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.

You Are My Baby: Safari by Lorena Siminovich

Your little one will love flipping the pages of this study board book to discover the baby animals that match each mama. But the reason it made our list is the gorgeous art crafted by Petit Collage creator Lorena Siminovich.

Available at amazon.com, $7.92.

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