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Children's Books at Cubberley Library


What Really Happened to Humpty
Ransom, J. F., & ill Axelsen, Stephen
Lexile measure 550; Ages 5-10; Book level 3.2
Crow Call
Lowry, L., & ill Ibatoulline, Bagram
Lexile measure 750; Ages 7 and up;
Our Only May Amelia
Holm, J. L.
Lexile measure 900; ages 12 and up; Book level 4.8
Henkes, K., & Dronzek L.
Lexile Measure 410; ages 3-6; Book level 2.1
Strega Nona (Eng)
DePaola, T.
Willy the Dreamer
Browne, A.
Lexile measure 50; Ages 2-6; Book level 1.8
Am I Blue
Bauer, M. D.
Lexile measure 760; Ages 13 and up; Book level 5.4
One Crazy Summer
Williams-Garcia, R.
Lexile measure 750; Ages 8 to 12; Book level 4.6; Historical Fiction
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
King, A. S.
Lexile measure 830; Ages 14-18; book level 4.8; Mystery and Suspense
Rabbit Problem
Gravett, E.
Ages 4-9
Shusterman, N.
Lexile measure 740; Ages 13-18; Book level 5
Fever Crumb
Reeve, P.
Lexile measure 1000; Ages 12-18; Book level 6.7; Science Fiction and Fantasy
I Shall Wear Midnight
Pratchett, T.
Ages 11-adult
Poblocki, D.
Ages 13-16; Book level 4.8
Donnelly, J.
Lexile measure 560; Ages 15-18
Monster Blood Tattoo
Cornish, D. M.
Lexile Measure 970; Ages 11-18; Book level 6.6; Fables, Folk Tales and Myths
Ask and the Answer
Ness, P.
Ages 14 and up
Monsters of Men
Ness, P.
Ages 14 and up
Forgotten Fire
Bagdasarian, A.
Lexile measure 1050; Ages 12 to 18
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Round is a Mooncake
Thong, R., & ill Lin, Grace
Book level 2.9; Ages 2-6
Round is a Tortilla
Thong, R., & ill Parra, John
Ages 2-5
Ruby Lu
Look, L., & ill Wilsdorf, Anne
Lexile measure 560; Ages 6-9; Book level 3.8
Lord, C.
Lexile measure 780; Ages 9-12; Book level 3.9
Running the Road
Lauture, D., & Ruffins R.
Lexile measure 940; Ages 5-8
Saga of the Sioux
Zimmerman, D. J., & my heart at Brown D. A. B. W. K.
Lexile measure 1140; Ages 11-15
Tingle, T., & ill Clarkson, Karen
Book level: 3.7; Ages: 6-10; Biography
Same Sun
House, S., & Vaswani N.
Lexile measure 890; Ages 10-15
Sandra Day O'Connor
Gherman, B., & ill Masheris, Robert
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
Sea of the Dead
Durango, J.
Ages 8 to 12
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
Secrets of the Mummies
Griffey, H.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 4-11; Grade level 4.1; Nonfiction; Library has 6 copies.
Sector Seven
Wiesner, D.
ages 5-9
See Me Run
Meisel, P.
Ages 6-8; Comedy and humor
Seeds of Change
Johnson, J. C., & ill Sadler, Sonia Lynn
Lexile measure 820; Ages 9-12; Book level 4.8; Biography
Seven Sorcerers
King, C.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 8-12
Shapes Shapes Shapes
Hoban, T.
Ages 2-6
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Middle School

Mangrove Tree
Roth, S. L., & Trumbore C.
Ages 6-10; Informational Awards: Orbis Pictus Honor, 2012.
Manny Files
Burch, C.
Ages 9-12; Book level 5.2
The Many Rides of Paul Revere
Giblin, J.
Lexile measure 1060; ages 10-14; book level 7.5; biography; informational
Mark of Athena
Riordan, R.
Lexile measure 690
Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Philbrick, W. R.
Lexile measure 950; Ages 9-12; Book level 5.6; Historical fiction
Mysterious Benedict Society
Stewart, T. L., & Ellis C.
Lexile measure 840; ages 10-15; book level 5.6; mystery and suspense; adventure
Mzungu Boy
Mwangi, M., & Mwangi M.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 9-14; Grade level 5.4; Adventure, Historical fiction
Scott, M.
Lexile measure 780; Book level 5.6; Ages 12-16
Poblocki, D.
Ages 13-16; Book level 4.8
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
One and Only Ivan
Applegate, K., & ill Castelao, Patricia
Awards: Newbery Medal, 2013; Lexile measure 570; Ages 8-12
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
Outlaw Varjak Paw
Said, S. F., & ill McKean, Dave
ages 9-12; book level 4
Birdsall, J.
Lexile measure 800; ages 9-13; book level 4.7; realistic fiction
People Could Fly
Hamilton, V., Dillon L., & Dillon D.
Lexile measure 480;; ages 5-12; book level 2.9; fables, folktales and myths
Perfect Wizard
Yolen, J., & Nolan D.
Lexile measure 870; Ages 7-11; Grade level 5.2; Biography
Porcupine Year
Erdrich, L.
Lexile measure 840; ages 8-14; book level 5.6
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High School

Bottle in the Gaza Sea
Zenatti, V., & Hunter A.
ages 13-18; book level 5.8
Brief History of Montmaray
Cooper, M.
Lexile measure 1000; Ages 12-16
Nix, G.
Lexile measure 1070; Ages 13 and up
Conspiracy of Kings
Turner, M. W.
Ages 12-18
Darkling Plain
Reeve, P.
Lexile Measure 1000; ages 12-up; book level 6.7; adventure; science fiction and fantasy
Gift From Childhood
Diakité, B. W.
Ages 9 and up
Doyle, R.
Ages 11-15
Long Walk to Water
Park, L. S.
Lexile measure 720; Book level 5; Ages 9-14
Long Way Gone
Beah, I.
Lexile Measure 920; ages 15-up; book level 6.1; autobiography and biography
Mango Shaped
Mass, W.
Awards: Schneider Family Book Award; Lexile measure 770; Book level 4.7; Ages 9-13
Monster Calls
Ness, P., ill Kay, Jim, & Dowd S.
Ages 11 and up
Na, A.
Lexile measure 670; ages 12-up; book level 4.2; realistic fiction
Time of Miracles
Bondoux, A. - L., & Maudet Y.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 14 and up; Historical fiction
Wolf at the Door
Datlow, E., & Windling T.
Lexile measure 790; Ages 11-18; Grade level 4.9; Fiction
Year Down Yonder
Peck, R.
Lexile measure 610; Ages 9-14; Grade level 4.9; Historical fiction
Getz, T. R., & Clarke L.
"The first of its kind, Abina and the Important Men is a compelling and powerfully illustrated...
Accidents of Nature
Johnson, H. M. B.
Lexile measure 690; Ages 12 and up; Book level 4.5
Across the Nightingale Floor
Hearn, L.
ages 12-up
After Tupac and D Foster
Woodson, J.
Lexile measure 750; ages 10-15; book level 4.7; realistic 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."