Items I suggest:
Grumbacher Academy Tube Acrylics:
----Grumbacher Acrylic Starter Kit  Contains 2 brushes, 2 canvases, 4 full size tubes of paint & a large palette knife($49.99,use a coupon!)
Additional Paints I suggest:
I used: 
Hookers green, Dioxazine Purple,
Cerulean Blue, Paynes Grey, Yellow Ochre,

Additional suggested items:
--Strathmore Palette paper pad (yellow)
--Tall bristle brushes in plastic tube. contains 20 brushes and a canvas brush holder. 
- A small (metal or plastic) bent palette knife is handy. The one in the kit is so big.
--A good, thin liner brush. 
--Any other brushes you have: flats, rakes, angles, rounds, etc.
--Graphite paper (black), stylus, tape and ruler.
--paper towels