Books and Authors

Books & Authors

Early Literacy Skills

Letter awareness is an early literacy skill that children must develop before learning to read. Douglas County Libraries offer a large selection of alphabet books at each location; however, not many make great read-aloud stories. The new book Oops Pounce Quick Run!: An Alphabet Caper by Mike Twohy is a wonderful exception. This fast-paced story highlights a dog and mouse chase with only one or two words per page. Read this book with your toddler and then flip through again while singing the ABC song and pointing to each letter.

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.