It’s never too soon to start reading aloud to your child, because the benefits to their development are monumental from the start. Any and all reading together will help your little one learn to love books and set them on the path toward reading themselves, but certain titles are especially engaging for kids at certain stages or especially useful for building specific early literacy skills.

Check out our list of recommended picture books for each age and stage below to help get your little one off to a smart start.