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.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

With illustrations by Eric Carle and singsong text from Bill Martin Jr, the repetitive yet charming (we promise!) story introduces your tot to nine animals and colors.

Available at amazon.com, $6.50.

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