I don't know about you all but I find those step readers really annoying. The levels are all over the place, some books contain words that we rarely use and aren't basic. So I am trying to make a list for when I start teaching Noah to read.
I think the Margret Hillert books are great for beginners. They are very repeatative, a perfect beginning readers book collection. We loved these after we finish Headsprout Reading Program.
Some of the basic Dr. Suess books, such as Hop on Pop and Snow would be appropriate.
Mercer Mayer is next, I love the Little Critter Series, they have interesting pictures and I even can have Noah search for the spider while I am having Hannah read me the story.
Now, we are starting on Syd Hoff books, they are about Danny the dinosaur and various horse books.
I will continue to update our book progression as we go....