "goodnight Mr darcy" book, I haven't had the pleasure of reading it but it looks so darling!

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  27. Little Women is one of my all-time favorite books, so I'm excited for this BabyLit version!

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  28. I'm most excited for the seasons book! My kiddos would really enjoy it!

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  29. I cannot WAIT to get Little Women for my daughter! It's one of my favorites and I'm excited to be able to introduce her to it at such a young age!

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  30. I am most excited for the Little Women book! The actual novel has always been a favorite of mine, so I know I will love looking at it with my girl!

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  31. Thank you so much!!! I'm really excited about the new fairies books. Esp the counting primer.

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  32. I'm most excited for the Secret Garden! That was my favorite book when I was little :)

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  33. It's so hard to pick a book I'm most excited for. I just love Baby Lit Books. As far as their new releases going, I have to say I'm most excited about the fairies series. My daughter would love them and I'm sure our little girl on the way would love them too!

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  34. Oh these are SO CUTE! I love the idea of giving my littles a bite size version of the classics. We are all about the fairies in our fairy garden at our house, so I think the fairy series would be our top pick.

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  35. I would love to share those fairy books with my twin girls. We already own a pretty impressive collection of baby lit books

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  36. I'm so excited for their new Little Women one! One of my favorites <3

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  37. Little Women was one of my favorite books growing up, so I am most excited about that one. Babylit books are all awesome so I know this one is going to be great as well!

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  38. I'm so excited about all these books. From the baby lit collection I'm sure my kids will love the The Oddysey and from the Fairy Series, I think colors and seasons will be loved! Can't wait!

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  39. My son LOVES READING BOOKS! We are always ready for new ones to add to the rotation :) my favorite book is little women, I just got finished re reading it ♥️

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  40. My daughter loves her babylit books and I am dying over these new ones! I think I'm most excited about little women -- the illustrations are so cute!

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  41. would love, love to get my hands on Little Women, one of my fave stories and it would be so fun to share it with my littles.

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  42. I would love to share the little women book with my own little lady. (Peacefally on Instagram)

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  43. I would love love love The Odyssey. Looks like such a gorgeous cove! (Remyalexandra on Instagram)

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  44. I loved the novel Little Women and can't wait to add this to my daughters' library! Solovedlittles on IG

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  45. I read Little Women as a child and loved it. It would be awesome for my girls to experience it too. @biancaandgirls on IG

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  46. I'm most excited about the seasons book! Though the colors is a close second! @kaitlynnengleman on IG

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  47. Gotta have Little Women! It looks so sweet, I can't wait to get my hands on it. @ktownmarie on IG

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