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.

Tails by Matthew Van Fleet

Fluffy, clingy, rainbow-hued and shiny: Tails can be lots of things. And they're all fun to touch and feel in this rhyming picture book. Beyond the textures, this book has moving parts, liftable flaps and a scratch-and-sniff spot. Plus, it'll introduce your baby to some new animals like a pangolin.

Available at amazon.com, $12.08.

What books are in your baby’s library? Let us know in the comments section below.

— Julie Seguss

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Cover photo: César Rincón via Flickr creative commons