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Children's Books at Cubberley Library


Ball for Daisy
Raschka, C., Books S. W. &, & (Firm) R. H.
Awards: Caldecott medal winner, 2012.; Ages 3-7
Hand in Hand
Pinkney, A. D., & ill Pinkney, Jerry
Awards: Coretta Scott King Author Award, 2013.; Ages 11-18; Biography
Mommy Mama
Newman, L., & ill Thompson, Carol
Awards: American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards Honor Book, 2010.; Ages 1-4
Daddy Papa
Newman, L., & Thompson C.
Awards: American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards Honor Book, 2010.; Ages 1-4
Grave Mercy
LaFevers, R.
Lexile measure 850; Ages 14 and up
Godbersen, A.
Book level 6.8; Ages 13 and up
Baby Bear Sees Blue
Wolff, A.
Ages 3-6
Sheinkin, S.
Lexile measure 920; Ages 11 and up
Mullin, M.
Lexile measure 750; Ages 12 and up
Happy Feet
Michelson, R., & ill Lewis E. B.
Lexile measure 700; Book level 3.3; Ages 6-11; Historical fiction
McCormick, P.
Lexile measure 710; Ages 13 and up; Historical fiction
Obstinate Pen
Dormer, F. W.
Ages 5-8
Black Hole
DeCristofano, C. C., & ill Carroll M.
Lexile measure 900; Ages 10 and up
City of Lost Souls
Clare, C.
Lexile measure 740; Ages 12-18
Fleischman, P., & Hawkes K.
Lexile measure 820; Book level 4.8; Ages 9-12
Putting Makeup
Wright, B.
Awards: Stonewall Book Award, 2012; Lexile 820; Book level 5.4; Ages 12 and up; realistic fiction
Prince of Mist
Ruiz Zafón, C., & Graves L.
Lexile measure 990; Book level 6.5; Ages 12-18
Death Collector
Richards, J.
Lexile measure 800; Ages 10-14; Historical Fiction, Mystery and Suspense Science Fiction
Before I Fall
Oliver, L.
Lexile measure 860; Book level 5.4; Ages 14 and up
How Things Work
Ernst, L. C.
Ages 3-6
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Farmer George Plants a Nation
Thomas, P., & Johnson L.
Lexile measure 970; ages 8-12; book level 6.2
Herrera, J. F., & Cuevas E.
Book level 2.4; Ages 6-8
Fighting for Honor
Cooper, M. L.
Lexile measure 1040; Ages 9-18; Grade level 7.9; General Nonfiction
Finding Susie
O'Connor, S. D., & ill Pohrt, Tom
Book level 3.9; Ages 4 to 9
Vargas Llosa, M., & ill Chicote Juiz, Marta
Forest Explorer
Bishop, N.
Lexile measure 900; Ages 5-12; Grade level 3.6; General nonfiction
Anderson, L. H.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 12-up; Book level 5.4; Historical fiction, Multicultural
English, K.
Lexile measure 660; Book level 4.2; Ages 9-13
Fred Stays with Me
Coffelt, N., & ill Tusa, Tricia
ages 3-7; book level 1.8
Lionni, L.
Ages 2-6
Freedom Like Sunlight
Lewis, P. J.
Nonprose; Grade level 4.7; Poetry & rhymes
Freedom Summer
Wiles, D., & ill Lagarrigue, Jerome
Lexile measure 460; Ages 6-12; Grade level 2.7; Historical fiction; Library has 6 copies.
Freedom Walkers
Freedman, R.
Lexile measure 1110;ages 9-18; book level 7.7; nonfiction
Bishop, N.
Lexile measure 890; ages 5-12; book level 4.8; informational
Fuel the Body
Tourville, A. D., & ill Rooney, Ronnie
Lexile measure 670; ages 3-7; book level 2.6
Gandhi (Demi)
Lexile measure 980; Ages 8-12; Grade level 5.9; Biography
Marshall, J.
Lexile measure 500; Ages 4-8; Grade level 2.8; Comedy & humor, Short stories
George Washington Carver
Bolden, T., & of History F. M. N.
Lexile measure 1040; ages 10-14; biography
Get Up and Go
Carlson, N. L.
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.; ages 3-6
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Middle School

Heart of a Samurai
Preus, M.
Lexile measure 760; Book level 5.4; Ages 9-14; Adventure, Historical fiction
Hearts of Stone
Ernst, K.
ages 12-18; book level 4.2
Johnson, A.
Lexile measure 790; ages 12-up; book level 4.7; realistic fiction
Heist Society
Carter, A.
Lexile measure 800; Ages 12-18; Book level 5.5; Realistic fiction
Her Stories
Hamilton, V., Dillon L., & Dillon D.
Lexile measure 880; ; ages 8-12; book level 4.6; fables, folktales, and myths
Here Lies Arthur
Reeve, P.
Lexile measure 0890; ages 10-14; book level 5.6; adventure' fantasy, folk tales and myths
Here There be Dragons
Owen, J. A.
ages 12-up; book level 6.4
Easton, K.
Lexile measure 610; ages 11-15; book level 3.6
Hitler Youth
Bartoletti, S. C.
Lexile measure 1050; Ages 10-18; Grade level 7.8; History
Home of the Brave
Applegate, K.
ages 10-14; book level 3.5
Home Run King
McKissack, P., & ill James, Gordon C.
Lexile measure 570, Ages 8-11; Book level 3.6; Realistic fiction
Homeless Bird
Whelan, G.
Lexile measure 800; Ages 13-18; Grade level 6.1; Realistic fiction
Hiaasen, C.
Lexile measure 760; Ages 10-14; Grade level 5.8; Animal stories; Realistic fiction
Hope and Tears
Swain, G.
Ages 12 and up
Hope Was Here
Bauer, J.
Lexile measure 710; ages 11-up; book level 5.1; realistic fiction
Lynch, C.
Lexile measure 840; Ages 14 and up; Book level 5.1
Hound Dog True
Urban, L.
Ages 9-12
House of the Red Fish
Salisbury, G.
Lexile measure 610; ages 12-15; book level 3.7; historical fiction
How I Live Now
Rosoff, M.
Michael L. Printz Award, Lexile Measure 1620, Ages 12+. Book level 6.7, General Fiction
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High School

Invincible Microbes
Murphy, J., & Blank A.
Lexile measure 1200; Ages 12 and up
Stork, F. X.
Lexile measure HL660; Ages 14 and up
Island Boyz
Salisbury, G.
Lexile 670; Ages 11-15; Grade level 4.3; Short stories
Jane Addams
Fradin, J. B., & Fradin D. B.
Lexile measure 1190; ages 10-18; book level 8.3
Jasper Jones
Silvey, C.
Ages 12-18; Fiction Awards: Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2012
Jazmin's Notebook
Grimes, N.
Lexile measure 980; Book level 5.8; Ages 12-18
Jellicoe Road
Marchetta, M.
Lexile measure 820; ages 14-up; book level 5
Marsh, K.
Lexile measure 1010; Ages 15-18
Jimi & Me
Adoff, J.
Ages 12-18; Grade level 6.3; General fiction
Williams-Garcia, R.
Lexile measure 600; ages 12-18; book level 3.6
M, Surojegin P. - L., & Brooks K.
Ages 6-18; Fables, folk tales, and myths
Keeping the Castle
Kindl, P.
Lexile measure 1050; Ages 12 and up; Comedy and Humor, Historical Fiction
Keesha's House
Frost, H.
Michael L. Printz Award; ages 11-18; book level 4.4; general fiction
Keturah and Lord Death
Leavitt, M.
Lexile measure 810; ages 12-up; book level 5.3; fables, folk tales and myths
Kadohata, C.
Lexile measurement 740; Ages 10-15; Grade level 5.8; Realistic fiction
Kissing Kate
Myracle, L.
Lexile measure 710; Book level 4.1: ages 13 and up
Kit's Wilderness
Almond, D.
Michael L. Printz Award; Lexile Measure 470; ages 11-15; book level 3.7; general fiction
Ladies First
Kimmel, E. C.
ages 10-15; book level 9.1; autobiography and biography
Freedman, R.
Lexile measure 1160; Ages 10-16; Book level 8.4; Biography
Let the Circle Be Unbroken
Taylor, M. D.
Lexile 850; Ages 13-18; Grade level 7.3; historical fiction
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Cubberley Library collects many award-winning books for children and young adults, including most of the winners of the following awards:

The Pura Belpré Award

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

The John Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

Special Collections

Mary L. Schofield Collection of Children's Literature

In 1981, Stanford Libraries acquired over 10,000 books collected over a forty-year period by Mary Schofield, who spent her career as a librarian at Hoover Library. The collection consists of illustrated children's tales, stories for young adults, and works of reference relating to her collecting areas, with a focus on works published since the late eighteenth century.

The Richard L. Venezky Collection of Books for Literacy Instruction

The Venezky Collection contains primers and readers published between the end of the eighteenth century through the early decades of the twentieth century. Many titles are present in nearly every edition issued. In addition, there are early pamphlets, chapbooks, primers, almanacs, dictionaries, children's stories, plus works on penmanship, spelling, and phonetics.

Selections from the Curriculum Library's Historical Collection at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

"This digital collection consists of over 30 full-text, digitized children's books. The books were selected using the following criteria: publication date, rarity, uniqueness, size, and location of publication. All of the items in the digital collection were published before 1923, and are in the public domain. The oldest book in the digital collection, Dolly's ABC was published in 1854. Many of the items in the digital collection are quite rare, with only a few other holdings available."