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.

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

From a "too scary" snake to a "too grumpy" camel, this classic is about finding the perfect pet. Go for the pop-up, lift-the-flap version and your babe will want to read this interactive story with you again and again.

Available at amazon.com, $5.99.

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