Books and Authors

Books & Authors

Early Literacy Skills

This month marks the start of many children’s formal educations, but playing is their natural way to learn and begins at birth. Pretend play is especially good for thinking and language development. Playtime also encourages sharing and fine motor skills, both of which are important for classroom success. Blocks, a new book by first-time author Irene Dickson, introduces your toddler to playing, sharing and learning colors.

School Reading Level Links

AR BookFinder™
Search for Accelerated Reader books easily with this free online tool. You can search for books based on authors, topics, or titles of books.
Recognized as the standard for matching readers with texts, Lexile® measures connect learners of all ages with resources at the right level of challenge.
NoveList K-8
Recommended and award winning books for ages 0 - 8 and 9 -12 with book descriptions, a fun and easy search and find, and a simple check out process through your local Douglas County Libraries.
Scholastic Book Wizard
Find books with Book Wizard. Search and find by grade level, guided reading, DRA and Lexile® measure. Plus, get booktalks, lesson plans, author studies, videos, and discussion guides.


An online collection of animated, talking picture books.