Two blogs recently carried posts on books for younger readers.
Chicken Spaghetti shared a list of 50 nonfiction books for first and second graders that was compiled by Candace Herbst of the Westport, Connecticut Public Library.
And Big A, little a linked to a Telegraph column of reviews of "first readers." The writer, Tom Payne, describes first readers as books that don't have good pictures and says they "...could be a child's first encounter with anything that looks or feels like a novel. They wean people off bold illustrations..."