Want to inspire your little sidekick to enjoy a lifetime of reading? Start building her library now. Flip through our photo album to discover our 25 favorite beginner books, from gotta-have-’em classics like Goodnight Moon to newer, need-to-know titles like Hello, Bugs.

Alphablock by Christopher Franceschelli

What a clever way to introduce the alphabet! This gem shows off the 26 letters with retro-style illustrations and pages cut in the shape of each one from A to Z.

Available at amazon.com, $9.90.

What books are in your baby’s library? Let us know in the comments section below.

— Julie Seguss

Cover photo: César Rincón via Flickr creative commons