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.

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Quite possibly the most popular bedtime story ever, the nighty-night delight about a "great green room" is a must. After you bid "goodnight" to the moon and mush, say it to everything in your own nursery and, finally, your sleepy baby.

Available at amazon.com, $8.09.

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