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Children's Books at Cubberley Library


Big Red Lollipop
Khan, R., & ill Blackall, Sophie
Lexile measure 410; Ages 4-8; Book level 2.2
Card, O. S.
Lexile measure 920; Ages 12-18; Book level 6.3
Plain Kate
Bow, E.
Lexile measure 630; Ages 12 and up; Book level 4.4; Fantasy
Ole Flamenco
Ancona, G.
Lexile measure 900; Ages 9-12; Book level 5.4; Informational
We Are In a Book
Willems, M.
Ages 3-8
Gee, M.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 12 and up
Rooster Prince
Stampler, A. R., & ill Yelchin, Eugene
Lexile measure 790; Ages 5-9; Book level 4.6; Folk tale
Things a Brother Knows
Reinhardt, D.
Lexile measure 650; Ages 14- adult; Book level 4; Realistic fiction
Marchetta, M.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 14 and up; Book level 5.8; Fantasy
Lynch, C.
Lexile measure 840; Ages 14 and up; Book level 5.1
Ling & Ting
Lin, G.
Lexile measure 390; Ages 4-7; Book level 1.8; Realistic fiction
Joha Makes a Wish
Kimmel, E. A., & ill Rayyan, Omar
Lexile measure 500; Ages 7-10; Book level 3.2
Hinds, G., & Odyssey H.
Lexile measure 840; Ages 13-18
Firefly Letters
Engle, M.
Lexile measure 1230; Ages 10 and up; Book level 6.2; Historical fiction
Dogar, S.
Ages 13-18; Historical fiction
Bink & Gollie
DiCamillo, K., McGhee A., & ill Fucile, Tony
Lexile measure 310; Ages 4-8; Book level 2.5; Comedy and humor
Anderson, L. H.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 12-up; Book level 5.4; Historical fiction, Multicultural
Accidental Adventures of India
Agell, C.
Lexile measure 690; Ages 8-11; Book level 4.2
Moon over Manifest
Vanderpool, C.
Lexile measure 800; Ages 11-16; Book level 5.3; Adventure, historical fiction
Turtle in Paradise
Holm, J. L.
Lexile measure 610; Ages 8-12; Book level 3.7; Adventure, historical fiction
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Number the Stars
Lowry, L.
Lexile measure 670; Ages 9-13; Grade level 5.1; Historical fiction; Library has 7 copies.
Ocean Sunlight
Bang, M., & Chisholm P.
Lexile measure 770; Ages 5-8
Odd and the Frost Giants
Gaiman, N., & ill Helquist, Brett
Lexile measure 820; ages 8-12; book level 5; Fables, folktales and myths
Off Like the Wind
Spradlin, M. P., & ill Johnson, Layne
Ages 8-12; Book level 6.1
Officer Buckle
Rathmann, P.
Lexile: 510; Ages: 4-9; Grade level: 2.5; Comedy & humor
Old Bear
Henkes, K.
ages 4-9; bedtimes stories
Old Drumble
Lasenby, J.
Olive's Ocean
Henkes, K.
Lexile measure 680; Ages 11-15; Grade level 4.8; General fiction
Falconer, I.
Lexile measure 270; Ages 3-7; Grade level 1.9; Animal stories
On the Farm
Elliott, D., & ill Meade, Holly
On the Road
Nolan, L. A., & Reed M.
Lexile Measure 380; ages 5-9; book level 2.8; general fiction
One Boy
Seeger, L. V.
ages 3-8
One Cool Friend
Buzzeo, T., & Small D.
Lexile measure 620; Ages 5-9
One Crazy Summer
Williams-Garcia, R.
Lexile measure 750; Ages 8 to 12; Book level 4.6; Historical Fiction
One Gorilla
Browne, A.
Ages 3-7
One Hen
Milway, K. S., & Fernandes E.
Lexile measure 810; ages 7-12; book level 4.6
1 is One
Tudor, T.
Ages 2-6
One Leaf Rides the Wind
Mannis, C. D., & ill Hartung, Susan Kathleen
Lexile measurement Nonprose; Ages 4-10; Grade level 2.5; Counting & number book
One Thousand Tracings
Judge, L.
ages 5-10; book level 3.4
One Two Buckle My Shoe
Hines, A. G.
ages 1-4; poetry and rhymes
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Middle School

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
Christopher Killer
Ferguson, A.
Lexile measure 800; ages 14-17; book level 5.1; mystery and suspense
Conch Bearer
Divakaruni, C. B.
Lexile measure 790; Ages 9-15; Grade level 6.5; Adventure, Science fiction & fantasy
Dark Unwinding
Cameron, S.
Lexile measure 890; Ages 12 and up
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
Death Collector
Richards, J.
Lexile measure 800; Ages 10-14; Historical Fiction, Mystery and Suspense Science Fiction
McCaughrean, G.
Lexile measure 920; Book level 6.4; Ages 10-15; Adventure, Comedy and humor
Demon King
Chima, C. W.
Lexile measure 760; Book level 5.3; Ages 12 and up
Devil's Arithmetic
Yolen, J.
National Jewish Book Award; ages 10-14; historical fiction
Disreputable History of Frankie Laundau-Banks
Lockhart, E.
ages 13-up; realistic fiction
Dragonfly Pool
Ibbotson, E., & Hawkes K.
ages 12-up
The Dream Keeper
Hughes, L., & ill Pinkney B. J.
ages 11-up; poetry
Ryan, P. M., & Sís P.
Lexile measure 650; Ages 12-14; Book level 4.6
Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Farmer, N.
Lexile measure 660; Ages 12-18; Grade level 5.5; Science fiction
Earth, My Butt
Mackler, C.
Michael L. Printz Award; Lexile Measure 790, Ages 12+, Book level 5.3, General Fiction
Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
O'Connor, B.
Lexile measure 770; Ages 9-12; Book level 4.7; Adventure; Comedy and humor
Firefly Letters
Engle, M.
Lexile measure 1230; Ages 10 and up; Book level 6.2; Historical fiction
First Part Last
Johnson, A.
Lexile measure 790; ages 12-up; book level 4.7; realistic fiction
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High School

Young Landlords
Myers, W. D.
Lexile measure 820; ages 10-up; book level5.1; general fiction
They Called Themselves K.K.K.
Bartoletti, S. C.
Lexile measure 1180; Ages 14-up; Book level 9.2; Informational
Things Not Seen
Clements, A.
Lexile measure 690; Ages 11-15; Grade level 6.2; Science fiction & fantasy
This Land Was Made for You and Me
Partridge, E.
Lexile measure 1020; ages 12-up; book level 7
This Life
Poitier, S.
autobiography and biography
This Lullaby
Dessen, S.
ages 12-up; book level 5.4; general fiction
Sís, P.
Ages 10-up; book level 5.3; mystery and suspense
Tiger Lily
Anderson, J. L., & Barrie J. M.
Lexile measure 850; Ages 10-14
Tiger Moon
Michaelis, A., & tr Bell, Anthea
Lexile measure 820; ages 12-up; book level 6
Tiger's Curse
Houck, C.
Lexile measure 800, Book level 5.4; Ages 13 and up
Times Memory
Lester, J.
Lexile measure 870; ages 11-18; book level 5.6; general fiction;romance
Tina's Mouth
Kashyap, K., & ill Araki, Mari
Ages 12 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 Don't Last
Pearsall, S.
Lexile measure 720; Ages 11-16; Grade level 5.4; Historical fiction
Anderson, L. H.
Lexile Measure 680; ages 12-up; book level 4.3
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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."