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.

Trains Go by Steve Light

This sound-filled choo-choo story is perfect for babies working on their babbling skills. You'll encourage language development as you read train noises like "ding ding ding" and "toot toot."

Available at amazon.com, $8.99.

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