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Children's Books at Cubberley Library


Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa
Ostow, M.
Lexile measure 730; Ages 11-16; Book level 4.7; General fiction
Bunny Days
Nyeu, T.
Ages 3-7; Book level 1.6
Desperate Journey
Murphy, J.
Lexile measure 860; Ages 9-12; Book level 5.5; Adventure; Historical fiction
Freedom Summer
Wiles, D., & ill Lagarrigue, Jerome
Lexile measure 460; Ages 6-12; Grade level 2.7; Historical fiction; Library has 6 copies.
Secrets of the Mummies
Griffey, H.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 4-11; Grade level 4.1; Nonfiction; Library has 6 copies.
Gardiner, J. R., & Hargreaves G.
Lexile measure 550; Ages 5-12; Grade level 3.2; Realistic fiction; Library has 6 copies.
Tales from Outer Suburbia
Tan, S.
Lexile measure 1100; Ages 12-up, Book level 6.5; Horror and supernatural; Science fiction and...
Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Philbrick, W. R.
Lexile measure 950; Ages 9-12; Book level 5.6; Historical fiction
In the Shadow of the Alamo
Garland, S.
Lexile measure 910; Ages 9-15; Book level 6.2; Historical fiction
Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin
Kalman, B., & Johnson R.
Lexile measure 880; Ages 8-12; Book level 5.5; Nonfiction; Library has 6 copies.
Cactus Hotel
Guiberson, B. Z., & Lloyd M.
Lexile measure 790; Grade level 4.8; Nonfiction; Library has 6 copies.
Fontanel, B., & ill Fatras, André
Lexile measure 820; Ages 5-10; Grade level 4.5; General nonfiction; Library has 6 copies
Dancing in the Wings
Allen, D., & ill Nelson, Kadir
Lexile measure 540; Ages 5-8; Grade level 3.2; Fiction; Library has 6 copies.
What Can You Do with a Paleta
Tafolla, C., & ill Morales, Yuyi
Book level 2.9; Ages 3-6
Looking Like Me
Myers, W. D., & ill Myers, Christopher
Ages 5-9
Larbalestier, J.
Lexile measure 470; Ages 14-up
Jakes Best Thumb
Cooper, I., & Mu
Book level 3.3; Ages 4-8
Prizefighter en Mi Casa
e. Charlton-Trujillo, E.
Lexile measure 690; Book level 4.1; Ages 9-13; General fiction
Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends
Yee, W. H.
Ages 4-6; book level 2.6; comedy and humor
Everything Asian
Woo, S. J.
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Butter Man
Alalou, E., Alalou A., & ill Essakalli, Julie Klear
Lexile measure 930; ages 6-10. book level 4.3
California Gold Rush
Friedman, M.
Lexile measure 900; Ages 8-10
Cats of Tanglewood
De Lint, C., ill Vess, Charles, & De Lint C.
Ages 8-11
Vamos, S. R., & López R.
Ages 5-8
Chicken Thief
Rodriguez, B.
Ages 4-8
Chiru of High Tibet
Martin, J. B., & ill Wingerter, Linda S.
Lexile measure 900; Book level 4.9; Ages 5-9
Circulatory System Petrie
Petrie, K.
book level 5.2; general nonfiction
Conch Bearer
Divakaruni, C. B.
Lexile measure 790; Ages 9-15; Grade level 6.5; Adventure, Science fiction & fantasy
Snicket, L., & ill Klassen, J.
Lexile measure 660, Ages 5-7
Dark Thirty
McKissack, P., & Pinkney B. J.
Lexile measure 730; ages 7-12; book level 4.6; horror and supernatural
Day-Glo Brothers
Barton, C.
Lexile measure 990; ages 7-11; book level 6
McCaughrean, G.
Lexile measure 920; Book level 6.4; Ages 10-15; Adventure, Comedy and humor
Devil's Arithmetic
Yolen, J.
National Jewish Book Award; ages 10-14; historical fiction
Digestive System Taylor-Butler
Taylor-Butler, C.
Lexile measure 720; ages 8-11; general nonfiction
Digestive System Johnson
Johnson, R. L.
Lexile measure 600; ages 7-12; book level 4.4; general nonfiction
Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
Kerley, B., & ill Selznick, Brian
Lexile measure 550; Ages 9-13; Grade level 3.3; Biography
Dinosaurs of Waterhouse
Kerley, B., & ill Selznick, Brian
Lexile: 550; Ages: 5-10; Grade level 3.3; Biography
Reynolds, P.
Lexile measure 500; Ages 5-9; Grade level 2.1; Realistic fiction
Dragonfly Pool
Ibbotson, E., & Hawkes K.
ages 12-up
Ryan, P. M., & Sís P.
Lexile measure 650; Ages 12-14; Book level 4.6
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Middle School

Times Memory
Lester, J.
Lexile measure 870; ages 11-18; book level 5.6; general fiction;romance
Hopkinson, D., & publisher Scholastic Press
Lexile measure 1040 Ages 11 and up
Toning the Sweep
Johnson, A.
Lexile measure 760; ages 12-up; book level 4.7; realistic fiction
Touching Spirit Bear
Mikaelsen, B.
Lexile measure 670; Ages 11-18; Grade level 5.4; Multicultural, Fables, folk tales & myths
Tracking Trash
Burns, L. G.
Lexile measure 1200; ages 10-16; book level 8.5; informational
Yolen, J., & Stemple A.
Ages 12-18; Book level 4.5
Schmidt, G. D.
Lexile measure 930; ages 12-up; fiction
Trouble Begins at 8
Fleischman, S.
ages 9-14; book level 7.5
Trouble Don't Last
Pearsall, S.
Lexile measure 720; Ages 11-16; Grade level 5.4; Historical fiction
Turtle in Paradise
Holm, J. L.
Lexile measure 610; Ages 8-12; Book level 3.7; Adventure, historical fiction
26 Fairmont Avenue
DePaola, T.
Lexile measure 760; ages 6-10; book level 4.4
Anderson, L. H.
Lexile Measure 680; ages 12-up; book level 4.3
Un Lun Dun
Mieville, C.
Lexile Measure 630; ages 12-18; book level 4.3; Science fiction and Fantasy
Under a Red Sky
Molnar, H. L.
Lexile measure 870; Ages 13 - up; Book level 5.4
Under the Mesquite
McCall, G. G.
Awards: William C. Morris Award finalist, 2012; Awards: Pura Belpré Author Award, 2012; Ages 12 and...
Under the Never
Rossi, V.
Lexile measure HL580; Ages 12 and up
Shusterman, N.
Lexile measure 740; Ages 13-18; Book level 5
Usborne First Encyclopedia of the Human Body
Chandler, F., McCaffrey S., Hancock D., & Woodcock J.
Ages 10 and up
Voices of Ancient Egypt
Winters, K., & ill Moser, Barry
Lexile measure 780; ages 7-12; Grade level 4.5; General Nonfiction
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High School

Bottle in the Gaza Sea
Zenatti, V., & Hunter A.
ages 13-18; book level 5.8
Brief History of Montmaray
Cooper, M.
Lexile measure 1000; Ages 12-16
Nix, G.
Lexile measure 1070; Ages 13 and up
Conspiracy of Kings
Turner, M. W.
Ages 12-18
Darkling Plain
Reeve, P.
Lexile Measure 1000; ages 12-up; book level 6.7; adventure; science fiction and fantasy
Gift From Childhood
Diakité, B. W.
Ages 9 and up
Doyle, R.
Ages 11-15
Long Walk to Water
Park, L. S.
Lexile measure 720; Book level 5; Ages 9-14
Long Way Gone
Beah, I.
Lexile Measure 920; ages 15-up; book level 6.1; autobiography and biography
Mango Shaped
Mass, W.
Awards: Schneider Family Book Award; Lexile measure 770; Book level 4.7; Ages 9-13
Monster Calls
Ness, P., ill Kay, Jim, & Dowd S.
Ages 11 and up
Na, A.
Lexile measure 670; ages 12-up; book level 4.2; realistic fiction
Time of Miracles
Bondoux, A. - L., & Maudet Y.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 14 and up; Historical fiction
Wolf at the Door
Datlow, E., & Windling T.
Lexile measure 790; Ages 11-18; Grade level 4.9; Fiction
Year Down Yonder
Peck, R.
Lexile measure 610; Ages 9-14; Grade level 4.9; Historical fiction
Getz, T. R., & Clarke L.
"The first of its kind, Abina and the Important Men is a compelling and powerfully illustrated...
Accidents of Nature
Johnson, H. M. B.
Lexile measure 690; Ages 12 and up; Book level 4.5
Across the Nightingale Floor
Hearn, L.
ages 12-up
After Tupac and D Foster
Woodson, J.
Lexile measure 750; ages 10-15; book level 4.7; realistic 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."