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Children's Books at Cubberley Library


Dark Emperor
Sidman, J.
Lexile measure 1020; Ages 9-13; Book level 6.1; Poetry
Pinkney, A. D., & ill Pinkney, Jerry
Lexile measure 500; Ages 7-12, Book level 5.2
Kakapo Rescue
Montgomery, S., & Bishop N.
Lexile measure 950; Ages 11 and up; Book level 6.4
Seeds of Change
Johnson, J. C., & ill Sadler, Sonia Lynn
Lexile measure 820; Ages 9-12; Book level 4.8; Biography
Dave the Potter
Hill, L. C., & ill Collier, Bryan
Lexile measure 1100; Ages 6-10; Book level 6; Biography; Poetry
Freedman, R.
Lexile measure 1160; Ages 10-16; Book level 8.4; Biography
Wiggle Fidgets
Esham, B., Gordon M., & Gordon C.
Ages 4-8
Last to Finish
Esham, B., Gordon M., & Gordon C.
Ages 4-8
If You're So Smart
Esham, B., Gordon M., & Gordon C.
Ages 4-8
Lost Hero
Riordan, R.
Lexile measure 660; Ages 11-15; Book level 4.5; Fables, Folk Tales and Myths, Adventure
Dark Water
McNeal, L.
Ages 14 and up; Book level 5.7; Realistic Fiction
White Cat
Black, H.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 13 and up; Book level 4.5
After Ever After
Sonnenblick, J.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 12 and up; Book level 5.2; Realistic fiction
Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
O'Connor, B.
Lexile measure 770; Ages 9-12; Book level 4.7; Adventure; Comedy and humor
Myers, W. D.
Lexile measure 730; Ages 12 and up; Realistic fiction
Mockingbird (Erskine)
Erskine, K.
Lexile measure 630; Ages 11 and up; Book level 3.6; Realistic fiction
Heist Society
Carter, A.
Lexile measure 800; Ages 12-18; Book level 5.5; Realistic fiction
Me and You
Browne, A.
Lexile measure 380; Ages 4-8; Book level 1.6; Fairy tale
Neri, G., & DuBurke R.
Ages 12- up
West, J., & ill Bernatene, Poly
Lexile measure 770; Ages 9-12
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Out of the Egg
Matthews, T.
ages 3-7; book level 2.5
Over and Under the Snow
Messner, K., & Neal C. S.
Ages 3-7
Henkes, K.
Lexile: 370; Ages 3-6; Grade level 2.5; Comedy & humor
Owen & Mzee
Hatkoff, I., Hatkoff C., Kahumbu P., & ill Greste, Peter
Lexile measure 920; Book level 5.4; Ages 5-10
PS Be Eleven
Williams-Garcia, R.
Lexile measure 770; Ages 8-12
Panda Bear Panda Bear
Martin, B., & ill Carle, Eric
Non-prose; Ages 2-5; Grade level 1.8; Poetry & rhymes
Pappy's Handkerchief
Scillian, D., & ill Ellison, Chris
ages 6-12; book level 4.9
Passage to Freedom
Mochizuki, K., & Lee D.
Lexile measure 670; Book level 4.1; Ages 5-10
Pearl and Wagner
McMullan, K., & Alley R. W.
Lexile measure 210; Ages 5-8; Book level 2.1
O'Hearn, K.
Lexile measure 620; Ages 10-13; Adventure,Legends and Myths, Fantasy
Perfect Square
Hall, M.
Lexile measure 470; Book level 2.2; Ages 4-8
Pete the Cat
Litwin, E., & Dean J.
Lexile measure 350; Ages 4-7; Comedy and Humor, Poetry and Rhymes
Pharaoh's Boat
Weitzman, D.
Lexile measure 1170; Ages 8-12; Book level 7.4
Pigs Make Me Sneeze
Willems, M.
Ages 4-8; comedy and humor
Planting the Trees of Kenya
Nivola, C. A., & Nivola C. A.
Lexile measure 1030; ages 5-12; book level 5.9
Pocketful of Posies
ill Mavor, Salley
Ages 2-5; Book level 4.2
Polar Bears Past Bedtime
Osborne, M. P., & ill Murdocca, Sal
Lexile measure 440; Ages 5-9
Pop's Bridge
Bunting, E., & ill Payne, C. F.
Lexile measure 630; ages 5-9; book level 3.3; historical fiction
Precious and the Boo Hag
McKissack, P., Moss O. J., & ill Brooker, Kyrsten
Lexile measure 710; Ages 5-9; Grade level 3.8; Fiction
Prizefighter en Mi Casa
e. Charlton-Trujillo, E.
Lexile measure 690; Book level 4.1; Ages 9-13; General fiction
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Middle School

Genious of Islam
Barnard, B.
Lexile measure 1210; Book level 8.8, Ages 8 and up
Ghosts of Kerfol
Noyes, D.
Lexile measure 980; ages 13-16; book level 6.4
Girl Who Circumnavigated
Valente, C. M., Juan A., Grzeslo B., Herzog E., and Friends F., Co M. &, et al.
Lexile measure 870; Ages 12 and up
Girl Who Saw Lions
Doherty, B.
Lexile measure 790; ages 11-15; book level 5
Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio
Alexander, L.
Lexile Measure 650; ages 11-15; book level 4.6; adventure; comedy and humor; science fiction and...
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
Great Number Rumbel
Lee, C., Gray V., & O'Reilly G.
Ages 9-14; Book level 5.7
Great Wall
Shang, W. W. L.
Lexile measure 700; Book level 4.6; Ages 9-13
Grey King
Cooper, S.
Lexile measure 930; Grade level 5.5; Fantasy
Haunted Playground
Tan, S.
Lexile measure 620; Book level 4
Ballard, C.
ages 8-12; book level 6.5; general nonfiction
Hive Detectives
Burns, L. G.
Lexile measure 1120; Ages 10 and up; Book level 7.5
House Baba
Young, E., & Koponen L.
Ages 7-14
Keepers Tattoo
Arbuthnott, G.
Lexile measure 790; Ages 9-15; Book level 5.3
King of Mulberry Street
Napoli, D. J.
Lexile measure 560; Ages 11-16; Grade level 4.4; Historical fiction
Kite Fighters
Park, L. S., & ill Park, Eung Won
Lexile measure 880; Ages 8-12; Grade level 6.3; Historical fiction, Multicultural
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High School

Washington at Valley Forge
Freedman, R.
Lexile measure 1210; ages 9-12; book level 8.8; general nonfiction
We've Got
Levinson, C.
Lexile measure 1020; Ages 10 and up
Fleischman, P., & Hawkes K.
Lexile measure 820; Book level 4.8; Ages 9-12
When My Name Was Keoko
Park, L. S.
Lexile measure 610; Ages 10-15; Grade level 5.1; Historical fiction, Multicultural
When the Children Marched
Mayer, R. H.
ages 11-18; biography
Where I Want to be
Griffin, A.
Lexile measure 730; ages 14-up; book level 4.8; general fiction
Where Things Come Back
Whaley, J. C.
Lexile measure 960; Ages 14- up; Mystery and suspense
White Cat
Black, H.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 13 and up; Book level 4.5
Why We Broke Up
Handler, D., & ill Kalman M.
Awards: Michael L. Printz Honor book, 2012; grade level 5.0; ages 15+; fiction
Wicked Girls
Hemphill, S.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 12 and up; Historical fiction, Verse novel
Wild Awake
Smith, H. T.
Lexile measure 800; ages 14 and up
Meloy, C., & Ellis C.
Ages 9-13
Will Grayson
Green, J., & Levithan D.
Ages 12-18; Book level 5.1; Realistic fiction
With Courage and Cloth
Bausum, A.
Lexile measure 1080; Ages 10 and up; Book level 8.3
Hesse, K.
Lexile measure Non-prose; Ages 9-15; Grade level 5.9; Historical fiction, Verse novel, Poetry
Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Choi, S. N.
Lexile measure 840; ages 11-up; book level 5.6; historical fiction
Neri, G., & DuBurke R.
Ages 12- up
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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."