As a NewBee myself I will advise this, for the beginning Beek the best is;
(1) Beekeeping for Dummies - best first book. Easiest to read and understand. Gives all the basics and is specifically directed at new Beeks.
(2) The Backyard Beekeeper - very thorough, the best of all the books for actual color photos of hive parts, processes, mites & maladies, bee growth, etc.
(3) Beekeepers Handbook 3rdEd - Sammataro & Avitabile. Even more detail than the two above with clear illustrations, data and chart tables.
I have read approx 15 bee books and these were the first three that I purchased for learning and reference. I have purchased others and still have more on my wish list but these cover most everything.