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Children's Books at Cubberley Library


Diary of a Worm
Cronin, D., & Bliss H.
Lexile measure: 360; Ages 4-6;Grade level equivalent 2.4; Comedy and Humor, Diaries and Journals
How to Clean a Hippopotamus
Jenkins, S., & Page R.
Lexile measure 950; Book level 5.2; Ages 6-9
Growing Patterns
Campbell, S. C., & ill Campbell, Richard P.
Ages 7-11
Red Pyramid
Riordan, R.
Lexile measure 650; book level 4.5; Ages 9-14
Chiru of High Tibet
Martin, J. B., & ill Wingerter, Linda S.
Lexile measure 900; Book level 4.9; Ages 5-9
Ultimate Dinopedia
Lessem, D., ill Tempesta, Franco, & (U.S.) N. G. S.
Ages 9-12
If Stones Could Speak
Aronson, M., Parker Pearson M., & (England) S. R. P.
Lexile measure 1070; Book Level 6.9; Ages 9-12
Robin Makes a Laughing Sound
Wolf, S., & designer Bornstein, Micah
Ages 7 and up
Long Walk to Water
Park, L. S.
Lexile measure 720; Book level 5; Ages 9-14
Story of Snow
Cassino, M., author Nelson, Jon, & ill Aoyagi, Nora
Lexile measure 870; Book level 4.8; Ages 8-11
Nini Lost and Found
Lobel, A.
Ages 3-7
How Rocket Learned to Read
Hills, T.
Book level 2.9; Ages 3-8
Children Make Terrible Pets
Brown, P.
Book level 1.8; Ages 3-7; Comedy and humor
Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Angleberger, T., & Rosenstock J. L.
Lexile measure 760; Book level 4.7;Diaries and Journals
Teller, J., & Aitken M.
Lexile measure 1000; Ages 12 and up; Realistic fiction
Sedgwick, M.
Lexile measure 890; Ages 10 and up; Adventure, Historical fiction
Sanchez, A.
Lexile measure 630; Ages 12 and up
Wicked Girls
Hemphill, S.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 12 and up; Historical fiction, Verse novel
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Midnight for Charlie Bone
Nimmo, J.
Lexile measure 630; Ages 9-12; Book level 4.8; Mystery and Suspense, Science fiction and fantasy
Midnight on the Moon
Osborne, M. P., & ill Murdocca, Sal
Lexile measure 320; Book level 2.8; Ages 8-12
Romero-Anderson, E. J., & ill Pijoan, Randall
Ages 8-12
Millicent Min Girl Genius
Yee, L.
Lexile measure 800; ages 10-14; Grade level 5.5; Realistic fiction, Diaries & journals
Minette's Feast
Reich, S., & ill Bates, Amy June
Ages 5-8
McKissack, P., & Pinkney J.
Lexile: 690; Ages: 5-12; Grade level: 3.5; Fiction
Mirror Mirror
Singer, M., & Masse J.
Ages: 7-12; Grade level: 3.2; Poetry, fairy tale
Mis Cinco Sentidos
Mr Tiger Goes Wild
Brown, P.
Ages 4-8
Mr Wuffles
Wiesner, D.
Ages 4-9
Miz Berlin Walks
Yolen, J., & Cooper F.
Lexile measure 910; Ages 5-9; Grade level 3.9; Fiction
Mockingbird (Erskine)
Erskine, K.
Lexile measure 630; Ages 11 and up; Book level 3.6; Realistic fiction
Moon over Manifest
Vanderpool, C.
Lexile measure 800; Ages 11-16; Book level 5.3; Adventure, historical fiction
Floca, B.
Lexile measure 990; ages 4-9; book level 4.8; informational
Moses: When Harriet Tubman
Weatherford, C. B., & ill Nelson, Kadir
Lexile measure 660; ages 5-10; Book level 4; Historical fiction
Macaulay, D.
Lexile measure 1340; Book level 8.4; Ages 9 and up
Mosquito Bite
Siy, A., & Kunkel D.
Lexile measure 920; Ages 6-11; Grade level 5.9; General nonfiction
Mother Goose in California
Hansen, D.
Ages 4-8; alphabet book
Mouse Lion
Burkert, R., & ill Burkert, Nancy Ekholm
Lexile measure 570; Ages 4-8; Fables, Folk Tales and Myths
Walsh, E. S.
Book level 1.7; Ages 2-7
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Middle School

Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Sachar, L., ill McCauley, Adam, & Sachar L.
Lexile measure P460; ages 8-12; book level 5; comedy and humor
Sisters of Glass
Hemphill, S.
Vrettos, A. M.
Lexile measure 810; ages 12-up, book level 4.4
Sky is Everywhere
Nelson, J.
Lexile measure 860; Ages 13 and up; Book level 5.2
Myers, W. D.
Lexile measure 750;ages 12-up; book level 4.5; realistic fiction
Telgemeier, R.
Lexile measure 410; Ages 9-13; Autobiography, Comedy and Humor, Comic books and graphic novels
Smoky the Cowhorse
James, W.
Lexile measure 1440; Grade level 6.6; Fiction
Siy, A., & Kunkel D.
Lexile measure 1070; ages 4-12; book level 6.8
Snow Falling in Spring
Li-Marcus, M.
Lexile measure 1020; ages12-18; book level 7.1
Soldier Bear
Dumon Tak, B., & ill Hopman, Philip
Lexile measure 780; Ages 9-12; historical fiction
Soldier Boys
Hughes, D.
Lexile measure 790; Ages 11-18; Grade level 5.9; Adventure, Historical Fiction
Sparrow Road
O'Connor, S.
Lexile measure 530; Book level 3.6; Ages 9-14
Westerfeld, S.
Lexile measure 880; Book level 6.1; Ages 12- and up
Schlitz, L. A., & publisher Candlewick Press
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2013; Ages 8 and 16; Historical fiction
Spinelli, J.
Lexile measure 590; Ages 12-16; Grade level 6.1; Realistic fiction
Starry River
Lin, G.
Lexile measure 810; Ages 8-12
Stolen Into Slavery
Fradin, J. B., & Fradin D. B.
Lexile measure 1060; Ages 11-17
Fletcher, C.
ages 10-up; book level 5.3
Stoner and Spaz
Koertge, R.
Lexile measure 490; Ages 14 and up; Book level 3.5
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High School

Vivian, S.
Lexile measure 750, ages 12 and up
Godbersen, A.
Book level 6.8; Ages 13 and up
Magical Adventures
Hamilton, V.
Lexile measure 620; book level 4.2;
Manny Files
Burch, C.
Ages 9-12; Book level 5.2
Maze Runner
Dashner, J.
Lexile measure 770; Book level 5.3; Ages 12-18
Yancey, R.
Lexile measure 990; ages 14- up; book level 7; adventure
Scott, M.
Lexile measure 780; Book level 5.6; Ages 12-16
Notorious Benedict Arnold
Sheinkin, S.
Lexile measure 990; Book level 7.3; Ages 12 and up; Biography
Hinds, G., & Odyssey H.
Lexile measure 840; Ages 13-18
Off Season
Murdock, C. G.
Lexile Measure 1160; ages 12-16; book level 5.8
Other Half of Life
Whitney, K. A.
Lexile measure 720; ages 12-18; book level 5; historical fiction
Other Side of Truth
Naidoo, B.
Lexile measure 710; Ages 10-14; Grade level 5.5; Historical fiction
Outside Boy
Cummins, J.
Ages 16 to adult
People Could Fly
Hamilton, V., Dillon L., & Dillon D.
Lexile measure 480;; ages 5-12; book level 2.9; fables, folktales and myths
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Chbosky, S.
Lexile measure 720; Ages 15-18; Grade level 6.1; Mystery and suspense
Poison Eaters
Black, H., & ill Black, Theodor
Ages 15-adult
Prince of Mist
Ruiz Zafón, C., & Graves L.
Lexile measure 990; Book level 6.5; Ages 12-18
Raven Boys
Stiefvater, M.
Lexile measure HL 760; Ages 13 and up; Romance, Fantasy
Realm of Possibility
Levithan, D.
Ages 12-18; Book level 5.2; General fiction
Red Necklace
Gardner, S.
Lexile measure 820; ages 12-up; book level 5.8; 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."