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Children's Books at Cubberley Library


Drawing from Memory
Say, A.
Awards: Sibert Honor Book, 2012; Ages 10-15; Autobiography
Liesl & Po
Oliver, L., & ill Acedera, Kei
My Name is Not Easy
Edwardson, D. D.
Ages 10-15
Everything I Need to Know
Fisher, V.
QA40.5 .F57 2011 1 CURRICULUM Ages 2-5
Ursu, A., & ill McGuire, Erin
AGes 8-12
Between Shades of Gray
Sepetys, R.
Lexile measure 490; Ages 14 and up; Historical fiction
Secrets at Sea
Peck, R., & Murphy K.
Ages 8-12; Adventure, Historical fiction
Lo, M.
Lexile measure 860; Ages 14 and up
Selznick, B.
Lexile measure 830; Ages 9-12; Adventure, Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction,...
Bunny's Lessons
Ziefert, H., & ill Barroux
Ages 3-7
Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Taylor, L.
Ages 12-18
War Horse
Morpurgo, M.
Lexile measure 1090; Book level 5.9; Ages 8 and up; Adventure, Animal stories, historical fiction
Almost Perfect
Katcher, B.
Awards: Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, Lexile measure 620; Book level...
Seven Sorcerers
King, C.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 8-12
Five 4ths of July
Hughes, P.
Book level 5; Ages 12-15
Vamos, S. R., & López R.
Ages 5-8
Marshall, J., & Marshall J.
Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, lexile measure 520; Book levle 3.1; Ages 3-7
Land of Lost Things
Bursztyn, D.
Book level 2.1; ages 4-8
Baker-Smith, G.
Ages 8-10
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Marie Curie
Krull, K., & Kulikov B.
ages 9-12; biography
Marisol McDonald
Brown, M., ill Palacios, Sara, & Dominguez A.
Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor, 2012.; Ages 5 to 10; Realistic fiction
Martin de Porres
Schmidt, G. D., & Diaz D.
Awards: Pura Belpré Illustrator Award, 2013.; Lexile measure 700
Martin's Big Words
Rappaport, D., & ill Collier, Bryan
Lexile measure 410; ages 3-9; book level 3.4; biography
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach
Deedy, C. A., & Austin M.
Lexile measure 720; ages 4-8; book level 3.1; fables, folk tales, and myths
Broach, E., & Murphy K.
Lexile measure 700; ages 10-14
Math Curse
Scieszka, J., & ill Smith, Lane
Awards: American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1996; Lexile measure 560; Book...
Garza, X.
Awards: ALA children's award.; Awards: Pura Belpre Author Honor, 2012.; Lexile measure 820
ill Mathers, Petra
Ages 6-10
Me and You
Browne, A.
Lexile measure 380; Ages 4-8; Book level 1.6; Fairy tale
Me and Momma
Rockliff, M., & ill Low, William
Lexile measure 660; Ages 6-10
Me and My Cat
Kitamura, S.
ages 5-10; book level 2.7
Me Frida
Novesky, A., & Diaz D.
Book level 3.6; Ages 6-10
Me Jane
McDonnell, P.
Awards: Caldecott Honor, 2012.; Awards: Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2012.; Lexile measure 740; Book...
Meet the Ark
Hub, U., ill Mühle, Jörg, & trl Ragg-Kirkby, Helena
Ages 8-12
Memories of Babi
Siegal, A.
ages 9-13; book level 5.7
Mi Mama
Browne, A.
Ages 3-8; general fiction
Mi Papa
Browne, A., & Esteva C.
Ages 3-7; general fiction
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Middle School

Roots and Blues
Adoff, A., & Christie G. R.
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011; Notable Book for a Global...
Roots and Wings Ly
Ly, M.
Lexile measure 720; ages 12-up; book level 4.7
Lord, C.
Lexile measure 780; Ages 9-12; Book level 3.9
Saga of the Sioux
Zimmerman, D. J., & my heart at Brown D. A. B. W. K.
Lexile measure 1140; Ages 11-15
Gee, M.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 12 and up
Same Sun
House, S., & Vaswani N.
Lexile measure 890; Ages 10-15
Samurai Shortstop
Gratz, A.
Lexile Measure 790; ages 12-16; book level 4.9; historical fiction
Saving the Baghdad Zoo
Halls, K. M., & Sumner W.
Ages 8-12; Book level 7.1
Law, I.
Lexile measure 1070; book level 6; fantasy
Meyer, M.
Lexile measure 810; Ages 12 and up
Korman, G.
Lexile measure 740; Ages 9-12; Book level 4.9; Comedy and humor
Sea Queens
Yolen, J., & ill Pratt, Christine Joy
Lexile measure 1040; ages 8-14; book level 7.1
Secrets at Sea
Peck, R., & Murphy K.
Ages 8-12; Adventure, Historical fiction
Seven Sorcerers
King, C.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 8-12
Taylor, G. P.
Lexile measure 830; ages 12- up; book level 5.8; science fiction and fantasy
Shining Star
Yoo, P., & Wang L.
Lexile measure 970; Ages 6-11; Book level 6
Ship Breaker
Bacigalupi, P.
Ages 12-up
Shooting Kabul
Senzai, N. H.
Lexile measure 800; Book level 5.4; Ages 8-12; Multicultural, Realistic fiction
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High School

Future of Us
Asher, J., & Mackler C.
ages 12 and up
Bodeen, S. A.
Lexile measure 620: High-Low; Ages 13 and up
Ghost's Child
Hartnett, S.
Lexile measure 900; ages 14-18; book level 6.2
Ghosts of Kerfol
Noyes, D.
Lexile measure 980; ages 13-16; book level 6.4
Girl Who Saw Lions
Doherty, B.
Lexile measure 790; ages 11-15; book level 5
Golem's Eye
Stroud, J.
Lexile measure 800; Ages 11-18; Grade level 4.8; Science fiction & fantasy
Stone, T. L.
Lexile measure 1120; Ages 15-18; Book level 7.5; Biography, historical fiction
Graveyard Book
Gaiman, N., & ill McKean, Dave
Lexile measure 820; ages 10-up; book level 5.1; adventure; mystery and suspense; fantasy
Great Fire
Murphy, J.
Lexile measure 1130; Book level 7.6; Ages 9-12 guided reading R
Haunted Playground
Tan, S.
Lexile measure 620; Book level 4
House Baba
Young, E., & Koponen L.
Ages 7-14
Hunger Games
Collins, S.
Lexile measure 0810; ages 12-up; book level 5.3; adventure; science fiction
King of Mulberry Street
Napoli, D. J.
Lexile measure 560; Ages 11-16; Grade level 4.4; Historical fiction
Kite Rider
McCaughrean, G.
Lexile measure 900; Ages 9-15; Grade level 6.2; Adventure, Historical fiction
Knife of Never Letting Go
Ness, P.
Lexile measure 860; ages 12-18; book level 4.4; science fiction and fantasy
Taylor, M. D.
Lexile measure 760; ages 12-up; book level 5; historical fiction
Last of the High Kings
Thompson, K.
Lexile measure 820; ages 12-up; book level 5.9
Last Olympian
Riordan, R.
Lexile measure 620ages 9-15; book level 4.3; adventure; fables, folktales and myths
Lesser Blessed
Van Camp, R.
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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."