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.

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Originally published in 1955, this fave follows a boy on an imaginative journey as he draws himself everything he needs for an evening walk. It teaches kids that anything is possible.

Available at amazon.com, $7.19.

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