A good book is the jack-of-all trades when it comes to entertaining a child. A truly loved title can facilitate bonding between parent and child, encourage early language skills, and be the catalyst for a rambunctious playtime and the precursor to an easy goodnight. Whether you’re just starting out or need to refresh your bookshelf with some new titles, we’ve got some tips on how to make the most out of your baby’s library.

Egg tops the list on our spring must-have titles. It’s the 50th book from beloved New York Times-bestselling author Kevin Henkes and has all the ingredients for an instant classic: lovable characters, clever pictures, and a plot twist that turns a simple story into magic.

You’ll want to make room on your shelf for Henri, the determined caterpillar who chases his dreams on the adventure of a lifetime in Caterpillar Dreams. After filling your bookshelf, create a space for story time both you and your child will love coming back to. Keep it cozy in The Land of Nod’s newest rocking chair. Add a whimsy lamp to leave just enough light for a bedtime story without disrupting tired eyes. Oeuf’s Mini Library comes in an easy-to-reach height to encourage cleanup participation in the littlest mess-makers, and book ledge is a great way to display seasonal or most-loved titles.