Welcome to White Rabbit Japan!
Reading can be tough if you are beginner and only know few words and little grammar. There is just too much yet to learn to be able to read a text fluently. Or is there? Not if you use the right resources: Nihongo Tadoku Books Vol. 1 is a graded reader made for beginners. It covers the levels 0-2 (details explained down below) and includes both fairy tales and non-fiction stories. The vocabulary and grammar used are limited to make it easy to read for beginners and to let you feel a sense of achievement in reading your first Japanese book. In this volume, all kanji and katakana have furigana, so all you need is hiragana and you are ready to go!
potential form, imperative, passive, volitional, ～とき, から, たら・ば・なら, ～そう, ～よう, compound verbs
causative, causative passiv, ～そう, ～らしい, ～はず, ～もの, ～ようにする・なる, ことにする・なる