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Birnbaum's is a fun read and great to get excited about your trip! Just keep in mind it's not impartial - it's published by Disney themselves, and if you look closely there's very little critical commentary about anything. It's great for learning about rides and planning activities, but not so great for choosing between restaurants or figuring out strategies for gaining a leg up on the crowds.
I recommend pairing Birnbaum's with a copy of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World by Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1628090669 It's huge and has many fewer pictures and drawings... but it also has wonderful spot on advice to help you make the most of your trip. The easywdw.com book is also excellent, and maybe actually a better choice for first time visitors since the volume of content is much less overwhelming.
Birnbaum's holds a special place in many people's hearts since it's been the go-to WDW guide for years. It's evolved away from its roots as an independent travel guide over the years, though, and I do think it's trading a bit on its old reputation.
Get a copy of the Unofficial Guide. This book is perfect for you since you've never been to WDW. They have thoroughly researched and rated everything, from hotels to restaurants to rides.
The Unofficial Guide to WDW is a really good resource, and comes with a discount to their site TouringPlans.com which has stuff like crowd calendars, and touring plans (which tell you what order to ride rides in to wait less in line). The WDW Today Podcast is also good to listen to, especially when they have a user's questions episode.