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Children's Books at Cubberley Library


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
Under a Red Sky
Molnar, H. L.
Lexile measure 870; Ages 13 - up; Book level 5.4
Golio, G., & Steptoe J.
Lexile measure 900; Ages 3-9, Book level 5.6; Biography
Out of My Mind
Draper, S. M.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 12-16; book level 4.3; Realistic fiction
I Know Here
Croza, L., & James M.
Ages 4-8
Shark vs Train
Barton, C., & ill Lichtenheld, Tom
Ages 3-7
They Called Themselves K.K.K.
Bartoletti, S. C.
Lexile measure 1180; Ages 14-up; Book level 9.2; Informational
Arroz Con Leche
Argueta, J., & Vilela F.
Ages 4-8
Shepard, S.
Lexile measure 770; Ages 14 and up
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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
Queen of the Falls
Van Allsburg, C.
Lexile measure 1060; Book level 5.7; Ages 6-10
Cumpiano, I., & ill Ramírez, José
Ages 4-7, Book level 1.5, General fiction
Rabbit Robot
Bell, C.
Awards: Theodor Seuss Geisel honor book; Lexile measure 360; Ages 6-9; Comedy and humor
Rapunze'ls Revenge
Hale, S., Hale D., & Hale N.
Lexile measure 500; Book level 3.2; Ages 10-14
Red Bird Sings
Capaldi, G., & Pearce Q. L.
Lexile measure 940; Ages 8-12
Red Sings From Treetops
Sidman, J., & ill Zagarenski, Pamela
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.; ages 5-9; book level 3.2, poetry
Chin, J.
Lexile measure 1100; Book level 5.6; Ages 4-8
Remember: the Journey to School Integration
Morrison, T.
Lexile measure 660; ages 9-up; book level 5; general nonfiction
Cooper, M. L.
Ages 8-14; Book level 7.4; History
Scieszka, J., & Shannon D.
Lexile measure 390; Ages 4-9
Cushman, K.
Lexile measure 740; Ages 10-15; Grade level 5.3; Historical fiction
Roll of Thunder
Taylor, M. D.
Lexile measure 920; Ages 9-12; Grade level 6.9; Historical fiction
Roots and Blues
Adoff, A., & Christie G. R.
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011; Notable Book for a Global...
Rosie's Walk
Hutchins, P.
Ages: 2-5; Grade level 1.5; Fiction
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Middle School

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
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
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.
Lions of Little Rock
Levine, K.
Lexile measure 630; Ages 10 and up; Historical fiction
Living Violin
Turner, B. C.
London Eye Mystery
Dowd, S.
Lexile measure 640; ages 10-14; book level 4.1
Lost Hero
Riordan, R.
Lexile measure 660; Ages 11-15; Book level 4.5; Fables, Folk Tales and Myths, Adventure
Lying Carpet
Lucas, D.
Ages 8-12
Magical Adventures
Hamilton, V.
Lexile measure 620; book level 4.2;
Man Who Made Time Travel
Lasky, K., & ill Hawkes, Kevin
Lexile measure 840; Ages 8-14; Grade level 4.9; Biography
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High School

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."