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.

The Swing by Robert Lewis Stevenson

This is poetry in motion. Robert Louis Stevenson's classic poem is paired with pretty illustrations by Julie Morstad. The rhythmic text about swinging "up in the air so blue" will calm your kiddo whether it's day or night.

Available at amazon.com, $7.90.

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